Another challenge?

After dealing with an un-diagnosed illness that has been making me sicker and sicker for years, I finally became sick enough that they were able to figure out specifically what it was, and prescribe the appropriate treatment. I’m gradually recovering and I’m feeling better enough to begin the slow process of regaining my strength and fitness. I’ve been so excited to feel well enough to get outside and start enjoying all the activities I once took for granted, like hiking and biking. It was going so great and then...forest fires smoke. I’m also asthmatic. So yet another road block to overcome. Sometimes life is like one really bad joke after another.

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It’s not just you

Sep 12, 2020 at 1:32pm

We’re all indoors right now. Glad you’ve found the appropriate treatments for your illnesses.

@it's not just you

Sep 13, 2020 at 7:00am

It's not a competition. So what if we're all indoors right now? - we haven't all been through what the OP has. No need to scold them.

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Anonymous

Sep 13, 2020 at 8:51am

Perspective shifts can be powerful. It's so exciting that you are finally feeling better! Focus on the gratitude around that. This smoke will not be around for too long. In the meantime, do more leisurely exercise indoors-like yoga. Remember to always ask yourself-will this bother me in a year? five years? I bet in a month (I hope!!) the smoke will be gone-maybe even sooner. Focus on the things you can control, and be grateful for what you do have. I'm not trying to sound preachy (even tho I realize it does) but that's honestly the best way to approach things. I've been sick SO much in my life-honestly, it never ends the weird diseases I have, and if I let myself feel sorry for myself my life would really, really suck. Good luck going forward and am happy you finally got the treatment you needed!

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Anonymous

Sep 13, 2020 at 8:51am

Perspective shifts can be powerful. It's so exciting that you are finally feeling better! Focus on the gratitude around that. This smoke will not be around for too long. In the meantime, do more leisurely exercise indoors-like yoga. Remember to always ask yourself-will this bother me in a year? five years? I bet in a month (I hope!!) the smoke will be gone-maybe even sooner. Focus on the things you can control, and be grateful for what you do have. I'm not trying to sound preachy (even tho I realize it does) but that's honestly the best way to approach things. I've been sick SO much in my life-honestly, it never ends the weird diseases I have, and if I let myself feel sorry for myself my life would really, really suck. Good luck going forward and am happy you finally got the treatment you needed!

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Op

Sep 13, 2020 at 4:38pm

Just to clarify...I’m not feeling sorry for myself. Im just really frustrated.

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@Op

Sep 14, 2020 at 8:46am

Yes, I get it - I have a chronic illness too and it's really frustrating. I'm doing online yoga and dance classes (adapted) and I also watch travel shows. It's not as good as going for a hike, but it is better than nothing...

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