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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Repaired And Back To Ironman Training

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Repaired And Back To Ironman Training

Stent Repaired Back on the bike, with more than traffic to deal with! Another Opportunity To Change The Way I Move, To cope with aging and Ironman with stent! Gave my first talk on that book a couple of days ago! Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft repair was a success! Found out today! Thanks UNC Endovascular! Following my left common iliac stent repair, at UNC CH, by a great endovascular team, I ... Read more

Change The Way You Move To Adapt To Aging And Cure Sports Injuries!

Change The Way You Move To Adapt To Aging And Cure Sports Injuries!

Change The Way You Move? It's Both An Art And A Science! Development of the OQS movement method started with Mabel the cow! (click on the cow, below, to read the chapter about Mabel on Amazon - don't worry, it's free!) Keeps me going, anyway!   I had to change the way I move, to: Fix my running-induced chronic knee pain, so I could qualify for the Boston Marathon. Cure three attacks of plantar ... Read more

Eating Meat: I Fell For The Big Lie, Until August 4th, 2015!

Eating Meat: I Fell For The Big Lie, Until August 4th, 2015!

The Lies/Myth As Recently Stated To FitOldDog By A Fellow Veterinarian! "Factory farmed meat is the only way poor people can get enough protein." Eating Meat Is Necessary? You can sign up for my infrequent but informative newsletters at this link! Eating meat is just not necessary, except in certain hostile environments. I can see how ruminant livestock can play a valuable role in the creation of farms with ... Read more

Before Taking Opiates Try Body Movement For Plantar Fasciitis, ITBS And Aging Mobility.

Before Taking Opiates Try Body Movement For Plantar Fasciitis, ITBS And Aging Mobility.

Before Taking Opiates! Try Body Movement. Think before taking opiates. There are choices!  Sometimes you need them, as I did following thoracic surgery recently. It was the only way I could do the work needed to fully re-inflate my left lung. The issue of opiate addiction, and body movement alternatives for pain treatment, came to mind recently. I was busy building a new sales funnel (see ... Read more

Athlete With Stent(s) Faces Another Interesting Ironman Training Challenge

Athlete With Stent(s) Faces Another Interesting Ironman Training Challenge

Ironman Training Challenge Good Idea Or Bad? Time grinds us down, relentlessly! Can he qualify for Kona to honor his friend, Frits, with an 's'? An abdominal aortic aneurysm messed up FitOldDog's race, in 2010. "Can I continue Ironman training?" he said to the first endovascular surgeon, after receiving his AAA stent graft! "I'd go easy, if it was me!" the surgeon replied. He did, and he ... Read more

Be Fit For Fast Vascular Surgery Recovery And Happiness!

Be Fit For Fast Vascular Surgery Recovery And Happiness!

Surgery Recovery And Happiness? Yep! It really does pay to stay fit, if you want to brave the stormy seas of surgery. Drugs that help, but beat you up. Little sleep as they stab holes in you every couple of hours. (Oh! Yes! And have great surgeons and nurses!) And this time? You'll have to lay there, on your back, without moving that left leg! They couldn't find a pulse in my left leg, even with ultrasound ... Read more

Ironman With Russian Doll Common Iliac Stent Grafts?

Ironman With Russian Doll Common Iliac Stent Grafts?

Three Left Common Iliac Stent Grafts Visited The Weight Room Today Then my vegetable garden! Three left common iliac stent grafts? Endovascular surgeons save me again! Let me explain. 2010 - Ironman race reveals my abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). I receive a Cook Zenith AAA Stent Graft. Ironman training continues, with self-directed modifications based on Biomechanics. The left iliac arm is very ... Read more

Shedding Light On The Plantar Fasciitis Medical Mystery!

Shedding Light On The Plantar Fasciitis Medical Mystery!

FitOldDog's Plantar Fasciitis Research eBook! Finally Published! Junk Science or Based on BS? Currently recommended remedies remind me of treatments for the Black Death! My five years of heel-pain research in a nutshell: 2011: I awoke one morning, put my feet on the floor, and thought I had a shard of glass in my heel. I had acute, morning heel pain. I cured it by using a roller on my calf combined with ... 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.