In answer to Jank’s posted question, I’ll bring everyone up to date.

At this point I should no longer be contagious. The cough is hanging on, and according to the doc and some other folks who’ve been through this before, will likely do so for a long time. Months possibly. Since there’s no way that I’m waiting months to get back to running, I’ll be trying to start up again today or tomorrow. I have no idea how it’ll go, but I’m anticipating that I’m just going to have to tough it. I have some trepidation because I ran around the house a bit this weekend while playing with the dog, and that set off a pretty major coughing fit. But occasional pauses to hack up a lung shouldn’t be too much of an obstacle, right? Who knows, maybe it’ll speed the process of getting everything “cleaned out.” Regardless, I’m sure it will help me to build character.

I’ll let everyone know how it goes.

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5 Responses to Recovery

  1. Dianna says:

    Well you’ve got TWO lungs right? That should hold you for a while. =)

  2. mark says:

    Just pretend you have super rejenerating ability and that if you lose a lung you’ll just grow yourself a brand-new even better lung!

  3. Lara says:

    Go easy on yourself when you start back – pertussis cough is
    harsh and tenacious (like you don’t know), and placing a heavier
    load on compromised lungs isn’t going to speed your recovery any.
    (Sorry, that’s the nurse talking – couldn’t shut her up.) :)

  4. jank says:

    Make sure to listen to your body, but I’m sure that a cautious approach to “active recovery” will be better than the couch.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Sorry to hear it might take so long to recovery completely. But it’s good to hear you’re slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things!

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