Sunday, January 8, 2012

My annual checkup

I had my annual checkup this last week. My doctor commented he would never get rich off me because I only see him once a year.

The Good News:

I am as healthy as a horsehealthy-horse

The Bad News:

I just can’t run like one

CPK is good:

My CPK is up slightly this year (230), but is still much better than the days where it ran 800-1,000. This is positive news since I increased the number of reps and length of my exercise program last year. It appears it is not doing any harm.

blood-test I had a complete blood workup.  Everything looks good including my HDL, LDL and cholesterol as well as my blood pressure and pulse. We discussed my neuropathy in my lower legs and feet. My doctor commented that when I was ready, we could discuss possible treatments that might help.


And, based upon the results over the last eleven months, I willavodart continue taking dutasteride this year. In reviewing my current condition versus last year, it appears I am the same or better except for the occasional neck weakness I have encountered this year.

Not bad for a guy 65 ‘39’ years old who is going to be a great grandpa any day now.


  1. That is wonderful news... I have been praying for you! :)

  2. Bruce - great results from your check up. I would be interested if you find or hear of any treatment for neuropathy in legs and feet. Like you I am having problems but thought it was one of untreatable symptoms of KD.


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