Topic: Let's Post our Daily Exercise

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 05:56AM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 05:56AM

Morgan513 wrote:

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


Dx 4/9/2008, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 8, 2013 04:16PM Cocobean wrote:

Badger- thanks for the link on exercise!

Had radiation today and Herceptin...always kinda wipes me out, but the sun was out and it wasn't too cold, so I strapped my 18 month old in the carrier and went for a walk...pretty short, but I figure carry around an extra 20 pounds makes up for the time.
Back to the gym tomorrow, gotta motivate.

Dx 6/18/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, 4/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 7/24/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 9/18/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/18/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/27/2013
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Mar 8, 2013 05:19PM badger wrote:

WWRD?  LOL!  And oh yes, Mary, the hair.  Just threw away my 1970's curling iron last year.  Embarassed  Figured I'd never use it again since I'm keeping my hair short.  Kept the blow dryer tho.

I loved disco, and funk!  Still do.  Music really motivates me to move and it's fun to listen to these old mix tapes.  Unfortunately, I didn't date that disco tape but it's old enough to have had its name changed from "Disco Dancing" to "Disco Classics".  Cool

Walked at noon then a spin around the block when I got home.  7,800 steps = 6.24 km = 3.88 miles for the day.

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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Mar 8, 2013 05:36PM misswim wrote:

Hi girls: Gosh, I have been gone a while.

Lots to catch up on, but I did catch- Happy Birthday Ruth and congrats on your retirement!! And Claire, have a GREAT trip!

I had some funky blood work a few weeks ago at the Onc. My RBC count was really low, like almost chemo low. Had a CT scan and a bone scan within a few days. Nothing. Met with the hematologist who felt that this was NOT cancer related, except in relation to a treatment side effect. However, with my history, they ordered a bone marrow biopsy, which l had on Friday, and will tell you was a WRETCHED experience. I found out Tuesday that there is no cancer in my bone marrow (yippee) but that I do have a rare anemia as a side effect of A/C, called Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Very treatable, but chronic, though not life threatning.  Still, I have felt like CRAP, been in pain, and was not exercising and I did not want to bring anyone down.  So, I have not posted. :(

Then I realized, no one is going to judge you! We've all been through so much, who better to lean on for support? I can imagine the last few weeks might have been much easier! I am glad to say I have been to three days of yoga (my regular, vinyasa classes) and I am going to a yoga workshop from 1-7 tomorrow! Still tired, but gaining each day. See the hematologist on Tuesday to determine treatment. It's IV (new I should have kept the port) and I have to have it in the chemo room (the PTSD is almost too much to handle on that one). Luckily, it is once monthly for 6 months and a filgrastim shot every two weeks. It will likely resolve in that time and the treatment will cease unless I have another episode.

Hope all is well with all. Will try to catch up soon!! xo Missy

Dx 4/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/8/2011 AC + T (Taxol)
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Mar 8, 2013 06:12PM badger wrote:

((Missy)) that does sound wretched, so sorry about your ordeal. 

We're here for you no matter what.  Welcome back!  ((hugs))

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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Mar 8, 2013 07:23PM _Ann_ wrote:

Aww, misswim, that's cruddy that you had to go through that but I'll bet you're relieved to know what's going on.

Hi Cyndi!  I'm not so good with exercise DVD's but I like to just put on music and dance vigorously around the house.  It helps if nobody else is home :-)

50-some minute walk tonight.  I know I'm a lightweight but brrrr! it was chilly.  I think everyone else was hiding indoors tonight.  I hardly saw any other walkers/joggers.  Then did some hoop dancing with my spiffy new hoop.

Finished primary treatment (chemo, lumpectomy, rads) in April 2013. Hormone therapy through 2023. Dx 6/15/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 8, 2013 09:36PM claire_in_seattle wrote:

Collapsing in bed tonight after a week that was over long before I ran out of work.  But got the essentials out the door.  Plus did the minimum of exercise.  I did try on clothes so have a pile to pack for Maui.  Can't believe I leave in 4 days. sorry that you are stuck with ongoing anemia from AC.  That is the pits.

Just had the most delish dinner.  I was going to make fish, but then remembered the special bratwurst I had in the freezer.  From my trip to the Methow Valley where I chatted up the local butcher.  Well........these things are the real deal, plus got some German red cabbage and apples to have with.  Plus peas and some more of the Emmer farro I made a few days ago.  Feast for the gods, and washed down with wine.

I laughted when buying the "rotkraut" as also got some Irish butter as a treat.  I am incorrigible.  But may make some wholemeal soda bread.  Better get moving, but cycling, not skiing this weekend.  Too much work and too many things to do otherwise.

Envy all you ladies in the Northeast.  Major snow is just heaven if you ski.  However, shoveling does the job too.  Just not quite as fun.

Happy weekend......Maui in 4 days.  Off to bed. - 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-
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Mar 9, 2013 12:24AM Momine wrote:

Misswim, how horrible. I am so glad that it is "only" anemia, but what a bitch.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/19/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/12/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/8/2012 Surgery 3/7/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 9, 2013 12:48AM LuvLulu07 wrote:

Aww misswim, your anemia just sucks.  Sorry to hear what you've been going through  ((hugs))  We are here for you! 

Off for a trail run shortly, but disappointed that I've had no exercise the past 2 days  Undecided   My big project is looming larger, so many meetings and issues to take care of right now.   I also teach pilates 2 days a week, but have increased my teaching days the past few weeks to accomodate clients that don't fit into my schedule.  So I'm getting the short end of the stick.  sigh......  

WWRD??   (Love this!!)  

Nov. 2011 NSS BMX direct to implants Tamoxifen, Zoladex Dx 9/27/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2013 05:38AM fmakj wrote:

((Misswim)) - Hope you start feeling better soon!

I have quite a few of Richard Simmons execerise videos (my favorite is "Dance your Pants off", which is kinda Disco-y!).  I also do a video called "The Macarena Workout" which keeps me moving.  I also enjoy the Zumba routines (I use my Wii for these).  And finally, for a full workout, I use the FIRM programs. 

You know over the last few months I have been finding it difficult to stay on track, but have kept up with walking.  The funny thing is that when I know I need the additional workouts (I try for 30 - 60 minutes of activity daily) and I don't 'feel' like it, I also think about Ruth and her handy dandy workout record keeping!   Surprised 

I can only imagine how quickly that little book will fill up each week when she retires!!  Congrats, Ruth!

Mary Louise Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2013 06:38AM ginger48 wrote:

Misswim- sorry to hear about your anemia, but glad you are back with your friends where you will always feel supported! Medical stuff is bad enough without having to go it alone.

Love the WWRD! She is quite the motivator. After our big snowfall this week, it is supposed to warm up a bit so as soon as I locate a clear sidewalk I am going out for a walk.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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