I've been seeing a kid who almost died from cancer last year in the gym lately.

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  1. houseofdon

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    Story: A kid who went to HS and college with me was diagnosed with bone cancer (I think) in late 2004. Went through a ton of chemo/surgeries, had to drop out of school for a year. People thought he wasn't going to make it. Had surgery on his hip, and doctors thought he might not be able to walk normally again.

    He pulled through all of that shit, and made an amazing recovery, and got back in school. I've been seeing him at the gym consistently over the past month or so, and it's pretty amazing how he's coming along, considering all he's been through. Just kind of inspiring to see someone like him working out, especially considering all the bullshit excuses we give to justify not pushing hard.

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    cancer or no cancer you shouldnt be wearing a pink gi joe shirt on your 21st birthday.
     
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    BAN!!!


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    On a serious note that's awesome for him. Sounds like strong character.
     
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    i'm kind of in the same spot. was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma when i was 15, did 6 months of chemo/radiation when i was 16. thought i was in the clear for a while but it came back at 19, did 3 more months of chemotherapy followed by a stem-cell transplant. had like 6 surgeries throughout treatment. that was 2.5 years ago.

    last week i deadlifted 405, squatted 315, and benched 205. :)
     
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    That's awesome, man (not the cancer...the fact that you're beating it). Keep it up!!
     
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    It was a dorm t-shirt :o
     
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    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    Damn, thats very cool. Definetely gives me no room to talk about my sore legs, haha.


    P.S. Nonpoint owns~
     
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    Glad to hear it! Way to bounce back dude, thats awesome.
     
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    yeah i'm pretty amazed what the human body is capable of. best of luck to your friend and i hope he sticks with it. when i was doing treatment everyone always felt sorry for me and looked at me with pity... i hated that and never want to feel that way ever again. that's probably my number 1 reason for working out.
     
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    That's badass. It wouldn't hurt to stop for a minute and tell him way to go for pulling through everything and bustin his ass in the gym.
     
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    beat the living shit out of cancer
     
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    badass
     
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    i couldnt imagine having cancer and having to go through all that shit..i think a couple nagging injuries are bad enough lol
     
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    my gf survived bone cancer, and a heart transplant, so there.
     
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    damn dude i concede lol
     
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    now that i look back on it, my condition just made starting out a lot harder, not much else. yeah my red blood counts were pretty low for a while but they're normal now so as far as athletic performance is considered i'm about even with everyone else... i think. but it was rough at the beginning because any LBM i may have had before treatment completely disappeared during the month i was bedridden getting my bone marrow transplant. basically when i started lifting my biceps were as thin as my wrists and i had trouble benchpressing 95 lbs lol... i remember when i first started going to the gym i had no illusions of grandeur about being some chiseled beast, i just wanted to look normal. it's snowballed since then and now i do it to get fuggin huge like the rest of you. it's great though, seeing old friends from high school and the looks they give me when they see how much bigger i've gotten.

    edit: oh in case i made it unclear before i should mention that i'm perfectly healthy right now, i do PET scans once a year and they've all been coming back negative so hopefully i've seen the last of it
     
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