Shawn and I just returned from a long ride on the bike. I love riding with him. No CF worries. I feel like we are "normal" again. Just Shawn and I. I have my arms wrapped around him, my thighs squeezing him just enjoying the ride. His respirations are unlabored and all you hear is the roar of the bike. Good times feeling free!!!!
Other good news...We have a treadmill !
Shawn actually borrowed it from a friend and it is very fancy shmancy.
It has those grips that will tell you your heartrate, which is great for him. well probably good for anyone.
Now I have no excuse not to exercise. I'm looking forward to getting back into shape, cardio/stamina wise.
When I was working as a Visiting Nurse I often had patients in highrise apt bldgs. Because the elevators were always slow and often stinky, I always took the stairs. Climbing 10-12 flights at a time and usually 2-3 times per day, while carrying my 20 lb bag. I didn't realize what good shape I was in.
Now even hustling through a big parking lot my legs are aching.
Another incentive, my 20th high school reunion is this November. I want to be able to go without being paralyzed w/ self doubt. I really don't want to spend the night fidgeting with my clothes, adjusting my position, and belittling myself.
Sara Lou is doing great her first couple of weeks of 7th grade behind her she is back in the groove again. She is an amazing child and I am so grateful that she is in such a great environment school wise. Pre-K through 8th grade their are a total of 182 students in the school. There are 23 kids in her class. She has been there since kindergarten and many of her classmates have been as well. They all grew up together, it's really nice.
Well just a quick post but I'm feeling positive and less stressed which is a very welcome break from my normal anxious state.
Rest in Peace Aunt Marybeth
1 year ago