Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Graft Welcome! I expect you're here because you're living with a stent of some kind, be it in your aorta, brain, heart, or some other vascular location. Or you have a family member or friend in such a challenging situation. My work is largely based on an abdominal aortic aneurysm experience, which started during an Ironman race in 2010. It's been quite a trip. Since then, I've encountered ... Read more

Master The Art Of Aging – Stent Or No Stent!

Master The Art Of Aging - Stent Or No Stent!

The Art Of Aging! Aging comes with certain challenges! It takes a little courage! Which I know you have! Just read the story of Bob Scott! “Scott had chest pain during a bike ride a decade ago, and did what any triathlete would do. He rode his bike to his doctor’s office. After an examination, his suspicions of cardiac disease confirmed, the doctor wanted Scott to head to the hospital for a cardiac cath. ... Read more

Scooter, The Itzhak Perlman Of Dogs, Beautiful Music With A Broken String

Scooter, The Itzhak Perlman Of Dogs, Beautiful Music With A Broken String

Beautiful Music With A Broken String? Truth Or Fiction? This is an inspiring tale, whether truth or urban legend. There's no doubt about Scooter, however! We all need inspiration and motivation to prepare for aging. Your strings will break, like it or not. Just keep right on playing your music for as long as you can.   ... Read more

AAA Stent Benefit Risk Assessment – Play With The Strings You Have!

AAA Stent Benefit Risk Assessment - Play With The Strings You Have!

AAA Stent Benefit Risk Assessment Physician (veterinarian) heal thyself. Modified from Luke 4:23 (King James Version) Time for me to do my own Sport Benefit-Risk assessment. But first an important little story, from an excellent book on how to prepare for old age, by Bernard Otis. A tale that many of you probably know already, but it was new to me: "What better example can I provide than the poem my friend ... Read more

Same Planet, Different Worlds!

Same Planet, Different Worlds!

Living In Different Worlds On This Beautiful Planet Smart Phone versus knitting. Which is best for your mental health? I postulate that knitting is best, based on the positive power of meditation in my life, and my enjoyment of knitting back in my late 20s (broken leg, stuck in chair for weeks). Learning to turn off the mental chatter is one key to happiness. Phones promote mental chatter, and the ... Read more

Preparing For Aging And Yoga Isn’t A Competition!

Preparing For Aging And Yoga Isn't A Competition!

Preparing For Aging Working To Help Older People Help Themselves Affordably! Preparing for aging; a truly fascinating topic, I'm finding. It's never too late, but you have to be sensible, which means educated and listening (to your body). I recently attended a great Yoga class, at Carrboro Yoga. The best part was the way the teacher, Ruth, provided clear verbal instructions. I didn't have to keep ... Read more

Runners Please Don’t Heel Strike, I Don’t Care How Old You Are!

Runners Please Don't Heel Strike, I Don't Care How Old You Are!

Don't Heel Strike, Please! Thump! Thump! Thump! I guess we only learn from our own mistakes? Today I said to a young runner, on the adjacent treadmill, "Please don't heel strike." I tried to be tactful, not like some irritating old guy. I just said, "How's the running going?" Thump! Thump! Thump! "Several friends of mine have ruined knees due to running with a heel strike, when they were young." Thump! ... Read more

‘Plantar Fasciitis’ Medical Mystery: Acute Morning Heel Pain IS NOT A Symptom Of Plantar Fasciitis!

'Plantar Fasciitis' Medical Mystery: Acute Morning Heel Pain IS NOT A Symptom Of Plantar Fasciitis!

Acute Morning Heel Pain? When It Comes To So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Advertising Budgets Far Exceed Research Budgets!   Time I turned this ebook into a paperback. The message isn't getting across. Work to do! Wishing you happy feet and happy trails, FitOldDog   ... Read more

Listen To The Language Of Your Body, If You Don’t Want To Break Your Aorta!

Listen To The Language Of Your Body, If You Don't Want To Break Your Aorta!

Language Of Your Body? Learn from the animals! Which animal do you want to move like? Such imagery can help your training. Think about it, why does this work so well for Geneva? What is happening mechanically in her musculoskeletal machinery? It's subtle - she is escaping the mental pull of the bench! There are many ways to move your body, some effective, some less so. Listening to the ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.