2015 was difficult for me. The year started off strong, and I finally started to see my lung function improve a little. I continued with my treatment compliance and my workouts. About halfway through the year, things started to change. I had my first lung bleed, had my wisdom teeth taken out, and my lungs just had troubles dealing. My lung function dropped, and has been lower than I would like ever since. I have worked incredibly hard, and my lungs have fallen into a pattern. They feel great for a couple weeks, and then they will hurt and feel terrible for a week or so. I have felt like I've been getting nowhere with them and with my health. To top it all off, I started 2016 by getting a respiratory virus... yay me...
The second half of the year wasn't all bad though. I never stopped keeping up with my treatments, and December 31st marked two years of being compliant! I didn't give up on working out either. We have been working on my lungs in almost every workout, and I hit 210 pounds on dead lifts! I also started taking Orkambi, but the jury is still out on if I have seen benefits from it.
So that brings us to my 2016 goals. What am I going to work towards this year? What am I going to do to reach those goals?
- Make it to three years of 100% compliance with breathing treatments.
- Stick to my workouts (continue to get stronger and work harder).
- Work on my nutrition (find a balance between eating healthy and keeping weight on).
- Stay positive (no matter what, I will keep pushing and fighting. When times get tough, I'm going to keep going).
Here's to a new year, new opportunities, and new goals. Happy 2016!