There’s a Brit saying known as “on your bike” (sometimes colloquially called “on yer bike“). It basically means “go away and stop bothering me” but there are other definitions including some ‘Anglo-Saxon’ versions (I won’t repeat those here!)
When I moved to my current home in 2012, the removals lorry unloaded our rather dusty bikes (pedal cycles) and stuffed them in the garage where they mostly remained until this year. A couple of months ago, I dusted them off, repaired punctures etc, and basically started putting them to better use. In fact, Chris got a new one out of the deal! I’m reasonably fit (considering) but finding it so easy to opt for the sofa and there’s always something worth watching on TV, or something to do on my computer. My personal trainer (Chris ♥) tends to provide some motivation, so it felt good that the recent bike idea came from me rather than from her.
However, some of the personal motivation came from a recent ‘brush’ with potential diabetic problems. My blood glucose test has been spiking in the last 12-18 months and an HbA1c in May (a better guide) put me just inside pre-diabetic range. This prompted me to look more carefully at diet and exercise. I need to do this without losing too much weight though, I’m still struggling to put the weight back I that I lost from the June chest infection.
I have so say I’m enjoying my new exercise and have had some nice bike rides in the local forests. I’ve since had a new HbA1c test which is back in normal range so I guess something is making it spike. Lanreotide is my first guess – you can read more about Diabetes and NETs by clicking here.
I’m working with my doctors on the issue.
In the meantime, I’m getting on my bike and so can Neuroendocrine Cancer!
Exercise – it’s a free prescription.
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5 thoughts on “Neuroendocrine Cancer – on your bike!”
I needed this, Ronny! Exercise has been a regular part of my life for a long time, but I’ve been letting it go a bit lately and I need to “get back on my bike”. Perhaps not literally as we’re moving into a snowy winter here on the Canadian prairie, but I definitely need to dust off my treadmill and free weights. I also need to get back to being more diligent about my low sugar diet. I was told that I was pre-diabetic about 20 months after my NETS diagnosis. For the past 3 years, I’ve managed to keep my blood glucose levels from escalating by watching my diet, but when I was told a few weeks ago that my thyroid is also out of whack now, I reacted by throwing up my hands and temporarily giving up on taking care of myself. Again, thanks for reminding me to “get back on the bike”.
Ronny are you saying (above) that you think Lanreotide makes the glucose spike?
yes, it’s a known side effect. See my diabetes article
Good reminder for all of us to keep a reasonable daily exercise of some kind !
Great motivation for us all as we all tend to sofa surf a bit too much these days.
Sounds like it has been really beneficial too as well as a lot of fun too.
Thank You for sharing .