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old guy's nothing special training log

Post by dead man walking » Sat May 11, 2013 11:22 pm

may 11

resting hr 52

wt 224

am erg 20 mins easy

pm erg 20 mins easy

begin nat cancer inst trial on tues with hormone and chemotherapy, pre-surgery.

hormone knocks down T to put cancer in remission. likely side effects are hot flashes. sounds like i'll be a menopausal woman thru the summer

chemo (docetaxel) is supposed to shrink tumor. i get one infusion of chemo every three weeks for 6 sessions. doc says i'm likely to lose my hair.

the hormone/chemo treatment has been used for later stage prostate cancer. the trial is to see if this regime before surgery, which i will have in the fall, improves survival.

because you guys are paying for my health care (medicare), i figured i do this study for you. a bunch of you are going to end up with prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men after skin cancer, affecting 1 in 6. perhaps this study will result in better care for you when the time comes.

i'm hoping to stay active thru all this and figure a log might help me focus. at the moment, i feel fine. the notion that i have a life-threatening disease doesn't compute.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat May 11, 2013 11:32 pm

Regardless of your prostate, you've got huge balls.

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Post by syaigh » Sat May 11, 2013 11:45 pm

Blaidd Drwg wrote:Regardless of your prostate, you've got huge balls.

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Post by beefheart » Sat May 11, 2013 11:53 pm

Thank You
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Post by Mickey O'neil » Sun May 12, 2013 12:26 am

Thanks, dmw. More power to you, my man.

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Post by Holland Oates » Sun May 12, 2013 3:37 am

Good luck you tough old fucker.

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Post by Crust Bucket » Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 am

Good luck DMW, you'll get thru this!
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Post by dead man walking » Sun May 12, 2013 1:46 pm

Blaidd Drwg wrote:you've got huge balls.
i'm not so sure, but the hormone therapy apparently shrinks 'em. . . temporarily
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Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sun May 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Good Luck DMW
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Post by DrDonkeyLove » Sun May 12, 2013 3:47 pm

Good luck DMW!
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Post by dead man walking » Mon May 13, 2013 2:32 am

i'm grateful for the kind wishes. thanx.

may 12

am-walk/jog 30+ min, finish with a hill. final hr 154/90%

12 kg kbell swings 3 x 15

pm--easy 20 min erg
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Post by baffled » Mon May 13, 2013 4:53 am

Good luck dmw. You're the only lib I like on this board, a boxing fan and I think you're probably a real good dude in real life.

Get healthy quick and try not to sprout boobs with that lack of t.
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Post by dead man walking » Tue May 14, 2013 12:57 am

may 13

boobage is a possibility. if it occurs, i may bless you boys with hot pix on the shelf-shooter thread.

am hr 54

erg- warm up x 12"
brisk 2k, final hr 158 (90+%)

buncha push ups

tomorrow i get my first fill-up of premium
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Post by Fat Cat » Tue May 14, 2013 1:19 am

kick cancer's ass dude
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Post by dead man walking » Wed May 15, 2013 12:32 am

may 14

am hr 52
wt 223

am walk/jog 20 min

mid-day chemo and anti-T shot. nothing remarkable.

pm easy erg 25 min

curl, press 2x10x20lb db

i feel fine at the moment.
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Post by dead man walking » Thu May 16, 2013 12:53 am

may 15

easy erg 40min

bench 3x12 x20 lb db
row 3x12 x 25 db
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Post by dead man walking » Sat May 18, 2013 12:56 am

may 15

took a nap at 7.30. woke up at 7 a.m.

may 16

easy erg 20 min

curl 3x 12 by 20 lb db
press 3 x 10 by 20 lb db
good morning 2 x 10 empty bar
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Post by dead man walking » Fri May 24, 2013 12:21 am

may 23

my mouth tastes like i've been sucking on galvanized nails.

slight fever sat and sun eve. since then, i've been tired at the end of the day, which i've used as an excuse to be lazy

today

easy erg 20 min

2x10 db 20 lbs--curl, press
3x5 goblet squat, 12 kg
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Post by syaigh » Fri May 24, 2013 12:23 am

I've had that metallic thing from a couple of medications. it sucks. Lost a ton of weight. Glad to see you're still alive and kicking.
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Post by dead man walking » Wed May 29, 2013 1:10 am

despite the metallic taste, i'm not losing lots of weight. cheeseburgers still taste good. healthier foods not so much.

noticed today that my hair is starting to fall out.

tonight, erg x 30 min.
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Post by dead man walking » Thu May 30, 2013 12:54 am

29 may

30 mins, again

slightly faster than last night

got a mangy dog thing going with my hair, according to my loving wife.
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Post by johno » Thu May 30, 2013 1:01 am

Hang tough, DMW!!!

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Post by syaigh » Thu May 30, 2013 2:05 am

dead man walking wrote:29 may

30 mins, again

slightly faster than last night

got a mangy dog thing going with my hair, according to my loving wife.
Shave it off and draw in a beard and angry eyebrows with a sharpie. Chicks dig it.

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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Thu May 30, 2013 3:08 am

Good luck DMW and thanks. Don't worry about the hair loss. I've been bald since my early 20s and chicks dig it.
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Post by dead man walking » Thu May 30, 2013 9:14 pm

thanks for all the support guys. truth is, so far the chemo isn't so bad, perhaps things will be different after a few more infusions.

i wouldn't know i had cancer if the biopsy hadn't revealed it. i've got to be one of the healthiest cancer patients in the world. so no complaints.

today i did a stress test (vo2 max) as part of another study the docs invited me to join. this one is easy. the purpose is to determine whether exercise reduces blood clotting among chemo patients. all i've got to do is get the initial text, do approx 40 min of exercise 3xweek, and do a final test. how hard is that? when i heard about the free testing, i jumped on it.

today was a treadmill test.
pace and elevation increase every 2 mins. (i think just pace, not elevation on my final interval.)
i lasted 12 min
final hr 162. i've seen 165 on the erg in the last year or so.
according to their data, it was successful test, that is, it was a "max" effort.
i was "anaerobic" for about 2 1/2 minutes. that doesn't seem that long to me, but anaerobic seems a vague term. i could see on the graph that "anaerobic" is the point where the value of co2 i was blowing out went higher than oxygen i was taking in. so not a sustainable state. i think i could have gutted out another 30 seconds if a gun were at my head. but there was no gun.
my fitness is 120% of the typical 67 year old. not sure that's a particularly high bar.
vo2 max was 35 ml/kg (i think), which is nothing special. i could change that number a bunch by dropping 20 lbs.

next test in about 12 weeks. naturally, i want to improve. i will be curious to see how this motivation holds, particularly as treatment continues.

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