Category Archives: health & fitness

2016 Chemo Round 2, Day 2

And BOOM, another round is in the books. I hit the rack pretty early last night after a full day of treatment and believe it or not actually got a little rest. I drifted off and on because the steroid decadron had me racing but I quieted myself enough to feel rested. Then bounced up [...]
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2016 Chemo Round 2, Day 1

Well day 1 of round 2 is in the books. It was another very long day and we needed to pause the treatment at one point for about 25 minutes because I developed an alergic reaction to the Rituxan. This exercise is more the rule than the exception with me but after a brief hiatus [...]
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Whatever Normalcy Is

I’m gradually realizing that I really don’t like the side effects associated with my treatment meds. Fatigue and shortness of breath with activity are not exactly conducive to supporting a running and multisport lifestyle. I know the effects from the treatment are temporary. And I’m thankful that they are indeed working. This is evidenced by [...]
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Post Vacation Check In

Greetings!! Don’t take my lack of posting as a bad thing. I was actually on vacation last week and tried to unplug a little bit. I had a great week with just the right balance of all things good. I’m generally feeling good since my initial round of chemo. Some days have been better than others [...]
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Cancer Warrior Episode

I recently sat down with Mel Majoros of The Cancer Warrior blog fame and talked about relapsing, treatment, racing, and the cancer warrior mentality. Give it a listen HERE.
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LLS, TNT, & SSB

I feel like this recent relapse and treatment has further strengthened my relationship with Team in Training and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I don’t know if strengthened is the right word, perhaps validated is or fortified. Whatever the word is… it all feels even more connected. I’ve been symptomatic all year to varying degrees. [...]
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2016 WEGO Health Activists Awards

WEGO is excited to announce the start of the Fifth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards – a program to recognize all of the important people in your online healthy community. Nominate someone now! It is no secret Health Activists work tirelessly, endlessly informing and inspiring so many within their health community. Unfortunately, most of the time [...]
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What a Difference a Run Makes

I can happily say that my mood shifted 180 degrees from yesterday. If you read yesterday’s post, that’s a good thing.  Since one of my treatment drugs (Bendeka) is new to me, I’m still learning what my typical rate of physical and emotional rebound will be. I’m one week post (round 1) treatment and feel [...]
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Funk #9 & All Things Must Pass

I worked out last night. That was a little humbling. The first few minutes were actually pretty demoralizing but I finished the workout on a much more positive and promising note. I felt like the first few minutes were needed to prime the pump and flush out some impurities. Here’s hoping I can keep that [...]
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Round 1 Post Treatment Blood Check

I had my post treatment check in this morning with my oncolodoc. Things are moving in the right direction. My WBC is coming down and the rest of my counts are still at overall safe levels. We know those will dip in the coming months but today they are good. Many lymph nodes are starting [...]
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