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Getting everything ready, menu as been decided...

Friday, October 07, 2011

For weeks I have been thinking about what I am going to eat while I am not on my foot for 6 weeks - especially the first couple weeks. I make all of our meals at home. I am going to be at the mercy of my husband! My husband LOVES to eat out/get food delivered, and eat pizza which I do not eat. He also loves cheese steaks, meatball sandwiches, nachos - you get the idea. Lucky for him he is pretty trim and can get away with it! If I eat what he orders I am going to be in HUGE trouble -- and just plain HUGE by the time my foot heals! I do not want to start all over!!

So, after much debate, I decided to order a month's worth of nutrisystem. I used it a few years back and it worked very well. And, being that I will be sedentary, I think it will help my chances of not gaining any weight back while I am sitting on my butt. He can zap it in the microwave for me. I am going to by frozen veggies and fruit packs this week to go with it so I should be all set.

That leaves me with two tasks:

1. I have to buy a knee cart. There are tons of different kinds and the price range is huge! They start at economy and end at lexus!

2. I need to find an exercise plan where I don't use my foot. I am thinking about getting a chair exercise DVD...does anyone know of a good one? I know of one SparkFriend who uses one, I am going to reach out to her.

***And just so you all know, I will have my laptop next to me at all times -- so you will be hearing from me. All of your stories and accomplishments will keep me going!

So, that is my plan. Can you tell I was a girl scout?? I take "be prepared" very seriously!


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52WEEKSLAURA 10/9/2011 11:46PM

    Great idea! I know someone that loves Nutri system foods. Lots of options for you these days. With your girl scouts training you should have no problem with this down-time. I will be cheering you on the entire time! emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/8/2011 10:13PM

    You've got a great plan going! I think your husband will appreciate that you're making things super easy for him, too.

I'll be sure to accomplish things during the next 6 weeks to help keep you from getting too bored. emoticon

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Getting ready for my foot surgery...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I am getting a wheel/knee cart this week so I can keep going while not stepping on my foot. I got all my fall/pumpkin decor up inside and out of my house - orange makes it seem so much brighter when the sun is down by 7 pm!!

I am going to get my hand weights out next, I am going to exercise all I can without my foot - we have a weight machine in the basement which should help!

My husband went to my plastic surgeon today about getting a mole removed - we met the deductible for the year with his cancer stuff so we figured he might as well go for it -- and he noticed the tummy tuck procedure that I wanted a few year back -- thought I might like it while I got my foot done!! Does he want me to totally die of pain????????????????? Of course that is what I asked -- he shut up after that!!

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TAMIK1964 10/4/2011 10:32PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan during your recovery. What an inspiration you are!!! The extra pain doesn't sound so great but if you think you're ready for a tummy tuck, well then that would be hard to turn down!

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INFLATED 10/4/2011 9:16PM

    The way men think, he probably thought if you were going to complain about pain, he would only have to listen to it once.

When I had my foot operated on, my son said to my husband, "Dad! Mom needs another pain pill!" The pills made me nauseous, so when I woke up after taking one, I felt queasy. My son wanted to get another one in me to put me back to sleep and to shut me up.

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Main St Mile Run...

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I did it! Completed the Main St Mile Run. For the past 3 years I watched from the sidelines as runners completed it; never thought I could! And, I was focused on time too, not just finishing the race! I ran it in 9.13! What a difference one year made!

As of today, I finished all my race goals for this year. My foot surgery is in two weeks and I will be off my foot for at least 6 weeks.

I have begun to think about my new race goals for 2012. The goals will get me motivated to run again after my foot is healed. I will post them before my surgery...

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INFLATED 10/3/2011 3:26AM

    You did a great job!

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KAREN_NY 10/1/2011 7:39PM

    Fabulous! I love how all of these things came together for you... or should I say, how you made all these things come together! Congratulations on a great run today!

(and thanks for stopping by with your well wishes today too!)

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    Congratulations! emoticon

You worked hard for that and you did GREAT! You really inspire me!

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Heel Spur Surgery?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I am getting my bunionectomy Oct 14th. I found out that I also have a heel spur which explains why my heel hurts so bad! I have 3 options: get a shot of cortisone, topaz, or have the spur removed. Having the spur removed will take 3 months!! (Bunion will be 6 - 8 weeks).

At first I decided to get the spur removed since I am getting the bunion done, but after googling heel spurs, it doesn't look like a good idea.

Does anyone have any experience with bone spurs??

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INFLATED 10/3/2011 3:38AM

    If the spur is on the bottom of the foot, it is a fairly common surgery. I had spurs grow through my Achilles tendon and had to have the tendon cut, then reattached to my heel. I had the left foot done and have the same condition on the right foot. I hope I die without another surgery.

I should have sued the practice. I cannot get a shoe on the foot on many days and it is nearly a size larger than the right foot with daily swelling. I think the location of the spur is what determines having the operation.

When I had my surgery, we were to bring along crutches and were supposed to be tutored on how to use them before the surgery. They were also supposed to be adjusted to my height. Well, that didn't happen. I was sick and vomiting after surgery and was the last patient released. There were steps up to our house at all entrances and my husband dragged me by my sweat pants up the steps. I fell twice before my follow-up visit and I attribute that to the crutches being too low for my height.

After one fall, I thought I was bleeding and a nurse or receptionist didn't put me through to the doctor. She said I had a window on my cast which I did not have. I told her there was no opening to check the incision. She said if I saw blood on the outside of the cast or my foot felt warm (blood), to go the the ER.

My heel is misshapen and my foot gets stiff now and the foot is prone to swelling.

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KAREN_NY 9/30/2011 9:23PM

    I'm sorry I don't, but OW!!! I hope you find a solution that you're happy with.

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52WEEKSLAURA 9/29/2011 1:13PM

    I would try the other recommendations before surgery. I was having a problem with my heel. A burning pain every morning ( fasciitis ) it was so hard just walking to the bathroom! My doctor recommended some stretches. They made the pain go completely away. It took a few weeks of doing the stretches up to three times a day. I had gel inserts in my shoes. I had to wear my shoes almost all day. Walking was painful.

Here is a real good link!

Take care emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 9/29/2011 10:06AM

    Both sound painful, I wish you the best of luck!

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Thank God....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today we found out that my husband (age 48) is cancer free!! Because he gets a physical and blood work every year - he caught prostate cancer in the earliest stage - and had it removed robotically. It did not spread and the surgeon was able to keep his nerves in tact.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell all the men in your life. There is NO reason for anyone to die of this type of cancer. AND, if they catch it early, there is NO side effects.

I now get to keep tormenting my husband for at least another 40 years :)

... Oh!! Also...I am so happy I had already started running! It helped SO MUCH with stress relief (and my sanity)!

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TAMIK1964 9/28/2011 7:47PM

    That is wonderful news!!! My dad went through the same thing several years ago with the same results. It was such a relief to know they had caught it early. Enjoy the many years of tormenting him ahead of you :)

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52WEEKSLAURA 9/28/2011 12:05AM

    emoticon This is the best news I got all day!! emoticon

I'm so happy for you both and I will make sure my husband gets in there for his yearly check-up! emoticon

Gotta love technology!! emoticon

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52WEEKSLAURA 9/28/2011 12:05AM

    Awesome about your running too!!! emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 9/27/2011 10:58PM


I'm so happy for you both!!

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NCSUE0514 9/27/2011 8:44PM

    Great news! Thank God, indeed!

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