The Kim BC (before cancer) was quite the jock. Hands down, that is the biggest change in my life from BC to AC (after cancer). I know I will never be that old me; but the new me is starting to be a bit more active, which equals a happy Kim.
Switching to RO5424802 has been a bit of an adjustment. I didn’t have side effects, then I did, now they seem to be leveled off again. The lingering effect has been exhaustion. Am I tired because of the drugs? Or used to being inactive for a few months? Or because breathing is work? Or is it simply because I am tired of being tired???
Well, I’m finally taking control of the parts I can control. I started seeing a Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Therapist. It’s physical therapy for lungs. I don’t sit around and practice breathing. The visits are tailored to me and they kind of kick my butt. I spend my time on the treadmill then moving on to strength training exercises. I love it. It’s not at all what I expected; it’s like I have my own personal training coach!
I have learned through PR that my body, although it feels and sounds like hell, it is having a normal-healthy response to exercise. This provides me with the comfort I need to put these exercises into practice at home. I enjoy having physical activity back into my daily routine. Being the kind of person who was mildly obsessed with exercise BC, I don’t see much of a problem sticking to this once my one-on-one sessions are over. But, gosh, I will miss them!
FYI — The Livestrong foundation offers some programs at some YMCA’s for cancer patients going through treatment or recovering, too. Maybe near you?
It seems that Oregon is the one big blank spot on their map! Such a bummer… Thanks for providing the link though. 🙂
Awesome! Kick butt, Kim!! 😀
Oh that is wonderful Kim!
Worth checking into it if your curiosity is peaked.
Let us know when you want to start doing some of the walks! Upcoming is Strut Your Mutt, Race for the Cure, some zombie one, etc…
I’m not quite there….yet…
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