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I have been away from spark for more than a year, and it really shows. My weight is up, my endurance is down, and my self esteem is waning.

I am making small changes to get back to where I used to be.

During my time away I suffered alot of physical setbacks.
* In April 2009 I suffered a stress fracture in my left Tibia.
* 12 weeks later I got rid of the cast, but was found to have a stress fracture in my left foot, and stress reaction in my right foot. ...
I have been away from spark for more than a year, and it really shows. My weight is up, my endurance is down, and my self esteem is waning.

I am making small changes to get back to where I used to be.

During my time away I suffered alot of physical setbacks.
* In April 2009 I suffered a stress fracture in my left Tibia.
* 12 weeks later I got rid of the cast, but was found to have a stress fracture in my left foot, and stress reaction in my right foot.
* I started running again in July, and was making quick progress. Then I woke up one morning in August and had no feeling in either on my legs, from the hips down.
* In sept. an MRI showed I had 3 severaly herniated discs in my lower back.
* I did 15 weeks of physical therapy and was only getting worse. In december the decision was made that I must undergo surgery to make any improvement.
* I avoided it as long as I could, but in December I began taking narcotic pain killers just to be able to function.
*Janurary 13th, 2010 I went into surgery. i decided to only have the worst of the 3 discs operated on and refused disc fusion, which would have caused severe limitation in mobility at the waist.
*Recovery went well, and I was back at work 6 weeks later, feeling great; pain free for the first time in 6 months!
*In April I realized my daily headaches weren't just stress and were not getting better. After many tests, they determined I had a spinal fluid leak at the surgical site, causing low cerebral pressure and severe spinal headaches.
*June 24th I went in for a blood patch procedure. Immediately, I suffered from unbearable pain in my tailbone, and could barely get out of the bed for 2 weeks.
* It took almost 4 months, but slowly the tailbone pain subsided (turns out the doc fudges the procedure and caused all the cartilage in my tailbone to swell, causing the pain). My headaches are still there, but they are managable with caffeine and extra hydration.
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Member Since: 3/16/2008

SparkPoints: 3,705

Fitness Minutes: 5,443

My Goals:
Get through the Couch-to-5K program without yet another stress fracture.

Complete at least one 5K before winter.

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I am following the Couch-to-5K program on coolrunning.com

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I am an IT Operations manager for a municipally-owned utility company. I live in Central MA

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TX.PATRICIA
9/17/2012 9:18:20 AM

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Happy Belated Birthday to You!!

Hope your day was wonderful!!

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FITGIRL15
1/7/2012 11:19:49 AM

I'd love to reconnect! I don't know where we left off, but my life has not stopped the roller-coaster of craziness since I got on! OY!!!
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TX.PATRICIA
9/16/2011 8:35:50 AM

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Happy Birthday to You!!

Born today, September 16, you are the kind of person that others seek when they are in need of a role model, teacher or guide -- for you seem to know how to maneuver through life with aplomb, wisdom and fun. You know how to take what comes with just the right amount of serious reflection and casual abandon. You're not one to dwell on the negative or to revel too long in the positive; you understand that life is best lived in a balanced manner that keeps the extremes to a minimum -- even the highest highs.

There are times, however, when you may not seem exactly plugged in to the larger issues that prevail in a given situation -- and you may not always see in certain situations, events or developments the kind of significance that others see. Still, you rarely ignore the messages that life sends you day by day.

Today’s Virgo Horoscope: The new and the different provide you with a great deal to think about -- and in the end you'll enjoy exercising a few unique options.

Hope your day is wonderful!

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HARRINGTON5
12/29/2010 4:16:38 PM

You have really had a time of it. I just read your story and I really wish you the best. It sounds like you are recovering. Just take it slowly and hopefully things will progress nicely.



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9/16/2010 8:23:37 AM

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Happy Birthday to You!!

Born today (Sept. 16), you are drawn to tasks and endeavors that allow you to explore your abilities on your own, and you are not the kind to share what you are doing with others until you know that you are doing it right and you are nearing your established goals. In short, you do not like the world at large to be party to the process of your life but rather only to the results that you win in the end. Certainly this will mean that you spend a great deal of time alone, but that is something you can get used to, and in fact you may come to prefer it. Remember, however, that you are still a social animal, and require interaction now and then to keep you on an even keel.

You are close to your friends, but never too close -- that is, there is always a part of yourself that you keep concealed, even from those in your inner circle. They may or may not be aware of this, too, and whether they are or not will have an effect on how you and they relate. Also, when a parting of the ways comes, you're not the kind to grieve endlessly.

Today’s Virgo Horoscope: It's time to tend to a personal problem that you have been ignoring for too long. Very soon, it may be too complicated for you.

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