metungboy Posted April 24, 2017 Share Posted April 24, 2017 Hi everyone, I am new to this forum having only recently been diagnosed with metastatic disease. I am currently having treatment with chemotherapy and androgen deprivation which isn't a lot of fun as you all know. I am interested in how people keep fit and well despite their disease. I was moderately fit prior to diagnosis and I was planning a trip to Italy to bike ride with a friend who had recently had one positive node after seven years of cycling through various therapies. To support him I organised a trip for 12 of his friends to Italy to ride the mountains. I had some strange chest pain and when this was investigated it was found to be due to extensive metastatic disease through most of my thoracic spine multiple rib and other bones. This is somewhat ironic! I am trying very hard to maintain fitness but the ravages of no testosterone make this harder. Has anyone been able to access EPO? My haemoglobin has already dropped 2 g without testosterone and is likely to drop a total of three or four. This does not matter for normal life but certainly makes a difference when you're riding up Italian mountains. Today I went for a swim as part of my recovery from chemotherapy as I find this helps me feel better. I cannot face it or any exercise for five days from the time of the Taxotere. Any other tips for me? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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