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Thursday, November 08, 2012

emoticon emoticon My laptop has had open heart surgery... new hard drive. My hubby has graciously shared his laptop as needed to do some work and to check in here at SP, but we've been spoiled each having our own. I should get it back tomorrow or Saturday... none too soon!

I have a bulged disk in my neck. I noticed it first with tingling down my arm, then it has progressed to the point I am - like today - with a major headache! I had PT for a month - and it really helped, but now 2 weeks later, it seems like I haven't progressed at all. Went to the pain clinic for a shot 2 wks ago, but found out there that my insurance requires prior authorization and 4 wks of PT - so he consulted (tho' he's leaving the practice and a new guy is coming in next week) and started the ins stuff. The insurance has 3 wks to approve it, but then with the new dr's schedule, my appt is Dec 11... :-/ The dr I saw said if it's too bad, call and say that I need it earlier and they should be able to accommodate my request...

emoticon We didn't have heat this past weekend... a blessing and a curse... It got downright cold in here, then we started a fireplace fire in the living room just before baby came, and I love the fireplace! I moved my recliner right next to it! It snowed Monday! Love it! Especially if I'm inside next to the fireplace! Definitely a warm fuzzy day!

Still busy with grandbabies... especially the 9 mo old. emoticon
He helps me do strength training... I lift him over my head 10 times... and he's HEAVY - over 20 lbs! and he's getting heavier as we go... Also, I set him on my ankles and lift him 20 x each ankle, and then on my knee, lifting the knee 20 x each leg. It's doing something because my muscles are sore - especially in my legs! lol I do it several times a day when I have him (up to 5 x a week).

I've tracked almost every day for over a week! An improvement.

Still working on getting to the water drinking... and cardio.... my relatively new scale is not functioning... so not sure what's going on... pretty status quo I think.

Have a great weekend! Hubby's going to babysit grandkids (5 yr old, 4 yr old, and 9 mo old) at their house tonight and tomorrow, and then they come here Fri night through Sun a.m.
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JINLYNN 11/8/2012 7:44PM

    So sorry to hear about your neck problems. I hope all your insurance issues get sorted out and you are able to get the treatments that will help.
Your strength training methods are certainly creative and a great way to bond with little Ben! Way to think outside the box!
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TRY2KEEPGOING 11/8/2012 7:34PM

    I am so sorry about your neck. I understand how annoying it is--three of mine are bulging too. My rheumatologist suggested an injection for me too. Good to know I had better check insurance coverage first. Hang in there.

Your grandkids are so lucky to have such devoted grandparents. I think babysitting should be a fitness category on SP! Please be care lifting the not-so-little one over your head!

Stay cozy and hope your computer has a full recovery!
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CAROLYN0107 11/8/2012 6:39PM

    Sorry about your sick computer but glad it's fixed and almost back home. Sorry for your disk problem and headache. Sorry for your scale that doesn't work but very glad that you can use a scale...in your house!

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ANYVAR54 11/8/2012 6:09PM

    So glad to hear how you are doing. All your strength training with baby is a great idea. I will have to try with mine when she gets a little older.
M. is maturing, screaming less and smiling more. Fun.
Have a great weekend.
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(We got up to 80 degrees today!!)


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