one more chemo down......one more to go......on the downhill slide........Have had more energy...red blood cell count didn't go up....but it didn't go down....so that actually is a victory. DR. asked how I'm doing,, told him I have less endurance when running my5-6 miles runs, but that I schedule my chemo's on Wednesday so I can go to a one hour spinning class before chemo, then lift weights. He said in other words I'm doing fantastic.
He said that I am maintaining my fitness level while going through the roughest chemo, and that is great. I actually reminded him that I'm actually not maintaining because my max VO2 is not as high as it used to be, but am doing what I can.....He looked up from writting his notes, smiled, shook his head and reminded me that I am going through chemo, and haven't missed a workout, that maybe I might want to give myself a little break. that my red blood cells are lowand I'm still maintaining. He has decided that if we don't kill the cancer with the drugs that I'm going to run the cancer out of my body with my workouts......just wants me to be sure I don't run my body too hard, I will continue being "conservative" when I need to.
We talked about nutrition as well...he agrees it's vital...wishes more people would follow good habits.
Talked with him about a probable interview I will end up havinf in the American College of Sports Medicine Journal (will keep you informed). HE really wants me to add that women just like me need to be made very aware that even if they do EVERYTHING RIGHT that this doesn't give them the "gold pass" that they won't get cancer...specifically breast cancer.....he has Basically just being female is a big risk factor....so women who are fit and healthy just simply can't ignore it they have to be proactive, and if they are positive for cancer, they are miles ahead of the game because they are strong, fit, healthy and ready to fight it....