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Quitting !!!

Monday, January 30, 2012



This month has been so challenging.










The emergency surgery turned the best made plans into well, rather abruptly revised plans.







The TUMOR and my UTERUS are now a BIOHAZARD !!!
YIKES.







Fast forward into immediate HOT FLASHES !!! Yikes.










The doctor early on said my lungs were collapsing, so instead of him letting me rest 6 weeks doing gentle walking to recover, I was RUSHED INTO DOING MORE CARDIO.






Otherwise they were threatening to put me back into the hospital. NO WAY !!! Was I going back to that hell house that nearly caused my death. Never, ever again I pray.










My first couple of days were filled with walking up and down the hallway of my home, marching in place in the bedroom, and pacing as ordered. By week's end, I was getting sicker from "NOT ENOUGH EXERCISE" Can you believe it. My guts were ripped out and I wasn't doing enough. SAY THAT AGAIN ???








By day 6 post op, I was doing Leslie Sansone's 2 mile workout. It was only by SHEER DETERMINATION THAT I DID THE WORKOUT. It was so painful, but it did help decrease some of the abdominal bloating a bit. By the time the first week was over I had put on during the last two days 7.5 miles.






OUCH, I could feel every stitch pulling, aching, burning. . . OUCH !!! I also marched in place every hour to get in 1000 steps per hour.





The next week I managed to do a combination of Leslie Sansone, Classical Stretch, marching in place and walking in the house with my pedometer to a total of 35,657 steps or 17.82 miles.










This week my total steps is 57,394 which equals 28.69 miles. Now not all my walking was counted as I didn't always have the pedometer charged up. I wear the bodymedia calorie counter, pedometer, activity monitor. The last few days I have been doing some step aerobics vhs tapes from the prehistoric days. They are gentler than the modern ones.
I found a coupon online that makes it affordable to transfer my vintage vhs tapes to dvd !!!









So far this month I have walked 74.46 miles. That does not account for the many days I did not wear the pedometer.








New WALKING RECORDS WERE SET !!! Even with having my guts cut out. I honestly wanted to rest for the 6 weeks like most people get. Dr.'s orders made me workout harder than anticipated.








My abs area is still swollen, distended, tender, and painful at times. Overall the pain is decreasing, but is not gone. Last night was tough though and I don't have pain meds that work for me. The last batch of stuff was too strong and I refuse to go back to the surgeon after his treatment of me.










I press on working out as ordered.















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SUNSHINEINIOWA 2/20/2012 9:14AM

    Congratulations on your progress, keep it up!
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SWAYDE 2/9/2012 11:26AM

    Wow you are a real survivor and fighter. I am so proud of you and inspired. God bless you sweetheart and I so pray that you recover from this fast and become stronger than before!
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RAGAMUFFINKEL 2/8/2012 5:14PM

    well done and well said. hope you are back at it strong soon. emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 2/6/2012 5:38AM

    You are stronge than you know!

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 2/4/2012 1:02AM

    You are the one who is going to end up healing yourself. You will see. And then you will always know that no matter what you are hit with you will survive. Terrible way to learn this but it is a lesson you will never forget.
Sending you love and Light,
Naomi

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/3/2012 10:43PM

    Amazing resiliance.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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STARSAPPHIRE57 2/3/2012 1:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you are amazing!

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ROSALIEESTHER 2/1/2012 5:32AM

    Stay strong - you are amazing!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/1/2012 1:10AM

    emoticon You are amazing. I don't know that I could be as strong as you are. In spite of everything, God continues to bring you the healing and strength that you need. Continuing prayers for you...
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ANDROMEDA1967 1/31/2012 9:17PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/31/2012 5:46PM

    emoticon You are one strong women mentally and physically.I admire you and you are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon Diana

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SUPERFRAISE 1/31/2012 2:35PM

  You are inspiring, brave, lovely, and awesome. Thank you for sharing this and reminding us that we are stronger than we can even imagine.

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CHANGINGSAM 1/31/2012 10:09AM

    Wow! You are an inspiration! Hope things get better for you soon! emoticon

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EPIPHANYANGEL 1/31/2012 7:36AM

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Love your blog. Best wishes. emoticon

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MARISPHERE 1/30/2012 11:35PM

    You are a Warrior, stronger than anything! You have my prayers for a total recovery and my endless admiration. emoticon emoticon

~Mari

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/30/2012 10:55PM

    You are really tough. I'm glad you are on the mend.

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MOMFAN 1/30/2012 6:20PM

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MISTYBLUE716 1/30/2012 4:42PM

    Glad you're feeling better!!!

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ROCHELLE62 1/30/2012 3:09PM

    You are over-the-top on your efforts. I don't know if I have walked that much in a month or two.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/30/2012 1:51PM

    CAn I just say you are AMAZING!

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SUSIEPH1 1/30/2012 1:35PM

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Well done!

Such a great blog! and such raw determination!! '' you really can do this!!

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BRETT_DAY1981 1/30/2012 1:33PM

    Congrats for overcoming the pain. This blog post is very inspirational. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery, and wishing you all the best,

Brett

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GOIN4GR8 1/30/2012 12:48PM

    Wow--what a great post!! You are the poster child for NEVER GIVE UP--God Bless you!

I see a popular blog post award in your future. :-) I'm bookmarking this one!

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ELISELOVE1 1/30/2012 12:45PM

    Wow! if you can get through this and work out then you can get through anything . this should be a blog that everyone reads on spark. love all quotes but best one is what if your blessing come through raindrops. if you have anything you want to talk about or have me pray for i'm will do. we all dont have a reason why to not workout if you can do it . we all can . hope this week is better. emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/30/2012 12:38PM

    Love all the pics you posted :o)

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WORLDSERIES11 1/30/2012 12:36PM

    Love all the quotes/posters! You are doing an amazing job of receovery. Hang in there!
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ALISHAB3 1/30/2012 12:33PM

    I am so glad to see your post, I was afraid that something bad had happened because of your last post being so scary. I was worried about you and had you in my prayers the whole time. Thank you for posting,

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 1/30/2012 12:05PM

    Continuing to pray for healing for you.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 1/30/2012 11:23AM

    You're doing great!

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JIBBIE49 1/30/2012 10:53AM

    Interesting.

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MAMAWLINDALOU 1/30/2012 10:53AM

    What a great story. No one should complain about pain after reading this blog.

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SIMPLIFYLIFE 1/30/2012 10:23AM

    Bless you.. you are in my prayers...

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MELLY3183 1/30/2012 10:20AM

    amazing!! emoticon
glad to see you are up and about!!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/30/2012 10:05AM

    You are amazing!! Great job on getting in all those miles! Sorry to hear you are still in pain, but glad it's getting a little better. Love all the pics you posted!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/30/2012 9:47AM

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SOKKERNUT 1/30/2012 9:37AM

    WOW WOW WOW! U are amazing!
My prayers and thoughts are with you doll.
Hugs
Maria

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WORKTHEGOAL 1/30/2012 9:30AM

    This is an inspiring blog, you are an inspirational woman - it shows the rest of us up for finding such weak excuses to delay what we know we must do!

Wishing you continued strength of will and courage to reach the body health for your healing.........

Lots of love to you and thank you for showing us how strong we can be if we choose to be.

So sorry your surgery experience was a tough one - take care.

Mandy
10k steps a day xxxx

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/30/2012 9:20AM

    Wow!

You are incredible!! I just wish you weren't doing this for the reasons you have and I pray your pain to go away.

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CIVIAV 1/30/2012 8:41AM

    This strength you show is what I think I need and I can hear how it shows up because it has to. That's impressive as is your performance and spirit. Hang in and know you are setting new limits. emoticon

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POLK33 1/30/2012 8:33AM

  Here's hoping for a great recovery! Life is a journey sometimes it doesn't takes us where we want! Keep up your strength!

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AUNTB63 1/30/2012 8:05AM

    You are certainly a warrior...let me make that a WARRIOR. I had always heard that exercise was a help in healing ones body in so many ways. Kudos to you for doing what you needed to do to get healthier. Keep up the great job with the determination that you now possess. Take care! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/30/2012 7:52AM

    wow love great blog though i think the title was wrong for it.really love the 7 drawfs,lol.amasing how many miles you are getting in you should be really proud of yourself i know i am proud of you love.keep up the good work and carry on healing.did you see about taking any steps against the hospital? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 1/30/2012 7:23AM

    Hang in there. You are showing such strength and courage ..and humor with your health issue. I loved your blog. emoticon

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MRSSCHENCK 1/30/2012 7:03AM

    LOVE this blog! emoticon

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PAMSGUT 1/30/2012 6:53AM

  Keep Going! You are such a strong person!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/30/2012 6:52AM

    You are really a trooper!!! I am in awe of your strength.

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DRB13_1 1/30/2012 6:50AM

    wow, you ARE strong! May your recovery continue until it is complete, you are pain free, and stronger than ever! emoticon

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