Hi all. It seems as though loseing weight and exercising HARD! is working. I'm breaking record distances and times all round.
Iv'e done timed favorite walks of mine and kept records over the last 3 years since leaving hospital after a very long and eventful stay.
Ive just done a new record distance on my exercise bike in 15 mins, 2.93 miles, It hurt over the last 5 mins but then it generally does and I shifted a fair amount of the old sputum too which can only be good.
After a couple of years of remaining pretty static I decided to up the pace a bit and push the boundaries. Iv'e been told that with my condition I should really be getting worse or with luck staying the same but I am still finding improvements, The problem is, it seems as though they have to be earned by hard work.
Its a shame that somebody can't just wave a magic wand, I wish someone could but it seems as though its up to us to help ourselves along side the medical stuff.
What is also truely amaizing is I am dropping my steroids too and I am now down to 12 mg from 20 mg and noticing no change. Iv'e been on 20 mg per day for 2 years now so its great to be lowering the dose, even though they have been good to me with no real side effects.
Iv'e heard nothing from the transplant team but then thats how it is untill they find you a matching pair of lungs but if I keep improving the way I am they'll be taking me off the list, saying I'm too well. chance will be a fine thing.
I reckon when I can beat my 80 year old Dad at walking up one of our local Malvern Hills then I'm getting somewhere, untill then I'll keep on striving to be the very best I can.
Care to join me, all you good and kind people out there.
Tony. Let's break some records together eh' and feel good!!!