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Dreaded Exercise

Friday, November 09, 2018

So I've been through a lot lately. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. I was fortunate and did not have to have chemo. I did have radiation but it was lucky and was able to do a new kind called Accuboost which was only 2 weeks.

I thought that that I was extremely lucky having found it early and I was. However, I thought that I would be done after radiation. Not so. You have so many doctor appointments it is unreal. I did not like my family physician so I had to get a new one. I had a new oncologist, family physician, surgeon, gynecologist and radiation oncologist. So I had many appointments that took up several months. The last being the gynecologist.

She came out being paper thin and young, just out of med school. She proceeded to tell me that I needed to lose weight. I was miffed! I have been trying for years to lose weight and managed to lose 35 last year.

Then she said I needed to exercise. I tried to explain that I was very active working on five remodels of houses, with travelling and that the streets in my town were very bumpy, unsafe and broken pavement and that there is nothing more boring than walking around a track at school. She just kept talking about me not exercising.

I thought well, don't say "good job on not smoking or drinking" plus I'm 68 years old and I know what I should do by now. But, as I later went over my conversation with her in my head I decided like it or not I was making excuses. She was telling me I could listen to music while I walked and I can't remember my answer on that. I also did not want to pay the $35 a month for the only gym in town.

So God must have sent me the right reason for exercise. I think I was going to show her! Anyway I have now joined the gym and have gone for the past 4 days. One day at a time.

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  • BEFIT021
    emoticon Oh my goodness! I had no idea you've been through all that this year! emoticon
    995 days ago
    Your inner child led you to the understanding that you needed to hear. I am glad that you listened.
    May the love of self carry you on to great things with your health and happiness.
    996 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13161572
    Two time cancer survivor here. Exercise is the hardest thing for me to do, because I just don't want to, but I've read too much about the evidence that it may stop a recurrence so I try everyday. My oncologist told me that if I exercise 30 min daily I cut my chances of getting breast cancer by 60%. I try to keep that in mind. emoticon
    996 days ago
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