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I've been declassified! Whatever that means

So today I went to the doctor (for something un-running related) and the doc brought up the fact that I have asthma. He asked me if it bothers me and I said that I have started running and haven't needed my inhaler once. So with that, his eyes lit up and he asked me if I had needed it in the last couple of years. I replied no and voila! He 'declassified' my asthma, meaning now I do not have it!

He said it was the combination of cleaner air (I live in the countryside now), and getting aerobic exercise! Woohoo!

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Gosh that's brilliant news! You must be so chuffed.

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Thanks, yes I am!

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Wow - thats good news, bet your over the moon! :-)

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Yes, I weirdly am. Didn't think I would be but it is strangely pleasing after all those childhood years of inhaler puffing and teenage years of attacks.

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I can sympathise - i had a similar childhood, and luckily the last few years i dont seem to suffer anymore, as far as i know i havent been "Declassified" but then i havent been to the doctors for years.

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Well he certainly didn't do a peak flow test or anything, he just asked me if I had had any need for my inhaler in recent years. Next time you're in, give it a mention and then maybe you can get your 'ex-puffer' status too!

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I will do - Ex-Puffer Posse!

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Fantastic! :)

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Great stuff, a real weight of the mind (& chest!)

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Yes exactly, that's what the doc said, one less thing to worry about, which doesn't hurt!

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Woohoo! That's great

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Thanks!

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Brilliant news!! ... you can add Ex-Asthmatic to your CV. :D

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Hadn't thought of that 🤣

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Thats good news. Really pleased for you. I dont have asthma but I do need an inhaler for congested chest. I do notice it seems a lot clearer since I began c25k.

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De-classified sounds like you are no longer an 007 person! But what a fab declassification, I had similar when my doc said my blood pressure had moved from 'borderline' to perfect.

It just shows how great running is for your health!

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I had the same thought (re 007!)

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That is truly amazing. You must be happy and gives you another reason (if you need it) to keep running. I moved from a city to the country when my son was 3 (he's now 26) because of his asthma and he soon stopped having attacks. It shows how much our modern life impacts on health.

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That's great news!

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Love love love this post! Brilliant news.

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