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  1. #21
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Props on gaining ground back!

  2. #22
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Incomundrox, are you asking me? If so, two years ago during the fall/winter/part of spring, my lungs were the worst they've ever been. Did not have them tested at the time, but it was bad enough that walking up a flight of stairs was exhausting and would leave me breathless and panting. I couldnt sleep for more than 2 hours at a time without doing a nebbie. I decided to get my butt in gear and started walking on the treadmill (very slowly at first) and doing some weight training, and a few months later, I'd built up to some slow jogging. At that point my FEV was about 50% or a little bit lower. I used to puke or get really dizzy after every session or fall off the treadmill I was coughing so hard- it was really difficult for me. After a year of building up my speed and endurance, they went up to 55%. Another 3 months 58%, another 3 months, 65%. That is running at least 3-8 miles every single day, I only take 1-2 days off per month. I'm not going to break any speed records here, but I do the 5K in about 28 minutes and a 10K in under an hour. I added swimming and biking to my workouts and that has only improved everything. I feel so much better and today was running around with my husband and kids playing football and frisbee.....utterly fabulous. I dont know how long it will last, but I am going to enjoy it while it does!

  3. #23
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Incomundrox, are you asking me? If so, two years ago during the fall/winter/part of spring, my lungs were the worst they've ever been. Did not have them tested at the time, but it was bad enough that walking up a flight of stairs was exhausting and would leave me breathless and panting. I couldnt sleep for more than 2 hours at a time without doing a nebbie. I decided to get my butt in gear and started walking on the treadmill (very slowly at first) and doing some weight training, and a few months later, I'd built up to some slow jogging. At that point my FEV was about 50% or a little bit lower. I used to puke or get really dizzy after every session or fall off the treadmill I was coughing so hard- it was really difficult for me. After a year of building up my speed and endurance, they went up to 55%. Another 3 months 58%, another 3 months, 65%. That is running at least 3-8 miles every single day, I only take 1-2 days off per month. I'm not going to break any speed records here, but I do the 5K in about 28 minutes and a 10K in under an hour. I added swimming and biking to my workouts and that has only improved everything. I feel so much better and today was running around with my husband and kids playing football and frisbee.....utterly fabulous. I dont know how long it will last, but I am going to enjoy it while it does!

  4. #24
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Incomundrox, are you asking me? If so, two years ago during the fall/winter/part of spring, my lungs were the worst they've ever been. Did not have them tested at the time, but it was bad enough that walking up a flight of stairs was exhausting and would leave me breathless and panting. I couldnt sleep for more than 2 hours at a time without doing a nebbie. I decided to get my butt in gear and started walking on the treadmill (very slowly at first) and doing some weight training, and a few months later, I'd built up to some slow jogging. At that point my FEV was about 50% or a little bit lower. I used to puke or get really dizzy after every session or fall off the treadmill I was coughing so hard- it was really difficult for me. After a year of building up my speed and endurance, they went up to 55%. Another 3 months 58%, another 3 months, 65%. That is running at least 3-8 miles every single day, I only take 1-2 days off per month. I'm not going to break any speed records here, but I do the 5K in about 28 minutes and a 10K in under an hour. I added swimming and biking to my workouts and that has only improved everything. I feel so much better and today was running around with my husband and kids playing football and frisbee.....utterly fabulous. I dont know how long it will last, but I am going to enjoy it while it does!

  5. #25
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    That is fabulous progress. You have worked really hard and it's great to see your PFT's going up. I am SO glad you are enjoying your feeling of well being having fun with your family.

    I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to ask you for your advice on how to keep building up stamina and exercise tolerance without getting sick and/or becoming really fatigued. Do you switch between activities, have days that have less intensity,"and/or just read/know your body really well? Or does getting sick and or really fatigued just tell you that you need to adjust your medications/supplements to increase your exercise tolerance?

    I'd love to be running 3-8 miles a day, but I keep getting really fatigued and/or having my symptoms/infections increase.


  6. #26
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    That is fabulous progress. You have worked really hard and it's great to see your PFT's going up. I am SO glad you are enjoying your feeling of well being having fun with your family.

    I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to ask you for your advice on how to keep building up stamina and exercise tolerance without getting sick and/or becoming really fatigued. Do you switch between activities, have days that have less intensity,"and/or just read/know your body really well? Or does getting sick and or really fatigued just tell you that you need to adjust your medications/supplements to increase your exercise tolerance?

    I'd love to be running 3-8 miles a day, but I keep getting really fatigued and/or having my symptoms/infections increase.


  7. #27
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    That is fabulous progress. You have worked really hard and it's great to see your PFT's going up. I am SO glad you are enjoying your feeling of well being having fun with your family.
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    <br />I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to ask you for your advice on how to keep building up stamina and exercise tolerance without getting sick and/or becoming really fatigued. Do you switch between activities, have days that have less intensity,"and/or just read/know your body really well? Or does getting sick and or really fatigued just tell you that you need to adjust your medications/supplements to increase your exercise tolerance?
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    <br />I'd love to be running 3-8 miles a day, but I keep getting really fatigued and/or having my symptoms/infections increase.
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  8. #28
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Hey! Way to go! You provide a ton of inspiration to the rest of us out here.

  9. #29
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Hey! Way to go! You provide a ton of inspiration to the rest of us out here.

  10. #30
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    OMG, I'm doing it!

    Hey! Way to go! You provide a ton of inspiration to the rest of us out here.

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