We are 215,398 members in 81 forums discussing 153,221 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: Let's Post our Daily Exercise

Forum: Fitness and Getting Back in Shape — Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 08:56AM

Morgan513 wrote:

I'm doing the Firm Cardio Step mix and will walk the dog for a mile later today.

Lorrie 

Dx 4/9/2008, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Page 1240 of 1,243 (37,272 results)

Posts 37171 - 37200 (37,272 total)

Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2019 03:17PM jo6359 wrote:

trmtab-that's great. I didn't have reconstruction. Reconstruction seems to be a much more complex process then a BMX. I'm glad you're doing so well.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2019 03:56PM Falconer wrote:

Yoga tonight

Strong is the new strong. Dx at 45. Onco 16. Monthly Lupron shots Nov. 2016-December 2017 Dx 7/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2016, DCIS, Left, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/29/2017 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2019 03:58PM Wonderland wrote:

Walked/ran in the wind today. On to a meeting in a little bit.


"Put on your coat. It's easier to stay warm than it is to get warm." George the Llama Man Dx 11/2006, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2006 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/2/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2007 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/9/2009 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2019 06:44PM jo6359 wrote:

I climb 28th flights of stairs today after my ophthalmologist appointment. He cleared me for night driving. Within 30 minutes upon completing the stair climb my right leg started shaking uncontrollably. I had to pull off the expressway and let my muscles relax. I was expecting the muscle reaction. I decided not to run tonight and to take it easy. It's time to listen to my body.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 10, 2019 03:19PM MickeyB17 wrote:

Sounds like you did the right thing, Jo!

Walked yesterday with DD who will soon be moving to Baltimore - boy will I miss her! Very glad she has gotten a job as she just finished up her MPH in December. She'll be working on a team which develops international maternal and infant health programs at a John Hopkins affiliate. Very proud of her - happy/sad she'll be moving away.

Today went to a muscle mix class - will be sore tomorrow, I'm sure.

Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/22/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 6/22/2017 Radiation Therapy 8/1/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2017
Log in to post a reply

Jan 10, 2019 08:18PM jo6359 wrote:

mickey- congratulations on your DD's new job. Yeah it's sad she's moving away but at least it's for a good job opportunity. How far away will she be from where you live?

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 10, 2019 11:00PM ruthbru wrote:

Zumba & Yoga for me

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 10, 2019 11:03PM jo6359 wrote:

ruth you are so impressive. You don't let bad weather slow you down. That's incredible.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 10, 2019 11:22PM - edited Jan 10, 2019 11:28PM by ruthbru

The weather was pretty good today. Cold, but sunny and no wind. I had a long, eat-too-much lunch with a friend this noon so went over and took the puppies for a brisk 25 minute walk (after which we all had a little snooze!).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 12:58AM Caiti2067 wrote:

I took a 5 mile, 1.75 hour walk/hike in hilly mixed redwoods/oaks/meadows park, 60 degree sunny day with beautiful greenery from recent rains. I am now in much better shape than before my diagnosis.

I walked/hiked and occasionally swam in the recent months before I found out I had cancer, but a few times a week at most and now it's almost every day. I am taking a leave from work and it makes all the difference, having that time. I even dragged my 16 yo son w/ me on a similar hike a few days earlier. I'm 3 1/2 weeks post Bilateral Mastectomy, so no swimming yet plus it's cold. I'm starting Chemo next week or the week after, so I'm anticipating a decline in my stamina but I feel like being as fit as I can before starting will help with tolerating it. I hope it helps, feeling nervous and scared about it. I've been liking listening to audiobooks while I exercise, today was listening to Valter Longo's Longevity book. I'm wondering about how much activity is doable while doing his fasting mimicking diet, which I'm thinking of trying.

I've been reading this forum, but haven't posted before, it's a wonderful resource.

Diagnosed at 51 in routine mammogram. Have (had) extremely dense breast tissue. Oncologist said a lot of other stuff was in there (DCIS, Cysts, + a few other things) so glad I had BMX Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/17/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 01:09AM jo6359 wrote:

caiti-keep up the good work. I was in excellent shape prior to having my BMX and chemo / radiation. I believe being physically fit helped me in dealing with the side effects from chemo. I pushed myself almost every single day to run or power walk. It can be done. Chemo is doable. And you're off to a great start

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 02:06AM Caiti2067 wrote:

Thank you Jo, there is a big incentive (from reading about recurrence statistics and exercise) but also I feel much better. Im glad to know it has helped you through the experience and am hopefull hearing that you could keep it up during chemotreatment.

Diagnosed at 51 in routine mammogram. Have (had) extremely dense breast tissue. Oncologist said a lot of other stuff was in there (DCIS, Cysts, + a few other things) so glad I had BMX Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/17/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 09:50AM Heidihill wrote:

Karen, have you tried melatonin? Even 1 mg helps me. I take it once in a while in the summer. Six drops of Benadryl (or it's equivalent here) puts me out. That's about a quarter of the adult dose. But since I started on tamix I don't take it much (contraindicated).

Ruth, the walking women have turned into treadmill rats! Lol.

I start today with craniosacral therapy for my ailments in the butt and the neck. The term is right on the money.

I joined the university gym with DD. I saw Body Balance on their schedule plus lots of yoga.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 10:55AM karen1956 wrote:

Heidi - I take Ambien and it works for 4 hours!! I've had horrid insomnia since Dx and Tx but it improved for a few years, but its rearing its ugly head again. Ironic thing is DH and I almost wake up at the same time. This morning I woke up at 3 and finally at 3:15 took a Xana and was able to fall back to sleep till 6. I can't take antihistamines - last time I did (Zyrtec) I had heart palpitations. Melatonin made me too groggy in the morning.

Snowing here in Denver. Right now its pretty light, but I'm sure its enough to mess with the roads. Grocery store an TJs to get flowers, then cleaning and cooking for Shabbat. Its almost 9am and I haven't done anything productive yet, (except the computer0, so I best get busy.

Stay warm.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 12:16PM jo6359 wrote:

Running 5k tonight and practice stair climbing 32 flights tomorrow. beautiful sunny day 78 degrees

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 04:29PM 2FUN wrote:

walked a mile (probably less) beautiful day, sunny ( we never have sun in winter) and it was 12F!!! I could not believe how cold I was!

DS goes back to school tomorrow. Boohoo.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Hormonal Therapy Surgery
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 05:48PM jo6359 wrote:

2Fun-12F and beautiful? You are dedicated to your exercise program. If I was in 12 degree weather I probably would hibernate for the winter.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2019 10:36PM - edited Jan 11, 2019 10:37PM by ruthbru

Welcome Caiti! Exercise definitely helps one get through treatment better (both mentally and physically), and having that base of fitness, for sure, helps you bounce back more quickly when you're done. As far as chemo goes, my advice is to plan to keep to as normal schedule as possible and then adjust as needed. Some people sail through, and some are really knocked out by it (in a way it's like pregnancy; you might have two people of equal fitness who are pregnant at the same time; one might be running a half marathon two weeks before giving birth, and the next might be on bed rest the whole time). Whatever happens, it's for a limited period of time, which is very helpful to remember. I kept a pretty normal schedule; but hired a cleaning lady, bought a bunch of frozen pizza etc. for the family, said 'no' to anything I didn't really want to do, and accepted all offers of help!

I had an odd kind of day. I went to a memorial service in the morning, then straight from the church to the school where I subbed the rest of the day, then home, where I had time to do 40 minutes on the treadmill before we were off to watch two high school basketball games. I would reflect on it all but I'm too tired right now!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 08:49AM ruthbru wrote:

Karen, I just had a thought: make sure you are getting the time release Ambien (I took prescription sleep aides for a long time after diagnosis), otherwise it does wear off. Also, if Ambien doesn't work that great anymore: you could try a whole different aide, like Lunesta,

I'm going to Step It Up & Dance at 9:00 and then am off for a busy day.

Happy Weekend!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 10:29AM TwoHobbies wrote:

Caiti, I actually full-on fasted during chemo after I studied up on Longo’s research. I had to work my way up because it was quite difficult the first time but got easier. I havent tried the fast mimicking diet. I believe that came about a little after I did chemo. Exercising and fasting and chemo seems impossible to me, at least. Chemo completely wiped me out. If I were to try it, I would start with exercise after the fasting period.

We used to build igloos in the pile of snow at the end of the drive after a big snow. It could hold my young son and the dog! I would love to build a real igloo.

I have been doing smaller amounts of exercise this week- concentrating on short walks and more weights and did a little youtube Pilates. I am working on losing my holiday weight gain. Lost 2.6 lbs in the last couple weeks. One more to go. It is easier for me to control my eating when my exercise is less aerobic. Plus it has turned back to winter temps and boy I was spoiled because I dont want to go out in it now.

I am also in the camp of wanting to exercise my way into my senior years. It makes me feel younger, and of course, BC is a great motivator. I have an image of a woman I saw in a restaurant with her twenty something grandkids- fit, wearing a down vest and hiking boots, silver hair in a ballet bun. She was talking about yoga and her walks. That is what I want to be.


Round 1 -bmx, tug flap reconstruction, tamoxifen. Local Recurrence-excision, TCx4, radiation, Zoladex, Anastrazole. Dx 2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/25/2013, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 02:23PM JaBoo wrote:

went skiing with DH and the kids. finished my 10000 steps afterwards, since the fitbit doesn't count skiing 😀

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/15/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 9/12/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 08:34PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

I know exactly what you mean Jaboo! Don't have a Fitbit, but my smartphone tracker tells me that I did 5 and not 8 miles today. 

Feel amazing. The last time I went was Christmas Day where conditions were "Cascade Cement" and I was coming down with a cold and fever. Talk about a confidence drain!!! I was wondering if I would ever ski the intermediate trails again. I needn't have worried.

I did have to relearn the best way to snowplow on these skis....new as of late last winter. By the third downhill, I totally had my groove back.

Tomorrow, it's back on my bicycle (it's warm in the Lowlands) as I just realized this morning that the Tunnel Ride is in 3 weeks. Something tells me that a spot of training might be in order.

Now, to sign up for the Seattle-to-Portland. Hoping I get a deal through my health system. Now THAT will make sure I get my sorry hide out there and exercised! This will make my 13th in a row. - Claire 

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 09:43PM jo6359 wrote:

I thought we were climbing 38 flights of stairs today but they limited us to 32 flights. No issues. I guess climbing 28 flights earlier in the week helped me. Tomorrow I'm running a 5k. I worked 8 hours today after my stair climbing. Tonight I'm cooking for a friend who's been ill. I'm really struggling because I'm cooking foods I'm not familiar; chicken souse, mac and cheese and collard greens with smoked turkey wings. I can rock the homemade mac and cheese . Even though I'm a vegetarian I can cook meat. My problem is I'm not familiar with the other dishes. I'm checking out Food Network and calling my friends. Hopefully everything will turn out okay. I'm going over tomorrow to visit with her and take her little dog Bella to visit with her. She isn't strong enough to take care of her dog yet.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 09:52PM TwoHobbies wrote:

We had some snow today so I decided to shovel the old fashioned way for my exercise rather than start up the snowblower. 40 minutes of shovel and sculpt and then cleaned house. Tomorrow I am going to start to Kon-Mari again. It is time to tackle clothes and paperwork again. I have bunches of clothes that do not spark joy anymore.


Round 1 -bmx, tug flap reconstruction, tamoxifen. Local Recurrence-excision, TCx4, radiation, Zoladex, Anastrazole. Dx 2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/25/2013, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 12, 2019 09:56PM jo6359 wrote:

twohobbies- what is Kon-Mari? If I had to shovel snow I wouldn't move for a month

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 13, 2019 05:36AM Heidihill wrote:

Two days of shovelling snow followed by Zumba.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 13, 2019 09:09AM MickeyB17 wrote:

Jo - if DD gets job (which is almost certain) she will move to Baltimore and we live 30 miles west of Boston, so it will be a hike. She spent a year in Australia and we Skyped every week which worked pretty well but that was while she was in college and we knew she'd be coming back. This time I doubt she'll return to MA again - she's in global health so off she goes.

Ran 3.5 miles yesterday and started out at 17 degrees, however, there was no wind and there was bright sun, so it was not as cold as you think.

Today - football - Rivers and Brady and 1st woman ref, should be a good game.

Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/22/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 6/22/2017 Radiation Therapy 8/1/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2017
Log in to post a reply

Jan 13, 2019 09:55AM JaBoo wrote:

A week of snow shoveling, igloo building followed by skiing during the weekend... Walking of course, every day. Winter is fantastic, so much exercise and so wonderfull. It's a pity my BMX is next week. DH will get all the shoveling for himself

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/15/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 9/12/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 13, 2019 12:05PM LilacBlue wrote:

Pilates this morning and filed taxes online this afternoon.

Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It's what I've never seen before that I recognise. - Diane Arbus Dx 4/13/2012, DCIS/IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction
Log in to post a reply

Jan 13, 2019 12:05PM - edited Jan 13, 2019 12:06PM by LilacBlue

This Post was deleted by LilacBlue.
Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It's what I've never seen before that I recognise. - Diane Arbus Dx 4/13/2012, DCIS/IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction

Page 1240 of 1,243 (37,272 results)