Oct 04, 2012 - 3:14 pm
I've always been a pretty fit guy--avid hiker, ice skater/rollerblader, frisbee thrower...
now that I've started to gain back some of the lost weight, it's dawned on me that unless I get back on a fitness program, the weight is going to come back as something other than muscle...
so I started out a few weeks ago on the exercise bike, gradually building up to about 30 mins. a day. I can do an hour or two of weeding and light yardwork. this week I picked up some light weights, and am doing curls. so far so good. plenty of fatigue, but no real pain.
until yesterday, when I walked a flat two miles in the woods. yikes! today I feel like I backpacked a high peak in the adirondacks. hips are killing me. this is the most pain I've felt since they put in the chemo port and PEG tube. how can this be?
curious to know what others have done to rebuild large amounts of muscle mass, and how long it took. does your cancer center offer any kind of exercise regimen?