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Can Hardly Wait

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've been too sick too much with three summer colds and I haven't been able to keep up my exercise and running. Yesterday I did a Leslie Sansone one mile walk, my first workout in nearly a month. My chest let me know that I wasn't 100%, but I thought it was okay. This morning, though, I tried the 2 mile walk and my chest really did not feel right so I stopped. I made a doctor appointment, but can not get in until Monday. By then I'll probably be better or really, really need a doctor.

Perhaps I'm just being a wuss. Sometimes it is easy to listen to your body, and sometimes it is just hard to know what is needed. I can hardly wait to get back to an active lifestyle!!
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    Not remotely close to being a wuss: you cherish yourself (very deservedly) and are taking care of yourself!! Yeah!!

    Totally agree with Linda -- pain in the lungs demands attention and rest.
    2861 days ago
    I love Leslie Sansone Video her walking DVD That is what I do my walking is with her DVD I have about 5 of her DVD
    2861 days ago
  • JOHAL52
    I don't think you are a wuss at all!
    2861 days ago
    Yep, time to call in the pros. Hope they have a fast and easy fix for you.
    2861 days ago
    I am so glad that you are seeing a doctor. It sounds like asthma and allergies - hopfully that's all but you never know. Seeing a medical professional is best when it goes on this long. I hope that you feel better soon.

    I understand wanting to work out. I've been unable to do that for almost a year now. You know that I've been really restricted for the last 2 months so I feel your pain. Hang in there - it will get better!
    2861 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I am really concerned that you are having pain in the lungs :( That is a very bad sign. Unfortunately, with upper respiratory issues, working out is not a good idea. You have been suffering on with this for far too long. I hope your Dr. can find out what is what. I am hoping its nothing more serious, but better to be safe then sorry..Resting is the best thing you can do for yourself, and being in moist enviroments to help draw out the bad things in your system would be helpful..Give yourself as many steaming hot baths as you can tolerate..Or put a towel over your head over a bowl of hot water to loosen things up..
    I do fully understand the need to exercise and not being able to. Can't say this plugged nose and ears are much fun. I hate mouth breathing, but at least my lungs are fine.
    Hang in and feel better soon,
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    2862 days ago
    Definitely time to see your doc. Let us know the outcome. Wish you well and wellness.
    2862 days ago
    Marsha, I know it's hard but sounds like you need some down time. Yes, listen to your body; you have good instincts. Glad you are seeing the Dr. but I do hope you're feeling better before Monday! Rest and be well.
    2862 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    I am glad to hear you are heading in to see the dr. Sometimes we push our bodies too hard and they do talk back. Take care till then dear friend.

    2862 days ago
    Get well soon. Better to listen to your chest, otherwise a relapse could be on the horizon.
    2862 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    I think you're doing a good thing by listening to your body and not pushing it too hard. Good luck at the doctor's.
    2862 days ago
    Gosh I so hear you! It is so hard sometimes to decide what to do and what your body is telling you. I had been healthy all year until about the 25th day of vacation and I crashed and burned. had to go on an IV in Rome and we had to cut our vacation short. we think i got dehydrated from the cipro i was on for a bladder infection. That was about a month ago and just Sunday, I crashed again and wouldn't you know, the bladder infection is back and i am on drugs again. i am starting to feel a bit better but not right.
    It is just so hard sometimes when you don't feel well. I will be thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts for good health.
    keep me posted.
    2862 days ago
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