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

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

Five Reasons To Ban Heel Injections For So-Called Plantar Fasciitis (NFP)

Five Reasons To Ban Heel Injections For So-Called Plantar Fasciitis (NFP)

Please note: If you strongly disagree with me, would you kindly (a) refute each of my five 'arguments' on the basis of data and logic, and (b) explain the following graph. If you consider these data to be insufficient for interpretation, please direct my readers and me to a better data set. Calling my work junk science (a scientist), based on BS (a podiatrist) or garbage (another podiatrist), does not qualify as ... Read more

A Classic Example Of Nociceptive Foot Pain (NLFP) Originating In The Hips

A Classic Example Of Nociceptive Foot Pain (NLFP) Originating In The Hips

Nociceptive Lateral Foot Pain (NLFP) During 70-Mile Bike Ride The body contains specialized nerve cells called nociceptors that detect noxious stimuli or things that could damage the body, such as extreme heat or cold, pressure, pinching, and chemicals. These warning signals are then passed along the nervous system to the brain, resulting in nociceptive pain. Danielle Dresden (2017) Cruising along on ... Read more

PAIN BOOK PROMOTION: Free ebook for two days only – Pain, Good Friend, Bad Master

PAIN BOOK PROMOTION: Free ebook for two days only - Pain, Good Friend, Bad Master

PAIN, GOOD FRIEND, BAD MASTER BOOK PROMOTION This ebook will be FREE for download from Amazon for TWO DAYS ONLY. Starting tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th, Central time).   This carefully crafted little book contains stories about all kinds of pain. They range from post-surgical pain to love-sickness, with advice on how to best deal with each. Dangerous drugs? There are examples on when ... 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.