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Seltzer's Pilgrimage

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Seltzer, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    You need one of those hydroponic indoor gardens. But I wonder how nutritious vegetables grown without soil are?
     
  2. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    I have no answer to your question on nutrition, but do have a related story.

    About 15 years ago I received a visit from two people from my town's water department advising me that my water usage had dramatically increased and they wanted to know if I was aware of a leak. I told them no and they then asked if the could go to the basement, and only the basement, to possibly find a leak I wasn't aware of. After checking their ID's I let them in and as they were leaving, having not found anything, I point blank asked them if they were suspicious that I had a hydroponic weed garden in my basement. Short version is that they admitted as much. Interestingly, no reason for the temporary increase in usage was ever found.
     
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  3. Laneage

    Laneage Well-Known Member

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    Whoah thats crazy. Nice of you to let them in, I would be super paranoid :scared:
     
  4. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    I probably shouldn't have let them in, after all it wouldn't be that hard to fake a municipal ID as most people, including me don't know what they look like. What was more of a head scratcher for me at the time was what did cause an usage increase so large that it raised a red flag.
     
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  5. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    I recently got back from a visit to my pulmonologist and the news was a mixed bag with no conclusions reached. The short version is that the nodule on my right lung that had been dormant for a couple of years may have grown, which would not be good, so we're going to have to look into that. She also noticed some calcification of my arteries. The good news is that they latest scan didn't reveal any clots so I'm not in danger of having a stroke. She was somewhat concerned with my HR, and while it possibly has something to do with my current meds, she was close to advising I see a cardiologist, but held off on that with the understanding that I needed to monitor it and see a specialist if I started having periods with shortness of breath or increased HR.

    On a much lighter note, I'm going to be baking cod filets tonight and serve them with something akin to guacamole. I'll also be making a salad.

    Have a great day!
     
  6. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Four rounds of:

    Explosive step ups
    Push ups on a boso ball
    Contralateral reverse lunges while holding a Kb
    Duffel bag cleans/snatches with a squat
    TRX table top row
    Resistance band triceps extensions

    Dinner tonight is going to be chicken breasts that I'm going to sous vide, coat in corn meal, and then bake. The side is going to be the salad I didn't make last night because I decided to sauté spinach and garlic.

    Have a great day!
     
  7. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Scary stuff, but at least you are on top of it. I am not a doctor, but I play one on the internet.:) I just saw my general doctor, and he told me I have a heart murmur. I looked on the internet, it could indicate a heart valve problem. He was sending me for an echocardiogram. When I thought about it, I decided to skip his instruction, and see a cardiologist. My thought is, I don't need him to suggest I see a cardiologist. Maybe the cardiologist will suggest the same thing, maybe not. But I do know the cardiologist is a heart specialist, and the primary doctor is not. Good luck on whatever you decide.
     
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  8. Seltzer

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    Thanks Shamie. I told the family about the nodule at dinner and they were flipping out; for some reason I'm reasonably calm and thinking positive thoughts until evidence shows other wise. I'm not being a Pollyanna because I am concerned and I'm going to call in a couple of days because it was disconcerting to hear what she said and I didn't ask some questions that I should have.

    Regarding your situation, I would take the same approach that you are. Wifey's family has a history of heart murmers and when dear daughter was in HS she had to go to a cardiologist to be given medical clearance to play sports. From the little that I know, all murmers are not equal and in the years since it was discovered DD has never had an issue and, as you know, she's a gym rat who also does endurance stuff. Geez, I used to be the fittest person in the family, but that crown has been passed down. Getting back on point, I hope that all turns out well for you.
     
  9. macdiver

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    Wow, as Shamie said scarry stuff.

    Did you have a CT Scan? Have they biopsied the node? I know people who have nodules on thier thyroid, pancreas, and liver. All different people. They have all had biopsies to determine if it is malignant. If it is growing, a biopsy seems reasonable.

    Not trying to be a downer, just concerned for a friend.
     
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  10. Seltzer

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    Mac, the standard protocol is to have CT scans every six months and if nothing changes after two years then the presumption is that all is well. I passed the two year mark about a year ago; the genesis for this latest scan was to determine whether or not I had any clots that may be the cause of my respiratory issues. As I wrote on Tuesday, fortunately no clots were detected, but the size of the nodule appears to have increased. I gave my permission for my current pulmonologist to get the original scans and will call her tomorrow to get an update. Being in limbo isn't fun, but she may not have received the disks yet.

    Update

    Four rounds of:

    Rower
    Lateral box runs
    Ball slams
    High plank around the worlds
    Burpees
    Heavy ropes
    An exercise called "Airplanes" where you hold a Db in each hand, extend your arms to your side and bend forward as far as you can while balancing on one leg which means fully extending the non supportive leg to the rear. For the record I did not fall. :-)
    TRX pullups
    Stability ball planks

    It's just wifey and me for dinner tonight and I have no concept yet. In other cooking news last night I finished dehydrating the last of the apples that dear daughter picked and I picked up a flank steak on sale and in the coming days will turn that into beef jerky.

    Have a great day!
     
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  11. Seltzer

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    I woke up thinking I was starting to get the cold that wifey and dear daughter recently fought, but as the day progresses I'm feeling better. Not wanting to tax my system my only exercise is going to be an afternoon walk.

    I'm presently making beef jerky and that will be the extent of my cooking because wifey and I are going to a costume dinner dance with some friends tonight.

    TGIF!
     
  12. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    What are you and Mrs. Seltzer going dressed as?
     
  13. Seltzer

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    Wifey went as Peggy Bundy from the sitcom Married With Children. I went as a baseball player. Ideally I would have gone as Al Bundy, but the only way anyone would know who I was would have been if I sat on a couch with my hand down my pants, which didn't seem too appealing. :lol:

    Update

    We got home around 12:30 last night and dear dog, who had been sleeping for hours, thought it was a fine time to play. For some reason she only annoys me in this type of circumstance so while wifey was pleasantly sleeping me and dear dog were up to close to 2 AM. The inference is that I was quite tired when it came time to hit the gym this AM, but I went and had a decent workout.

    We're going to some type of fund raiser tonight where a friend of ours is singing. The admission is a shopping bag filled with non perishable goods. If all goes as planned it won't be a late night. I'm not sure what we're going to do for dinner; right now my thoughts are to have an early dinner at home before going to the show.

    Have a great day!
     
  14. Shamie

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    Good choice for costumes. Your right, nobody would know you are Al Bundy, especially if you weren't adjacent to your wife.
     
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    Last night was a later night than anticipated, but we made it to the gym this AM. Four rounds of:

    Ab wheel rollouts
    Side planks while lifting a Db
    Lateral box runs
    Db alternating shoulder presses
    Heavy ropes
    TRX pullups
    Burpees

    Dinner tonight is going to be grilled shell steaks and roasted cauliflower.

    Have a great day!
     
  16. Seltzer

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    I had an epic workout this AM. Unfortunately it was epically bad. I had no gas in the tank and struggled from the minute I started. I wound up compensating by doing less reps at a slower pace. All told it was three rounds of:

    Trap bar dead lifts
    TRX table top rows
    Duffel bag cleans and squats
    Bb squat presses
    Ab wheel rollouts
    Leg raises

    Have a great day!
     
  17. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Like you have said, a bad workout is better than no workout. Hopefully your next workout will be better.
     
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    As much as I struggled I don't regret going at all.
     
  19. Seltzer

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    Today's an active rest day; I'm still a bit bereft of energy so I'm not going to do anything more challenging than walking.

    In the latter part of the morning I received a phone call that caused my BP to shoot up; dear daughter called to say she was in a car accident. Most importantly nobody was hurt. She was rear ended while at a stop sign and after communicating with the other driver to pull over the car which hit her took off. Fortunately dear daughter took a picture of the license plate and there was a witness to what happened. The police are involved and immediately were able to discern that the driver was too young to have three other people in the car with her. My only thoughts about how they could know this is that the car must be registered to the young driver and while that violation probably is not too big of a law enforcement issue, leaving the scene of an accident surely is. My insurance company has all the information and now we're waiting for an appraiser to contact us and to get a copy of the police report so we can get the car repaired.

    Dinner last night was baked chicken thighs with lemon grass and black pepper. The side was the roasted cauliflower I did not make a couple of days ago when we instead had sautéed string beans.

    Have a great day!
     
  20. macdiver

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    Glad no one was hurt.

    Unfortunately for the young driver she will most likely have a felony conviction versus a misdemeanor had she not left the scene.

    Hope your rest day helps you have more energy for your next workout.
     

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