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- Jan 15, 2011
Thank guys for all the good wishes and information, I was surprised my story generated so much interest, but I am grateful. Someone mentioned "would I do it again, what would I do different", I have to admit I never did massive amounts that I see today, nor did I do crazy cycles. My regret is I did not take more time off and I thought I was indestructable and ignored signs. My BP was high, I did get on BP meds and remain on a small dose, but ignored the renal doc because my ultrasound came back ok so I thought it was "just the latest cycle" causing my numbers to be off. When I went to the heart doc before my last surgery, they were not too concerned about the leaky valve and told me to come back in 6 months, I did not. This year I took out the best of my companies health insurance to get myself well, I have been making appointments to try to follow up and take care of my myself and hopefully remove some of stupid younger decisions I hope some of the younger member will learn from me. As you can see I do not post much, I do read and respect many of you, your knowledge is impressive. I did not post for the sympathy, I posted for two reasons, I am a little scared at what is next and also in reading many other posts, I see some crazy posts and comments with alot of ignorance that reads as if these people are young and "indescructable" like me. I am just hoping to help someone to not look back after 30 years with regrets.
I will post as I progress in this journey, I hope you will be interested.
****I will take into consderation of taking trt, right now I feel good in the gym being off, but will maybe add 100mgs shortly.
About the leaky valve, I've had mild MR/PR forever. Ever since my first echo cardiogram in 2012, it showed that. Just to let you know I did some heavy stuff for long periods of time and it didn't get worse. My surgeon even told me he has had it all his life and it's fine as long as it stays mild. I don't know if your's is mild or not but I wouldn't stress over it if it is. As long as ejection fraction is good, it's not too concerning from what I have heard.