CancerFit – (yeah, that’s a play on CrossFit).
I was diagnosed with pancreas cancer (Distal Cholangiocarcinoma to be exact) on August 23rd, 2018. I had the Whipple procedure to remove the tumor and nodes affected on September 11th, 2018. At this time (November 2018 until ?) I’m going through Folferinox chemotherapy treatments.
B.C. (before cancer) I was a very active, over 40 years old, athlete. I practiced CrossFit or bodybuilding about 5-6 days every week. I’ve lost a significant amount of muscle mass during this adventure (20+ kilograms); but I plan on getting it back. I decided that I would start tracking my workouts during a very trying time for a couple of reasons.
- To make myself accountable for my own fitness and health as I have a hunch that there will be many other ‘competing’ priorities in the near future.
- To share with others that are interested in what they may be capable of before, during and after the same types of treatment that I’ll be executing (post Whipple surgery & during FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy).
My Chemotherapy tracker:
Stay Healthy Everyone!