Hi, I’m Joe Hidayat and welcome to Fitness ‘N Weight Loss!
I am an Indonesian blogger who has a great interest in health and weight loss.
When I was diagnosed with Emphysema in 2018, at that time I felt my life was completely breaking down. The acceptance portion was very hard and for quite a few years I denied that I had anything wrong with me. As the years went on, I found it more and more difficult to accept and function in what is normally known as reality.
Once again, as I progressed and my symptoms became worse, I find it harder and harder to accept and react to normal things in an appropriate manner. So, in 2020, I decided to see a pulmonologist. After a formal diagnosis and suggestions for medication, I started to see improvement in my symptoms. Although I am on medication, I still have many things that affect me.
After more than 5 years of living with this horrible disease, I’ve realized I’m tougher than I thought I was and I also realized that I have the ability to bounce back from emphysema symptoms.
I attempted to make a complete change in my life. I started to exercise and take my medications to reduce my symptoms. I also tried to find and study various reliable health articles on the internet, and share the knowledge I get on this blog.
I have started being grateful about my health and realized it’s importance. I enjoy my life as much as I can and do not think much about my disease. I am optimistic towards life and still hope one day I will again be fit as I used to be. I will be able to achieve whatever I want to.
To all those who are dealing with Emphysema or some other chronic condition, I will only say hang in there guys. Don’t lose hope. Do whatever you can to be normal. Exercise, meditate, eat healthy foods, and most importantly be positive. There is a way out. Hope we will get it.