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Trying to stay positive, but.....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I had a fall this week and it appears that my shoulder may have some major damage. A little background, I've been working at a disaster site in the area I cover at work, and with the communte, my days are about 12 - 16 hours. I haven't been able to exercise regularly, and even though I'm exhausted when I get home, sleep eludes me. I'm only getting about 5-6 hours each night, if that much.
I understand that the fall was the result of my being spacey and not in the moment, most likely due to no sleep.

The work that we've been doing is great, but has been frustrating as we navigated between local, state, and federal codes, rules, and regulations. Mentally it has been taxing, and physically the hours and inconvenience of the site we're using have been tough. The only thing that is keeping me going is knowing that I've only got 4 more days (finally had Sunday off - YAY!) and then we'll be through. Then I guess I'll see an orthopaedic surg. to determine the extent of my injury and prognosis for recuperation. And then there's the worker's comp!!! :-o

For those of you who know me, I like to set goals that help me stay focused on weight and exercise goals. My team (Hippie Dammit) got a slot in the Peachtree Road Race in July, so that is something I've been working toward since I was given the go=ahead to resume running after my 3/29 surgery. That didn't happen until the end of April, and when I got back on the treadmill I felt so weak and out of shape! I was really trying, and my trainer at the Y began working with me on TRX, which was a great workout. I think we did 2 sessions and then I had to begin the disaster work.

So, to sum it up, I'm still struggling to lose weight for my daughter's wedding in June. So far, I have 5 dresses (still with tags, 4 or 5 are going to be returned!) to wear to my daughter's wedding on 6/11, and I don't think that ANY of them will accommodate casts, slings, or any other such devices. Maybe I'll just get a MUMU or festive poncho to cover me up for her big day. :)

At this point, cheap would be nice. :)

Sorry to be whiney, I'm just frustrated and am trying to not get depressed. Please keep me in your prayers this week!!

HUGS to all!!!
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    Oh Ellen!! I'm so sorry to hear about your fall!!! I hope you have a speedy recovery and that you get back to your normal schedule at work soon. It's a great thing that you are doing at the disaster sites -- I'm sure you get a lot of satisfaction from knowing you are helping. Now it's time to help yourself -- take care of yourself -- mind, body and spirit. I hope you can run the race -- I hope you find a BEAUTIFUL dress for your daughter's wedding! Stress and all that you have endured these last few weeks are certain to take a toll on your spirit, but from what I've learned about you, you won't let it stop you. You'll make the best of this situation and you'll accomplish everything you want to! HUGS to you!! Certainly will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep me updated! emoticon Kathy
    2440 days ago
    Yikes I hope you recoperate (however you spell it!!) fast!! Sorry for the fall.

    PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE DONT WEAR NO MUMU OR "festive poncho"...noooooooooooooooooooooooo
    ooooooooooooooooooo lol

    YOu will figure it out!!
    2441 days ago
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