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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Here's the shot the seamstress snapped yesterday of my dress for the formal Hubby and I are going to next Friday night.

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APPLEADAY2010 7/8/2014 7:58AM

    Love your dress! Looking great emoticon xx

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AJDOVER1 7/3/2014 2:19PM

    how elegant!

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REALLY_ROBIN 7/3/2014 11:56AM

  Wow, you look amazing! Very beautiful....hope you have a wonderful time!

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EVIE4NOW 7/3/2014 7:22AM

  Looking great! Hope your knee can go without a brace for one evening.

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ELRIDDICK 7/3/2014 7:14AM

  Thanks for sharing

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The good news and the bad news

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The good news is my regular doctor knew exactly what was wrong with my knee without having to refer me to the ortho...

The bad news is it is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. It is characterized by pain in the knee, especially when in the seated, bent position and walking/running downhill and downstairs.

The good news is it can be managed with a brace, ibuprofin, ice and if necessary, physical therapy.

The bad news is it is a "syndrome". It is chronic. It will never get better. She told me I will eventually wear my knees out. I kind of expected that.

In the meantime, I am going to start back on my regular training regimen. I have been running with a brace for about 2 weeks without any trouble. She said the brace I have is what I need. She wants to see me back in 3 months. Other than that, I'm fit as a fiddle.

I had my labs drawn this morning for glucose and lipids.

Have a beautiful day!

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AJDOVER1 6/26/2014 12:00AM

    Good to have a diagnosis. Best wishes in managing the condition!

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REALLY_ROBIN 6/25/2014 12:01PM

  I'm dealing with knee pain right now, too. You never knew how much you need them until they start hurting. I hope you are able to manage them and keep running. I know that's what you love to do. Hugs...Robin

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SPICEMWE 6/25/2014 11:14AM

    Sorry to hear about the knee. Hopefully with rest and ice, you'll have a more manageable knee.

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Day #4 DL and post race

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I was planning to blog everyday of my recovery. I am so busy with work and Jane that it didn't happen.

I ran 2 miles on Monday and Tuesday each. I wore the brace that my best friend suggested. It seems to help.

My plan of action is to try a longer run today. One that I have done before completely pain free. There is some elevation gain and loss which seems to be the problem area, but its hard to avoid in Canaan Valley.

I can walk without limping now. Going upstairs doesn't hurt, but downstairs is definitely noticeable.

I'm waiting to talk to my hubby today. We both need to go in for physicals. I would like to schedule them at the same time and get my referral then. He's back on Friday, so I am hoping to get it with my doc on Wednesday and go from there.

Thank you all for the notes, goodies, thoughts, etc. Please keep them coming.

Lots of love to all of you!

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APPLEADAY2010 6/19/2014 4:25PM

    Hey just popping by to say hello. Ouch sounds like you have had a tough time of it. Hope the physical went well and your now feeling better. I have had some time out but going to try and get back into sparking. I was in America last week - my first time! I went to Vegas for a wedding and on the way we stopped at Atlanta to change flights. America is just the most amazing place - I am planning on coming back and seeing more xx

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Day #1 DL and post race

Sunday, June 08, 2014

I ran my second half marathon yesterday. It was the same half I ran last year. I had a 15 minute improvement over last year. I was ecstatic.

During the last 2-3 weeks of my training, I did something to my right knee. I was on a 7 mile training run, I had no trouble. I woke up the next morning and my knee was so swollen that the skin was tight around it. It was painful. I spent the next few days with my leg propped up witb ice and heat. It was starting to feel better.

With race day looming over me, I went out for another long training run. I could still feel a little pain, but I was ok. I ran 8 miles. I felt good mentally and cardiovascularly, but my knee was screaming.

I called my best friend for advice. Shes a physical therapist. She was concerned. I promised that I would go to the doctor as soon as the race was over.

Race day came. My split time was awesome. I was feeling confident. My knee was hurting, but manageable. I made it to the 11 mile point and the pain was too much. I walked and jogged the rest of the way in.

I have to work today. I bought a wrap for my knee yesterday. I can't tell if it is helping or not at this point. My core and quads are very sore, so I can't tell. I am keeping my knee up as much as poosible.

My plan of action is this:

- make an appt with my GP so I can get a referral to my ortho
- low impact stuff (walking, light jogging, swimming) until I can discuss a plan with the ortho. Follow the "if it hurts don't do it" philosophy.
- focus on upper body strength
- continue to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise per day
- keep a closer eye on my calorie intake

Im going to try to update as I learn more. Im hoping for the best.

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AJDOVER1 6/9/2014 11:10AM

    Take care! Wishing you a speedy recovery emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/9/2014 10:55AM

    Congrats on the race!
I hope your knee recovers quickly. Give it extra good care.
Thanks for the reminder that physical rest time is a great opportunity to focus my attention on my calorie intake. I hope you get some good traction with that!
Hugs to you and Jane!

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Jane Update

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Just got back from a well baby check with Jane. Shes 31 pounds and 36 inches tall. She just turned 2 at the end of December. Amazing how time flies. She blew all of the cognitive milestones out of the water. She's right on par with motor skills... I'm guessing she won't be a tight rope walker! LOL. The doctor is still amazed at how smart she is. It warms my heart.

Love to you all,

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APPLEADAY2010 1/9/2014 4:22AM

    This is lovely news. I am so happy for you. Love the pic she is a real cutie. Thanks for your message on my blog - its good to be back. Looking forward to keeping in touch. Big hugs and great to see you so well xx emoticon

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