Saturday, July 21, 2007


Wow, guess what I just did for the first time in a billion months!!! I went to the gym!! I did the elliptical for 20 minutes, and didn't want to have a heart attack, so that's all I did. But still, I'm soaked in sweat and I'm feeling pretty good. I think I could get into a habit of going. I have to figure out what the off time is at the gym at my apartment complex, it's pretty small so it seems like it's always busy. It bet I would get back in shape in no time if I went for like 30 minutes every day or so, of course, I'm getting ahead of myself, but it would be nice to get into a routine. I'm going to do some googling when I'm done with this post- but if you know the answer please share -- you know how the machines tell you your target heart rate? Well it said something like 127 for me, but I was between 170-180, is that good or bad? It freaked me out to have it so much higher than my target, so I'm confused.

I had my CT and PET scans yesterday - I was at the hospital from 9:30am until about 3:30pm, loooong day of no eating! My arms a little painful now from the IVs. The PET scan guy (who is super cute and we're totally getting married) who never has a problem doing my IV, and of course right after we were talking about how he never has a problem, HAD a problem! Ha. He was fishing around in my left arm and couldn't get the IV in, so he took it out and tried the right, which he got. Now the left one is painful -- sad lamb. After my scans I went back to my apartment to eat and settle my stomach, the CT scan barium stuff always gives me an upset stomach - oh and they switched from OJ to vanilla smoothies, which is a little better, but still yucky! After I got semi back to normal I went and hung out with Meg for a little while, then came back here and was totally exhausted! I was in bed by 11, which is pretty early for me. I was supposed to hang out with Nicole today, so I set my alarm for 10:30am and couldn't get myself out of bed. My plans fell thru, so I took a 5 hour nap this afternoon! Another reason I thought it was a good idea to hit the gym :)

Oh and how hilllarious is this, someone posted on the Lymphoma board that there is an online dating site for people with cancer - I totally blogged about how there should be one months ago, but was totally kidding. So anywho, it's called C is for Cupid. I played around on it the other day, which meant I had to set up a profile, but there were only about 5 people on it. Still it entertained me for an hour or so, so it was worth it. As fucked up as this sounds, I don't think I would ever want to marry someone that had cancer as well, I feel like that would give our kids even more of a chance to get cancer. I mean don't get me wrong, if I fall head over heels for a guy that had cancer, oh well, but still I don't think I would go looking for one. Still it would be great to have someone understand what I went thru.

Well I really need to shower because I can't stop sweating (thanks cancer!!). Chemopalooza is coming up soon, if you have any ideas for me, please let me know. Or if I forgot to invite you, let me know :)



Veronica said...

OK - I am totally ashamed to admit that I am only managing 12 minutes on the old elliptical machine - and I haven't gone through chemo - so muchos kudos to you kiddo!!!

As for heart rate, can't say I know for sure, but I think I was told once that the heart rate you're given is the optimum heart rate for burning fat.........but then my memory's a bit shaky, so don't go by that. I don't know if getting your heart beat up that high is that good for long as you don't feel dizzy!!

Make sure you post a pic of your new fit, svelte(?) self!!!

Take care and many good vibes for your scan results

Anonymous said...

Maybe the pet scan guy is keen on you Kelly, maybe he was a little nervous and lost his knack or maybe he was trying to keep you with him a little longer, maybe you'll be bringing him with you to visit us and maybe we will all be going to your lovely wedding!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I could get very carried away with this one, did you give him your blog address? One way of asking a fella out.

Seriously, I would speak to someone about your heart rate being that high, take it easy. You have all the time in the world to get fit.

Kareoke!!!! for chemopalooza-I love it. oh and lots of booze.



Chris said...

Good to hear that you are on the up. I feel really good currently and was amazed with lasting the time at football - sorry soccer!
Hope the scans were OK and you have no side effects and positive results

Sanbandit said...

Great job at the gym! I'm a total wimp when it comes to the eliptical machine, i can't even last like 2 minutes! lol I like the treadmill!
Yeah target rate is where it burns the most calories etc, being above it just means your heart is beating faster and you're above the target, so I think you're supposed to slow down lol but as long as your don't feel pain,dizzy and passout i think you're ok.
Good thoughts for clean results!!

Cindy said...

Kelly, good vibes and lots of love and prayers from Idaho on your scan results. Please post asap, so we can all know you are in complete remission! PS your optimum heart rate is what your rate should be IF you were in fantastic shape, and exercised everday, which being busy with chemo, I am sure you haven't done, soooo.... anyhow Art & I are sending our love and prayers your way, and hopefully it will be great news! Love Jane's parents Art & Cindy

Wullie said...

JUst a quickie.
Good luck today with the results. Everything is crossed for you!