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Heading Back.....

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

To work.

Not that I haven't been working from home, but I am heading back to my office, with computer and large monitor and two boxes of documents in tow, and will be setting up in my home office and sometimes traveling to our other offices as well, business as usual. I will be able to arrive a bit late or leave early sometimes, my position has that kind of flexibility.

So, what are the results? A normally structured foot, still swollen and painful at times, but to be expected. I am minus a toenail and do not know if it will ever grow back, have to ask the doctor. I also have a tendon released on one of my fingers, the scar area is still swollen and kind of painful at times, but the finger works fine. And a capped tooth--that is just about perfect.

What did I accomplish? I wrote a number of draft policies and procedures and documented 10 or the 25 criteria I have to address for a certification submission for my organization--right on schedule. Aside for a couple of days after the finger surgery, I have played my guitars for at least 15 minutes every day, and have increased it to 16 minutes. I finished and reviewed 3 of the 4 books I planned to read.

And I kept working out--that was hard to try and figure out what to do. From seated workout videos to purchasing and using an inexpensive arm cycle machine to back to my dumbbell routine to walking outside with my cane when I was still bandaged up in the walking boot. Now I am back to my beloved treadmill, working on building up time before I start building speed.

What did I eat? My usual 1,200-1,300 calories, I think one binge day and a few close to my max of 1,550 calorie days. Did not lose, but did not gain.

What did I buy? Internet shopping is tempting when you are stuck at home. I bought mostly good purchases and one mistake. Good purchases are the arm cycle, a heart rate monitor, some books, and a book download. Mistake was a high tech purse/carrier for my iPad that turned out to be too small; looked big enough on the Internet. That was a present I chose as well as a titanium spork, which I love. And I was in Costco with DH the other day and bought a new Roots lunch bag, nice to have a clean and functional place to carry all my food around in!

And what did I learn? It is probably not a good idea to do three procedures within such a short period of time...I did come down with an infection that required antibiotics to clear up, not related to the procedures, I think my body had had it. And, as a lover of routine and order, I was able to adapt, even though I didn't like it, and work with what I had. Good preparation, as I have said before, for the increasing limitations I know aging brings us all.


I want to thank my SparkFriends and Sparkguy for all the support, I am certainly not leaving the site but may be a bit less active. I am trying out SparkCoach and will see where that goes.

Spark On!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAPPYSOUL91 8/9/2012 11:11AM

    You really did a great job, from the pre-planning through today. I am really impressed that you did do 3 procedures, but it is done!

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MUSICNERD1993 8/8/2012 7:52PM

    You are amazing, Bonita! emoticon

I'm thinking about trying SparkCoach myself. Let us know how it goes!
And wonderful news about the practicing everyday!

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MEXGAL1 8/8/2012 7:12PM

    Wow, busy lady. Sounds like you have a great job. So glad to hear that you are healing even though I am sure it's slower than you would like.
You will have to let us know about sparck's coach and what that is all about and if you like it.
Have a nice evening.

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ROCKMAN6797 8/8/2012 6:38PM

    Great news Bonita! I agree, the three procedures in such a short time period might have been pushing it for somebody half your age! I, too, am a stickler for a routine so I understand trying to adapt but good for you for doing so and, best of all, not going off of the deep end!


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