The clots are gone from my lungs with very little left in one leg, the right side of my heart is back to normal, my lungs are back to normal per my pulmonary function tests, and I am exercising. I walked 4 miles yesterday...which is 3 times as far in the same amount of time as when I started after the embolism. Yay Me! When I can't walk I ride my bike indoors so I don't miss any time.
I am now taking steps to determine if my sleep apnea is causing me to still be lethargic, exhausted, and headachey all the time. I went thru an overnight sleep study last Wednesday night, and will get the results on the 16th. I am hoping they have found something specific that can be corrected. I would like to know what it feels like to wake up refreshed - haven't had that in my whole life. From what other people have told me using a CPAP machine can make a huge difference in your life - and that is what I am really hoping for now. I will try to post more often as I recover and get back to real training.
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