Tuesday, September 20, 2005

All Hale Dr. Butler!!

It has been 3 weeks since I went back to 10 million units so it was time for an appointment with Dr. Butler in addition to the weekly blood-letting ritual.

Dr. Butler said that he imagined that I was the healthiest patient he would see in his office today. He's a charmer!!

We talked about my side effects and he indicated that he was happy to see my blood work coming back up this week. He said that even a slight rise in my blood numbers means I am adjusting to the new dosage well. I am "well adjusted" ... Hehehe.

He asked about my training mileage, asked for the dates of the races again and then told me to feel free to "adjust my shot schedule" the week prior to both races if I thought that might give me a little extra something on Race Day. He didn't see how reducing my shot dose for one day and/or moving the "shot day" would have a negative impact. Especially when it is only 2 shots out of a total of 144 that will be affected.

So I am cleared to complete the Army 10 Miler next Sunday. I am also cleared to complete the Marine Corps Marathon if I choose. I am choosing to wait and see how the Army 10 Miler AND my 3 hour 20 minute LSD workout goes this weekend.

In other workout news, I took out Sunshine (my bight yellow Lemond Bicycle) for a 30 minute spin. It was a nice 7 mile jaunt before the rains head into town. It felt good to be back in the saddle again! It always does.

Buona Notte (Good Night!!) Live STRONG!


TriFeist said...

YEAH! Great news from the doctor! Keep up your training. Things seem to be moving in the right direction.

nancytoby said...

wooo hoooo you are going to ROCK that course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keryn said...

YAY! I can't wait to hear how this weekend goes! Your doc rocks! YOU rock!

kerihadley said...

how often does one get permission to mess with your meds. take advantage of it and rock on.

Flatman said...

Great news!

Ohhh...we have never seen Sunshine...I think a picture is in order!!!