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Going on 66, Old and Broken


Hi everyone, @KSman you around?
I’ve been training most of my life I’m 66 years old 5’9" currently 185+/-, haven’t worked out for over 6 years here’s why ---- injuries, no drive feel like shit all the time. Been on T since 1998 my pituitary sucks… got on Hcg that works great but now fighting my new insurance to cover it this year.
Felt great till I started to break down i.e.

  1. 8 years ago Torn Right Long Head Bicep - I was in great condition when it tore got it pinned just below the shoulder so its sort of ok.
  2. about 6 years ago I tore my ab’s or Rectus Abdominus - lifting cut green oak for fire wood - the assholes cut the rounds in 4’ sections they weighed around 145+ I then lifted them up into my 4x4. I believe that’s when I started to tear? lifting logs up 3’+ is a bitch. Try lifting a green bale of hay with not hay forks onto a flat bed!
  3. then noticed umbilical hernia - Doc said if it gets worse then see me??? He’s not a big fan of Mesh as he would have put a full mesh in me to fix my abs
  4. 6/15 I tore my Mcl/Acl Meniscus, I got thrown onto the asphalt months later I then started having back issues.
  5. 8/16 MRI showed L2-3 T1-2 severe arthritis, degeneration of the spine and Scoliosis. I’ve had T1-2 issues ever since I was 35 the bigger issue’s are now L2-3
  6. I’ve had multiple spinal injections which SUCK now I’m waiting for surgery OR if I had the money Stem Cell replacement a mere $8500+ but insurance won’t pay.
  7. 1/15 kidney stone

Bloods - NOTE: 6/9/16 post Cancun Vacation= Booze + broken knee T 1ml2xwk
1/24/15 1/27/16 6/9/16 9/23/16
RBC 5.58 n/a 5.7 6.20
Hemo 15.9 15.9 17.8 19.9
Hema 52.4 n/a 52.3 57.5
Glucose serum 105 102 104 110
Creatinine 1.26 129 1.24 1.42
ALT(SGPT) 28 n/a 42 45
Cholesterol 213 245 225 220
Triglycerides 129 266 228 300
HDL 48 42 37 34
VLDL 26 53 46 60
LDL 139 150 142 126
T serum 127 158 341 689
FreeT 4.2 13.5 24.4 n/a
T4 1.18 1.18 n/a n/a
TSH 1.15 1.14 1.14 n/a
iodine, ser/plasma 57.6 n/a n/a n/a
Vitamin D n/a n/a n/a 30.2

Clearly the above information shows lack of exercise I don’t have the motive drive anything no problem in the sex side though?
Since my Hemo was high I cut back on the T to 7-14 days 1 ml Hcg 1ml same time or .5ml split.
However going back to 1ML 1Xwk Hcg same or 2xwk I don’t have much left and the price is $345.00 for Generic Novarel is $346.00 WTF… I NEGLECTED MY Anastozole protocol Stupid me thought it was only for use with Hcg. so 1mg e3 days
ALSO most importantly I am now experiencing TENDON issues they are becoming brittle hence Sermorlin however I have no idea where to get it and the doctor I have isn’t on board with me on it. SO I contacted a Hormone Doctor specialist also known as “Young for Life” type doc
TO see him will cost me not including labs $800.00 they send you a “Special Urine Test” which is then sent to Florida as the doctors office said they are the only people who do this special test… Really???

I need to get back my MOJO, need to fix my back, abbs, tendons and get my ASS BACK up and start WEIGHT TRAINING… How can I train with these condidtion’s???
Taking T without training is like jacking off with sand although T is needed so is Hcg which I find really helps out in the sex department. I need to lower my cholesterol I eat clean no JUNK FOOD. I have severe Sleep Apnia and do have a CPAP, problem is I wake up in the middle of the night and sometimes stay up for hours… My brain starts working before my body wants too.

So how do I train with my broken body?

Please any advice would be appreciated
Thank you for taking the time to read


IMO. You’ll have better luck by moving this down to the pharma section and tagging ksman


Thanks ChickenLittle
I never post just read stuff.