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Forum: Working on Your Fitness —

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-
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Jun 8, 2021 06:47PM edj3 wrote:

Stacy, not a small victory at ALL.

Also, I can only imagine how gross those rooms were with the scraped popcorn stuff all over. EW!

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 8, 2021 10:29PM PAKNC wrote:

I did 35 minutes on my elliptical, per my schedule of aerobics 2x/week, weights 2x/week, plus miscellaneous activity on other days. It was harder to motivate myself today because I was still recovering from a migraine that started in prior days, but I felt up for it by afternoon. I’m to blame for the migraine, ate/drank high sugar foods after golfing in high humidity...

Diagnosed at 56. Did active surveillance in clinical trial + Tamoxifen for 6 months, cryoablation in 02/21 due to DCIS progression. Stopped Tamoxifen, per provider's ok - turned prediabetic, poor responder. Weighing AI options. Dx 3/23/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/29/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 9, 2021 06:15AM edj3 wrote:

Hey PAKNC, this is a blame free zone right here. You had a migraine (which stinks). That's all <3

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 9, 2021 07:59AM ruthbru wrote:

And sometimes you NEED high sugar foods....consequences be damned! (I very often surrender to temptation when it involves food!)



"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 9, 2021 12:19PM ruthbru wrote:

Here's the Wednesday Walking Women

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 9, 2021 01:51PM edj3 wrote:

Looking good!

I had my second personal training session today--I am going to learn a lot. I agreed to dial back to 4 days a week working out over the summer; basically he's going to prove to me that this is the better way. Oh and wow he wants me to eat SO MUCH protein. That will be hard being vegan.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 9, 2021 02:46PM badger wrote:

Drove a friend for a 6AM outpatient surgery appointment (she knows I am an early riser) then walked when I got home. Had my coffee and a shower then went to visit mom. They are on lockdown again, this time stuck in their rooms, because two residents tested positive for COVID. We did a through-the-window visit. There was no shade and no breeze so I only visited for 20 minutes.

Edj, I am not vegan but lean vegetarian and have a number of veg-based cookbooks. The internet is a wonderful thing. Here are some yummy-sounding high-protein vegan recipes: https://www.karissasvegankitchen.com/high-protein-vegan-recipes/

Plus, I'll share a fave of mine.

Baked Stuffed Squash

3 acorn or other squash

½ tsp sea salt

3 Tbsp oil

1½ cup minced onion

1 cup sunflower seeds

¼ tsp each sage, thyme, and marjoram

2 Tbsp soy sauce

½ cup water

3 cups cooked rice OR 5 cups soft bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut squashes in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds* and stringy portion. Brush insides with a bit of oil, sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt, then place in a baking dish with ¼ inch water in the bottom. Set in oven to bake and prepare stuffing as follows: Place a large frying pan on medium heat and add 3 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add onion and stir for a few minutes until translucent. Add sunflower seeds and stir a minute more. Add ¼ tsp salt plus herbs and soy sauce, stir again, and add ½ cup water. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is almost gone. Add rice or bread crumbs and stir a few minutes more, mixing together well. When squashes have baked for 45 minutes-1 hour and are almost tender, fill each with stuffing and bake 10-15 minutes more. Serves four to six.

*Toasted squash or pumpkin seeds. Separate seeds from stringy portions and set out to dry for 1-2 days. Toast by stirring constantly for a few minutes in a lightly-oiled pan on medium-low. Add sea salt or soy sauce to taste. A tasty snack!

© 1979 Natural Recipes, Newton MA

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 9, 2021 06:10PM edj3 wrote:

Thank you!

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 10, 2021 07:11AM badger wrote:

Got out early (5:30 AM) and walked. It's already humid but not hot as the sun wasn't up yet. Really pretty clouds in the sky, sure hope they bring some rain today.

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 10, 2021 02:59PM - edited Jun 10, 2021 03:02PM by TrmTab

yoga at lunchtime, pilates this evening.

My pilates studio is starting a Barre and Bounce class next week...I'm signed up to give it a try...hope I don't bounce off the rebounder!

My time off of exercise classes is two days a week...Friday and Saturday...more driven by lack of classes then any intention on my part.

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 12/16/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/12/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 10, 2021 06:54PM octogirl wrote:

PT today: I did 2.5 miles on the stationary bike and a mile and a half on the treadmill; plus lots of strength and coordination exercises. It may not seem like a lot to some, but for me it felt like real progress. PT worked me hard today and agreed that she is starting to see real progress from me, so yay for that!

Dx 6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/15/2015 Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 10, 2021 09:27PM ruthbru wrote:

Great job, Octo.

Pound this morning, Barre Sculpt & Dance2fit tonight. Steaming hot again with more storms in the forecast tonight. I will be dragging in the potted plants shortly.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 11, 2021 08:29AM badger wrote:

Got out early (6 AM) and walked. No rain yesterday and not a cloud in the sky today. It's going to be another scorcher.

Finishing my second cup of coffee now and need to drag the hose around the house and give the flowers a drink.

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 11, 2021 09:58AM edj3 wrote:

So hot & humid here :( Yesterday was rough, my company did lay offs and a massive reorganization. I was not part of the decision making yet I had to tell my two associate managers that they were demoted (although their salaries were not reduced, thankfully).

I stress ran 4 miles today and silly Garmin says I'm peaking. Guess stress = better performance.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 11, 2021 12:10PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

Oh edj. I have been on both sides of this. Not fun. Kudos for delivering the news yourself.

I had an interesting experience resulting from the economy. I had a problem with my car's AC, a result of the accident and them nicking the compressor gaskets when putting everything back together. My mechanic told me how swamped with work he is, so much so that he doesn't have any slack time in case a repair is more complex than expected.

Of course, this is because prices for new and used cars are sky high and people are holding on to their vehicles. Fascinating dynamic.

I have been doing my boring daily routine and expect to get back on my bicycle over the weekend. Also hoping for the news that I will be able to travel to the UK for my Scotland trip in August. I have a backup plan in case things don't work out.

Need to get to work on a project where I am totallly unmotivated. Thankfully, I got the deadline one in yesterday evening so don't have that pressure. Onwards! - 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)
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Jun 11, 2021 01:41PM ruthbru wrote:

We had more storms last night, complete with trees down & power out (not in my section of town, thankfully, just a bunch of branches to pick up). We will have a more pleasant couple days before the heat returns. I just got done cleaning the house, dog walking this afternoon, and dinner out. DH & I are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary!

Here is a funny story from Wednesday, one of the days that were so brutally hot. DS's GF goes to work at 6am so is done by mid-afternoon. We decided that it would be a good idea to take the dogs swimming at a local marina (which we didn't think would be very busy in the middle of the week). We envisioned putting our lawn chairs in the water and dabbling our toes while the dogs frolicked about catching sticks etc. HAHAHAHA......as soon as the car door opened, 2 dogs escaped without leashes. GG's dog, who usually minds very well, raced down the beach & didn't come back until he felt like it, DS's dalmatian ran over to one of the few cars in the parking lot & tried to bite the feet sticking out of the window (the owner of the feet must have been waiting for someone to show up) & then avoided capture to go bark at someone fishing on the dock (who was NOT amused). The leashed Bruno broke from my grasp, ran right into the water & proceeded to swim after a passing boat (I now know that he is a good swimmer!). The one dog under control was standing up on her hind legs really trying to join the others in their misdeeds. It took us about 10 long minutes to round them all up & that was the end of what would have been an hysterical episode of I Love Lucy (if Lucy & Ethel had dogs).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 11, 2021 03:23PM PAKNC wrote:

I did my light weights routine this morning, and will count my 9 holes of golf yesterday toward some higher intensity exercise because it was cart path only and lots of walking up and down hills ;-).

Diagnosed at 56. Did active surveillance in clinical trial + Tamoxifen for 6 months, cryoablation in 02/21 due to DCIS progression. Stopped Tamoxifen, per provider's ok - turned prediabetic, poor responder. Weighing AI options. Dx 3/23/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/29/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 11, 2021 10:14PM saltmarsh wrote:

Oh, I love everyone's chatty updates!

I don't have much going on over here -- I've been in a slump since Wednesday. I had a PT appointment and I've felt pretty tuckered out ever since. I've done the dog walks, but that's it. Maybe I'll rally tomorrow? If not, I will try to kick myself back into movement on Sunday.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Jun 12, 2021 08:09AM edj3 wrote:

Severe thunderstorms last night, and we lost power for close to 11 hours. I was very glad the cloud cover was so strong as the house didn't get nearly as miserable as it could have.

We're heading out to our Saturday class (my husband agreed to do this and I'm not going to give him any wiggle room for backing out :D)

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 12, 2021 11:17AM badger wrote:

Had a good walk this morning. The humidity is down and there was a nice fresh breeze. The early-morning people (and their dogs) are always cheerful.

Edj, the recipes I have are from vegetarian thinking about plant-centered eating, influenced by Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé. Plant sources often have incomplete proteins or are missing key amino acids. Protein complementation is the most efficient way to get essential amino acids into a vegetarian's diet.

Protein complementation is when you combine two vegetable proteins (legumes and grains for an example) to get all 9 amino acids that are essential for your body. By combining vegetarian protein sources you can ensure that you are getting all 9 amino acids. Protein complementation does not have to be done at the same meal. If you ate beans for lunch and then had some raw almonds for a snack later, you would be adding the methionine that you had missed out on during lunch. Source: https://nutrition.org/protein-complementation/

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 12, 2021 10:23PM ruthbru wrote:

Saltmarsh, walking dogs counts as exercise!

The storms knocked the humidity out of the air so it was a lovely day. I went to Zumba & Pound this morning. We worked out in the yard until late afternoon when some friends came over to check out the new fence. They brought their two dogs so we people had a nice visit while they all played. That fence has already been so great. We've spent more time in the yard in the last few weeks than we have since we had a little kid in the house!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 13, 2021 08:05AM NotAsCalmAsILook wrote:

I’m building my new home gym (my youngest moved out!) and would like to add a treadmill.

Do you have one?
What brand/model?

What do you like/dislike about it?

I’m thinking it’ll be good for those days it is too cold or icky to walk outside. I doubt I’ll be running. Maybe a slow jog.

I want one that:

Folds

Inclines

Is stable

Dx 7/2020, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 13, 2021 08:37AM ruthbru wrote:

Ours is very old, but what I like about it is that it has a built-in fan and TV.

I offered to take the dog (who had gotten up to go to the bathroom) for an early morning walk but he rolled his eyes and jumped back into bed with DH. Since we'll for sure walk later (plus Barre Sculpt), I'm out on my front deck drinking coffee instead.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 13, 2021 09:59AM badger wrote:

Low humidity here, too. Still no rain and none in the forecast all week. So dry! Walked this morning.

NotAsCalm, I have a Horizon T-101 treadmill. My SIL in Houston has one and loves it so I went with her recommendation. I am very happy with this purchase. Pros: it's stable, has controls for speed and incline, was not that expensive, and was fairly easy to assemble. Cons: it's heavy and takes up a lot of room. The hydraulic folding feature is handy for moving or cleaning underneath but it's not compact enough to fit under a bed or behind a door. Here's a link to their website with more info. https://www.horizonfitness.com/horizon-t101-treadmill

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2021 09:15AM badger wrote:

Joined the local hospital's community walking program called Sole Mates. I walk in the mornings so may not join the group walks on Monday evenings, but am doing the 100 miles in 100 days challenge. I get to log my progress and there's a free t-shirt! :-) Walked early and plan to go strawberry picking with DH this morning.

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2021 01:06PM ruthbru wrote:

Watered flowers etc. this morning, went to Pound, came home & weed wacked. Zumba tonight.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2021 01:37PM edj3 wrote:

Weed whacking takes weird muscles, did some on Saturday (until I ran out of string). Yeah it's an odd kind of workout.

I got in a run this morning, VO2 max is up again so that was great! Tomorrow will be an active recovery day, probably yoga as I'm a stick.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 14, 2021 08:14PM Wonderland wrote:

Hi Everyone! I've been walking/a little running/some mowing bc it's been very dry and grass isn't growing much/the weeds are growing unfortunately so been pulling weeds.

Read the posts about seeing wildlife while exercising early in the morning. Here is a link to a video that happened a month or so ago in eastern NC. The people are bringing their elderly cat to the vet and are attacked by a rabid bobcat. The husband has a concealed gun in his shorts and takes after the bobcat. They both were bitten and undergoing the shots. He does kill the bobcat but not on the video.



"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)
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Jun 14, 2021 09:27PM TwoForOneSpecial wrote:

My gym opened! Yay! I work at a College, and the gym has not been available to staff since March 2020 (students have been using it all year). Last week they started to let us sign up for 45 minute blocks, and also added some spinning classes. My plan is 2 spinning and 2 strength training sessions a week, and I feel so much better already! I was so, so sore after lifting for the first time in ages. I have worked out a bit here and there at home, but I am so much more motivated when I can go to the gym. Now if I can just work on breaking my new habit of eating ice cream every single night...

Diagnosis received the day after I turned 50. Happy birthday to me! Dx 8/26/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/21/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 12/3/2020 Whole-breast
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Jun 15, 2021 05:29AM Heidihill wrote:

OMG, that bobcat video, Wonderland! Scary

My back has been bothering me for a while now, although it comes and goes. It probably did not help when I did an extreme leg day last week with a 5 kilo kettlebell. Took it easy on the weekend and yesterday. Today I have a PT appointment.

I have to start going to the gym again. I've lost so much muscle strength since last year. I hear you, Twoforone.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)

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