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My son and my stressors...

Monday, February 11, 2013

My son's ultrasound of his heart came back fine. Now he just has to eat more! He doesn't live with us, so it is all about prayer. I did buy him a lot of muscle milk and one of his friends who is into body building has reached out to him. my son is listening to him. I think he might be having girlfriend issues which will add to his stress. She does not understand what is going on with him. She has a really cute five year old - I worry that the responsibility is too overwhelming for him. One of our friends who dated then married someone with a child is going to talk to him.

My husband and I went out Saturday and Sunday night with friends. It helped a lot to get our minds off of it. We are going to Florida next week to see my parents in Punta Gorda then to Siesta Key.

I am so out of shape from not running! I have been going to PT. today I got a massage. My IT band is so tight I thought I was going to scream during the massage! Its pulling my knee cap to the side, so the PT is working in moving it back too. I have a couple more weeks before I can run again. I am tempted but don't want to start over. So, I will wait. I have gained 8 pounds ... All of this and the added stress too!

Tomorrow I am gonna bring Roxy to work with me. I haven't had a lot of time to play with her. She is a definite destressor in my life!

I hope you are having a better week!

  
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SABLENESS 2/24/2013 6:46AM

    Hope the trip to Florida is giving you some good decompression time. emoticon

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SUNNYLIFE72 2/23/2013 5:57PM

  Sorry to hear you are having such a stressful month....and an injury to boot. Make a list of things you can do to cope or de-stress, post them on the fridge and start doing them! You've worked so hard and been such a great support and inspiration.

How can we help you? =)

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MAMMER3 2/19/2013 1:51PM

    Thank Gd your son is fine and everything health wise is turning out ok. I know how you feel I have been having some health issues with my son and I have to say stress alone can add the weight on and make you tired and your mind runs in 100 different directions. Nothing I can say is going to make everything better and make the stress go away, however one piece of advice because I have been in this situation for over a year now is take at least an hour or two everyday for yourself, walk, listen to music, play with roxy just focus on what you love and pay attention to yourself. There is nothing worse then being stressed and worried as much as being stressed worried and sick!! Take care, thinking of you!!

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SCAREWALDORF 2/18/2013 11:31AM

    Thank goodness your son is ok. Thinking of you!

xoxo

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ANGELA76H 2/17/2013 8:15PM

    Thinking of you! Hope you have a better week!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/16/2013 2:14PM

    Hugs

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KICKINGKILOS 2/14/2013 10:05AM

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I'm glad that your son is better, all my prayers!

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INFLATED 2/12/2013 7:15PM

    That is wonderful news about the ultrasound. Thank God!

When you go for your visit, take a nap out in the sunshine. Put on sun screen, but the sun should be relaxing. Kids don't know what they put their parents through.

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KRISZTA11 2/12/2013 3:02PM

    PT and massage will surely help,
I hope you'll feel better soon!
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KAREN_NY 2/12/2013 10:18AM

    The good news is that the horizon is looking good, and you know yourself so well... you don't just know what you need, you DO what you need.
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HDHAWK 2/11/2013 10:22PM

    I'm glad your son is doing better. It's tough to be a mom sometimes!

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BOILHAM 2/11/2013 10:17PM

    Nothing like a BT to cure your stressing. Hope you feel better soon.

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/11/2013 9:03PM

    I sure hope things work out for you soon. How fortunate for you and Roxy that you can take her to work! Good luck with PT. It can be it's own form of torture until the tide turns in your favor!

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My Nerves Are Shot...

Friday, February 08, 2013

Well, my son got out of the hospital yesterday and is on his way back as I write this. They injected him with too much fluid while he was in. His ankles and knees are swelling up. I haven't gotten sleep all week from worrying and constant checking of my phone during the night. Today he looked better, then tonight he calls and tells me the above. His girlfriend wants to take him, so, here I sit, not knowing what is going on.

My husband went to bed. I don't know how he can do that! And, I have to be at CPR refresher training at 8 AM!!

I am hoping they give him a diuretic and send him home. Keep your fingers crossed and please keep him in your prayers!!

  
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NEWKATHYNOW 2/11/2013 9:00PM

    Hope he's doing better and that you have had some rest!

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LYNNIERN 2/10/2013 10:46PM

    I just saw your blog and I hope he is doing much better and the ultra sound showed normal functioning (and that they gave him some diuretics). Hope CPR went ok for you! emoticon

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INFLATED 2/10/2013 8:08PM

    I hope all is well. I'm still praying for all of you. It may be that they will need to monitor his output of urine compared to fluids he is taking in.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/10/2013 12:37AM

    I'm glad that things are looking a bit better again today. Hope you had a bit of a nap and a better sleep last night than the night before. It's difficult when those we love are not well, in hospital and we're unsure of what is happening with them. Hopin you're Sunday will bring you some much needed relaxation.


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EDENZMOM 2/9/2013 5:48PM

    glad things are sounding a bit better :)

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JAXMOMMY 2/9/2013 4:10PM

    Men can just shut down their worry. I'm sure everything will be fine. Keep us posted. Hope you got some rest!

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SABLENESS 2/9/2013 2:37PM

    Hope he does better now and that you can get some rest this weekend.

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KRISZTA11 2/9/2013 12:59PM

    I'm glad he feels and looks better now!
I hope you'll get a good night's sleep tonight.
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ROXYZMOM 2/9/2013 12:06PM

    Thanks! They gave him an ultrasound of his heart. He got home at 4 AM. That's all I know right now. I ended up getting 2 hours sleep. I did make it to CPR. I am gonba take a nap this afternoon!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 2/9/2013 10:01AM

    How is he today? I hope you were able to get at least a little bit of sleep.

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FITFOODIE806 2/9/2013 8:16AM

    Hope everything is ok.

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My Son's In The Hospital With The Stomach Bug...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Last night my 24 year old son had to go to the emergency room due to the bad stomach bug that is going around. He got to the emergency room (with his girlfriend) at 7 pm. He had chest pains along with the nausea. He waited until 4 AM to get a bed in the ER! They found fluid around his heart and that his kidneys weren't working properly...all from the virus!

Last night I thought he went, got fluids and went home. I was surprised when his girlfriend texted me at 7 this morning! So we have both been here all day. His blood pressure is real low - 91/47. The good news is he got a lecture from the Dr. He is 5'8 and weighs 115 pounds - his bmi is 17!! He has always been on the small side but he is way too skinny. We have been getting on him about his weight - he always gets mad at us. Hopefully he will start eating more now. He is going to get a physical next!!

So, I have been here all day. I had a really nice salad, broccoli, white beans, pink grapefruit for lunch and hummus for snack. I had cottage cheese and a peanut butter nutrisystem bar (I always keep one in my pocketbook in case) for dinner. And I am drinking lots of water.

My bff's sister works in the ER tonight - she is going to come check on him for me. I am going to go home later tonight when his girlfriend gets back. I told him to take her out to a real nice restaurant when this is done!!

  
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5BADDOGS 5/10/2014 8:36AM

    Thoughts and prayers for a swift recovery. I didn't know such a devastating version of the flu was going around. YIKES! Glad to know he's getting good care.

Happy Mothers Day to you. Stay well... One week until your big race!

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ROXYZMOM 5/9/2014 10:09PM

    Little did I know at the time - - this was anorexia/bulemia and the beginning of the worst year of our lives!!

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INFLATED 2/10/2013 7:09PM

    I sure hope he gets well soon. My son is very thin too. He eats, but it is junk food. He skips meals, drinks too much caffeine and is a smoker. I am glad this was caught in time before there was any permanent damage to your son's heart and kidneys.

Good for you for not eating emotionally. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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KAREN_NY 2/8/2013 10:04PM

    Hang in there, Mama Bear. Worrying is so hard... and trying not to worry is even harder! I hope he is well and on the sunny side of this soon!


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OPTIMIST1948 2/7/2013 7:58PM

    Sounds like things are on the upswing and (just as important) even tho you were stressed, you made health food choices. Well done.

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/6/2013 10:13PM

    That's scary stuff! Glad to hear he's in the hospital and not trying to take care of something so serious at home. Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Hope he's better quick! emoticon

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CHERRY666 2/6/2013 10:54AM

    Scary! Good thing he went to the hospital and found out about the fluid around his heart. Now he can do something about it. I hope he recovers quickly. (Take care of yourself, too!)

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CHEMCHIC2006 2/6/2013 10:34AM

    Wow that's rough.. hope he's better soon!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/6/2013 1:56AM

    Wow...some of these viruses/flus are incredible these days. Glad he went to hospital considering the virus is affecting his heart and kidneys. He seems to be where he needs to be right now. Hope is getting good care from the docs there and recovers quickly.
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SHAMROCKY2K 2/5/2013 10:55PM

    Thank goodness he thought to get to the hospital for it. I had read in the health news in sparkpeople about a bad stomach bug going around. Make sure to keep yourself healthy.

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JAXMOMMY 2/5/2013 10:36PM

    Oh my and oh my!! He is a skinny dude! No wonder he ended up in the ER with a tummy bug! It has been going around here too. I hope he is soon on the mend and home and eating and keeping it all in! I'm glad he will be getting a physical too. Good for you staying on track in extraordinary circumstances and under stress! Sending healing vibes his way!

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SABLENESS 2/5/2013 9:07PM

    Prayers for your son's recovery, both from stomach bug and from weighing too little. Getting a nutrionist in sounds like a good idea while he's a captive audience. emoticonGet some rest. emoticon

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EDENZMOM 2/5/2013 9:02PM

    what a terrible ordeal! I hope that he gets better fast. Maybe you can get a nutritionist to come visit him in the hospital and spell out what kind of meals he needs to be eating or focusing on,
ehhh... terrible about the stomach bug. This is quite the epidemic :(
big strength and positive energy towards you and your family!

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PMRUNNER 2/5/2013 7:56PM

    Hope he gets better soon!

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BOILHAM 2/5/2013 7:30PM

    Hope your sone if feeling better very soon.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/5/2013 7:05PM

    Hoping for a quick recovery for your son.

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FITFOODIE806 2/5/2013 6:26PM

    Positive healing thoughts for your son. And a hug for the mom!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/5/2013 6:20PM

    Wow, you've had a tough week! Glad to hear that you son is doing better.

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The Silver Lining...

Monday, February 04, 2013

I went to the best orthopedic Sports Doctor in Delaware this morning to review the MRI and X-ray results. What an awesome visit!

Well, first off - no surgery needed! Yayyyy!

He did say that the big fall I took in late August is why my knee is injured. I damaged cartlidge. My skin is still healing from it - I will never look at an acorn the same way again!

Anyway, it was a pretty interesting conversation. He asked which running club I was in and who I was working with (running). I told him I was on my own and he looked shocked. I told him how I was training for the halves. He told me 3 HMs in four months was too much since I just started running two years ago and I am older - I didn't mention all the 5ks!!

Anyway, he met it sincerely and knows "knees". So, he is sending me to a PT who apparently is a top marathon runner. I am going to see him twice a week for a month - it will be like having my own running coach - I am going to soak up as much training info as I possibly can!!

I asked if I should be doing quad work. The Dr said the PT guy has to figure out if there is weakness first. He said if there is, it won't help. I am also supposed to rub Arnica gel on my knee a couple times a day. And, after a month I go back - if it's not better I get a shot twice a year.

The real good news is I will be able to keep running. He did tell me running down hill will not be good for me. I train on hills all the time, but I will modify my map so I can keep running. I didn't dare tell him I am signed up for a HM in May!!

So, the silver lining...I will be running again and I get the attention of a running coach/PT for the next month :)

All is good!

  
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KAREN_NY 2/5/2013 10:33AM

    An acorn might be potentially mighty & all, but you're getting the last laugh with very good news indeed! Yay!!

I wonder if the PT/marathoner would agree with the Dr. assessment that you're running too much for your experience/age. I'm always skeptical when people say that, but better to be smart than sorry.

Cheers to your next run!



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CHEMCHIC2006 2/5/2013 8:13AM

    That's great news! I went to see a Dr about my knee and after two brief encounters, an xray and an MRI (both of which were normal), all he could tell me was he thinks it's my knee cap.. and that it's commen in females (because when you hit puberty, the hips widen and that messes with the tracking of the knees. Never mind that I've run 3 HMs, a 10 miler, a number of 5Ks and trained up to 20 miles for a full without knee pain.. that and I hit puberty like, 18 years ago.) He prescribed me a brace, but by the end of my 6 miler last weekend.. I was feeling the pain pretty bad again. Ugh.. maybe I need to seek another opinion.. at least you can work with a PT to rehab it. Good luck!!

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INFLATED 2/5/2013 5:32AM

    You are addicted. I still remember how much I liked to run, but it has been years since I did. Please listen to your doctor and physical therapist!

Gravel can do the same thing the acorn did.

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SCAREWALDORF 2/5/2013 3:27AM

    Dude, you have fallen on your feet with the P.T! Good luck in recovery. x

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SABLENESS 2/4/2013 9:12PM

    Awesome! Sounds like a really productive visit! TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!

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JAXMOMMY 2/4/2013 7:06PM

    Whew! No surgery! What great news and you can keep running!! Plus, the full attention of a PT with marathon experience! Lucky you! Acorns, who woulda thunk? Remember to follow doctor's and PT's orders! I'm glad you will not have to go under the knife and especially you won't have to give up your passion!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 2/4/2013 7:01PM

    Sounds like you had an excellent visit! I love how you just kept certain things from him. Doctors are very informative, but I do think your new PT will be awesome and help you make the perfect choices for you. You do want to keep that knee in tip-top shape.

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MJREIMERS 2/4/2013 5:30PM

    emoticon news for you! I personally can't do a lot of running as it kills my knees. It sounds like you will have the "training" you need to avoid injury and learn some "running skills" that may help when you are running. I'm glad the news is good!

Good luck, but don't overdo it! Listen to your Dr. and the P.T.! Watch out for those acorns! emoticon

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MRI Results Are In...

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have "chondromalacia patella". My Doctor said this isn't an "ideal" thing to have - he was hoping it was tendonitis. He said it is what Chase Utley (Phillies) has and it can take a long time to heal. I looked it up - it's common with running.

He is sending me to a Sports Orthopaedic Dr - I have an appointment Monday morning. He is the best one in Delaware - must have had a cancellation!

So, I may get a shot, have to do PT or both.

Thank you so much for all your concern - you are all so sweet!

In the meantime, I will be cheering for the RAVENS!! Go Joe Flacco!! (football trivia: Joe Flacco was the quarterback for Univ of Delaware - my alma mater)

Have a great weekend!

  
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INFLATED 2/5/2013 5:25AM

    Well, now you know and I know. I didn't read the titles of your blogs before posting.

Listen to what you are told. I know you will work hard, but don't overwork yourself.

The Ravens won!

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EDENZMOM 2/4/2013 4:10PM

    You will be fine, i'm sure. did they tell you to stay off of it in the meantime?

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BOILHAM 2/4/2013 9:12AM

    Ouch. Barney and Bitsie are hoping you recover quickly.

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FITFOODIE806 2/2/2013 7:36AM

    I'm glad you're getting some answers and care. Hope healing is quick. Ad I hope your. Team wins :)

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SCAREWALDORF 2/2/2013 2:26AM

    At least you're getting treatment asap. Take care of yourself!

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KRISZTA11 2/2/2013 2:21AM

    I''s great you got the MRI and the appointment so quickly, and now you can start healing. PT makes wonders...

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/1/2013 9:06PM

    So sorry to hear about your knee but you sure got lucky getting that appointment so soon! Where is he, at Christiana? A lot of the people from our church go there because it's so close and such a good hospital. Hope you get good news and you get well really fast!

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KAREN_NY 2/1/2013 8:39PM

    It's nice that at least those are surgery-free options. Your PT might also be able to offer some exercises (maybe pool running? i dunno) that will make your move back to running easier later.

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JAXMOMMY 2/1/2013 8:15PM

    Oh! Sorry! Follow MD's orders so you don't end up not being able to run at all! When I had to do PT they worked me hard and I counted it as ST! Glad you got in to see a good doc and so soon! Yay you! Guess I'll cheer on the Ravens too even though I am not a real fan of either team! Take it easy. check out your local Y for water exercise... My ortho doc was totally for it when I broke my leg so badly and he was impressed at how much muscle tone I maintained as a result. Wishing you well & Go Ravens!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/1/2013 7:38PM

    emoticon to hear this. Sounds like you'll need a good dose of patience on this one. Be careful not to push yourself too quickly. You want to preserve those knees for future HM.
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TOPS-TORTOISE 2/1/2013 7:20PM

    Sounds like it's going to take some time for your knee to heal. Be patient and take good care of yourself. Hope you get better soon.

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