Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient’s Perspective

Living With Aortic Disease From The Patient's Perspective

 You're Not Alone! And You Can Get Your Life Back On Track.  There are lots of helpful people out there, who've been through it and worse. They understand how you feel. They know what you need to know, if you, a family member or friend, are living with aortic disease. Here are some useful aortic disease sites. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Awareness Facebook Page Living With An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm ... Read more

Marketing Runs The Medical Industry, So Advertise If You Are Purveying Something Of Value

Marketing Runs The Medical Industry, So Advertise If You Are Purveying Something Of Value

Medical Industry? These are the people who save my life, that I am doing battle with, today! The medical industry is essentially a business in the USA. I'm afraid to let you know this, but doctors don't know everything. They know a lot, but not everything. They sure don't seem to understand acute morning heel pain, and they can't tell you how to live with aortic disease, either. That's your call, my aortic ... Read more

Don’t Trust Your Doctor, Hone And Trust Your Instincts!

Don't Trust Your Doctor, Hone And Trust Your Instincts!

Don't Trust Your Doctor? Unless Your Instincts Tell You Too! If you want to see the data, go to this link. Even some doctors say don't trust your doctor! Trust Has To Be Built Advice to doctors, based on preliminary survey data: Listen to your patients and let them know you are listening. When I sign up for a race, I have friends who say, "Did your doctor give you permission?" I think, "Permission. Who are ... Read more

It’s Not About The Marathon Finisher Medal, But The Training Definitely Improved Calf Claudication

It's Not About The Marathon Finisher Medal, But The Training Definitely Improved Calf Claudication

As I hobbled over the finish line, I Tried To Decline The Marathon Finisher Medal But They Insisted! They gave me the medal for coming in last. Literally last! Deb had a great first marathon. I keep telling her she's a natural athlete! Race Analysis: My run fell apart in the second half of the race. Foot pain kicked in with a vengeance, while calf claudication had vanished by three miles or ... Read more

Test Your Body Awareness Skills, They May Save Your Life One Day

Test Your Body Awareness Skills, They May Save Your Life One Day

Body-Awareness Skills Test Try this hokey little movie by FitOldDog  Don't feel anything? You have work to do! It's certainly going on. As Caroline Joy, an expert in body physiology, says, “Proprioception refers to the body’s conscious awareness of itself …” “The proprioceptive system is responsible for maintaining reflexive control of muscle tone and posture.” “As you read this, your trunk is ... Read more

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe – Goodbye Old Friend

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe - Goodbye Old Friend

Thanks for the memories! ... Read more

Less Pills And More Body Awareness By Wiggling Your Finger

Less Pills And More Body Awareness By Wiggling Your Finger

Less Pills Is Fine With FitOldDog Funny how a book can change your world view. This is certainly true for The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohllben. Never took a walk in the woods again without feeling I was meandering through one massive living organism. It's probably watching me, Ents or no Ents. Then along came Winning The Story Wars. I had no idea about the massive impact of marketing schemes designed ... Read more

Trash Truck Metaphor For A Sustainable Body

Trash Truck Metaphor For A Sustainable Body

Avoid Waste For A Sustainable Body This brief post is about two events related to sustainability, when it comes to the planet and our bodies. ONE, avoid wasting stuff: I went to take out the trash and recycling this morning. Glancing into the 'landfill bin,' I noticed that it was empty, after a whole week of living. Then I noticed that there was very little recycling, but I took that one down to the road. The ... Read more

Speedplay Hips, Another ‘So-Called Plantar Fasciitis’ Insight

Speedplay Hips, Another 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight

Speedplay Hips For Better Foot Float A 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight?  Believe it or not, this crudely made, old video has had over 15,000 hits! Those eight years of research on so-called plantar fasciitis drew my attention to the role of hip muscles in freedom of rotation of our feet. During today's 5k road race, I had an epiphany. It's just like those Speedplay pedals. It's all about float, or freedom ... 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.