Motivational Speaker With Stent?

Motivational Speaker With Stent?

FitOldDog, A Motivational Speaker? It's story-telling, really, and I enjoy that! You can follow my podcasts via this link!   Patient to patient motivation is critical! We vascular disease patients meet on Facebook, largely by chance! Rarely does the medical profession bring us together! I do have one great medical cheerleader, Tara, my second aortic surgeon! We met the first time on Twitter, and ... Read more

Ironman: Art, Science Or Suicide?

Hi folks, another lovely day! Life, in addition to being wet and dynamic, is dangerous. Just the way it is, but should we court danger for no good reason? What is a good reason? Such thoughts cause my brain to return to the story of the terrible doom. Here it is in brief, as I best remember it: "A young king was born in a country far away, and as he grew to maturity he started to fear death. He decided ... Read more

As FitOldDog (aka FatOldDog) Faces His Second Aortic Surgery He Reflects Briefly On The Nature Of His Disease, And Raynaud’s Syndrome Too!

se·man·tics, noun "The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. There are a number of branches and subbranches of semantics, including formal semantics, which studies the logical aspects of meaning, such as sense, reference, implication, and logical form, lexical semantics, which studies word meanings and word relations, and conceptual semantics, which studies the cognitive structure of ... Read more

When Will It Be Safe For Jerry To Return To His Regular Marathon Training Schedule After Ascending Aortic Surgery?

Hi folks! Welcome! As a result of experience with an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft surgery in 2010, combined with a decision to return to Ironman training, I find myself approached increasingly for advice by those undergoing a similar experience. Each time I wonder how to help people find the information they need in order that they can make the best decisions for themselves with respect to getting ... Read more

What Does It Mean To Do A Risk-Benefit Assessment For The Older Athlete With Health Challenges Such Aortic Surgery?

Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! The primary goal of this blog, and my recent e-book, is to assist people with the art and science, and I do mean art, of getting back on with their lives after a major health challenge, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. My e-book emphasizes the importance of undertaking your own personal risk-benefit analysis or assessment. This is the process whereby you ... Read more

Of Observing And Being Observed Whilst Dealing With Fear As An Aging Stented Endurance Athlete And The Critical Nature Of Context

 "Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas." Khalil Gibran, The Prophet. Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! This post is about the critical roles of observation as self-awareness and your response to fear during health challenges. Don't ... Read more

As Exercise Or Training Load Increase Risk Of Injury Climbs Exponentially So Monitor Your Body And Especially Your Pulse Daily

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! Endurance training is seasonal, with periods of more or less effort, and when the load is high risk of injury is at it's highest, making it even more critical that you monitor ... Read more

You Can Have Sex After Abdominal Aortic Surgery But You Might Want To Be Careful At First

  "You are not dead yet.  It is not too late To open your depths by plunging into them And drink in the life That reveals itself quietly there." By Rilke, reference provided to FitOldDog by Rebecca (thanks). Hi folks, After writing yesterday's blog post, I pulled out (well, downloaded to my Nook) Tim Ferriss's book, 'The 4-Hour Work Week,' and started reading it again. This got me thinking ... 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.