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

Never Too Old To Place In A Race

Never Too Old To Place In A Race

Prepare for Aging and You'll Still Be Running Never too old? People ask me why I do these things. My answer is simple. It keeps me young, I spend time with others of all ages, and why not? Oh Yes! And it keeps me out of assisted living. It was a great race, well attended. Deb went by me about half a mile from the end. By then, I was limping with a pulled left calf, and the old right calf was locking up. ... Read more

Fighting Peripheral Arterial Disease At The Track

Fighting Peripheral Arterial Disease At The Track

Fighting Peripheral Arterial Disease Means Fighting Claudication clau·di·ca·tion MEDICINE Limping: A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. The trick to fighting peripheral arterial disease is to build collateral circulation, through exercise. Painful exercise. Things have improved considerably over the last ... Read more

Exercise and Aging Distance Swimming Trick

Exercise and Aging Distance Swimming Trick

Exercise and Aging  I decided to do an easy 2,000 yard swim, the morning of my 75th birthday, a couple of days ago. A party was coming, so I'd better be ready. Right? A fit young (50ish) swimmer in the next lane said, "How's it going?" I replied, "It's my birthday. I'm 75, can you believe it?" This guy was an excellent swimmer. I should have known what he would say. It always happens in swim ... Read more

Free Pain eBook as a 75th Birthday Gift For My Kind Followers

Free Pain eBook as a 75th Birthday Gift For My Kind Followers

PAIN, GOOD FRIEND, BAD MASTER   How to Interpret, and Cure Your Pain. Pain eBook as a birthday gift to you, on June 29th, 2018. Mark your calendars.   A good life is more about giving than receiving. This FitOldDog turns 75 years young, on Friday, June 29th. I thought it would be nice to give away free copies of my latest ebook, Pain, Good Friend, Bad Master, on my birthday. It ... Read more

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Claudication and Heel Pain? Bodies adapt, means that both our hardware and wetware can learn. Claudication noun MEDICINE limping. A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. The vascular surgeon said active walking, including some pain, can build collateral circulation. I ... Read more

Running Away From Calf Claudication Due To Progressive Vascular Disease

Running Away From Calf Claudication Due To Progressive Vascular Disease

Running Treatment for Calf Claudication Running clearly improved my calf pain! clau·di·ca·tion noun A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. You might think an average run pace of 13:09 is glacial, but I'm delighted that my running is finally coming back. I still had to stop for 10-20 paces each half-mile. This was to allow ... Read more

Why Exercise With Vascular Disease?

Why Exercise With Vascular Disease?

Exercise With Vascular Disease? It will keep you sane, for a start! If you have a repaired aortic aneurysm, exercise, done right, will keep your aorta strong. This could be critical for an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, especially where those hooks are holding it in place by your kidneys. My hooks have done their job for eight years - how's them apples. Think about it. Yes! Exercise is actually ... Read more

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor Looking for answers in the wrong place? You'll get the wrong treatment! The power of stories: People tell me from time-to-time that they were told not to exercise with a heart stent. They ask me what I think. I just send them to the story of Bob Scott (above). Metaphor: A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. There are several conditions that I ... 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.