Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Health check. Nordic Walking

This morning I went for my check with my exercise monitor. I am half way through my exercises program for cancer sufferers. It has not been as easy as I had hoped because of my great tiredness. I hope I am back on schedule with increased steroids and a diuretic to prevent peripheral edema from the water retention. My blood tests today were good with a normal Hb, WBC and platelets, fasting blood glucose and lipids though low plasma cortisol, and normal electrolytes and liver function tests apart from a borderline ALT which I have had for a very long time. My calcium was a bit high but I knew about that. My BP was 130/80 which is fine for my age.

Laura, who is supervising my exercise program, is training people in Nordic walking. This looks like the ideal exercise for people with cancer and those with bad backs.


Burke said...


I imagine you're familiar with this, but in case you missed it:

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you have had concrete data to provide some positive feedback. Hoping your symptoms abate. May you be well.