Life has restarted! I have more energy and am doing okay with my 40% reduction in lung capacity. The medications are hopefully working and I am doing what I can to help them.
Yesterday morning I had a lovely massage and in the evening I went to my first yoga session. It was a gentle hatha and meditation session so not too much and I managed all the poses in between puffing (although not as flexibly as others) so I was happy. The meditation session at the end was good too, my therapist has me doing self guided ones at home but it is nice to do it with a real person as well. I'm hopeful that a bit of gentle exercise will help my lungs recover.
Not only that but Thursday I went for a 2km walk! There was a tremendous amount of huffing and puffing for the slow pace I was taking and thank goodness I went by myself because there would not have been enough oxygen for chatting but I felt good afterwards. Back on track, fingers crossed! Now I just need to keep it up.
And finally in my good stuff news, I went to the Roxette concert with my sister on Wednesday night! Wheeee, it was awesome. Very. Very. Awesome. I got to dress up in a pretty top, jeans and heels and we went out for dinner first and I had a delicious grilled barramundi on a bed of kipler potatoes and cacciatore with broccolini. Mmm mm. We had good seats at the concert and it was a small enough venue that there was no need for big tv screens or anything. All the songs came back and I had great fun singing along to all my old favourites. Yay!
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It's so nice to get back into doing normal type things and not feel absolutely shattered afterwards. I'm hoping it continues!
A Year of Good Things (hopefully back on track!)
60/366 ::For normalness feelings::
I went out for dinner and to Roxette, had an awesome time Wooo!
61/366 ::For fitness::
I went for a 2km walk.
62/366 ::For relaxation::
A full body massage, so nice and relaxing, followed by a yoga and meditation session.