Well prior to my cancer I was exercising 5 days a wk, enjoying a fairly fit life. After my diagnosis I cut back to walking everyday but still chugged on. Then I had surgery which knocked the wind right out of me (ha ha pardon the pun). I slowly got on my feet after my surgery but stopped exercise (recovery and pain consumed my life).
It had been 3 months and I decided enough was enough, it was time to let the healing of my feet return. So it had been 8 days of daily walking and I'm feeling a whole world better.
Don't get me wrong I cough, splitter, sound like I'm dying and a 30min walk puts my heart rate over 120 beats per minute. Luckily my fitness still remains and within 10mins of resting my heart rate is back to 75. Slowly I will build up the exercise regime and allowing my feet to do the healing.
Oh I forgot to mention I am participating in relay for life in 5wks, so this walking is important in more ways than one. I am doing this walk to fight back, to have fun and obviously to help raise money (so far I have $400 in sponsors). I only hope my one lung participates and allows me to to do my fair share of walking in the relay. Let's all cross our fingers its a successful event 🙂
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.