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Day 153-Still improving

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I didn't sleep all that great last night, so I decided to stay home from church this morning. I figured going to church than rushing off to work would be overdoing it, and I want to keep getting better. I stayed in bed until 10:30, not necessarily sleeping the whole time, but at least resting. Brian left my two oldest boys home to help me get ready for work. They even made me breakfast. I've got such great kids.

I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, slightly faster again, 62 rpm. It feels good to use my muscles.

Work was good last night. It was busy enough to stay awake, but not a "crazy I want to quit my job" night. We got to work with some of the pharmacy students who will be graduating soon and moving on. It's nice to get a chance to wish them well.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/29/2012 10:41PM

    Good to hear you're mostly recovered. What a great family all coordinating and helping out!

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ELISADENK 4/29/2012 9:31PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/29/2012 7:15PM

    What sweet kids. :-) I'm glad work wasn't too bad. Hope today is the same.

~Melissa

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/29/2012 2:39PM

    Oh, how sweet! Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

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KNEWMETODAY 4/29/2012 1:55PM

    What great kids!! How much training did that take? emoticon

Kathy

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Day 152-Feeling a little better

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What a difference some sleep makes! I did go to the doctor yesterday since I really need to work this weekend. I can miss one shift. I took an extra shift last week. If I miss all weekend, that's a whole paycheck for me. It's also harder for them to fill in on the weekend shifts. That's why I called in sick for Friday a day early. My plan was to take Thursday and Friday to get myself well enough to go to work. At the doctor's office I got a shot of Rocephin to jump start the healing, and also got a prescription for another antibiotic. Last night I was starting to feel and act a little better, so I did not take sudafed at bedtime. Sudafed always keeps me awake. I hadn't slept in two nights. I also took some strong pain killers to help the sore throat, nose and sinuses. I finally slept. Today, the sore throat is much better, more like the soreness from having been irritated so long than anything else, not the worst sore throat of my life feeling. My sinuses are also clearing out some too. I will be able to handle my work shifts today and tomorrow.

I did ten minutes on the elliptical, a little faster than the last two days. I know some people are concerned about my workouts the last two days, but it really did feel good to get off the couch for those ten minutes each day. Here's how slow I went:

Normal workouts on the elliptical: 67-72 RPM, anywhere from 10-60 minutes
The last two days: 50 RPM for only 10 minutes each day, then back on the couch with more fluids.
Today: 60 RPM for only 10 minutes

So I really don't feel like I overdid it. I'll probably only get 10 minutes in tomorrow as well, again at a slower pace. I'll ease back into the "real" workouts as my sinuses continue to clear.

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. It makes me feel better just knowing I have such caring friends out there.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/29/2012 11:19PM

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Hehe, having following your consistency streak for some time, I knew you wouldn't push yourself to do more than your body was able to handle.

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ELISADENK 4/28/2012 4:49PM

    Wow! You certainly have it bad! I truly feel for you!!

Glad you are doing a bit better. Keep sleeping, resting as much as you can.


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/28/2012 12:38PM

    So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Hopefully work goes well tonight. Keep taking care of yourself!

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ALLISON145 4/28/2012 12:29PM

    So glad you're starting to feel better!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/28/2012 12:28PM

    Sleep is often the BEST medicine! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope that working all weekend is not a setback. Great job on keeping your streak alive. I completely understand not wanting to break it. :-)

~Melissa

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Day 151-Repeat of yesterday

Friday, April 27, 2012

Still sick, so today I did 10 slow, sweaty minutes on the elliptical to keep my streak intact. Going to the doctor, hope I get good meds. I could really use some sleep. This has to be the worst sore throat I've ever had.

  
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KPETSCHE 4/28/2012 9:11AM

    Hope you are feeling better and can make it to work tonight. Get some good rest.

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ELISADENK 4/27/2012 10:12PM

    Have you researched about dealing with a sore throat? Gargling w/ salt water??

I know how you are feeling! Sleep is eluding me, also b/c of being sick.

Going to the Library was absolutely wonderful and slightly awful at the same time. It was GREAT getting out of the house and doing something. However.....

Take REALLY good care of yourself.

DH and I both contemplated going to Doc. We decided if it gets worse, we'll go. So far, everything and anything I've tried only brings about temporary relief. AT least it is temporary!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/27/2012 3:11PM

    Hope you feel better quickly. Sorry that you are still feeling horrible. Take care!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/27/2012 1:59PM

    I sure hope you don't have to suffer through another day of working out (when you really shouldn't be) while sick. How awful. Prayers and Hugs are being sent your way!

~Melissa

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Day 150-Sick, sick, sick

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I could tell last night as I was making dinner that something was definitely wrong with my body. I was achy all over, and my skin was super sensitive. I could also feel the sore throat coming on, and right before my three day work weekend. I didn't sleep all night. I was just too achy and my throat hurt too much. Needless to say, I've done very little today except force fluids and rest. I just managed to do 10 slow symbolic minutes on my elliptical. It did feel good to be up off the couch for a few minutes. So even sick, I managed my ten minutes. I feel my body trying to sweat off the illness and I think I'm starting to feel less achy and hypersensitive. I called in sick already for tomorrow's shift. I figure Friday will be easier to cover for them than the weekend. My hope is that if I stay home one more day, I'll be able to handle the two weekend shifts.
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KPETSCHE 4/26/2012 11:28PM

    Get better, Chris. We've been busy at work and you definitely won't want to be there feeling so awful. Good job with the 10 minutes anyway. Rest tight tonight.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/26/2012 9:38PM

    Take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon!

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ELISADENK 4/26/2012 8:34PM

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I can relate....

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/26/2012 8:18PM

    I'm so sorry you are sick. I had that last week. I hope you feel better soon.

~Melissa

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BLUE42DOWN 4/26/2012 5:10PM

    emoticon finding a way to keep the streak alive without over-burdening your poor body.

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Day 149-Hot, Hot, Hot!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I guess I really don't know how hot it is outside. I'm in the air conditioned house and planned to workout here to be safe. I went down into my nice, cold basement and did three, 20 minutes Zumba routines. I absolutely love the intermediate routines, and hate the expert ones. I'm still occasionally doing an expert one to "earn" everything you can on the Zumba game. I would love to hear any input on the new "Zumba Rush" game. Is it better than the original? I have the Xbox Kinect. I may ask for it as a birthday or Mother's Day gift.

Last night we had another event, Iowa History Night for the Sixth graders. This is my third Iowa History night in four years. I guess since I have twins, I only have two more IHNs left. Mary was disappointed. They had her set up way on the end, and her laptop never got connected right to bring up her power point presentation. I'm sure she did just fine, but he teacher didn't have the grades finished yet. I had fun. Mary has a lot of very nice friends, and I'm friends with all their parents. I got to visit with some people I haven't seen since volleyball season. I also quizzed her friends on their projects. They always say, "Hi Mary's mom." They never call me by my name. I think that's funny.

Poor Mary now has two more projects to work on: balloon car and science fair. They make the sixth graders do more projects than any other grade. I'll have a year off from sixth grade again next year. I look forward to that, although I move up to having two high schoolers.



  
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KPETSCHE 4/26/2012 10:51AM

    I always loved Iowa History class - I'm sure it's interesting to see all the various projects the kids can do. Great job on all the Zumba workouts - keep STREAKING! See you this weekend at work.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/25/2012 5:50PM

    It is hot out! Jacob had a walking field trip today and it was quite warm walking with 20 Kindergarteners! Good idea to stay inside! Have a great evening!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/25/2012 5:18PM

    I have always thought that Zumba workouts sound fun and I saw them doing a Zumba workout on Biggest Loser, but I have never tried it. Sounds like you got in an excellent workout today! Way To Go!

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