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    gymdad150
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    So, file this one under #IshouldhavestayedataHolidayInnExpresslastnight

    The results of the blood panels showed nothing out of the ordinary, especially given my situation.

    On one hand, that's wonderful news, nothing else going on that I should be concerned with.

    On the other hand, it means I'm simply old, under a lot of stress, and the cancer thang took more out of me than I thought.

    Sucks to be in this condition, but it beats the alternative I suppose.

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  • gymdad150
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    Rejoice, my gym opens Monday!!!

    In the meantime, I'm still doing the best I can given the fatigue issue.

    Still lots of walking and performing the pull up/chin up/dip/plank circuit during the walks.

    Blood test results are in, I'm just waiting to have them read. I think the issue is anemia, but then again, I'm not a doc.

    My hands are so not ready for Deadlifts. I have no calluses...zero...zilche...nada.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Seems like you're in good hands. This site is such a great resource.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    Maybe you have high standards, since you're normally capable of so much more. I don't think there are many people in their 60s going out for 7 mile walks topped off with chins and dips!
    I do have unrealistic expectations at times

    The results just posted to the hospital website, it will be another day before Austin sees them. There are a couple of outliers on the red blood cell count, and the lymphocytes that could explain things, but I'll say no more until the experts have their way with the numbers.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    I'm still fatiguing extremely quickly these days,
    Maybe you have high standards, since you're normally capable of so much more. I don't think there are many people in their 60s going out for 7 mile walks topped off with chins and dips!

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post



    What fantastic news!! Anne and I are beyond happy for you. What a weight off your shoulders that must be. Now we have to get ready for the 2021 Raw Nationals!
    Thanks Tim.

    The road to 2021 will be a long one I fear, but that's the path I've accepted.

    Not much to report, lot's of walking. I got in about 7 miles today, along with some chin ups/pull ups/dips at a parkour station in the park where I walk. Some enterprising folks tore down the snow fence that blocked it off during the Whu Flu, so I ducked in to get a few mediocre sets in. Of course the 5-0 drove by and gave me the stink eye, but nothing more than that.

    I'm still fatiguing extremely quickly these days, so I had the folks who handled my cancer treatments dial up some blood tests to see what's going on: complete blood panel, metabolic panel, and testosterone panel. They should be in by Monday, and I'll have Austin and the team at Roswell evaluate the numbers.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Post Treatment PSA test results are back...drum-roll please...

    0.77

    I get to lift for a few more years !!!


    What fantastic news!! Anne and I are beyond happy for you. What a weight off your shoulders that must be. Now we have to get ready for the 2021 Raw Nationals!

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  • gymdad150
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    Non Lifting related...

    Post Treatment PSA test results are back...drum-roll please...

    0.77

    I get to lift for a few more years !!!

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Anyway, I have no house arrest lifting to log...because I moved into a new apartment over the weekend. I'm finally unpacked and somewhat squared away.
    I averaged about 8k steps and 20 floors climbed Saturday and Sunday. Everything hurts, especially my Achilles tendons, and spinal erectors.
    That's a lot of steps. I think I'd be hurting too. I'm still adjusting to the "dreadmill." Strangely enough my ankles seem to be the weak link!

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  • HansAndFranz
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post

    Those high-rep sets aren't easy. I've been doing a lot of them on the hypertrophy template that I'm following and am finding them very challenging. And it's probably just a matter of time before your walks start to feel easier.

    I'm in phase 2 of the beginner prescription and by far the hardest thing for me, in terms of interset recovery as well as realizing my "theoretical" strength, was the 10 rep squat sets.

    I was confident I would rapidly progress at them but I didn't really. My pacing got a lot better which made them less aerobically taxing but the weight on the bar wasn't going up after the first two weeks or so.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post

    Those high-rep sets aren't easy. I've been doing a lot of them on the hypertrophy template that I'm following and am finding them very challenging. And it's probably just a matter of time before your walks start to feel easier.
    Boy Tim, I sure hope so.

    Anyway, I have no house arrest lifting to log...because I moved into a new apartment over the weekend. I'm finally unpacked and somewhat squared away.
    I averaged about 8k steps and 20 floors climbed Saturday and Sunday. Everything hurts, especially my Achilles tendons, and spinal erectors.

    Today I walked the neighborhood. I hope to get a lift in tomorrow.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    I feel like everything is backsliding. These light weight sessions are killing me at the moment. And walking 2-4 miles isn't getting any easier.
    Those high-rep sets aren't easy. I've been doing a lot of them on the hypertrophy template that I'm following and am finding them very challenging. And it's probably just a matter of time before your walks start to feel easier.

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  • gymdad150
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    5/26/20

    Livin' in the 'rona times reps/sets

    Squats - 70lbs 10*5
    Single Leg from a kneeling position - 35lbs 5*5
    Preacher Curls - 35lbs 10*5

    Cardio - 2.5 mile walk...in bloody 90+ degree heat

    I feel like everything is backsliding. These light weight sessions are killing me at the moment. And walking 2-4 miles isn't getting any easier.

    Maybe all the accumulated stressors over the past 6 months are catching up with me?!?

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  • gymdad150
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    5/24/20

    Livin' in the 'rona times reps/sets

    Tempo Floor Press - 70lbs 10*5, 1-1-5
    Tempo Row - 70lbs 10*5, 1-1-5
    Step Ups - 70lbs 10*5

    Cardio - walked 5.5 miles earlier in the day...I'm sooooo tired.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    That doesn't sound very pleasant at all.
    It has it's charms.

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