Wallflower's Journey

Create and maintain your own personal online journal. Log your meals and/or workouts, and monitor your progress. Hold yourself accountable and receive support, suggestions, and be open to feedback.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#16 Postby wallflower » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:33 pm

Looks like I won't have much to post here for a bit :( My doctor referred me out for some blood work and an abdominal ultrasound; she felt that my spleen was a bit enlarged. Could be due to 2 infections (flu) within the past month, or could be due to something like mono. If that's the case, no heavy lifting or high impact sports for me. SIGH. I guess there's still cardio or Pilates, or yoga. At any rate, it's Friday, I'll take the weekend to rest and recuperate.

User avatar
lobsteriffic
Stegosaurus
Posts: 3582
Age: 32
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#17 Postby lobsteriffic » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:56 pm

Sorry to hear that. I hope you get well soon!

User avatar
vivalasvegans
Elephant
Posts: 1962
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:06 pm

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#18 Postby vivalasvegans » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:19 pm

i hope you feel better soon. don't give up. just find out from your doctor what you can do, and master it!
Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#19 Postby wallflower » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:13 pm

Thank you :)

There's no giving up here! I just need to be careful. Apparently an enlarged spleen is fragile, and considered so when it extends beyond the ribcage, which protects it. It can rupture quite easily, causing one to bleed to death internally. And I know myself well enough to know that I really do need to take it easy. I'm bad for pushing myself past my limits at times. So, better to avoid temptation and potentially injuring myself - which means no heavy lifting or any shots to my midsection.

I go in Wednesday for the tests, hopefully I get the results soon.

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#20 Postby wallflower » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:33 am

I'm still waiting for my blood work results; my ultrasound showed that everything (spleen, liver and gallbladder) is 'normal.' Too bad I *still* don't feel normal :(

Haven't been training at all, just working and trying to rest. The good news? It has been over a week since my last coffee :D I've also cut sugar and flour out, barring the occasional minor indiscretion. Alcohol too.

Thought I'd post some of my previous lifts - no laughing.


Squats - began with 40 lbs on an olympic bar, 2 sets of 15. Progressed to...3 sets of 12 w 40 lbs.

Deadlifts - 2 sets of 15 (60 lbs), progressed to 3 sets of 12 (70 lbs).

Rear DL (hams) - 3 sets of 15 (40 lbs), progressed to 3 sets of 12 (60 lbs).

Rows - 2 sets of 15 (40 lbs), progressed to 3 sets of 12 (50 lbs).

Lats - 2 sets of 15 (50 lbs), progressed to 3 sets of 12 (50 lbs).

Shoulder (military) press - 2 sets of 15 (10 lbs), progressed to 3 sets of 12 (12.5 lbs).


I plan to return to the gym and change things up a bit. Hopefully soon!

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#21 Postby wallflower » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:33 am

Borrowed my BF's P90x to use at home. Today was chest and back - very humbling. Had to skip the 'ab ripper' portion though 'cause of my tummy.

User avatar
lobsteriffic
Stegosaurus
Posts: 3582
Age: 32
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#22 Postby lobsteriffic » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:38 pm

Hope you feel better soon!

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#23 Postby wallflower » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:26 am

Thanks, lobsteriffic. :)

I attempted maybe 15 minutes of Pilates yesterday, thinking that would be gentle enough. Unfortunately, any forward crunching seems to = nope. I started to get sore, so had to call it quits.

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#24 Postby wallflower » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:44 am

Feb 10/10

'Arms and shoulders' DVD (P90x) - feel pretty good after. Had one of my fave snacks following; 1/2 mashed banana, a heaping tbsp of vanilla soy yogurt, and a tsp of peanut butter all mixed together. Yum!

User avatar
MaryStella
Stegosaurus
Posts: 3255
Age: 39
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:58 pm
Location: Plains, PA
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#25 Postby MaryStella » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:58 pm

hope u feel better soon!

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#26 Postby wallflower » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:45 am

Thank you :)

So, my results...bloodwork and ultrasound were fine, everything (spleen, liver, and gall bladder) are working. So now my doctor is leaning towards something GI. She thinks that with me being sick recently, and having, in theory, lowered immunity (I have MS), could be that my digestive system is just taking a long time to recover from the recent flu bugs I had. I'm now taking probiotics and have to pick up an antacid she recommended. Hopefully that helps, otherwise the testing becomes more invasive...

Good news is I am clear for physical activity! While avoiding anything that makes things worse.

User avatar
vivalasvegans
Elephant
Posts: 1962
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:06 pm

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#27 Postby vivalasvegans » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:53 pm

that's awesome news. congratulations. what do you want to do first?
Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#28 Postby wallflower » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:55 pm

I was hot to go to class Monday, but it's Family Day here in Ontario, so the club is closed. Sometime this week then, I'll be back :D

Just attempted P90x 'Legs and Back.' It kicked my ass. Tomorrow is my rest day, and next week a fresh start.

Food today;

1/2 c oatmeal with some walnuts and a bit of brown sugar
juice - beet, carrot, celery and lemon
an apple
(preWO) couple of dates
(postWO) handful of pecans and a coconut smoothie (froz young coconut, some lime juice, half a vanilla bean)

User avatar
wallflower
Rabbit
Posts: 38
Age: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#29 Postby wallflower » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:58 am

Tues Feb 16 - P90x, 'Chest and Back', no Ab Ripper. Woke up with nast GI issues this am. Could be due to the gluten I had yesterday (homemade waffles). Will avoid gluten for the next few days to see what happens, but today my tummy is still off.

User avatar
vivalasvegans
Elephant
Posts: 1962
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:06 pm

Re: Wallflower's Journey

#30 Postby vivalasvegans » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:52 pm

nice work getting back to it.

fwiw, one of my yoga teachers stresses that its good to do abs if you have an upset stomach. it doesn;t seem like a good idea to follow her advice in a public gym though.
Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis


Return to “Online Training Journals & Blogs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests