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Back Injury

Thursday, July 19, 2012

No weigh in this week. Moving even a little = PAIN. Woke up Monday with discomfort on my lower right side and as the day progressed, the worse it got. Painful with each and every movement with spasms on top of that. I am having to sleep on the sofa recliner as I can even maneuver myself into bed. I went to the doctor yesterday. I have a badly pulled muscle, and significant Arthritis in my hip that has been aggravated. Needless to say I am out of commission for a while. It seems this month I am accident prone. First my Achilles, and now this. Can anyone say BUBBLE WRAP?

DH and I had our grandson over for a sleepover Tuesday. DH took care of him while I sat and watched. The little guy was such an angel and so understanding. Every time I would get up to go to the bathroom. He would stop whatever he was doing, back himself up to the couch to offer me his shoulder, and say, "Mema, lean on me and I will help you." emoticon What a grandson!

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BEAUTIFUL_MEGAN 7/21/2012 10:25AM

    Oh no!! I can honestly say, I feel your pain (or felt it) I just got over a sore back. I don't know if you have a good one in your area, but my chiropractor is an angel on earth. He keeps everything in the best possible order and helps shorten healing times.

In the mean time, use this period as a chance to relax and work on other aspects of your life - when a door is closed, a window is open... or at least that is what I try to tell myself so I don't become impatient waiting to heal.

Hang in there!!

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ZENNITH 7/20/2012 5:48AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury, hope you have a speedy recovery emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/19/2012 3:22PM

    Sallie, you are surely having a time. But with your dd also out of commission for a while, maybe it will give her extra time to think and maybe reach some "right" conclusions and see the light. Praying that you heal quick, just do what dr says and take it easy. Remember, the better you follow dr orders, the quicker you will be better. That was Ashley's motto after his back surgery, especially when he started feeling better and really wanted to do things but found out when he "slipped" he paid for it the next day. I think we can sometimes sleep in a wrong position and get our backs out of whack. (((HUGS)))

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RURAL3 7/19/2012 11:36AM

    This would be a good time to strengthen your mind. It would be so easy to get away from your goals when part of them are set aside. Stay on top of it and do what you can. Look up not down! You will get through this Sallie. You have a good foundation. Don't let it slip away. emoticon emoticon
I pray for your quick healing in all of this.

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LINDA! 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    Hope you feel better soon...btw, I agree that you have a sweet grandson!

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SABLENESS 7/19/2012 8:17AM

    On an encouraging note, I have been where you are and chronically prone to reinjuring my back for years. You are right on about needing to strengthen your back muscles. About 6 mos into SP, I realized that I had no back pain anywhere, not even the shoulder where muscles had been torn in an accident. There are even a few things you can do now in the way of exercise. Use one of those little arthritis balls you can get at a drugstore to squeeze and work a few arm muscles. Try gentle walks around the house. Look for foods like papaya that have natural inflammatory qualities. Get someone to bring you some library books or watch some favorite movies. If you have to rest, have the best time you can doing it! Prayers for a speedy recovery and for patience in the meanwhile.

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JERZRN 7/19/2012 7:43AM

    I hope you heal quickly!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen.
If you don't, you will make another excuse!

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BBONET 7/18/2012 1:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/16/2012 7:42PM

    emoticon I know we can and we will. ((HUGS))

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CLASSYLADYMAY 7/16/2012 10:26AM

    I Know you can do this..!!!!!!!!!!! Here for you!!~

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/16/2012 8:28AM

    LOVE it!

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SABLENESS 7/16/2012 8:27AM

    Especially like the top pic. It takes guts to be visible while working at weight loss.

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MERETONI 7/16/2012 8:02AM

    Very true... If you truly want it you will make it happen

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ELRIDDICK 7/16/2012 7:43AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Words of Wisdom

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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RECREATING_ME 7/26/2012 4:55PM

    I loved them all, but the first one is an especially great reminder that the journey is slow, steady, and ongoing.

emoticon for the motivation!

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LOSTLIME 7/13/2012 7:44AM

    Really good ones! Thanks for sharing!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/12/2012 1:29PM

    Love it! It just so happens my big girl panties are pulled up as well... :)



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LKWQUILTER 7/12/2012 5:55AM

    Good ones Sallie. Thanks. ((HUGS))

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Tendonitis and... Frogs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I spent today off my feet with an ice bag on my ankle throughout the day as my doctor ordered. Nothing exciting happened unless you count the two cats getting acquainted with my grandson's new frog as exciting.

On Tuesday, DH and I bought the little guy a new Red Belly (Fire Belly) emoticon to go with the one he already has. emoticon He named the new one Superman and his other is Superfrog. Superfrog has been with us for a year. emoticon My husband and I are the designated froggie caregivers since both the little guy's mom and dad are non pet friendly. Hopefully this will change come time for the gerbils, hamsters, lizards, bunnies, ...

HELP!!!! A stranger has broken into my pad. Quick! Call 911!!

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LKWQUILTER 6/28/2012 2:21PM

    You are a better grandma than I am. Yes, I will tend to the puppies but not the frogs. One dgd had one and when she stayed with us she brought froggie too but I do NOT babysit them. lol Take care of that ankle and congrats on staying on course food-wise. Yes, you do need to take care of your ankle and get over the soreness before you do much exercise. ((HUGS))

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SABLENESS 6/28/2012 1:20PM

    Good for you! Get in upper body or whatever you can do. I've been laid up several times with foot issues, but there are all sorts of creative things you can do to keep active. Ever heard of Sit and Be Fit? I don't know if it's still on TV, but there's a DVD. I bought myself one of those little paddles with a ball attached with an elastic band and got really good at hitting the thing both left and right-handed. Bless you and husband for taking care of the pets and modeling being responsible for your grandson. The guy is bright; he'll get it. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 6/28/2012 9:25AM

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BEAUTIFUL_MEGAN 6/28/2012 8:36AM

    I'm so proud of you- day 23 and still going!! I'm finally back on track! It feels good to know that I'm making choices that benefit my health and well-being. That was a tough and scary few months I had, but I feel stronger because of it! Hope your ankle mends quickly :)

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Good Weekend

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

DH and I went to our grandson's soccer game on Saturday. His team won! The little guy made 2 goals and blocked 3 attempts by the other team. He is getting better and better. Super proud of him! Afterwards DH and I went to lunch with him and his mommy as well as his dad.

On Sunday, DH and I met up with our daughter, grandson and his dad again and saw The Avengers movie. It was one of the best flicks I have seen in awhile. We saw it in the RPX format which is a floor to ceiling 3D screen. It was quite impressive!

The grandson got to spent the night on Sunday and part of Monday with DH and I. I worked off some calories by allowing him to chase me up and down the road on his bike. He thought that was great fun! Of course I am not as fast as I once was so he ran into me a few times which he thought was very funny. Afterwards we made chalk art on the front walk, played in his sand box, practiced his soccer moves up and down the driveway, hunted for chipmunks and snakes and finished off his Mother's Day gifts to his mommy and wrapped them. emoticon

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RURAL3 5/14/2012 11:43AM

    what great exercise. and fun

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LKWQUILTER 5/8/2012 1:27PM

    So glad for you Sallie.

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DBELLE39 5/8/2012 5:24AM

    I think the sleepless fairy has struck me as well! Couldn't sleep last night more than 3 hours.

Sounds like a fun filled time with the family. I'm looking forward to spending time with my grandkids this coming weekend.

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IOEINC 5/8/2012 12:22AM

    Sounds like things are going well for you, Sallie. You sound relaxed and very happy. So glad for you. After all that activity with your sweet grandson, it's a wonder you didn't sleep like a rock!!!!

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