02-02-2004, 04:52 PM #1New Member
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Recovered from cancer, ready to get back in the gym...need a little help...
What's up guys?
I've been a fan of this web site for over a year or so, but never took the time to join. I have finally taken the time out to join and hope to share some information and also receive information.
Let me give you a brief story about my last few years. . .
Two years ago in March, I was diagnosed with cancer. I was at the time a college athlete living in the prime of my life. When I was diagnosed with this illness, I was devistated along with all my teammates and their families. Due to this illness I had to give up my playing career and focus on healing my body. At the time I was in the best shape of my life (all natural), weighing in right at 190 pounds and standing 6'2'' tall.
After 9 months of treatment and about a year of recovering, including chemotherapy and radiation, I am proud to say that I am now cancer-free.
During treatments and also during the recovery time, my weight went up and down. I actually gained up to 225 pounds. Right now I am weight in at 195, but it is no where near the muscle weight that I once had when I was in shape weighing 190.
The reason why I am writing and asking for a little advise today is because all of you have much more experience with supplementation than I do. I do have a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and have years of weight lifting experience, but when it comes to supplements I am basically blind.
I am not looking to do any cycles, but I am looking for some sound advice on over-the-counter products that I can use to help get me back in shape and back to living life the way I used to. I have developed a digestive problem after going through all the treatments. I have a somewhat sensitive stomach. There are a lot of foods I can not eat.
Anyway, I have finally made the decision to get back in the gym and get back to the life I once lived. I have won the battle of cancer and now it is time for me to win the battle in the gym.
After all of this stuff I have been through, I have basically lost all of my friends. I assume they could not handle the stress of having a buddy that was sick. I'd really like to get to know some of you on here and possibly keep in touch with you.
My girlfriend broke up with me two days after I was diagnosed, then started dating my best friend at the time. They are getting married in two months. (What a bitch!)
Please feel free to contact me with any information / advice. I'd really like to get to know some of you on here. I hope that I will be able to offer some advice to some of you about things.
02-02-2004, 05:02 PM #2
Glad to hear you're doing okay.
What can you not eat??
You can look into getting a prescription for Juven. I know they were trying to be covered by Medicaid and stuff, so that would give you one suppliment for free.
Were was the cancer located. If it was in the liver, stomach or kidneys you have to be careful of certain things.
I would say you should probably take something to help strengthen your joints and only suppliment protein. You should do that for a few months before you start pushing yourself too much or get too deep into other suppliments.
02-02-2004, 07:25 PM #3
bro congrat's on the recovery...if you can beat that im sure youll have no problems getting back to your desirable shape.........but dbarc is right, make sure you research everything down to the tee...
02-03-2004, 10:31 AM #4Female Member
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congrats on the recovery and GEAUX TIGERS!!
02-03-2004, 12:29 PM #5
Protein and Flax oil are the two main sup's that everyone should have stocked..both of which should really be considered more like food than an actual supplement....also for more advice you should definately list certain things you can't eat....also check out the diet forum, lots of good dieting advice in there.
02-03-2004, 03:05 PM #6Originally Posted by LSU Jimbeaux
That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations! You deserve major props for going through what you did. Like in the movie Shawshank Redemption, you crawled through a river of **** and piss and came out clean on the other side. I also agree with all the guys on here in relation to eating. Post what you cannot eat and we will be more than happy to help you. Steadily throw in some cardio and build back up your endurance. Pretty soon you'll be back in tip top shape and raring to go! Again, awesome job and I hope we can help!
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