Pronating On Purpose To Share The Anaerobic Load

Pronating On Purpose To Share The Anaerobic Load

Progressive Popliteal Artery Occlusion It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin (attributed to!) Pronating on purpose in response to progressive right popliteal artery occlusion. It's worth a try, don't you think? This blockage sure is messing with my run. Claudication occurs in response to ... Read more

Water Running For Peripheral Vascular Disease

Water Running For Peripheral Vascular Disease

Water Running? Boring but Great for Peripheral Vascular Disease? You're never alone with peripheral vascular disease. I'm happily dealing with three issues, when it comes to staying in my beloved sport, Ironman. It's a puzzle, rather than a disaster. More importantly, Willbe wonders what this has to do with giving him more walks and treats? There are three critical items to address: My common ... 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

Adapting To AngioPlasty And Stents, Intelligently!

Adapting To AngioPlasty And Stents, Intelligently!

Living With Angioplasty And Stents! A chain is no stronger than it's weakest link. William James I'm happy, busy and alive, due to angioplasty and stent grafts. One lucky guy, to live today! I still have to adapt to these things. The trick is to think it through (I call this the OQS Method). So, that's what I do, as I explain in the movie, above! You have a choice: Live your life, or die of ... Read more

Athlete With Stent: Brave Fool?

Athlete With Stent: Brave Fool?

Am I a brave fool? I don't think I'm either! Some people think I'm crazy for going vegan! Damn! Vegan food is so good! Here's a vegan sandwich, of cheese alternative, homegrown tomatoes, and flax bread. Can't beat it! Some people think I'm crazy for continuing Ironman with my stent(s)! It's all about changing the way you move! I was biking with Sue, the other day. We're cruising along, with me ... 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

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

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.