Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb. 15


Feb. 15
Originally uploaded by Cancer Boy
Oh, I totally forgot to make a post yesterday. I had a pretty go-go-go day, and then just passed out before midnight, and slept a good 10 hours. I can't remember the last time I did that.

I had my fitness assessment at the gym, yesterday. I learned a bunch of things about myself. Some rather positive... Some on the disturbing end. For example, I have 27lbs of fat on me. Although that's within the normal range, that just kinda weirds me out... Can't help but feel as though I've been dipped in lard. However, I have 62lbs of lean mass. I... uh... Guess that's good?

Then there was the truly depressing stuff. I've become painfully aware of the fact that I cannot for the life of me bend over to touch my toes. It feels as though the tendons in my legs are going to snap and shoot out the back of my knees. That, and apparently, my oxygen intake is in the "lowest of the low" range (33 ml/kg/min, average is 45 ml/kg/min). I'll try not to despair about my poor cardiovascular health, and blame it on the doxorubicin.

I just find it funny that I'd have poor cardio, when to this day I can do an hour on an exercise bike and only minimally want to die.

Come onnnn, less than three months!

7 comments:

Wendy said...

I think it's awesome that you'll be done chemo in the spring, that's the perfect time to have a fresh start and feel like life is wonderful, with the sun shining and the smell of grass and flowers in the air.

M said...

As for touching your toes, I can relate to that... I remember my PE teacher telling me to put my hands on the ground and straighten my legs. AH AH AH AH! I get as far as my knees and that's about it...

Ally said...

As for touching your toes, I can relate to that... I remember my PE teacher telling me to put my hands on the ground and straighten my legs. AH AH AH AH! I get as far as my knees and that's about it...

Anonymous said...

"Hello, I'm Kate. I'm a yoga instructor, and I can't touch my toes."
How I start every new class.

Armand said...

Wendy: Any day is a great day for a fresh start. You're right, though... Now the trick is getting there.

Ally: I'm told there's much I can do, in the way of stretching. Figures that's the part I hate doing the most. Funny part, though, is that I'm actually borderline dangerously hyper-flexible everywhere else, save for the tendons in my legs.

Kate: Haha, great to hear the bastards ain't dragging you down just yet.

Gazelle said...
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Gazelle said...

Of all the drugs I took during 6 months of R-CHOP, doxorubicin is the only one whose name makes me wrench.