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      CAS1

      i am in the same position..At the time of my DX with advance stage lung cancer i was a regular runner. When I did my lung tests I was off the charts good for someone my age.Then chemo/ 7 weeks radiation. Surgery removal of the top portion of my left lung and 18 center Lymph nodes two of which were melted from the radiation and it caused some bits of lung on the right to be effected and more chemo..The radiation damaged continued for me for about 6 months.

      I want to try and run again too..I can go for a very long time on my tread mill but outside is another story..In a short time I am out of breath..I have an article in front of my tread mill that says that new air sacks can come back to some lung tissue.

      Push yourself..I want to go back and get my lung function tested again ..I am feeling the need for speed..not sure i can get it but its in my mind too.

      almost 6 years ago
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      MaryTD777

      I personally can't help you but I have read of many people who work their way back up to marathons and have actually met two. I also know a gent who rides his bike all over including up Basically, start from the beginning.
      Congrats on feeling well enough to even ask about it!!

      almost 6 years ago
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      ghorselady

      Meyati is so right about having a spotter. I don't have lung cancer, but had a hysterectomy with a full incision. It's been almost 6 months. I used to walk 4 15 minute miles a day. I'm now up to two 18 minute miles. But the other day I slowed down and tried 3. I had to stop and hang on to a street sign. A passing motorist actually offered me a ride. I made it home very slowly, being stubborn. I probably should have taken the ride. It was scary. Be careful.

      almost 6 years ago
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