Almost There

I saw my doctor yesterday, in a follow-up to check out the status of my lungs after getting whooping cough. I am officially on the mend. My lungs are almost back to normal (in terms of inflammation and capacity). My doctor suggested a few more days of recovery (no going “balls-to-the-wall” in training). So nothing too extreme until next week; yoga, walks with my wonderful wife, maybe some light BW work, that’s all…

I can’t express to you how grateful I am to be off all the meds I was taking to fight the WC: steroid, antibiotic, inhaler (a first for me!), high level anti-inflammatory, cough suppressant… My liver needs a rest…

During my visit with my doctor something sideways happened that I think is going to help me – both as an athlete (performance wise), as well as personally – we got to talking about my blood work and what I am taking supplement-wise to alter certain profiles (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, testosterone, insulin, etc). She gave me some stellar advice on what to do, and take to achieve the numbers I’d like. So I am going to try her advice for the next three months and see what (if anything) changes in my profile(s)…

I am looking forward to getting back to training. I am missing both Jiu-jitsu and strength training. (How many of you can say that? :)) Plus I’ve got some specific goals to meet in the next 6-weeks, before our trip to Hawaii in mid-April.

And now a quote that made me laugh out loud: “pro-lifers are the first to value the juice of a good steak.” ~ Brian Raney

Ciao for now!

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