I had advanced colorectal cancer three years ago. I had 6 weeks of radiation 5 days a week. Multiple surgeries, 8 months of chemo, and left with lots of scar tissue all throughout my digestive system. I still suffer from digestive pain and I am prone to obstructions that send me to the hospital to get my stomach pumped. A hospital stay can be one to two weeks and without being able to eat food I end up losing up to 20 pounds by the time I get out. Mostly muscle. When I get my abdominal surgeries I am put on a three month restriction of no lifting over 5 pounds. I have always been a weight lifter and Cancer cannot stop me. I fight through every setback and keep moving forward. I have been lifting again since May. I started from a skinny, post chemo body and have been going ever since. I have days of Chronic pain and digestive issues but I will just work harder on the next day I am able to.
January 19, 2018 1:49PM
edited January 2018