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Hi, I was diagnosed back in December with bilateral PEs and was on thinners until just last month. Now my doc is willing to try an aspirin regimen and see how that goes.
Prior to developing DVT in my leg, I was a fairly competitive long distance runner and cyclist. Its driving me crazy that I can no longer perform even close to the level I used to be.
My doc tells me I should gain some/most of my lung capacity and threshold back if I'm lucky. My question is, what if anything can I do to try to encourage my lungs to heal? I try to do some kind of workout everyday but its a fraction of what I used to do. Is higher intensity cardio going to help retrain my lungs?
I have people tell me all the time that i should be 'happy I survived' and I shouldn't push it. I'm only in my early 40s and I'm not ready to hang up my running shoes just yet without a fight.
thanks for any info, regards,
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