Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient’s Perspective

Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient's Perspective

You can adapt to living with aortic disease. Here's my aortic aneurysm story, what's yours?  It's been eight years, and I'm not dead yet! Having a support group is a great boost to confidence. They can also help you to make the right treatment choices. Here are some sites that you might find useful. There are lots of helpful people out there who've been through it and worse. They understand how you feel, ... Read more

Listen To Your Feet: My Feet And Ironman Saved My Life From An Aortic Aneurysm In 2010

Listen To Your Feet: My Feet And Ironman Saved My Life From An Aortic Aneurysm In 2010

Just imagine if I hadn't listened to my feet in 2010  If I'd gone to a doctor to solve my running foot pain! Instead of deciding to listen to my feet. And work it out for myself. Then I needed a doctor! Imaginary scenario concerning heading home from the doctor to be dead. Unless the doctor is an aortic surgeon in their spare time. Even then?? FitOldDog: Doc, I was in this Ironman race, and I was at ... Read more

The Art Of Aging Well: Five Rules

The Art Of Aging Well: Five Rules

Heart, Mind and Body Maintenance As You Age FitOldDog's Five Rules For The Art Of Aging Well         IF, by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by ... Read more

Peripheral Arterial Disease-Induced Leg Claudication Research At The Running Track

Peripheral Arterial Disease-Induced Leg Claudication Research At The Running Track

Exercise Improves Leg Claudication Run Wisely and Report Your Data Leg claudication is a pain, especially for those who love to run. You can run the equations or see how you feel. True! It is a fluid dynamics problem. For us runners with leg claudication, it's a supply and demand problem. Thoughts: Control the demand and you'll balance the supply. Build collateral circulation with exercise and ... Read more

Iliac Artery Stent Thoughts On The Bike

Iliac Artery Stent Thoughts On The Bike

Do You Have An Iliac Artery Stent? A little Anatomy training could be helpful. Iliac artery stent: In the image above, identify your aorta, and the common iliac, internal iliac (hypogastric), external iliac and femoral arteries. Imagine where your stent might be. Ask your doctor for a copy of your scan; it's your property. Understanding your body and your stent might just save your life one day. Here's my ... Read more

Story Of True Love Of Ironman Triathlon, Which Saved FitOldDog’s Life In 2010

Story Of True Love Of Ironman Triathlon, Which Saved FitOldDog's Life In 2010

Love of Ironman Triathlon Why for love of Ironman Triathlon? Because Ironman saved FitOldDog's life in 2010. I was reviewing the heel pain book, above, prior to creating the paperback. You'd think it would be a grind. It describes the research journey of Tom, and his struggles with the heel pain that medical professionals incorrectly call plantar fasciitis. Epiphany: I realized that I was enjoying the ... Read more

A Paradigm Shift Can Improve Your Life, So Be Unreasonable!

A Paradigm Shift Can Improve Your Life, So Be Unreasonable!

How We Think Is How We Live The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950) This subject came to mind today, while talking to my friend, massage therapist and body movement instructor, Tara House. We were ... Read more

Nociceptive Foot Pain And Plantar Disease Progression

Nociceptive Foot Pain And Plantar Disease Progression

Plantar Disease Progression? Why do we have cats? Disease A condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms : sickness, malady. infectious diseases. – Miriam-Webster Online Dictionary When Tom’s cat, Cat, scratched his hand, he didn’t have a disease. He had a painful inconvenience. When ... Read more

Thank You Facebook For The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Awareness Page

Thank You Facebook For The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Awareness Page

It's not just election meddling. Or pictures of cats! Cat agrees. "Now let me sleep!" Dear Facebook, Thank you Facebook, for providing the ability for us to create villages. Disease and other concern-specific villages. They really help people get their feet back on the ground after a major crisis. Medical professionals save our lives, which we appreciate very much. But we have to learn how to live with 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.