I am 44 years old and was diagnosed with Tongue cancer in December 2013. 5’11" 190 lbs at the time with about 12% BF. My best option was 2 months of Chemo and Radiation. Well, I grinded it out, it was brutal but all went well as I was treated at Stanford.
But, now I’m 160 freaking pounds with not a lot of muscle left. I still have limited ability to swallow from all the burns in my throat and mouth compliments of the radiation, so I’ve essentially been on the Velocity diet for the last 6 weeks. I’ll bet I’m at least 15% BF as I have had zero physical activity except just in the last week I was able to get back in the gym as my energy has returned to about 75%.
My question is, I have at least another month to go on liquids before I’ll be able to eat anything. 170 would be a great weight for me but can I gain 10lbs of muscle on the Velocity now that I am able to start working out again? Do I need to modify it slightly? I’d be happy with 6 or 8 lbs of muscle, probably more realistic.
I have also started Test Cyp 2 weeks ago prescribed by my doc to help get back on track. I’m only doing 125mg/week. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I’ve been through a lot and am willing to work my ass off to get back on my feet again.