do you think taking an interest in your health and lifestyle through bodybuilding actualy helped you in managing your illness?
I think because I've always been strict about my eating habits it was maybe a little easier changing to suit the condition, if it was never diagnosed I'd probably be one harping on about hard gainers - yes it is hard, but manageable to a certain extent. As my weight increases though it does get harder as my MB seems to increase with my bodyweight - the specialist just thinks is in correlation with muscle mass, I'm sure if I did not weight train my MB would be lower.
or if you werent bodybuilding do you think you wd ave gone blindly down the med route on the advice on docs?
Possibly the fact I hate taking any form of tablets would have made me just as obnoxious and anti meds in the Docs eyes. I just hated the thought of being dependant on a drug that up until recent my body although hard work (through my own commitments) managed quite well. Also while I was ill I had a reaction to the base on certain antibiotics, that saw me rush back to A&E in a rather spectacular fashion - not pretty.
i have similar feel about the numbers thing in hospital( i.e. pateints being looked upon as cattle) its only when u been there you can really understand its you that has to look after yourself an no one else. i used to think you went into hospital and they made you better. but you really do have to be active in your recovery or u may not give yourself the best chance, whatever your prognosis
I have to say and really thank the nurses and junior staff, who were amazing, they could not do enough for me - admittedly there comes a point when you all think you are never getting out accept in a wooden box and everyone starts changing. Nurse visits last more than 10 mins and someone seems to be along every fifteen to make sure you have everything, can I plump a pillow, more water - do you think you could possibly consume one of those anorexic shake things today Mr Green (barf).
The docs on the other hand seemed about as warm, flat and inviting as a witches tit! Maybe they just see too many people to take a more active and personal view, or maybe they see so much death they try to stay as unattached as they possibly can? It must be difficult for them, a number first possibly, a human lab rat second.
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