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My day today. Hope this helps

PostPosted: May 24th, 2014, 9:57 pm
by DoubleD
Went for a 5 mile hike today with my wife and daughter. Just a few years ago I was CONVINCED I would never be able to do this. My life seemed over. I could not walk even a block then. Weakness and fear was to much to overcome.

Here is a breakdown of my day.

Woke up fatigued. Tried caffeine and a power bar. No help. Legs felt like lead. Hoped by the time we drove to the trail site I would feel better.

After and hour drive to the trail was still fatigued and legs felt a little numb and twitching like a monster. Wanted to curse BFS but didn't want to waste the breath.

Got to the trail and Praised God for the beautiful weather and the fact that I was alive. Not long ago I was convinced I was dying. Going thru that reminds me of what I used to take for granted.

10 minutes into the walk I was out of breath. One weird BFs symptom I get is tightness and twitching in my diaphragm and it bothers my breathing. In the past I would be looking for a hospital. Now I just adjusted my stride and took it easy.

Hour into the walk and now my legs are wobbly, breathing crappy and wondering if I wasted my money on the gym membership! Hoped to feel like a million dollars but right now I feel closer to $1.95.

2 hours in now and heading down the trail and now my %#%# legs don't work right. I feel (and look) like a toddler learning to walk. Stumbling and stomping down the mountain. At this point I hope I don't face plant in front of my family. Happy to see the car.

At the car: legs are numb. Head is foggy. My wife asks if I'm ok and I cowboy up and say "yep" . "Let's keep going." I mean what else would John Wayne say? I'm glad she decides to go for a drive instead.

In the car: happy to be alive and replaying all the birds, bugs, flowers, plants .....that I saw today. I have not given a second thought to BFs . Yes my legs are completely *beep* at me, my back hurts and my feet have a pack of rabid worms fighting it out, but I could care less. I know that it will pass and the next time I may not feel this bad. But if I do I will power through it. The mountain was great and I'm grinning ear to ear. Tomorrow is yard work and Monday a bike ride.

Oh yeah almost forgot. On the ride back we get a flat tire on the gravel road. Fantastic. But for some dumb reason I'm still happy because John Wayne can fix a flat and save the day :)

My wife was impressed


Re: My day today. Hope this helps

PostPosted: May 25th, 2014, 8:50 am
by nrwtwitcher
Hi John Wayne :wink: , another helpfull story. Thank you for sharing your day. I hope that I will discribe a similar day in a couple of weeks or months too. It is always a good thing to hear that it is possible that these symptoms will be lost importance over the time.

Re: My day today. Hope this helps

PostPosted: May 25th, 2014, 9:15 am
by DoubleD
My wife is a big John Wayne fan so anytime I can "rescue her" with my superhero strength I cease the moment! :lol: