In October 1996, 25-year-old Armstrong had his diseased testicles removed and received chemotherapy. Doctors even thought his life was countdown. When the ESPN reporter asked if he had cancer due to doping, Armstrong said that he doubted the relationship between taking drugs and the disease. I dont know the exact answer, but I cant say it doesnt matter.
What I want to tell you is that I took human growth hormone in 1996, which is the only time I took this kind of thing. So, I think since I take growth hormone, it can lead to good things growing, but if there are bad things in my body, I will grow up, which makes perfect sense, right?
When asked about the age of the first medication, Armstrong said: probably at the age of 21, my first season was taking cortisone, but in contrast, the injection of erythropoietin (EPO) is another level of medication, which can give you a huge return, just like the development of low octane doping to high octane rocket fuel. This is us Decisions that must be made. We started to inject vitamins and other things when we were young. Thats true, but its not against the law.
It is worth mentioning that Armstrong admitted that he had taken the drug knowingly, I always make my own decision, no one said, you dont ask anything, this is what you get. I wont do that because I have to let myself understand what others have given me, so its my own choice.
Why Armstrong became a successful man by any means, ESPN documentary also gives the answer. Armstrongs stepfather, Terry, admitted that he had built him into a ruthless competitor. Without me, Lance would not be the champion because he was driven away like a beast by me. Its the only thing I regret. I didnt give him the love he deserves. I let him do anything to win.
Im sorry for the totally inappropriate behavior. I hope I can change all this and become a better person, and all I can do is say Im sorry and go on living.