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Monkey Wrench!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One of my monkeys (kids, that is) decided to throw a wrench in works (from a health sense/perspective). I got a call from my husband that when he took our boys for routine checkups/well visits, they found that my youngest son has a hernia. Ack! Out of nowhere! Thank heavens I had decided it had been two years and they should get a checkup. So now we wait to see the only pediatric specialist to do this, and I have to keep a wiggly boy still after all is done. Think of nailing jell-o to the wall. Ha! I will update in a blog once I know more.

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TRILLIUM22 3/17/2010 1:22PM

    Hang in there, you can do it. Not much jun, but you'll make it through. After all you're a mom With kid stuff we tend to be able to move mountains.

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NINJALINDA 3/17/2010 7:42AM

    OMG...good thing you had them do the check-up! My little brother had a hernia when he was quite young (under 6 I remember). Good luck to you on this one!

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    My son had a hernia when he was about 2 months how did that happen...good luck to you all.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

I was relieved to have the support of HR, my manager, and my manager's manager today. They apologized that I got such an email, and they were all flabbergasted by what they read. They will further investigate and see if they can trace it to the person of origin. No sure thing. Really unfortunate. But anyhow...accomplished a lot today...and did well on my eating. I wrote everything down so I would see what I was eating at what times and keep track and it helped a lot.

Thanks for the supportive words! emoticon

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JOYINRUNNING08 3/16/2010 4:54PM

    So wonderful to hear that news!! :)

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NINJALINDA 3/16/2010 7:53AM

    Sorry to hear you got a nasty email. Glad you got some suport at work. Hope this all works itself out... emoticon

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    remember paper &pen was around before the internet

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TIGGER622 3/15/2010 10:04PM

    that would be really difficult saving your tracking till the end of the day! i hope they get it all worked out and you are able to at least pop on and track... otherwise, spark is always here when we have the time right? glad you found some at work on your side! have a great tuesday!

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Important Message to all my Spark friends

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I just got a very upsetting email that was sent anonymously to my work email. I need to spend less time on SparkPeople. I will only be able to log in when I am home. Thanks for your support and understanding.

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TAMTAM64 3/15/2010 12:11PM

    Boo on the person that sent that upsetting email. I totally understand but don't let it upset you. See you in the after work hours!


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KASHMIR 3/15/2010 11:01AM

    I've been trying to spend less Spark Time during work hours myself...Sorry that you have to deal with someone who feels they have to hide behind anonymity though!!!

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JOYINRUNNING08 3/15/2010 10:24AM

    Oh my! We'll miss you, but take care!

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MTER67 3/15/2010 10:18AM

    Yikes! I hope that everything is okay! Take care; SP will still be around whenever you can be, too! :)

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MARATHON_MOM 3/15/2010 6:20AM

    I'm so sorry that you got an e-mail like that! Don't worry! We will all still be here after work hours. I have been trying to spend less time on here when I am at work too, so I totally understand. :)

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    I am so sorry. We are here for you whenever you are available to get on.

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TIGGER622 3/14/2010 6:11PM

    oh geez! i can understand that being upsetting!!! we all understand! we will be here waiting for you after work hours :) hope you had a great weekend!

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INTEND2LOSE 3/14/2010 1:48PM

    Jem, we all will understand on this! Sometimes you just have to take a step back for awhile. That doesn't mean you're not still a part of Sparks! Your'e still one of us. Stick with it.

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My Mystery Ailment Has Been Solved

Friday, March 12, 2010

I finally went to a group of docs today who specialize in many ailments that plague runners. So what's the issue that has been plaguing my shin/ankle/foot? Well, I have a compression or pinch of the peroneal nerve behind the fibula. Hopefully (doc says) it will improve in 3-6 months time. He does not see my foot flopping, gait issues. He doesn't want for me to go through an uncomfortable EEG or EMG. He doesn't feel it is warranted right now.

I can still run. If by June/July I have not improved, then I go back.

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KASHMIR 3/15/2010 12:11PM

    Julie, so GLAD to hear this is something that will heal with time, and isn't as serious as it was beginning to sound!

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MELINASMITH 3/13/2010 12:31PM

    OMG! I went running yesterday and I was thinking how I should see someone about this condition I have every time I run. My left foot falls feels swollen and heavy and as I run it gets harder for me to lift my foot or bend at ankle. It flops down. I wonder if my issue is similar to yours. I will google the condition you have to see more about it.

I am glad you can still run. Its hard if you get of the wagon and getting back on.

Melina emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 3/13/2010 8:52AM

    JEM0622 I am glad you are on the mend. I cannot stress enough to to people who are engaged in athletic activities that they see the appropriate type of medical people. That means for someone who is a runner - see a sports medcine doc, or someone who know the needs of athletes. I had a friend who once was told by an orthopedic surgeon to pack up her training for a triathlon after he saw her MRI (which in my opinion was not needed) - she saw an internal medicine /rheumatology doc who examined her ... and found she had bursitis. hmmm - a shot of steroids in the bursa - and stretchingh exercise ... it was taken care of.

While I think physical therapists are great, and an important part of the rehabilitation -, their scope of practice unfortunately limit them in terms of diagnosing.

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    Julie I am so happy to hear a diagnoses, although you won't be able to run until June or July - It has a name now...

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RESULTS361AP09 3/12/2010 6:52PM

    I'm sorry to hear you're having that type of problem. It seems like a long time to wait for it to get better. Have you had any physical therapy for the problem? I work at a PT clinic and we see lots of runners with all kinds of problems. Usually they will see good results fairly quickly after therapy. We also check out their shoes, etc. to make sure that isn't cauing any problems. Good luck!

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Hard Feelings

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I need to vent. And blogs are a good place to hang your hat, so to speak.

I've got bones in the closet...if you want to put it that way. I am a birthmother. Well, that time of my life coincided with high school (end of Senior year). I was never a clique type of gal. I am not into fakery. I tell it like it is, and expect the same in return. Well, some people in high school weren't sure how to interact with me after having my daughter. Some maintained some contact, while others did not at all. I was hurt, but I moved on in life. But with the dawn of Facebook and reconnect with these folks (possibly). I know I have done it, and you are curious to know how folks are doing. You genuinely hope life is going fine for them.

So fast forward to today...when I see a post about a group of my girlfriends (who I hung out with) are getting together. One of them includes a godmother of one of my children. Did I get a phone call or an email to ask me if I was available? Nope.

I must admit that I am busy as a mom of 4, working full time, volunteering in various activities for the kids. But the invite is what would have meant more than whether or not I could be there with them. It stinks. Thanks for listening.

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MAYGIRL14 3/12/2010 6:43PM

    I agree with Jem. High School has been 30 years ago for me, and you have to chose to forgive and let the past be in the past. Focus on what's good in your life, and enjoy the moment! There is nothing worse than letting yesterday rob you of your today.

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JEMPOWER 3/12/2010 6:24PM

    Count on the friends you make here on Spark People. Remember your loving 4 children and the activities you're in today. The ones who did not invite you are thoughtless oafs who have no idea how much they have hurt you.

High School, how long ago was that for you? For me it was a lifetime ago I don't want to revisit. Celebrate where you are today. The person you are today and the success you are today.

Forget those losers who couldn't realize how important an invitation would have been for you.


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