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8/22/2009 6:36:28 PM - Sam
I feel you about feeling like a pussy and not being able to lift. Granted, I only had a blockage of my Ureter (tube going from your Kidney to your Bladder due to narrowing of the Ureter causing scar tissue to build up and block the passage of urine, which in turn caused my kidney to hold urine and become over stretched), but nevertheless, it felt like giving child birth if you were a dude. That caused me to restrict my fluid intake to no more than a glass of any sort of fluid a day, if not less, half the time. The urologists said that my condition was Congenital (Born with it), which seemed weird to me for the fact that I didn't develop symptoms until I was 27. But I had surgery and am now back lifting.
Anyway, I know what your dealing with is by far more serious than what I had, but like I said I can relate to feeling like you can't do anything, only to find out that your body is betraying you.
I hope you can find a specialist who figures out exactly your condition, so you can get back to normal.
Keep your head up and just know that I always read your entire posts, even if they are about math.

Thanks for the response!

That doesn't sound like a lot of Anything that involves the kidneys/bladder/ureter, etc is supposed to be extremely I'm sure that was not fun.

It was really hard at first with the training. For 15 years, it's the one thing that never changed. No matter what else was going on, the one thing you never had to worry about changing was your trip to the gym each day. So it sucked to not have that. It's hard when you start losing size too....because you know how hard you had to work to gain each of those lbs the first time around.
It's hard to be around all the people that know you as the big guy too.
I was never really one of those guys that wore tank tops or anything, so it wasn't so much being smaller that was was having to explain why you were smaller to everyone who you haven't seen in a while. lol

Now that the fevers are under control, I'm starting to get back into decent training. I'm still learning how far I can push before I get sick, but it seems that "level" is slowly getting higher. I really forgot how much I enjoyed training too. Especially with three young children, it is so nice to have that alone time at the gym where you have no other responsibility besides doing what you love to do.

Justin Harris

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