Re: Muscle Recovery after Chemo
I'm a competitive cyclist, I was like you in that I kept active during the chemo, didn't have any mm pain, but it took me about 2 months of training both on the bike and in the gym to start to feel like I was seeing results. I started back full forces in Feb, feeling back to normal, but still get a little tired after long rides ie, 50 mi on road or 20 mi on the mountain, more fatigued then I used to but it is coming around. My suppliments include CoQ-10, multil vit, calcuim, Quercetin, Aici berry liquid form. I was feeling impatient with my comeback but just focused on the workouts and pretty soon was keeping up with my workout partner and my riding group. It will come.
dx: DCIS 6/8/10, HER 2+ 7/26/10; Stage I Age 41
Double mast w reconstruction
6 TCH w 1yr herceptin
25 radiation tx
Removal of expander on L due to infection. Tried to save it had 3 bouts of antibiotics and went to see plastic surgeon 2-3x wk to get drained. Saving it was my idea not his. But lost it anyway.
Reconstruction set for December 21st,2011
Finished chemo 12/2010
Finished Herceptin 8/26/11
Expanders exchanged for silicon 3/19/12
Nipple reconstruction 5/18/12
Nipple tatooing- 7/9/12- All done yay!
11/22/12-Went back to get scar tissue stretched to even the outside of breast, didn't work due to it being radiated skin.