Friday, February 21, 2014

I Would Do Anything

I often think how I would do anything to get back the lung function I had at 14, or 24, or even pre-flu. I would do anything to get an extra 5 years with my daughter. I would do anything to grow old and grey. The other day on my run, jog, walk-jog I realized I had been telling myself a big fat LIE. Yup, all lies!

I was telling myself I would do anything to get my lung function, health, (and youth <--had to put that in there since I am approaching my 30th) back as long as I didn't have to do any work! Seriously, I wanted a magic pill, a miracle, a change without the work.

Yeah, it is true. Because honestly, I am not doing everything I can to be as healthy as I can. Sure, I am 100% compliant with my treatments and meds and have been for years. Sure, I exercise regularly. Sure, I eat super healthy and make sure I get enough sleep. However, if my lung function isn't where I want it to be I need to do more! And you know what? There is more I can be doing. I decided that if I really wanted change then I needed to change the way I lived.

I decided to start exercising more and pushing myself harder during each session. I am now jogging 6 days a week and going on bike rides (with Kay in the trailer) as often as I can. I also try to get up and move as much as possible since sitting still isn't helping my lungs. I started clearing my lungs with my flutter before I start treatments (Vest 30 min and HTS) to give myself a little more clearance. I started using my percussor in order to move mucus plugs that may be stuck in my airways. I started some new supplements to fill in gaps in my health and am eating more to gain weight.

Will all of this work improve my health? I don't know, but I am hopeful I will see or at least feel some improvement. If not, then at least I can say I tried my very hardest and did everything in my power to get as healthy as possible. I never want to look back and wish I had done more to preserve my lungs and my health.

Are you doing everything possible to stay healthy?


  1. I have had the same attitude about the magic pill. Thanks for helping me realize!

    1. Maybe we will get that magic pill someday ;) In the mean time we won't be wasting our time or precious lung function and will be working our butts off to stay healthy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.