on the eve of 12

I'm about to embark on pulse 12 this coming Saturday.  It's been a journey, with ups and downs.  I'm working my way through this all and seeing where it leads.

Over the year or more that I've been here, I've often read about how as one goes through the CAPi that it's common to take two steps forward, one step back, or is it  two forward, two back.  I'm sure that both cases are possible and even likely.

Well, I had a step back on Monday of this week.  I felt horrible all day.  It was like I had two five year old nephews visiting and they decided to follow me around all day with a bear hug on each leg.  I suspect that the reason I felt so terrible was not entirely the CAP or my reaction to it.  I suspect that the reason I felt so horrible was that I missed out on excercising at the gym on Monday.  I decided to take the night off, which put me about five days behind on doing cardio and getting leg excercises in.  I suspect that maybe my body was catabolizing the muscle in my legs though I thought I got ample protein throughout that period.

Anyhow, I got back to the gym on Tuesday and used the elliptical trainer.  I feel MUCH better today.  I wonder if maybe sweat has something to do with it also, along the same lines as an infra-red lamp and how it causes one to sweat out endotoxinsi.  I'm thinking maybe the volume of sweat I generate at the gym is akin to using a heat lamp.  By the time I finish, I am literally drenched.

In any case, that's all I can write for the moment and will try to add to this later.

John

Comments

I think exercise is vitally

I think exercise is vitally important. It is clear from research that brain derived growth factors and other helpful elements are created in exercise. I think one of hte challenges on CAPi is feeling bad and so lightening up on the workouts. I can barely walk after a workout and heat is bothersome and I have to walk SLOWLY back to the car to not fall down, and twoce I hve had spectacular falls at the gym going home, but to me it is really worthwhile. IT is also a good measurable way to see how you are doing on CAP ie one mile on the treadmill two weeks after your pulse when during it .2 was all you could make is interesting. Several people have kept track of data like that while on CAPs. Go to thisisms regimens section and see cure or busts thread which has a large poster of such http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-1636-120.html
marie
On CAP since Sept '05 for MSi, RAi, Asthmai, sciatica. EDSSi at start 5.5. Currently on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini 2x month, all supplementsi.
"Color out side the lines!"

On CAPi since Sept '05 for MSi, RAi, Asthmai, sciatica. EDSSi at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxyi 200, Azith 3x week, Tinii cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

Gazelle: for Sarah

Gazelle: for Sarah

http://www.amazon.com/Gazelle-1285-Edge/dp/B0000AS7W2<

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Gracious John, you might

Gracious John, you might well be right there.  Like Mackintosh, I don't have a gym mentality, but I do exercise regularly while I am working: the benefits of working by myself in a big studio, however, some days I am so wrapped up in what I am doing I forget.  Also at the weekend, if I have a lie in, I am useless for the rest of the day.  What I can't seem to do, however, is sweat very much, even in our new infra red sauna, so you are very lucky there.  Best of luck with no. 12!
 
Mac, what's a gazelle?......Sarah
 
An Itinerary in Light and Shadow
Wheldon regime since August 2003, for very aggressive SPMSi.  Intermittent therapy after one year. 2007 still take this, now two weeks every three months, but still slowly improving and no exacerbation since starting. EDSS was about 7, now 2.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thanks Sarah, I also take

Thanks Sarah, I also take time off on the weekend and try to limit my gym time to the work week.  I've got to give myself some sort of break from time to time! 

all my best

John

RRMSi/EDSSi was 4.5, now 4.??? on Wheldon Protocol (naci, doxycycline, azithromycin, metronidazolei) since 04/12/2006

best, John

RRMSi/EDSSi was 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.9999, 6.5 on Wheldon/Stratton Protocol beginning 04/12/2006
naci 4x600 mg/day
doxycycline 2x100mg/day
azithromycin 3x250mg/day MWF
metronidazolei 3x400mg/day then 3x500mg/day

What a soldier you are!

What a soldier you are! Every time you talk about the gym I am amazed. I just don't have a gym mentality and it's not in my makeup to drag myself there. I do have a gazelle, however, and as soon as I dig it out from under the stuff piled around and on it (moved into the house six months ago), I may hop back on it. You're doing great, John!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Mac        Thanks,

Mac       

Thanks, I'm not sure soldier is the correct appelation though.  May be prisoner, maybe sucker, I don't know lol!  I'm sure you're wondering why I say that.  Well, it's because if I don't go, I feel much worse.  I have other things I would like to spend my time on, other things I want to do, but without going to the gym I feel so terrible it's like a prison sentence that I can't escape.  But much of my life could probably be described in those terms, which really isn't the way to look at it.

The way to look at it which is what I do most of the time is to see it as an opportunity to be more healthy and an opportunity to socialize.  Yeah, the gym is work, it's not play time.  But the gym is also an opportunity to talk to people, to find out what's going on in the world.   In addition, it's also an opportunity to hammer out any frustrations I may have, so it definitely has benefits.

all my best

John

RRMSi/EDSSi was 4.5, now 4.??? on Wheldon Protocol (naci, doxycycline, azithromycin, metronidazolei) since 04/12/2006

best, John

RRMSi/EDSSi was 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.9999, 6.5 on Wheldon/Stratton Protocol beginning 04/12/2006
naci 4x600 mg/day
doxycycline 2x100mg/day
azithromycin 3x250mg/day MWF
metronidazolei 3x400mg/day then 3x500mg/day