Well this is my first post here, so I’ll give a quick rundown on who I am, my background & my current situation.
My name is Garrett but go by G. I’m 26 & have cystic fibrosis. For those who don’t know, it’s an incurable lung disease. I’ve been into bodybuilding since I was 13 & almost competed when I was 19, but my lung collapsed 3 weeks out from my first show & had to axe the dream of competing. Since that time I’ve been through hell; chest tubes, blood clots, surgeries, 6 blood transfusions…you name it. I should be dead, but here I am, posting on a forum lol.
Over the past month I’ve been extremely consistent with my training & food because my health has allowed me to after quite a long time off. One month back at it & im 14lbs heavier, strength is way up, feeling great overall for the most part. Probably because I started TRT because the CF has wiped out my natural testosterone. A shot every 3 days & I feel like a new man.
Unfortunately, with cf things can be very unpredictable & Tuesday night I felt very short of breath while training & I knew something was up with my lungs…I felt absolutely exhausted but pushed on & got through the workout. Went home, ate, & called it a night, but still felt out of breath all through the evening, needing to use my oxygen tank for the first time in a while. I woke up out of breath & said enough is enough & went to the hospital, Doctor admitted me because I have a lung infection. Shit happens, I guess. I’m not down on myself over it, because this is the healthiest I’ve felt going into a hospitalization. They’re pumping me full of antibiotics, & will be here for the next two weeks, as is customary for a cf patient.
I thought I’d ask about exercising while I’m here, my doctor encourages it, so I figure why not if I can tolerate it?
I can’t do push-ups because I have a port in my chest that’s infusing the antibiotics, & I don’t want to somehow screw that up. That leaves me with crunches, squats, & lunges on top of the head…anything else I could potentially add in there?
I figure I could do 10 sets of 10 or 20 body squats just to get my heart pumping a bit. But I’ve heard great things about this site & forum so I thought I’d ask the higher ups here who know more than I.
I look forward to becoming a regular here, posting & maybe even making a friend or two. Any help on this post will be great