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May 8, 2018 10:46AM
June- I just learned recently about the rebounding thing from a friend who also has L. She really likes it too. No wonder you have a problem with the L, given the amount of nodes removed friend. Sound like yoga is out for you now too.
There were a lot of things I could not do after cancer for any number of reasons. I found swimming to be one of the best things because I could actually do a longer work out without pain. I had a lot of problems with my feet on the AIs, so longer walks, hikes, working on elliptical at the gym, etc. were all out. Short walks, yoga and swimming all worked for a long time. Exercise helped with my joint stiffness on the meds too.
I started biking again last after I changed the type of bike I ride, so I had something more stable. I was worried about falling off my regular trail bike (osteopenic bones) and got something more stable where I can put my feet right down when I stop. I call it my "old lady bike" (photo below), but love it and ride more often now.
What is best about swimming for me is being able to do longer work outs for fitness and calorie burning. I dropped 20 of my 30 lbs I have lost to date going back to the Olympic pool last year. Swimming allows me to build overall strength, plus I lost a lot of weight ramping up on my swimming last year. I have fallen off lately (some asthma issues that are now better), but working to get back to 3 days a week and started swimming early morning again as of today. We have a great city pool near me that is really cost effective and that gives me 3 different options for swimming each day (early morning, noon time and evening).
It does take time on each side to get ready to get in and out of the pool though. I reduce my time going in by putting my suit on under my clothes, so I am in the water quickly, and then just have to dress after. I swim 60-80 laps when I do work out (which is around a mile-ish at 70). I am thinking of competing in the summer senior Olympics this year, but will have to reg by this month and begin training for it (late July).
I think the important thing about exercise I have always found is that you have to find what works and keep it in your schedule to do regularly. I just find my overall health is better with exercise, my strength and mobility are better too. I sleep better at night as well.
Hope this helps!
9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right
11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)