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Starting Gin Miller's "Novice" again with no arms

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I gave up doing a 126-day personal challenge to complete Gin Miller's Everybody Steps DVD when I went into the hospital the last time. I could kind of feel stuff breaking loose in there when I was flailing my arms around before the hospital, which made me paranoid that I would tear something loose again and hinder my "wound management" progress right now. HOWEVER, I'M FEELING SO MUCH BETTER NOW THAT I WANTED TO TRY SOME KIND OF ACTIVITY. So this morning I did the "Novice" segment with the legs only. I tried adding some arms, but I guess all my muscle memory went bye-bye and adding the arms goofed up the rhythm of my legs and got me back into an uncoordinated and slow "flailing mode." It feels good to do something physical again. Maybe I can add the arms back in while I still have this wound vac on in case something does break loose again. For one thing, the wound vac people literally see INSIDE the wound and can tell what's going on in there. Wish me luck!

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ELIZACG9 5/28/2012 1:48PM


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PUDGYNOMORE 5/19/2012 10:47AM

    Now that's dedication!

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RG_DFW 5/17/2012 1:28PM

    Good luck!!!

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126 days of step is CANCELLED

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I just spent 5 days in the hospital and now have to have my husband drive me to a "wound care specialist" 3 times a week (because I have to take pain pills beforehand). So there is NO WAY I could finish my 126 days of Gin Miller step challenge. I don't want to jar my wound, plus I am attached to a portable wound sucking machine that limits my mobility and I don't want to jar it either.

I'm going to spend most of my time just taking care of myself and kind of put Spark on the back burner for a while or at least limit my time doing Spark stuff.

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PERSISTANT123 4/21/2012 6:38AM

    Take care of yourself and give yourself time to heal. Then you can determine where to go from there.


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VIBRANTVAL 4/20/2012 10:03AM

    OH DEAR! What happened?? Will be thinking of you, and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! HUUUUUUUGS!!!!!

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NYMORNINGGLORY 4/20/2012 10:00AM

    Take care of yourself first and foremost! I hope you heal soon ... please be gentle with yourself!

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CINDYBEL 4/19/2012 10:56PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. I am praying for you. Please take care of yourself.

God be with you.

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NSTARSMITH 4/19/2012 4:29PM

    Well, I will miss you and will be ttthinking of you! But you absolutely MUST take care of this first! Stop in when you feel able! emoticon

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SWTHNY- 4/19/2012 12:43PM

    emoticon take care of yourself its so much more important!!!!!!!
I will keep you in my prayers

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Day 8 of 126 - I got my step delivered today, made in the USA!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Not as dizzy or shaky as yesterday and the day before. Not as freezing cold as well. Not taking as many naps throughout the day. Gin Miller Everybody Steps warmup (segment 1).

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CEKNIGHT 4/13/2012 2:30AM

    Glad you are feeling better. Take care.

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Day 7 of 126

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weird! I'm shaking like a leaf and I'm FREEZING cold (that NEVER happens). So I only did the bare minimum warmup segment 1 today. And my legs just can't keep the pace like they could a few days ago.

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NSTARSMITH 4/11/2012 9:49PM

    Good grief! Sounds like you are sick! I am either freezing or roasting but we all know what that's all about. Gentle exercise is fine when you aren't well but don't push! Eat right. Rest!!! Keep us posted ... emoticon

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CEKNIGHT 4/11/2012 9:40PM

    I hope you aren't catching the flu. My sister just had it. Take care of yourself.!!!

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Day 6 of 126, only did the warm up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All I ate today was an Egg McMuffin and a small bag of mixed nuts. And a large bottle of water. Plus I drove my husband's car to Houston. I am a wreck. I'm going upstairs to turn on the fan and take a nap. I will restrain myself as far as griping. Be glad.

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NSTARSMITH 4/10/2012 9:23PM

    Oh my! What a nightmare! Gripe all you want! Hope you rested up ok and recover!

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