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Finally got to run!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This morning I noticed my husband was doing more on his own, so after our walk with Roxy -- who is celebrating her fourth birthday today -- I did not feel guilty taking my 40 minute run around the development. I really needed to do it, I had been sitting at home/hospital for 4 days. We have been walking a lot but it just wasn't the same.

Now I am off to Costco and gonna run by work to catch up on what I missed last week while no one is there - always faster and easier that way!

It's so nice to be getting some sort of order back in my life!


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RIVADERCHI 9/19/2011 2:10AM

    Happy Birthday to Roxy! And congrats on your run! Glad your hubby is feeling better (or at least getting around more) and that you can get back to work (don't worry, the work will still be there tomorrow, and the day after, etc.) ... you have a good reason to miss work! Monday, back to the grind! Have a good day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Back home...

Friday, September 16, 2011

We got back from the hospital last night. Hard to believe my husband could go home 24 hours after surgery - but he did. The 1 hour drive home from Philly was awful. The doctor said his prostatectomy was "flawless". We should know by tuesday if the cancer was contained. It should be, he caught it very early.

I got a 5k run in before we went to the hospital Wednesday, didn't get one in yesterday at the hospital. Hoping to get one in tonight when my kids get home - I want to make sure someone is here to keep an eye on my husband.

It's very hard to see him in so much pain. We have been walking a lot, to help alleviate it. The weather is a perfect 70 degrees, so we are hanging outside a lot today. The Chesapeake Bay is very therapeutic.

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and support!

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RIVADERCHI 9/16/2011 4:13PM

    Hi R'z. Mom, Happy Belated Anniversary! Glad your hubby's surgery went well... tell him, drugs are good--he shouldn't have to suffer or be in pain! Glad to hear you enjoying the beautiful weather.... Thank God for your blessings! Thanks for visiting my blog--didn't dance at the club, just ate, drank and listened to the music! Going swimming later this evening. G'nite! emoticon emoticon

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    I hope you do get to run tonight. It will be good for you to get away for a little bit, maybe process all that you've just been through - if you're one who can actually think while you run.

I'm thankful to hear that your husband made it through the surgery well. I hope his pain diminishes quickly and that they did, in fact, manage to get all of the cancer!

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Stressed out day...all coming to a head!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I have known all summer that my husband was going to be getting his prostate removed due to cancer this Wednesday...I put it on the back burner in my mind as I am sure he did as much as he could, too. Today I had the "Feel sorry for poor me" moment. I didn't run and was gloomy all day, even though it was our 24th wedding anniversary. The truth is that it is very scary. But I also know I have to take care of myself and running will help me clear my head and get through it. I guess I needed one day to feel sorry for myself!

On a good note, even though I was stressed out I did really good with my calories today. (I can't eat a lot when I am stressed.) We went out to our favorite Italian restaurant and had pasta with VERY spicey marinara and crabmeat, and a nice side salad. YUM!

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    Happy Anniversary emoticon and emoticon to you! I think it makes perfect sense that you'd eventually have to have that "woe is me" moment, or maybe even more than one.

I pray that your husband's surgery and recovery go well, and that you are able to handle the stress of it all in a healthy way.

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/12/2011 9:31PM

    happy 24th anniversary! (our 31st is tomorrow!) You did very well in combating the stress. Hope all goes well Wednesday.

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BOMBSHELLBEAN 9/12/2011 9:11PM

    Sometimes you just need that "Woe is me" moment. The important thing is you kept moving. Know that your Sparks friends are sending good wishes your way and we pray that everything goes smoothly on Wednesday. Happy Anniversary!

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Great week at the Outerbanks...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Had a great trip with my hubby to the Outerbanks. Stayed for 5 days; mainly went down for a wedding. We ran to mornings together -- it was really nice. We did a lot of sight seeing - Wright Brothers monument, climbed a beautiful lighthouse, shopped til we dropped and drove down to Nags Head. Most of my food choices were healthy ones. Saturday was the wedding day, we danced for hours at the reception. Only downfall was the mosquitoes -- TONS AND TONS of them! I will be scratching for weeks to come.

We listened to lots of songs and reflections about 9/11 on the way home today.
God Bless America!


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RIVADERCHI 9/12/2011 2:36AM

    Hi R.z Mom, Thanks for commenting on my blog... so glad you had a fun, safe trip and danced those hours away! Sorry for the skeeters.... have a good week..... emoticon emoticon

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Going to a wedding 9/10/11

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Headed down to the Outerbanks to attend a wedding. The poor bride and groom had to change the location after Hurricane Irene last week. Luckily they found something in the Northern part, all the guests booked new places to stay, and all is set.

I am looking forward to running down there. The hotel also has a fitness center, three pools and a lazy river!! My 24th wedding anniversary is Monday so we are celebrating down there. My husband gets his surgery next Wednesday (to remove cancer) so this is our last big trip for a while.

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RIVADERCHI 9/8/2011 2:44AM

    Hi R.'s Mom, Thank you so much for the "thumbs up" Spark Goodie! Have an awesome time at the wedding and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Congratulations! And remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11, God Bless You All! Cheers! emoticon emoticon

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52WEEKSLAURA 9/8/2011 12:45AM

    I LOVE the date the couple chose!

Have a great time! emoticon

Your family is in my prayers.

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*ERICA* 9/7/2011 11:19AM

    Sounds like you will have a great time. happy anniversary!
hope your husband recovers quickly from his surgery.

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    That sure sounds like a nice place to go! I hope you and DH have a great time.

I will be praying for you both as the surgery (and recovery!) approaches.

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