I am new to the community - Hi. I have a question for people who are undergoing dose dense AC and Taxol for triple Negative breast cancer, in relation to how much exercise or movement they are doing.
I was diagnosed in May and have a treatment plan that is slightly altered - I have chemo, then surgery and then radiation. I have a triple neg invasive carcinoma ( it was 1 cm at diagnosis now 6 mm and shrinking (shrink MOFO SHRINK)) and a 3 cm area of DCIS in one boob.
I was invited to take part in an exercise research trial. I am pre menopausal and I was already moderately fit + active. This trial has required me to walk 8 k steps per day and do weights 3 x a week during chemo. I am enjoying the golden elixir (chemo) of dose dense AC + Taxol for 20 weeks. Halfway there at 10 weeks done.
The research trial is looking to establish if i can maintain muscle mass, invoke the sympathetic nervous system, impact of my bone density and what impact exercise has on treatment and side effects of Chemo. I was required to lift weights and do a heavy workout post chemo (AC).
I was wondering how other people on the same chemo treatment are doing in terms of moving and exercising ? Are other people able to maintain prior exercise regimes ? Have you made it part of your habit. If there was a trainer or an exercise professional would you be interested in working out post chemo (directly after infusion).
I can’t swim anymore as I am an ocean swimmer and with a chest infection and neutropenia and low haemoglobin advice from the doctor was hell no. So i am left with pilates, weights and walking.