Hi there everyone
Hope you are all doing well. I am making great progress after my pulmonary embolism last month and my fitness has come back quite quickly as well as I can do hills and stairs no problems now whereas before I was taken I'll they had become a problem and I had thought it was me becoming unfit but no it wasn't!
So I decided after I came back from hospital I was going to take steps to help myself which included a change of diet cutting down on sweet things and fatty foods which hasn't been any problem and I have saved a fortune in cutting down on eating out as well and so far have lost a stone which is progress.
With exercise I asked if it was OK to start a walking programme as I was leaving the hospital and sister had said yes walking is great but if it hurts then stop so I started back only doing small walks at first working up and now I am doing massive hills and stairs without any problems which is progress.
Today I have done a nine mile walk and yesterday only walked to the pub and back for Sunday lunch which I enjoyed and on Saturday an eight mile walk including a massive hill to try out.
I will be walking to and from work the rest of the week and I have a desk job which I feel contributed to my condition as I was sat there all day every day so I decided I would go up and down the stairs to the toilets whenever I needed to use them and walking up the stairs to the office rather than taking the lift which I feel has helped.
Good luck everyone!