I too have (same amount ) stents and thought CAD and asthma would be my worries in doing the activities I enjoy. However, it's really my darn nasal allergies that get me down sometimes, since I'm allergic to the wonderful outdoor greenery that I love. Sometimes the sinus pressure even takes me down on a work day (dust and barometric pressure changes). I just got back from camping, which I love more and more each time I get to go. No problems lifting my kayak on to the roof rack or the lengthy hike on an incline to get to the restroom. It was the waking up with a stuffy head and very much wanting to start the day with the fam, but too foggy to do more than drink coffee and space out for a while. This time was a bit easier having taken benadryl before bed, but still needed to have advil when I woke up. I think supplements for the allergies have helped a bit too, but I should have been more consistent with those over the weekend and possibly taken extra before bed. Having my husband drive home the first leg helped too. Someday either the allergy shots will lessen the severity or I will figure out the most effective strategy
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Hi @REI-AlyS ,
I too have been getting to know more of the great outdoorsy places of Long Island. As a kid, I thought all there was were the malls, but have since been lucky to have moved to an area where I get to hike, kayak, and enjoy the beaches. One of my favorite places here (so far- still learning!) is Wertheim Wildlife Refuge. There are trails for a light hike and Carmans river runs through where paddling activities can be enjoyed (there are also spots for fishing). I love to hike and kayak and get to enjoy that so close to home!
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