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Becstar
07-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Hey all

I'm 17 and in high school and i'm finding it hard to keep up with my peers when we do running or play any kind of sports, i try to do my best but i always start coughing and a couple weeks ago i had a bit of a down fall by coughing up blood which i have NEVER done in my life and it was a shock so my doctor asked me not to do physio and exercise which is a pain because i want to stay on top of CF.....So i'm just wondering if you guys have any advice for a 17 year old girl who is having a rough time just keeping up with her health i really need it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">


rebekah
17 w/cf

Becstar
07-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Hey all

I'm 17 and in high school and i'm finding it hard to keep up with my peers when we do running or play any kind of sports, i try to do my best but i always start coughing and a couple weeks ago i had a bit of a down fall by coughing up blood which i have NEVER done in my life and it was a shock so my doctor asked me not to do physio and exercise which is a pain because i want to stay on top of CF.....So i'm just wondering if you guys have any advice for a 17 year old girl who is having a rough time just keeping up with her health i really need it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">


rebekah
17 w/cf

Becstar
07-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Hey all

I'm 17 and in high school and i'm finding it hard to keep up with my peers when we do running or play any kind of sports, i try to do my best but i always start coughing and a couple weeks ago i had a bit of a down fall by coughing up blood which i have NEVER done in my life and it was a shock so my doctor asked me not to do physio and exercise which is a pain because i want to stay on top of CF.....So i'm just wondering if you guys have any advice for a 17 year old girl who is having a rough time just keeping up with her health i really need it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">


rebekah
17 w/cf

Becstar
07-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Hey all

I'm 17 and in high school and i'm finding it hard to keep up with my peers when we do running or play any kind of sports, i try to do my best but i always start coughing and a couple weeks ago i had a bit of a down fall by coughing up blood which i have NEVER done in my life and it was a shock so my doctor asked me not to do physio and exercise which is a pain because i want to stay on top of CF.....So i'm just wondering if you guys have any advice for a 17 year old girl who is having a rough time just keeping up with her health i really need it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">


rebekah
17 w/cf

Becstar
07-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Hey all

I'm 17 and in high school and i'm finding it hard to keep up with my peers when we do running or play any kind of sports, i try to do my best but i always start coughing and a couple weeks ago i had a bit of a down fall by coughing up blood which i have NEVER done in my life and it was a shock so my doctor asked me not to do physio and exercise which is a pain because i want to stay on top of CF.....So i'm just wondering if you guys have any advice for a 17 year old girl who is having a rough time just keeping up with her health i really need it. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">


rebekah
17 w/cf

lmattaway
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Rebekah,
I can't completely relate b/c I've never coughed up blood. But I totally understand the desire to want to be able to "keep up" with those around you. I run 3 days a week, but maybe for you it should start with taking a walk after dinner or in the morning every day. Pick something that's not overwhelming and not too taxing on your body. Work up to longer distances or faster paces. Even little stuff like taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help. Don't be afraid to know your limits, too. I know that if I really push myself on a run, I'll probably be worn out for the rest of the day and need to get a good night's sleep that night. Doesn't mean the running isn't good, just means I have to take special care of myself afterwards. Drink lots of water too! And in the summer, don't forget to pop a few salt tablets now and again. Don't get discouraged, any activity is better than none!

lmattaway
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Rebekah,
I can't completely relate b/c I've never coughed up blood. But I totally understand the desire to want to be able to "keep up" with those around you. I run 3 days a week, but maybe for you it should start with taking a walk after dinner or in the morning every day. Pick something that's not overwhelming and not too taxing on your body. Work up to longer distances or faster paces. Even little stuff like taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help. Don't be afraid to know your limits, too. I know that if I really push myself on a run, I'll probably be worn out for the rest of the day and need to get a good night's sleep that night. Doesn't mean the running isn't good, just means I have to take special care of myself afterwards. Drink lots of water too! And in the summer, don't forget to pop a few salt tablets now and again. Don't get discouraged, any activity is better than none!

lmattaway
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Rebekah,
I can't completely relate b/c I've never coughed up blood. But I totally understand the desire to want to be able to "keep up" with those around you. I run 3 days a week, but maybe for you it should start with taking a walk after dinner or in the morning every day. Pick something that's not overwhelming and not too taxing on your body. Work up to longer distances or faster paces. Even little stuff like taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help. Don't be afraid to know your limits, too. I know that if I really push myself on a run, I'll probably be worn out for the rest of the day and need to get a good night's sleep that night. Doesn't mean the running isn't good, just means I have to take special care of myself afterwards. Drink lots of water too! And in the summer, don't forget to pop a few salt tablets now and again. Don't get discouraged, any activity is better than none!

lmattaway
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Rebekah,
I can't completely relate b/c I've never coughed up blood. But I totally understand the desire to want to be able to "keep up" with those around you. I run 3 days a week, but maybe for you it should start with taking a walk after dinner or in the morning every day. Pick something that's not overwhelming and not too taxing on your body. Work up to longer distances or faster paces. Even little stuff like taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help. Don't be afraid to know your limits, too. I know that if I really push myself on a run, I'll probably be worn out for the rest of the day and need to get a good night's sleep that night. Doesn't mean the running isn't good, just means I have to take special care of myself afterwards. Drink lots of water too! And in the summer, don't forget to pop a few salt tablets now and again. Don't get discouraged, any activity is better than none!

lmattaway
07-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Rebekah,
I can't completely relate b/c I've never coughed up blood. But I totally understand the desire to want to be able to "keep up" with those around you. I run 3 days a week, but maybe for you it should start with taking a walk after dinner or in the morning every day. Pick something that's not overwhelming and not too taxing on your body. Work up to longer distances or faster paces. Even little stuff like taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help. Don't be afraid to know your limits, too. I know that if I really push myself on a run, I'll probably be worn out for the rest of the day and need to get a good night's sleep that night. Doesn't mean the running isn't good, just means I have to take special care of myself afterwards. Drink lots of water too! And in the summer, don't forget to pop a few salt tablets now and again. Don't get discouraged, any activity is better than none!

Becstar
07-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you sooo much Linsay that helps alot and i will do that it sounds like a good idea <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Becstar
07-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you sooo much Linsay that helps alot and i will do that it sounds like a good idea <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Becstar
07-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you sooo much Linsay that helps alot and i will do that it sounds like a good idea <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Becstar
07-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you sooo much Linsay that helps alot and i will do that it sounds like a good idea <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Becstar
07-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you sooo much Linsay that helps alot and i will do that it sounds like a good idea <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Brian1986
11-18-2007, 05:07 AM
My email is [email protected] -- Email me if you'd like a detailed exercise plan that should help you out.

And I know it's irritating, but don't exercise unless your physician says you can. I'd suggest seeing him and asking what it will take to get you in condition to exercise, because for a girl your age it is extremely important that you be able to exercise and develop properly.

Best wishes,
B

Brian1986
11-18-2007, 05:07 AM
My email is [email protected] -- Email me if you'd like a detailed exercise plan that should help you out.

And I know it's irritating, but don't exercise unless your physician says you can. I'd suggest seeing him and asking what it will take to get you in condition to exercise, because for a girl your age it is extremely important that you be able to exercise and develop properly.

Best wishes,
B

Brian1986
11-18-2007, 05:07 AM
My email is [email protected] -- Email me if you'd like a detailed exercise plan that should help you out.

And I know it's irritating, but don't exercise unless your physician says you can. I'd suggest seeing him and asking what it will take to get you in condition to exercise, because for a girl your age it is extremely important that you be able to exercise and develop properly.

Best wishes,
B

Brian1986
11-18-2007, 05:07 AM
My email is [email protected] -- Email me if you'd like a detailed exercise plan that should help you out.

And I know it's irritating, but don't exercise unless your physician says you can. I'd suggest seeing him and asking what it will take to get you in condition to exercise, because for a girl your age it is extremely important that you be able to exercise and develop properly.

Best wishes,
B

Brian1986
11-18-2007, 05:07 AM
My email is [email protected] -- Email me if you'd like a detailed exercise plan that should help you out.

And I know it's irritating, but don't exercise unless your physician says you can. I'd suggest seeing him and asking what it will take to get you in condition to exercise, because for a girl your age it is extremely important that you be able to exercise and develop properly.

Best wishes,
B

bagged2drag
12-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Keep in mind, you can work to increase your health, but don't work just to keep up with others. Given your health, that can be counterproductive. Ease into things and don't push too hard.

bagged2drag
12-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Keep in mind, you can work to increase your health, but don't work just to keep up with others. Given your health, that can be counterproductive. Ease into things and don't push too hard.

bagged2drag
12-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Keep in mind, you can work to increase your health, but don't work just to keep up with others. Given your health, that can be counterproductive. Ease into things and don't push too hard.

bagged2drag
12-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Keep in mind, you can work to increase your health, but don't work just to keep up with others. Given your health, that can be counterproductive. Ease into things and don't push too hard.

bagged2drag
12-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Keep in mind, you can work to increase your health, but don't work just to keep up with others. Given your health, that can be counterproductive. Ease into things and don't push too hard.

semperfiohana
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
sounds like your lucky! the first and only time i coughed up blood the doctor's made me go to the hosptial for a tune up. i must say i'm a big couch potato. started my junior year when i got a job and quit tennis. so keep up a little something cause i don't do any of it now.

semperfiohana
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
sounds like your lucky! the first and only time i coughed up blood the doctor's made me go to the hosptial for a tune up. i must say i'm a big couch potato. started my junior year when i got a job and quit tennis. so keep up a little something cause i don't do any of it now.

semperfiohana
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
sounds like your lucky! the first and only time i coughed up blood the doctor's made me go to the hosptial for a tune up. i must say i'm a big couch potato. started my junior year when i got a job and quit tennis. so keep up a little something cause i don't do any of it now.

semperfiohana
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
sounds like your lucky! the first and only time i coughed up blood the doctor's made me go to the hosptial for a tune up. i must say i'm a big couch potato. started my junior year when i got a job and quit tennis. so keep up a little something cause i don't do any of it now.

semperfiohana
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
sounds like your lucky! the first and only time i coughed up blood the doctor's made me go to the hosptial for a tune up. i must say i'm a big couch potato. started my junior year when i got a job and quit tennis. so keep up a little something cause i don't do any of it now.

Nebulize
02-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Rebekah,

I have one word for you: YOGA

And if that works for you, then I have another recommendation: Tae Kwon Do

Yoga will let you go at your own pace and feel how your body and lungs react to certain breathing methods. Sometimes I have problems regulating my breathing the way I'd like (for example, taking slow, deep breaths throughout the day) but when I'm in yoga class, all that seems to disappear. I've heard that when a CF patient is working out, their lungs functions increase and what seems difficult to impossible when you wake up in the morning can be easy when you have let your body and lungs warm up properly.

Either way, physical activity and workouts (even weights) help a great deal. So start slow and you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.

Peter

Nebulize
02-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Rebekah,

I have one word for you: YOGA

And if that works for you, then I have another recommendation: Tae Kwon Do

Yoga will let you go at your own pace and feel how your body and lungs react to certain breathing methods. Sometimes I have problems regulating my breathing the way I'd like (for example, taking slow, deep breaths throughout the day) but when I'm in yoga class, all that seems to disappear. I've heard that when a CF patient is working out, their lungs functions increase and what seems difficult to impossible when you wake up in the morning can be easy when you have let your body and lungs warm up properly.

Either way, physical activity and workouts (even weights) help a great deal. So start slow and you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.

Peter

Nebulize
02-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Rebekah,

I have one word for you: YOGA

And if that works for you, then I have another recommendation: Tae Kwon Do

Yoga will let you go at your own pace and feel how your body and lungs react to certain breathing methods. Sometimes I have problems regulating my breathing the way I'd like (for example, taking slow, deep breaths throughout the day) but when I'm in yoga class, all that seems to disappear. I've heard that when a CF patient is working out, their lungs functions increase and what seems difficult to impossible when you wake up in the morning can be easy when you have let your body and lungs warm up properly.

Either way, physical activity and workouts (even weights) help a great deal. So start slow and you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.

Peter

Nebulize
02-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Rebekah,

I have one word for you: YOGA

And if that works for you, then I have another recommendation: Tae Kwon Do

Yoga will let you go at your own pace and feel how your body and lungs react to certain breathing methods. Sometimes I have problems regulating my breathing the way I'd like (for example, taking slow, deep breaths throughout the day) but when I'm in yoga class, all that seems to disappear. I've heard that when a CF patient is working out, their lungs functions increase and what seems difficult to impossible when you wake up in the morning can be easy when you have let your body and lungs warm up properly.

Either way, physical activity and workouts (even weights) help a great deal. So start slow and you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.

Peter

Nebulize
02-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Rebekah,

I have one word for you: YOGA

And if that works for you, then I have another recommendation: Tae Kwon Do

Yoga will let you go at your own pace and feel how your body and lungs react to certain breathing methods. Sometimes I have problems regulating my breathing the way I'd like (for example, taking slow, deep breaths throughout the day) but when I'm in yoga class, all that seems to disappear. I've heard that when a CF patient is working out, their lungs functions increase and what seems difficult to impossible when you wake up in the morning can be easy when you have let your body and lungs warm up properly.

Either way, physical activity and workouts (even weights) help a great deal. So start slow and you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.

Peter

tarheel
02-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Yea- im trying that. im in regular gym with all the $(&#@*% athletic ppl, and we have to do this thing called the beep test. you run to the end of the basketball court- it beeps, you run back. if you dont get there by the time the thingy beeps again 2 times, you're out. to get an a you have to do this 50 times. I got 14. Big fuc*in deal- but in front of everybody else it was so embarassing. Im in marching band and have no trouble at all marching uphill and playing the trumpet, but in gym i just suck. I know im good for having cf and all- but for someone who gets an a or b in every other class its hard- not to mention with every one else watching. so i gave up. im still in marching band, and still suffering through gym, and ive just decided to deal with it.

tarheel
02-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Yea- im trying that. im in regular gym with all the $(&#@*% athletic ppl, and we have to do this thing called the beep test. you run to the end of the basketball court- it beeps, you run back. if you dont get there by the time the thingy beeps again 2 times, you're out. to get an a you have to do this 50 times. I got 14. Big fuc*in deal- but in front of everybody else it was so embarassing. Im in marching band and have no trouble at all marching uphill and playing the trumpet, but in gym i just suck. I know im good for having cf and all- but for someone who gets an a or b in every other class its hard- not to mention with every one else watching. so i gave up. im still in marching band, and still suffering through gym, and ive just decided to deal with it.

tarheel
02-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Yea- im trying that. im in regular gym with all the $(&#@*% athletic ppl, and we have to do this thing called the beep test. you run to the end of the basketball court- it beeps, you run back. if you dont get there by the time the thingy beeps again 2 times, you're out. to get an a you have to do this 50 times. I got 14. Big fuc*in deal- but in front of everybody else it was so embarassing. Im in marching band and have no trouble at all marching uphill and playing the trumpet, but in gym i just suck. I know im good for having cf and all- but for someone who gets an a or b in every other class its hard- not to mention with every one else watching. so i gave up. im still in marching band, and still suffering through gym, and ive just decided to deal with it.

tarheel
02-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Yea- im trying that. im in regular gym with all the $(&#@*% athletic ppl, and we have to do this thing called the beep test. you run to the end of the basketball court- it beeps, you run back. if you dont get there by the time the thingy beeps again 2 times, you're out. to get an a you have to do this 50 times. I got 14. Big fuc*in deal- but in front of everybody else it was so embarassing. Im in marching band and have no trouble at all marching uphill and playing the trumpet, but in gym i just suck. I know im good for having cf and all- but for someone who gets an a or b in every other class its hard- not to mention with every one else watching. so i gave up. im still in marching band, and still suffering through gym, and ive just decided to deal with it.

tarheel
02-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Yea- im trying that. im in regular gym with all the $(&#@*% athletic ppl, and we have to do this thing called the beep test. you run to the end of the basketball court- it beeps, you run back. if you dont get there by the time the thingy beeps again 2 times, you're out. to get an a you have to do this 50 times. I got 14. Big fuc*in deal- but in front of everybody else it was so embarassing. Im in marching band and have no trouble at all marching uphill and playing the trumpet, but in gym i just suck. I know im good for having cf and all- but for someone who gets an a or b in every other class its hard- not to mention with every one else watching. so i gave up. im still in marching band, and still suffering through gym, and ive just decided to deal with it.

silk5197
09-14-2008, 03:36 AM
I guess everyone has different abilities as far as lung function but when i was in hs i played football and was all conference my junior and senior years-consult your doctors and like nike says JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe in yourself and see how far you can take it-you WILL suprise yourself

silk5197
09-14-2008, 03:36 AM
I guess everyone has different abilities as far as lung function but when i was in hs i played football and was all conference my junior and senior years-consult your doctors and like nike says JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe in yourself and see how far you can take it-you WILL suprise yourself

silk5197
09-14-2008, 03:36 AM
I guess everyone has different abilities as far as lung function but when i was in hs i played football and was all conference my junior and senior years-consult your doctors and like nike says JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe in yourself and see how far you can take it-you WILL suprise yourself

silk5197
09-14-2008, 03:36 AM
I guess everyone has different abilities as far as lung function but when i was in hs i played football and was all conference my junior and senior years-consult your doctors and like nike says JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe in yourself and see how far you can take it-you WILL suprise yourself

silk5197
09-14-2008, 03:36 AM
I guess everyone has different abilities as far as lung function but when i was in hs i played football and was all conference my junior and senior years-consult your doctors and like nike says JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe in yourself and see how far you can take it-you WILL suprise yourself