close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

It's me (for a while)

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by Green_Manelishi, Dec 11, 2012.


  1. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    Assuming you missed me, here's the haps.

    In November my heart had a fit and I spent three days in hospital. Cardiac cath, ultrasound, xray, CAT scan, EKGs. There was no significant blockage (so no stents) but I am now on 5 different meds each day: 3 'scriptions to control cholesterol, heart rate and blood pressure; 2 OTC for blood thin, and indigestion.

    I do have an "atypical aorta", and two iliac artery aneurisms. I was told to cease squatting (heavy) or risk bursting the aneurisms.

    Merry Christmas.
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. JAS104

    JAS104
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    4,491
    187
    Location:
    USA
    Haven't met you yet, but thank God you're okay, brother.
    Sounds like some serious fun. Hope you feel better soon, and welcome back! And merry christmas!
     

  3. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    Thanks.

    "OK" is a relative term. I am "better" but the meds limit my cardio ability because they limit my heart rate and BP. I have begun using a machine called a VersaClimber; it's kinda like squatting; not much fun but very effective.
     
  4. California Jack

    California Jack
    Expand Collapse
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 1999
    5,264
    0
    Wow Greenie, that sounds rough. I'm glad you are doing better. Any prognosis as to whether you'll be able to train again?
     
  5. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    Because of the aneurisms I am under orders to not do anything that causes me to hold my breath, or otherwise increase the pressure in my groin area. "Heavy" squats are therefore out.
     
  6. BCR

    BCR
    Expand Collapse
    BIGASS!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    2,827
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Keep us posted Green Man. Glad you are still vertical. :supergrin:
     
  7. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    but the meds I am on are a pain. They so dramatically limit me that I was overtraining, without even doing a lot, so I am now on a "split" routine.

    Day 1: versa or stairs for 24 minutes
    Day 2: squats (4 sets), pull ups and chin ups (4 sets), push ups or bench press (4 sets)
    Day 3: rest

    repeat
     
  8. dango

    dango
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    4,613
    5
    You go..! Listen well to your body cause it is always telling you something !

    Listen......! :supergrin:

    Good luck!
     
  9. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    Thanks. I am now tipping the scales at a whopping "just over" 150 pounds. I have not weighed 150 pounds for many years.
     
    #9 Green_Manelishi, Jan 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  10. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    A few days ago. More tests have been ordered: ultrasound, CAT, blood. It seems the Drs are concerned there might be blockage leading into my left arm; the one that is permanently weak due to neck injury. Funny thing is my BP readings seem to vary wildly if taken on the right side, then the left, or vice versa.
     
  11. California Jack

    California Jack
    Expand Collapse
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 1999
    5,264
    0
    Prayersfor you GM. Good luck.