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Nov 15, 2017 08:50AM
hi all and welcome Bert! I gained 25 pounds from chemo because I ate whatever tasted good and sat well in my tummy. It took a long time but have managed to lose the chemo weight plus 15 pounds of old stubborn fat. I'd like to lose 10 more but I'm not watching the scale as much as the fit of my clothes. Just do what you can; all movement counts.
I'm off work today with a cold, courtesy of the guy in seat 17D who coughed and hacked all the way from Detroit to Madison. Ugh! He probably infected everyone on the plane.
tessu, I know you have a sore toe and glad the wound is healing but missed what kind of surgery you had.
Scared, yes it's hard but that instructor needs to know she's not helping people by shaming them in class. Please work up to your capacity, not up to her expectations. I put this link here a lot - Guidelines on Exercise for those with/at-risk for Lymphedema. https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/58/topics/801453?page=1 I will also bump the thread to the top of Active Topics for you. Please check it out. There are links to info for you and your trainers.
Copying an excerpt from the original post: "The first link is for anyone with or at risk of LE who needs some quick guidelines on safe exercise. Even if you only had a single node removed, you are at an increased risk for LE, so a lot of us need to know this information. If you want to start or resume your exercise program, this documents can give you some helpful ideas about exercising safely. Also, we hope that fitness professionals might find this document useful to give to clients who are b/c survivors.
"The second document is designed for exercise professionals like personal trainers, yoga instructors, fitness class teachers, Pilates instructors, etc. It explains Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema, and is designed to help all of them understand LE and what they need to know to provide safe exercise instruction and coaching for those of us with, and at risk for, LE. The idea is that when we start a new fitness class or start working with a personal trainer, we can print out this document and share it with them. That way they'll be aware of our concerns and the extra care we need to take. They'll be better understand why we may avoid certain exercise moves and can give us alternate moves, or why we need to go especially slowly with upper body weight training exercises. It will help them help us."
Wonderland, next year for sure!
KB870, High Five!
7,165.4 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place.
12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-