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Nocturne

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Jinxed!
« on: August 19, 2016, 07:01:05 pm »
Just had a conversation with my wife three days ago where I mentioned that since starting to lose weight over a year ago, I hadn't gotten even ONE cold.

Guess who woke up with a sore throat the following morning?

Been a nice compliment to the bad sunburn I got at the beach a couple days prior.  I am still peeling, but at least able to wear a shirt now.

Anyway, due to all of this, I have been less than religious about my walking over the last week, and my weight it up to 165.  Not good.

I'm gonna get up and push through the stuffy nose and sore throat and junk and go do my walk now, and bring that weight back down.  I know if I say I'll do it here, to you folks, I'll be that much more likely to do it.  And I'm a-gonna do it!

Funny about getting sick right after commenting on not getting sick, though.  Kinda like how I had just figured out that I could retire at 63 and was crowing about being able to enjoy "a quarter century of retirement" he day before I learned about my aortic stenosis.  God sure has a funny sense of humor.
43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 07:14:14 pm »
Just had a conversation with my wife three days ago where I mentioned that since starting to lose weight over a year ago, I hadn't gotten even ONE cold.

Guess who woke up with a sore throat the following morning?

Been a nice compliment to the bad sunburn I got at the beach a couple days prior.  I am still peeling, but at least able to wear a shirt now.

Anyway, due to all of this, I have been less than religious about my walking over the last week, and my weight it up to 165.  Not good.

I'm gonna get up and push through the stuffy nose and sore throat and junk and go do my walk now, and bring that weight back down.  I know if I say I'll do it here, to you folks, I'll be that much more likely to do it.  And I'm a-gonna do it!

Funny about getting sick right after commenting on not getting sick, though.  Kinda like how I had just figured out that I could retire at 63 and was crowing about being able to enjoy "a quarter century of retirement" he day before I learned about my aortic stenosis.  God sure has a funny sense of humor.

Some guys used to do journals on here.  They'd say a target and periodically write about how they were doing.
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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 07:14:14 pm »


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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 03:36:19 am »
Got out there, did my usual two circuits plus one more because I'd been sitting or lying down most of the day, and got to my step target!  Feel like I got hit by a car though.  Nasty sore throat, cough, stuffy nose -- gonna be another sleepless night.  Right at the end of vacation, too.  Bleh.
43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 04:51:19 pm »
Got out there, did my usual two circuits plus one more because I'd been sitting or lying down most of the day, and got to my step target!  Feel like I got hit by a car though.  Nasty sore throat, cough, stuffy nose -- gonna be another sleepless night.  Right at the end of vacation, too.  Bleh.

500 mg Ester C every two hours and an RDA of absorbable zinc in the morning and evening should put the brakes on that.
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 10:28:48 pm »
Got out there, did my usual two circuits plus one more because I'd been sitting or lying down most of the day, and got to my step target!  Feel like I got hit by a car though.  Nasty sore throat, cough, stuffy nose -- gonna be another sleepless night.  Right at the end of vacation, too.  Bleh.

500 mg Ester C every two hours and an RDA of absorbable zinc in the morning and evening should put the brakes on that.

I love those zinc-based cold remedies (Cold Eeze, Zicam), which are different than just taking zinc supplements.  The only problem is they taste bad and you need to start right at the beginning of the cold and take them consistently, every 3-6 hours thereafter.  But they really do work.  If I take them early enough, the cold just sort of goes away.
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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 12:00:12 pm »
So this morning I'm down to 159 -- the upper end of my ideal weight!  At the moment, I am not overweight!

Of course, we're going out to that Mexican restaurant I've been looking forward to all year on account of it being my birthday, so I'll no doubt have some catching up to do tomorrow...
43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 01:50:45 am »
So this morning I'm down to 159 -- the upper end of my ideal weight!  At the moment, I am not overweight!

Of course, we're going out to that Mexican restaurant I've been looking forward to all year on account of it being my birthday, so I'll no doubt have some catching up to do tomorrow...

Hey, you probably de-aged your heart by a year in the last few months so kudos!
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Jinxed!
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 01:50:45 am »