Start A Careful Exercise Program/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program(Your muscles will become more efficient so they won't use as much oxygen and if you have surgery you will likely recover quicker as well)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thought For The Day:
No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.
Diagnosed 9 years ago with alpha1 and thought "Oh, it's just like diabetes...you just manage it." Six years ago shortly after turning forty I got what I call "That hit by a freight train letter!" It said I had lost a projected 12% of my lung function in two and three quarters of a year. I was now down to a projected lung function of 47%. It also said the augmentation therapy I wasn't supposed to have to start I would need to start. I spent a little over five months absorbing the shock of it and decided I didn't want to be a victim and it was up to me if I wanted to change the outcome of my future as a ZZ alpha1. Thus became the start of my lifestyle changing journey.