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amysue78
03-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have not posted much but, I feel it is needed. I use to be a "track star" but I stopped and had many excuses why I couldn't or did not want to run. Last September (2009) I got the H1N1 flu and I was down for 6+ weeks. My PFTs went from FEV1 110% (aug 09, during exacerbation) to 91% (October 09, which was really low for me(end of swine flu)). I was a little worried but figured I would be fine. I always was, my numbers always came back up. WRONG...5 months later (this Monday) I went to clinic, feeling a little sick and SOB, not bad though and my FEV1 was 81% (lower than ever) and my weight down 15 pounds (since the last appt). That was the shock of my life. For the first time in MANY years, there were changes all over my x-ray...mucus plugging (little circles everywhere). Usually my lungs look normal.

I know I had been not so great about treatments and CPT. I am in a doctoral program and commute 75 miles one was and have 12 hour days at least 3 times a week, plus homework. There was no time to do homework or sleep let alone do treatments.

Yesterday, after a whole lot of praying I decided to take a leave of absence from school and focus on my health. I am on I.Vs and I will be running again. I am 32 and a mother and this was a huge reality check. I can not afford to let my numbers continue to decline, 29% points is a whole lot to lose in 5-6 months. No school, no work just me and my running shoes (nebbs and vest too). I have faith that I can turn this around and I know it is going to be really tough, I have asthma too and the air quality in the central valley (california) is terrible. I go back in June, lets see if I can make a difference in a couple months.

Thank you all
Amy Guinn-Long
32 fwcf, mother of Monique (almost) 12 no cf, Elijah 8, no cf and Samuel 7, no cf. Married to Josh no CF 5/30/09...1 week after getting my Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
The Lord is my Strength and my Rock!

amysue78
03-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have not posted much but, I feel it is needed. I use to be a "track star" but I stopped and had many excuses why I couldn't or did not want to run. Last September (2009) I got the H1N1 flu and I was down for 6+ weeks. My PFTs went from FEV1 110% (aug 09, during exacerbation) to 91% (October 09, which was really low for me(end of swine flu)). I was a little worried but figured I would be fine. I always was, my numbers always came back up. WRONG...5 months later (this Monday) I went to clinic, feeling a little sick and SOB, not bad though and my FEV1 was 81% (lower than ever) and my weight down 15 pounds (since the last appt). That was the shock of my life. For the first time in MANY years, there were changes all over my x-ray...mucus plugging (little circles everywhere). Usually my lungs look normal.

I know I had been not so great about treatments and CPT. I am in a doctoral program and commute 75 miles one was and have 12 hour days at least 3 times a week, plus homework. There was no time to do homework or sleep let alone do treatments.

Yesterday, after a whole lot of praying I decided to take a leave of absence from school and focus on my health. I am on I.Vs and I will be running again. I am 32 and a mother and this was a huge reality check. I can not afford to let my numbers continue to decline, 29% points is a whole lot to lose in 5-6 months. No school, no work just me and my running shoes (nebbs and vest too). I have faith that I can turn this around and I know it is going to be really tough, I have asthma too and the air quality in the central valley (california) is terrible. I go back in June, lets see if I can make a difference in a couple months.

Thank you all
Amy Guinn-Long
32 fwcf, mother of Monique (almost) 12 no cf, Elijah 8, no cf and Samuel 7, no cf. Married to Josh no CF 5/30/09...1 week after getting my Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
The Lord is my Strength and my Rock!

amysue78
03-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have not posted much but, I feel it is needed. I use to be a "track star" but I stopped and had many excuses why I couldn't or did not want to run. Last September (2009) I got the H1N1 flu and I was down for 6+ weeks. My PFTs went from FEV1 110% (aug 09, during exacerbation) to 91% (October 09, which was really low for me(end of swine flu)). I was a little worried but figured I would be fine. I always was, my numbers always came back up. WRONG...5 months later (this Monday) I went to clinic, feeling a little sick and SOB, not bad though and my FEV1 was 81% (lower than ever) and my weight down 15 pounds (since the last appt). That was the shock of my life. For the first time in MANY years, there were changes all over my x-ray...mucus plugging (little circles everywhere). Usually my lungs look normal.

I know I had been not so great about treatments and CPT. I am in a doctoral program and commute 75 miles one was and have 12 hour days at least 3 times a week, plus homework. There was no time to do homework or sleep let alone do treatments.

Yesterday, after a whole lot of praying I decided to take a leave of absence from school and focus on my health. I am on I.Vs and I will be running again. I am 32 and a mother and this was a huge reality check. I can not afford to let my numbers continue to decline, 29% points is a whole lot to lose in 5-6 months. No school, no work just me and my running shoes (nebbs and vest too). I have faith that I can turn this around and I know it is going to be really tough, I have asthma too and the air quality in the central valley (california) is terrible. I go back in June, lets see if I can make a difference in a couple months.

Thank you all
Amy Guinn-Long
32 fwcf, mother of Monique (almost) 12 no cf, Elijah 8, no cf and Samuel 7, no cf. Married to Josh no CF 5/30/09...1 week after getting my Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
The Lord is my Strength and my Rock!

amysue78
03-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have not posted much but, I feel it is needed. I use to be a "track star" but I stopped and had many excuses why I couldn't or did not want to run. Last September (2009) I got the H1N1 flu and I was down for 6+ weeks. My PFTs went from FEV1 110% (aug 09, during exacerbation) to 91% (October 09, which was really low for me(end of swine flu)). I was a little worried but figured I would be fine. I always was, my numbers always came back up. WRONG...5 months later (this Monday) I went to clinic, feeling a little sick and SOB, not bad though and my FEV1 was 81% (lower than ever) and my weight down 15 pounds (since the last appt). That was the shock of my life. For the first time in MANY years, there were changes all over my x-ray...mucus plugging (little circles everywhere). Usually my lungs look normal.

I know I had been not so great about treatments and CPT. I am in a doctoral program and commute 75 miles one was and have 12 hour days at least 3 times a week, plus homework. There was no time to do homework or sleep let alone do treatments.

Yesterday, after a whole lot of praying I decided to take a leave of absence from school and focus on my health. I am on I.Vs and I will be running again. I am 32 and a mother and this was a huge reality check. I can not afford to let my numbers continue to decline, 29% points is a whole lot to lose in 5-6 months. No school, no work just me and my running shoes (nebbs and vest too). I have faith that I can turn this around and I know it is going to be really tough, I have asthma too and the air quality in the central valley (california) is terrible. I go back in June, lets see if I can make a difference in a couple months.

Thank you all
Amy Guinn-Long
32 fwcf, mother of Monique (almost) 12 no cf, Elijah 8, no cf and Samuel 7, no cf. Married to Josh no CF 5/30/09...1 week after getting my Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
The Lord is my Strength and my Rock!

amysue78
03-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone,
<br />
<br />I have not posted much but, I feel it is needed. I use to be a "track star" but I stopped and had many excuses why I couldn't or did not want to run. Last September (2009) I got the H1N1 flu and I was down for 6+ weeks. My PFTs went from FEV1 110% (aug 09, during exacerbation) to 91% (October 09, which was really low for me(end of swine flu)). I was a little worried but figured I would be fine. I always was, my numbers always came back up. WRONG...5 months later (this Monday) I went to clinic, feeling a little sick and SOB, not bad though and my FEV1 was 81% (lower than ever) and my weight down 15 pounds (since the last appt). That was the shock of my life. For the first time in MANY years, there were changes all over my x-ray...mucus plugging (little circles everywhere). Usually my lungs look normal.
<br />
<br />I know I had been not so great about treatments and CPT. I am in a doctoral program and commute 75 miles one was and have 12 hour days at least 3 times a week, plus homework. There was no time to do homework or sleep let alone do treatments.
<br />
<br />Yesterday, after a whole lot of praying I decided to take a leave of absence from school and focus on my health. I am on I.Vs and I will be running again. I am 32 and a mother and this was a huge reality check. I can not afford to let my numbers continue to decline, 29% points is a whole lot to lose in 5-6 months. No school, no work just me and my running shoes (nebbs and vest too). I have faith that I can turn this around and I know it is going to be really tough, I have asthma too and the air quality in the central valley (california) is terrible. I go back in June, lets see if I can make a difference in a couple months.
<br />
<br />Thank you all
<br />Amy Guinn-Long
<br />32 fwcf, mother of Monique (almost) 12 no cf, Elijah 8, no cf and Samuel 7, no cf. Married to Josh no CF 5/30/09...1 week after getting my Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
<br />The Lord is my Strength and my Rock!

welshwitch
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Amy,

I'd repost this in the adults section so it'll get more traffic <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshwitch
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Amy,

I'd repost this in the adults section so it'll get more traffic <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshwitch
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Amy,

I'd repost this in the adults section so it'll get more traffic <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshwitch
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Amy,

I'd repost this in the adults section so it'll get more traffic <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshwitch
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey Amy,
<br />
<br />I'd repost this in the adults section so it'll get more traffic <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

amysue78
03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Thank you. You mean to tell me not many people come through the exercise board????

Amy Long

amysue78
03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Thank you. You mean to tell me not many people come through the exercise board????

Amy Long

amysue78
03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Thank you. You mean to tell me not many people come through the exercise board????

Amy Long

amysue78
03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Thank you. You mean to tell me not many people come through the exercise board????

Amy Long

amysue78
03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Thank you. You mean to tell me not many people come through the exercise board????
<br />
<br />Amy Long

BaylorCrew07
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Amy,

best of luck with your running! Unfortunately, the exercise section does not get much traffic, but the adult section does <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Since graduating from college I have taken up running and I love it; it really helps my lungs. Previously, I was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, and played water polo in college. Running is a lot more convenient for my lifestyle now though.

Best of luck...keep us posted on how you're doing!

BaylorCrew07
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Amy,

best of luck with your running! Unfortunately, the exercise section does not get much traffic, but the adult section does <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Since graduating from college I have taken up running and I love it; it really helps my lungs. Previously, I was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, and played water polo in college. Running is a lot more convenient for my lifestyle now though.

Best of luck...keep us posted on how you're doing!

BaylorCrew07
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Amy,

best of luck with your running! Unfortunately, the exercise section does not get much traffic, but the adult section does <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Since graduating from college I have taken up running and I love it; it really helps my lungs. Previously, I was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, and played water polo in college. Running is a lot more convenient for my lifestyle now though.

Best of luck...keep us posted on how you're doing!

BaylorCrew07
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Amy,

best of luck with your running! Unfortunately, the exercise section does not get much traffic, but the adult section does <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Since graduating from college I have taken up running and I love it; it really helps my lungs. Previously, I was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, and played water polo in college. Running is a lot more convenient for my lifestyle now though.

Best of luck...keep us posted on how you're doing!

BaylorCrew07
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Amy,
<br />
<br />best of luck with your running! Unfortunately, the exercise section does not get much traffic, but the adult section does <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />Since graduating from college I have taken up running and I love it; it really helps my lungs. Previously, I was a competitive swimmer for 10+ years, and played water polo in college. Running is a lot more convenient for my lifestyle now though.
<br />
<br />Best of luck...keep us posted on how you're doing!

cfsucks
03-30-2010, 01:44 AM
i haven't jogged since last summer... but long story short i decided to try to start up again. i started with a 10 min walk to warm up, then stretched... and then started to jog. within 2 minutes i was having the worst shin splints ever. i couldn't continue running it was so bad. i was wearing flat footed shoes that i use to lift weights in... could that be the cause?

cfsucks
03-30-2010, 01:44 AM
i haven't jogged since last summer... but long story short i decided to try to start up again. i started with a 10 min walk to warm up, then stretched... and then started to jog. within 2 minutes i was having the worst shin splints ever. i couldn't continue running it was so bad. i was wearing flat footed shoes that i use to lift weights in... could that be the cause?

cfsucks
03-30-2010, 01:44 AM
i haven't jogged since last summer... but long story short i decided to try to start up again. i started with a 10 min walk to warm up, then stretched... and then started to jog. within 2 minutes i was having the worst shin splints ever. i couldn't continue running it was so bad. i was wearing flat footed shoes that i use to lift weights in... could that be the cause?

cfsucks
03-30-2010, 01:44 AM
i haven't jogged since last summer... but long story short i decided to try to start up again. i started with a 10 min walk to warm up, then stretched... and then started to jog. within 2 minutes i was having the worst shin splints ever. i couldn't continue running it was so bad. i was wearing flat footed shoes that i use to lift weights in... could that be the cause?

cfsucks
03-30-2010, 01:44 AM
i haven't jogged since last summer... but long story short i decided to try to start up again. i started with a 10 min walk to warm up, then stretched... and then started to jog. within 2 minutes i was having the worst shin splints ever. i couldn't continue running it was so bad. i was wearing flat footed shoes that i use to lift weights in... could that be the cause?

amysue78
03-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yes, shoes are really important. Ice those shins and stay off the cement. I have not got to the jog part. I did walk 30 min again today. I have not ran in about 4 years. I am sure when I run my lungs are gonna ache and I will bring up lots of "stuff".

Good Luck,
Let me know how it goes for you. Get some running shoes, that will help.
Amy Long

amysue78
03-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yes, shoes are really important. Ice those shins and stay off the cement. I have not got to the jog part. I did walk 30 min again today. I have not ran in about 4 years. I am sure when I run my lungs are gonna ache and I will bring up lots of "stuff".

Good Luck,
Let me know how it goes for you. Get some running shoes, that will help.
Amy Long

amysue78
03-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yes, shoes are really important. Ice those shins and stay off the cement. I have not got to the jog part. I did walk 30 min again today. I have not ran in about 4 years. I am sure when I run my lungs are gonna ache and I will bring up lots of "stuff".

Good Luck,
Let me know how it goes for you. Get some running shoes, that will help.
Amy Long

amysue78
03-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yes, shoes are really important. Ice those shins and stay off the cement. I have not got to the jog part. I did walk 30 min again today. I have not ran in about 4 years. I am sure when I run my lungs are gonna ache and I will bring up lots of "stuff".

Good Luck,
Let me know how it goes for you. Get some running shoes, that will help.
Amy Long

amysue78
03-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yes, shoes are really important. Ice those shins and stay off the cement. I have not got to the jog part. I did walk 30 min again today. I have not ran in about 4 years. I am sure when I run my lungs are gonna ache and I will bring up lots of "stuff".
<br />
<br />Good Luck,
<br />Let me know how it goes for you. Get some running shoes, that will help.
<br />Amy Long

jtmiller
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
AMy. good for you. Running has helped the cf and asthma folks in my family too. Just remember to let the track star days fade and focus on running for health.
That is what we do in my family. Steady and slow and away we go!

jtmiller
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
AMy. good for you. Running has helped the cf and asthma folks in my family too. Just remember to let the track star days fade and focus on running for health.
That is what we do in my family. Steady and slow and away we go!

jtmiller
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
AMy. good for you. Running has helped the cf and asthma folks in my family too. Just remember to let the track star days fade and focus on running for health.
That is what we do in my family. Steady and slow and away we go!

jtmiller
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
AMy. good for you. Running has helped the cf and asthma folks in my family too. Just remember to let the track star days fade and focus on running for health.
That is what we do in my family. Steady and slow and away we go!

jtmiller
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
AMy. good for you. Running has helped the cf and asthma folks in my family too. Just remember to let the track star days fade and focus on running for health.
<br />That is what we do in my family. Steady and slow and away we go!