I think I heard some information on this topic that I thought I should share. My concern was that if we are on HT/ADT, our muscles are deteriorating and without testosterone, there is nothing we can do about
it. As some of you have said, it seems to be possible to work very hard to maintain current muscle mass with frequent activity and proper nutrition.
My new Oncologist thought about
my question and then reminded me that muscle needs to be torn or ripped in order for it to then grow. A plant can grow on its own but it can grow thicker and faster if it has plant food or some other stimulant. Structured weight and aerobic exercises can still benefit the muscles during ADT but it's just harder to grow them because there is no plant food (testosterone).
I was already thinking about
the testosterone and am of course missing it as soon as I get out of bed every day. But if I work the muscles to exhaustion and then a little more, I can still have potential gains, hopefully enough to offset the wasting from the ADT. Easier said than done, but here goes. I've got the diet side on track already so off I go...
Dx Jan 2013 age 46
14/14 cores positive
Stage 4 with Mets
G9= 4+5, Upgrade = 5+4
Taxotere - (June 2013)
Etoposide/Cisplatin - (Oct -,Nov 2013)
Resolution mets Aug 2013
PSA 9/13 0.18,PSA 12/13 0.36
open RP Jan, 2014
2/14 <0.10 Lupron & Xtandi
IMRT - 36 X Jun 2014
8/14 - 12/14 <0.10
1/15 <0.10 3MRI's & C-11 clean
2/15 <0.05!!(new lab)!
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