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Getting ready for surgery!

Monday, May 06, 2013

I did get through my bout with struggling. Physical Therapy has been a total trip! It's really taken me back to my days of being in NICU when my son was born. He was born at 28 weeks (3 months early) and was in the hospital for 53 days in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) before he was allowed to come home. The day to day of being in that room with the other parents and other babies, you became a family. I am feeling those same feelings now. I am growing to care for the people I see every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. I am experiencing highs and lows and seeing them go through the same roller coaster ride... and it's been a very emotional journey, just as it was in NICU. Sometimes, I even cry just thinking about the past and remembering those memories that I had buried deep down in my mind. Who knew?

With that said, I have been feeling so exhausted from the physical therapy and sleeping well every night. My muscles are really getting a workout. I'm back to eating healthy and losing weight. I'm down 141.5 lbs now. I feel great and I'm hoping to lose at least 5 more lbs by my surgery date of May 21st! We'll see... but I'm trying.

Today was my pre-surgery testing and I was told to stop taking my multi-vitamin, my glucousamine, stop drinking my green tea, or any herbal tea, I can't take the cayenne or CLA or the Triphala that I just started taking... I also started a detox tea that I heard about on Dr Oz about a week ago, where I boil cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds, drain them from the water and drink the water... nope, have to stop that, too. I guess now, I just eat and drink tons of water. No more mojo... just back to basic eating healthy and doing my exercises. Bummer! LOL

I haven't been blogging lately, not because I haven't wanted to, but only because my son was keeping me ultra busy. He just wrapped up Guys and Dolls two weekends ago (it ran for two weekends) and then went straight into Chorus Line, which opened this past weekend and runs for two more weekends... and tonight was County Band, which he made, as well! He's such a talented kid... I'm a very proud mom! Here is a pic of us after a Chorus Line performance.

I hope to blog more this weekend, but definitely wanted to let you all know where I stood with my struggling... things are definitely looking up!

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    Hope your surgery prep is going well. Best of luck!
    1617 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    1620 days ago
    I will be thinking about you on the 21st...praying for a real speedy recovery for you! Loved seeing the band pictures and cleaned my kitchen up yesterday listening to a little Herb Alpert!!!! :) Take are one organized get so much accomplished ...true inspiration...I am not giving up...I am hoping your positiveness will rub off on me!!!!!! Keep it up,'ve got this!!!!!
    1622 days ago
    Praying for a great surgery and speedy recovery!!! You are doing awesome!!!
    1622 days ago
    I hope your surgery goes well and you are back to your new normal soon. Congrats to your son!
    1622 days ago
    Sounds like you' re in a much different head space than you've been in recently - I"m glad you're taking such care to prepare your body as much as you can for the upcoming surgery. And you're taking time out to have fun and enjoy life in the process! What great balance .... keep us posted, Marie!
    1623 days ago
    Great pic of you and your son. As you prepare for your replacement surgery, I can't help but think what wonderful things you have in your future. You have come so far and nothing can stop you now. Watch out world, here she comes. The PT will be tough after but you are so determined, you WILL emerge as one strong, beautiful lady who will be taking the world by storm!!! I love how you take everything you do and grow as a person,even your pre-surgery therapy. You are amazing!! emoticon emoticon
    1623 days ago
    You and your son are busy these days. Congrats to him for pursuing his talents.
    Sending up prayers and wishing you the best on your surgery.
    1623 days ago
    1623 days ago
    Good luck with your upcoming surgery! Glad you see the bright side of all that you have been going through.
    1623 days ago
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