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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of us that aren't into the muscle man/work out at the gym thing, I thought I would offer an alternative thread where you can post what you enjoyed during the day instead, including diet if you want to say, or what you took.  Just for fun, we all have our own ways of dealing with PC, no one is all right, and no one is all wrong.
 
I will start out:
 
Hmm, woke up at 10 this morning.  Ate a bagel with cheddar cheese melted.  Raced out the door, well, actually walked slowly because of snow/ice lingering.  Drove 15 miles to downtown for a meeting with the IRS  (Now that really counts for stress).
While driving, I thought how hard it would be to walk that far, so that made me tired.  Should count as exercise.
 
Had lunch out, Manderin Orange Chicken Salad, and a big chocolate chip cookie, and Lemon Pellegrino
 
Came home at 4, walked to mailbox, could have driven, so that did count as exercise.
 
Ate 2 Corn Dogs and some potato chips for dinner.  Thinking about unloading dishwasher, thanful wife already vacuumed house  (usually my job).
 
Chilling out on couch, I mean, meditating at peace with the world.
 
Now was that a meaningful day or not?  Tell me about yours.  No dieting, supplements, or exercise required.
 
David

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Casey59
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Here's a HW quote from the past which has legs...

Worried Guy said...
"Hey I have ED, just finished breakfast and have already changed my pee pad twice.  What should I do?"
 

142
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok,
Today I walked for an hour at 27 degrees, so that has to make it more "valuable" (the distance varies, but usually 2 miles a day). A few push-ups (don't count them, just keep going until I don't come back up off the floor).
 
Then a day teaching at work.
 
Nothing exciting.

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
But, 142, that was your unique day none the less
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Piano
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I watched tennis on TV turn

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Tennis is tiring too, so if you watched at least an hour of tennis on tv, I would count that as a 2 hour work out at the gym. You dont get as many points for watching Golf.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Casey
You love that quote don't you. ;-)

Since I am on a catheter after my sling surgery and subsequent blockage, I have not had to change a pee pad in two days! Lucky me.

I have been told by the doc, and several of the guys here who have been through it, to not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds and to not reach for anything. What the ?! I can't even bend over to put wood in my stove.

Fortunately, my wife is getting a lot of exercise bringing in the 100 pounds per day it takes to keep the home fires burning. I think she will appreciate me more when I'm through with this mess.

While I was holding the couch down my neighbor took care of my driveway. We had about a foot of snow.

I did take D and E vitamins and had 4 cups of green tea so the day was not a complete waste.
Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Worried Jeff,

You just thinking about lifting the firewood counts in my system for exercise, sounds like you got a good work out.

Thinking about clearing the driveway is a good points maker too. You have had quite the day.

All kidding aside, the first 2 months after my most recent surgery, was on a 5 lbs weight limit. I am now on a 10 lbs limit, that should be should be lifted when I see my dr. at the end of Feb.

Sorry you are on a cath, I still have nightmares after my 21 caths, but least you are getting a break from your old world of leaking.

Good luck to you.

David
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

geezer99
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   Posted 1/13/2011 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Reading while lying in bed, the cat climbs on my chest. Heart stoppage. 120 lb lift to remove her.
Lift 15 lb bag of chips from cupboard Lighten bag by 3lbs.
Lying on couch with wife while writing to Healing Well Infinite

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
geezer, what a guy, that was quite the grueling work out for you too, proud of you.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Sleepless09
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   Posted 1/13/2011 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had an olympic training day.

Getting out of bed this morning was a battle of mind over matter last seen on earth when Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile.

It was so exhausting that after stumbling back to bed, following a much needed, and wake up motivating, bathroom visit, I dozed off until my wife brought me black coffee in bed. This was not a whimpy light tea cup of coffee. Oh no. This was a thick Scottish blue thistle mug of exceptional size and weight filled with coffee weighing in a 64 pounds per cubic foot.

Next came vigorous arm building calisthenics as first, a thyroid pill, then an allopurinol pill and finally a quarter asprin were hefted to the mouth and swallowed. Finally a senior's vitamin of a size surely intended for horses, not humans, was similarly sent to it's glory.

With heart rate soaring, and muscles burning, I headed for a hot shower. The things accomplished in that shower would amaze you, if I had time to recite. The shampooing alone must have burned two calories.

It was time now for weights! Oh yes. Real weights. I have a doctor's scale and the first weight gets moved up from the 100 mark where my wife has left it to the 150 pound mark. Pressing 150 pounds from left, to right, is no easy feat. Then, the second weight has to be jockeyed ever so carefully to somewhere between 25 and 26 pounds.

By now I'm ready for breakfast: bacon, eggs, toast, jam, sausage links, the works. However, my wife, understandably fearful that I might overdo my morning exercises, skips the full breakfast and, as always, brings to the bedroom one poached egg and a fresh pot of coffee. I am secretly grateful that I only have to deal with one egg and fall back on the bed to consume it. With the coffee exercise of lift, tilt, sip, put down, lift, tilt, sip, put down, I also read two morning papers.

I'd tell you more, but I know you couch potatoes are already green with envy. Suffice to say that the rest of the day is equally strenuous and concluded not an hour ago with the hoisting of the rum bottle exercise in which I introduce several ounces of amber rum to Coke Cola and flex hand muscles with a quarter lime squeeze.

As one frog said to another: "Life is fun when you're having flies!"

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/14/2011 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
How I spent my last two weeks.
 
TV set died.
Bought a new one from Wally World....Not the one I wanted cause I couldn't afford it.
 
New TV is defective.
 
Original TV is part of one day sale at Amazon - $250 discount - no sales tax - no shipping fee.... So I bought it before returning the defective one. Sweat a few bullits in case WW doesn't do full refund. Really Really can't afford two 42" TV's.
 
Go to Wally World for refund last night. Lady behind counter says she called some one from electronics to come assist me... Guy comes up and inspects the box and leaves....
 
I stand around for 30 minutes waiting for him to come back.. To make a long story short. He wasn't coming back. I just needed to see the lady to do the refund...Took 2 minutes.
 
So standing around for thirty minutes was my work out for the week.

Ger42
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   Posted 1/14/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I've gained 20 lbs since the surgery in October. Too much eating and no activity other than walking the dogs. Doc said just walk nothing else for 3 months.
Wednesday I have an appt with a personal trainer and I start on my campaign to lose the 20 lbs and gain some strength back.
Age 68 weight 185 height 6'
Samples taken 4/19/2010 sent to Bostwick
3 out of 12 samples cancer
1) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
2) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
3) gleason score 3+3 involving 10%
PSA 3.5 Mar 19
PSA 2.5 Apr 4
Bone scan clean CT scan clean
Da Vinci 10/12/2010 DR Paul Kahn all nerves spared
Home 10/19/20
Cath out 10/22/2010
Prostate 56 gm. Gleason grade 3+4 = 7
2 MO PSA 0.0

compiler
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
David:
 
Great great post. Excellent satire.
 
You are obviously taking some supplement to raise the level of your sense of humor.
 
I did some driving last week. I think driving past the gym counts extra
 
Mel

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, that was a hell of a work out day you had, geez, don't know where you get your energy, hats off to you!!!!!

question, you must push harder, unless you screamed back for 30 mins, there was no points from me. try harder

Steve, standing there for 30 mins and going though the stess of waiting fora big refund, feel you earned a good rest period.

Ger: you need to be in the real aerobic challenge thread below, you sound too serious to be in this thread, lol

mel, you can't have your cake and eat it too, this thread is for the rest of us, that aren't gym and work out rats, think you already committed yourself to the other one.

me taking supplements? not a chance.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Tudpock18
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
David, even though I plan to play tennis today and thus might qualify for the other thread, my weekend plans are such that your thread is much more in my wheelhouse.  With 4 NFL playoff games scheduled I will be spending many, many hours sitting on my couch.  Sole exercise during that time period will be lifting a few Stellas and going to the bathroom when I must.  Does that qualify me to post on your thread? 
 
By the way, watching football and drinking beer is my idea of alternative medicine...
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

compiler
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
David:
 
You are right:
 
I'M NOT WORTHY.
 
Now my self esteem is shot.
 
Thanks a LOT
 
Mel

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/14/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Tud, good point. I have 4 gruelling playoff games to watch too, it creats loads of stress and all the hand jestures burn off those calories and carbs. Excellent work out time for sure. My wife works all weekend, this week, so I will be able to devote myself to the full load of games. Of course, they are saving my beloved New England game for the grand finale, as we beat to death the Jets, once again in New England, especially for them talking all that trash about Tom Brady. I just burned some more calories just by writing this. Now I am tired.

Oh, dont go too nuts on the tennis, would prefer you were watching tennis, counts as more points. If you get too tired, it might mess you up for Football Weekend.

Mel: you seem to be plenty worthy to be in the real Aerobics Challenge going on, so be proud, feel proud. Perhaps its the rest of us mis-fits that you should be worried about. My PC is just as happy if I am doing nothing, as when I am doing something. Don't want to over work those cancer cells with too much activity.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

TinFoilHat
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   Posted 1/14/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I’m a gym/workout rat (even though I haven’t posted on the *other* thread).

This weekend however, like Tudpock, I’ll be spending a minimum of 8 hours a day, both Saturday and Sunday, watching football.

Depending (pun intended) on my liquid intake, my only other activity will be the occasional trip to the sink to rinse layers of Cheeto dust off my hands.

Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/14/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, you sound like you belong to us here, lol. Least you got the right spirit for it. Cheeto dust can be hazardous to your health, if you breathe it in at the wrong time.

That 16 hour football workout will do your mind and soul a world of good.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Zen9
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   Posted 1/14/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   

I did my daily neck stretches this morning before getting out of bed.

I lie flat on my back and lift my head trying to see over my stomach.

This can also serve as training for the Olympic luge competition, by the way.

Zen9


jacketch
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   Posted 1/14/2011 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
We have a high ferric oxide content in our well water so I guess the 20 minute shower I took counts as pumping iron.
63 yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09

RRP 5-5-09

No adverse SE

PSA still zero after 18 months.


Thriving, not just surviving!

compiler
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   Posted 1/14/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a great thread
 
Casey should be proud of us!
 
Mel

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/14/2011 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to the gym today (too cold and rainy outside), i did 27 minutes on the elliptical machine and 12 minuets on the treadmill. Did 10 minutes of weight training and finished of with some stretching. Now I'm exercising my index finger pushing buttons on the TV control.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (21 months) .005

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/14/2011 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
EdC, the first part of your post belongs on the other thread, this one is for slackers, like myself. Are you trying to shame the rest of us with your real exercise?

zen, you got in your alloted exercise by my standards, good job, unique approach

jack, next time, see if you can push it to a 30 minute shower, if you want bonus points.

myself: sat in an IRS office for 2 1/2 hours in an uncomfortable chair, and it wasn't even my own taxes, a former client, the stress of being there, counts for a taxing day for me. I am beat now and about to go out for Mexican food.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10
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