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#155275 - 09/29/12 01:38 PM First Triathlon
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Just did my 1st Triathlon this am. I HATE running!!! So boring to me. People were passing me like I had a sprained ankle. So embarrassing, ugh. But I got a lot of them back in the bike portion where it was my turn to yell "on your left" as I passed them. To my surprise the swim turned out to be the most challenging of the 3, even turned over multiple times and did the backstroke finding that easier. Orientation and bumping into people stole a lot of needed energy. Anyway I finished it and now I can say I did one. Ironman....No way Jose!
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David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 14, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.

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#155276 - 09/29/12 02:06 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
AnitaFrances Offline
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Loc: Media, PA
Congrats on completing the triathlon! I think everyone here would bestow the Ironman title on you for more reasons than this competition. Good for you that you are out there pushing yourself and living life!
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Anita (60)
CG to husband, Clark, 70,
DX SCC 11/07, T4N0Mx, PEG 1/08, RAD, post rad infection 3/08,
HBOT 40 dives, ORN, Surg 11/09 mandibulectomy w/fibular graft.
Plastic Surg 4/10, 12/10, 3/11, 10/11, 4/12, 10/12. All PETS clear,
PEG out 1/11. 6/11 non union jaw fracture
Fractured jaw w/surgery 7/14

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#155278 - 09/29/12 02:26 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
EricS Offline
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Loc: Idaho
Way to Go David!! That's awesome brotha!
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Young Frack, SCC T4N2M0, Cisplatin,35+ rads,ND, RT Mandiblectomy w fibular free flap, facial paralysis, "He who has a "why" to live can bear with almost any "how"." -Nietzche "WARNING" PG-13 due to Sarcasm & WAY too much attitude, interact at your own risk.

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#155279 - 09/29/12 02:45 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
Cheryld Offline
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Awesome!
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#155294 - 09/29/12 09:47 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
jayneday Offline
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Loc: uk
Good for you David! It's so good to hear you are doing stuff like this smile
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Scc nasal cavity /hard palate
Surgery removal of septum and roof of mouth 15/3/11 cl margins
Rt and cisplatin 6 weeks starting 24/5/11
Obturator

Age 45

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#155296 - 09/29/12 09:57 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: jayneday]
tamvonk Offline
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Loc: New Zealand
Fantastic.
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Caregiver/advocate to Husband Kris age 59@ diagnosis
DX Dec '10 SCC BOT T4aN2bM0 HPV+ve.Cisplatin x3 35 IMRT.
PET 6/11 clear.
R) level 2-4 neck dissection 8/1/11 to remove residual node - necrotic with NED
Feb '12 Ca back.. 3/8/12 total glossectomy/laryngectomy/bilat neck dissection/partial pharyngectomy etc. clear margins. All nodes negative for disease. PEG in. March 2014 2 years post surgery .NED

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#155303 - 09/29/12 11:28 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
Anne-Marie Offline
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Loc: TN
That is SO awesome, David! ! Congratulations! Now that you've done a Triathlon, what's next??? Are you going to DisneyWorld?
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Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)




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#155304 - 09/29/12 11:40 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
ChristineB Offline
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WOW! Thats very impressive David!!! Good for you that you were able to finish. Congrats, you Ironman smile
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Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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#155340 - 09/30/12 01:19 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
davidcpa Offline

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SOOO I went home yesterday and did my usual yard work, weeding, edging, trimming, cutting and blowing, etc still pumped from completing a Tri. Awoke this am in need of intense medical care! lol There are definately muscle groups that one does not use biking that one does need while running and swimming! Problem is the individual that came out of the water first is my employee. A 20 something little punk, very close to being fired IMO, who was working in the restaurant last night telling people he finished, went home, took a nap, took a shower, ate and came back just in time to see me finish. Not true but sounds funny but I can't let him see me cripled tomorrow at work so I've got to either miraculously get better or hide my pain. I'm 37 years older than him, which is longer than he's even been alive. You wait till tomorrow, I'll come up with some nasty project for him!
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David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 14, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.

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#155377 - 09/30/12 10:41 PM Re: First Triathlon [Re: davidcpa]
Anne-Marie Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 2568
Loc: TN
Just fake it, David! cool
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Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)




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