I turn 43 in a couple weeks .
Quit smoking about a year and a half ago .
Gained close to 20 pounds (all fat)during the following 12 month period .People started to notice .
Joined the local “Y” this past February…used the wieght-machines , elipticals , and racketball to get back down to about 170 (5’7"); about 10 weeks .
Went in for a physical in March . CT-scan reveals a nodule ( as in not supposed to be there) in the lower quadrant of my right lung.
Started lifting free-wieghts in May ; powerlifter co-worker got me started .
Been reading these boards for a couple months now…first post , right here . Cleaned my diet up by about 80% ; I dont eat perfectly clean , but I dont need to . And it’s a hell of a lot cleaner/healthier than most .
Ive made tremendous gains in the past few months . I push pussy wieght compared to most around here , but thats o.k. for now ; bench , squat , deads , and a bunch of trimmings…no isolation .
I waited six freakin’ months for my follow-up CT-scan…which was last week . the “nodule” is still there , but it didnt get any bigger… guess I get to keep liftin’.
In response to your questions…
I dont know the answers . 6 months would be a guess as to how long it would take to show an improvement . I thought about this also . I finally settled on the theory that it’s just as important to not do any more damage .
And those greedy bastards at P Morris are’nt getting my 3 bucks tomorrow…that I know for a fact .