In Oct. of 2016 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer and was told surgery would get rid of the cancer. At that time I suffered with bouts of ulcerative colitis, was on several meds to keep my autoimmune disease under control. I’ve had a history of clotting issues that has forced me to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. My weight has fluctuated from 250 lbs to 175 depending on how sick I was.
Four months after my surgery I went for my first scan and to mine and my doctors surprise the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. I got the awful news that I had to endure 12 weeks of chemotherapy. It was during my time in chemo I decided to take my health into my own hands and researched natural ways to make your immune system stronger. Everywhere I turned the 100’s if not thousands of suggestions had 1 thing in common. Stick to a consistent, challenging exercise program.
I began eating right and decided to join Orangetheory in Kildeer, IL. It was a brand new studio. That was in July of 2017.
I have a beautiful, supportive, strong and inspiring wife. I have 2 wonderful children. They are my heart and soul and I wasn’t about to let this beat me.
"I needed something to push me. Orangetheory has been just that."
It is now March of 2018 and I can honestly say I am in the best shape of my life. I’m a consistent 190 lbs with 10% body fat. I have more energy than I did when I was in my 20’s. I am off all meds for my autoimmune disease. The only medication I take is my blood thinners as a precaution. The validation is in the compliments I get from friends and family of how great and HEALTHY I look. It feels good to feel good.
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