Gravelyguy wrote:NHMike wrote:Saw the Oncologist this morning. Scans were clean and I assume that bloodwork was too as he didn't mention it. He asked how I was doing and I showed him the VO2Max stuff and he asked some questions about the tracker. He said next visit is 6 months. So 1.5 years of 3-month and I guess 6-months for a while and then maybe 12.
That is pretty much the same schedule as me. I have been every 6 months after the 1 1/2 year mark. I still get my CEA checked locally every 3 months between visits to Mayo. I am taking it as a good sign! At my last visit they said every 6 months for the first 5 years then yearly until year 10. 10 years is when Mayo defines cure from stage 4. I have to admit, I kind of appreciate the check ups. It is like every 6 months I get to make a check mark on my countdown to cure!
Glad your VO2 is good for your age. I have found that my lung capacity is not what it once was and I know I had issues during chemo and surgeries. It is getting better and I was able to run several miles at 8:30 pace on the treadmill Wednesday. Last year at this time I was trying to get under 12 min. pace so I have come a long way. It is nice to have benchmarks to see the progress!
It sounds like you are living your life. My cardio capacity is still nowhere near where it was before diagnosis and there are times when I'd like to retire and just workout four hours a day but it is nice to not have to worry about income and health insurance and the stuff I'm doing is interesting. I am still contemplating a Keiser m3i for home to improve cardio capacity while taking it easy on my joints.