Any survivors on here, cardiac arrest, heart attack, cancer....

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Colin_P, 8 Sep 2014.

  1. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Tomorrow is 2 years to the day I went into hospital with multiple organ failure due to acute necrotising pancreatitis. Other than a recent diagnosis of secondary type 1 diabetes and some less than optimal blood results I'm feeling fitter than ever :becool::okay: I might go for a bicycle ride this afternoon to celebrate :laugh:
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  2. Oh_Parrothead

    Oh_Parrothead Member

    I had two PEs last year caused by an undiagnosed cancer. Both issues have been resolved, and I'm now about a year cancer free, and arguably in the best shape of my life at 45. Now that is not saying too much because I was In zero shape before and still have a ways to go, but still in overall pretty good shape now. According to the director of vascular medicine at the hospital I was treated at and continue to go to, I had the largest PEs he had ever seen on a living patient. That hit me because he is not a young man and this is a pretty high volume hospital/health system. I don't use an app because I'm just riding to improve me and stay one step ahead of cancer and things like PEs. I was never sick a day in my life before this so have no basis for comparison, but I've been told by multiple doctors my recovery has been "amazing", "remarkable", etc. I mention this not to put myself over but rather to encourage. I went from having cancer, being damn near dead, being told only 15 percent of people survive what I did, and they didn't understand how I didn't die to where I am at now. I just climbed a 7.6 percent grade that is about a third of a mile long on Friday so I think I have gotten on pretty well and hope you do too. Wish you the best as you move forward and happy to answer questions if I can.
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Stay away from "dr google"!! You'll worry yourself to death once you start reading.

    In a similar situation with regards medication causing problems. Like yourself, the liver is part of it. They just need to be able to stop the treatment(medication) to start treating the damage it's done. Five years and counting since they first tried stopping it.
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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Well done on your recovery and that ride - onwards and upwards!

    I didn't have cancer but I did have PEs twice. I was told similar things to you - most people as clotted as me died before getting to hospital, or soon afterwards; they had never seen anybody that ill still walking etc. (To be fair, I could only just manage to stagger to the toilet 20 metres away and back though.)

    The fitness from cycling helped me to survive, and getting back into cycling helped me recover. 6 years on I am riding better than I did before I got ill.
  5. flatflr

    flatflr Über Member

    Just over here
    One year ago today I dialled 999 and got carted into the Royal Berks Hospital suffering a heart attack.

    Since then I've followed all the medics advice, stopped smoking and sorted out my diet. I've also:
    Ridden 2,088 miles, including:
    Ridden London to Paris in 24 hrs
    Ridden a couple of 100 milers
    Completed the Mallorca, Andrax to Pollenca ride
    Climbed the Col Du Tourmolet

    Run 569 miles, including:
    8 over half marathon distance runs (didn't get to run the ultra I had planned due to Achilles issues)

    There's life in the old dog yet......
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  6. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    Well done
    flatflr likes this.
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