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Re: Just wondering

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From: Becca


The question is mute frankly. There is no way any decent sky diving school would allow you to skydive when you have VV.

Changes in altitude can bring on an attack. You would not be able to avert one in the air and if you had an attack before pulling the cord you would die. In fact you would also probably die if you had an attack after pulling the cord.

What if you don't have an attack but doing this renders your condition much worse and after you can barely function at all - would it be worth it? You are lucky to be able to function as much as you can right now. By all means make the most of it, but it isn't worth endagering your life by trying something extreme. I know where you are coming from with wanting to make the 'most of life' - extreme sports are not the way to do that.


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