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Thirty five years ago this july was the last time growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma I lined up for nationals and it was the 1985 growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma edition in hamilton. The 85 road course was brutal and with the first growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma climb up sydenham hill, now know as clara’s climb, there were only ten of us left out of 60+ riders. I was the only albertan to make the selection and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma it was probably one of the hardest races I competed growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma in. BC and quebec riders constantly attacked and I had to growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma close most of the breaks down and after six laps growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma I went solo and was eventually reeled in. I finished seventh. In two weeks I plan on taking the start line growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma at the 2019 canadian national masters championships in victoria. Going to nationals is a milestone and symbolic for surviving growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma cancer but I’m not expecting the same level of form I had growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma as a junior.

Several years ago I planned to race the 2018 edition growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma but I got derailed with cancer and had a different growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma battle to contend with. When I was informed of my diagnosis I had three growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma thoughts racing through my mind… losing my family, dying and a premature end to cycling! When the prognosis changed to the positive, one of the first thoughts that came to mind was growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma will I race again and when can I start training! Three months, six months… a year? I wasn’t sure if I would or if I had it growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma in me to start over but I’ve been chipping away at training and managing about 8-10 hours a week since january and my legs are growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma coming back. I’m not quite there in terms of race fitness and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma two weeks ago I got spat out the back in growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma both races I started but I did my best with growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma what I had in the tank. Being at the back of the pack isn’t something I’m use to but I clearly remember my first race growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma back ten years ago and I was dead fucking last growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma and I loved it because it meant every race will growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma only get better. I’m glad I have it in my memory to know growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma what it’s like to be coming from behind and the be growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma honest just being on a bike and in a race growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma is a victory. I have no illusions.

Cancer destroys lives and I’m not unique in any way. One in two people will be given a cancer diagnosis growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma in their life, based on recent statistics, but that doesn’t mean your life is over. Getting through cancer is a challenge, a fight and a journey and if you get past growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma it there is an opportunity to show others that you growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma can move on and go back to the things you growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma love to do and be with those that you love.

I haven’t posted in over a year and at about this growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma time in 2018 I was beginning my last chemo-therapy treatment. The past twelve months have had highs and lows and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma if I could sum it up in one word that growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma word would be “reset.” reset on all fronts along with a rebuild of the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma body, mind and spirit. People around me said cancer will change you but post growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma cancer I longed to just get back to a normal growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma and balanced life.

The treatment journey was quite a process and an exercise growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma in patience. I made it through every round of chemo and it growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma was pretty toxic with each cycle harder to tolerate than growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma the previous. Besides having to take oral doses of chemo pills, over 1000, I did an intravenous round of oxaliplatin on the first growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma day of each cycle. Oxaliplatin is nasty. I did six rounds and this was post surgery and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma on top of doing chemo-radiation therapy before surgery. We did have to reduce the dosage on several cycles growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma as we could see it was starting to damage the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma nerves in my fingers and toes but we made it growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma and, theoretically, those treatments destroyed any cancer cells left lingering in the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma body. I’ve been tested every three months since and all with growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma positive results.

Looking back over the time that treatments started there is growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma a bit of fog, there are lapses in memories but there is also a growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma lot of joy. Cancer can make you go in different directions depending on growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma the outcome or your disposition. We could settle into anger and ask why me or growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma we can accept that this is just an outcome in growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma life and, god willing, we have the resilience and strength to get through it growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma along with the necessary support network and a team of growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma professionals. When I say joy I’m referring to the ability to have a great reverence growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma for life. The initial diagnosis was rather grave and I had a growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma few days wondering about my affairs, my family and what’s next if there is a next. Thankfully I was gifted with lots of “there will be a next…”

Normal was not quite normal though. Post surgery left me with an ostomy and that was growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma a challenge. A challenge at work, at home, sleeping, yoga to name a few but I didn’t let it hinder me. At first I was embarrassed to have an ostomy but growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma over time it was just part of healing and thankfully growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma it allowed my guts to have the time to rest growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma and repair. I did a good job of hiding the ostomy and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma I even started doing some bike races which was a growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma highlight for me even though I was last in every growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma event! Thankfully the ostomy was temporary and this past winter I growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma had it reversed and recovery was long and I’m still healing internally.

The journey, as I see it now, started two years ago and those past two years were growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma some of the most difficult years in my life but growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma I also see them as some of the best years. The support that rallied around me was beyond measure and growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma my family, friends, business partner and colleagues were there at every level. I was given another chance and an opportunity to reset growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma on many levels.

When I met with my oncologist last summer I was growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma told to bring a list of all the supplements that growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma I take and what was interesting to find out was growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma that basically you cannot take any supplements when you’re going through chemotherapy and radiation as they can negate growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma the positive outcomes of the adjuvant treatment. The main concern is with vitamin C, antioxidants and anything related to mushrooms that could affect the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma liver. Being concerned that I would not get enough nutrients my growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma oncologist said “just eat normal food and balance the diet.” at the time that was a bit of a shock growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma to me considering that I was used to consuming the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma stupid amounts of nutritional supplements for cycling and training in growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma general.

During that first round of treatments back in september I growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma went vegan and I drank a lot of homemade carrot growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma juice. Each week my blood got tested and over the course growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma of those treatments some of my immune markers improved after growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma initially tanking in week two but on balance I was growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma eating a very good diet and when you’re getting your blood tested weekly you’re able to see that as well. After a few months I had to agree with the growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma comment about eating whole foods. My friend noelle also made a very good case for growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma plant based foods during treatments and she was right.

Anyway, after almost 6 months of not taking any supplements I growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma have come to the conclusion that the supplement industry is growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma a bit of a scam and we waste a lot growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma of money on it. Going forward I could see using a basic drink mix growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma like scratch labs but for everything else I’ll make it myself. I think a lot of athletes, especially endurance athletes, put a lot of crap in their body and too growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma much sugar, too many supplements and over the long course eventually this growth on dog’s paw histiocytoma will affect you in a negative way in my opinion.

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