That dog, those boots, these lungs

Kumo and I just returned from our second walk today, during which I was taking my customary long strides and deep, deep breaths.

Two weeks ago this was not possible. My fitness had declined to the point that it was, frankly, becoming more difficult to move around.

My lungs have been through a hell of a lot. Not once, not twice—again and again over a period of sixteen plus years. And yet, given the opportunity, they are still capable of a good deal of bounce back. This is something I do not take for granted.

Three weeks ago I would have said that it was unlikely I’d be here for next Christmas. Now I am back to measuring time in years versus months.

Isn’t medical research a remarkable thing.

xo

6 responses to “That dog, those boots, these lungs

  1. I’m smiling! And breathing deeply ❤️ Wendy

    On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 4:27 PM life and breath: outliving lung cancer wrote:

    > linnea11 posted: ” Kumo and I just returned from our second walk today, > during which I was taking my customary long strides and deep, deep breaths. > Two weeks ago this was not possible. My fitness had declined to the point > that it was, frankly, becoming more diffi” >

  2. Out and about! You are a warrior and a pioneer with new drugs to help you and others. So happy for you. And Kumo.

  3. It is and so are you Linnea!❤️✊🏽

  4. Great !👍 : )

  5. Thank you for writing this blog as a window into your life. I’ve been following along for many years, but rarely comment. I lost my dad to lung cancer at 59 (5 years ago). It makes me so happy to hear your encouraging news and I’m rooting for you (along with so many others). Take care!

  6. You are amazing! 💖💕💕

    So happy for you!!!

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