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Tremendous Tuesday

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I am on the downward race again. emoticon

My foot felt pretty good yesterday, but is hurting again today. To answer a few comments from yesterday.
1) yes, they recommended NSAIDs, but since they can not conclusively rule out a fracture which won't show up until all swelling is down, I won't take them. NSAIDs impair bone healing.

2) I have to be in extremely severe pain before I take any pharmaceuticals. After having an abdominoplasty and knee arthroscopy I took Tylenol twice. I can tolerate pain (it proves you are alive). People don't die from pain, though they might want to.

3) I am treating conservatively. No impact exercising, which means I am not even fitness walking right now. I am riding the bike. I am not even using the elliptical because, though low impact, it means standing on my foot too much.

A SIDE NOTE- Did you know that Ibuprofen not only impairs bone healing, but also weight loss?

Today Rich and I are picking up 30# of strawberries. Guess he will be making jam tomorrow! I bought low/no sugar pectin.

Hubby said that while gone, he wouldn't allow any candy and crap into camp! He and his siblings are ALL Type 2 diabetics. He also asked me to coach (read 'nag') him to eat better and get some exercise. Hopefully, I can be the incentive that he needs to improve his health.

I am strong on tough love and accountability, so that sometimes is seen as being harsh. ANYBODY can succeed, though we all succeed at different rates. It comes down to wanting it badly enough to do what needs to be done to get it. It is all up to you! Or my husband as the case may be.....

Anyway, I need to get to work, so have a


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNNIERN 6/12/2013 7:32AM

    That is so very awesome that your husband ask you to coach him on a healthier lifestyle.

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KARIDIAN1 6/11/2013 11:22PM

    Didn't know that about ibuprofen. Hope your foot is feeling better soon.

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CHANGE4FIT 6/11/2013 10:31PM

    Learned about NSAIDS when my youngest daughter sustained a arm fracture horsing around with her older sister at age 8. Then she had a stress fracture as a high school freshman running cross country-
Painful they are!
Hope you heal quickly!
Love you philosophy on pain-

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CASTIRONLADY 6/11/2013 10:00PM

    I didn't know about ibuprofen. Thanks for the tip. And keep up the tough love! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 6/11/2013 8:41PM

    praying for speedy healing

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    I didn't know that about Ibuprofen. What do you take instead that is affective in relieving the pain/inflammation?

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CMCGRUN 6/11/2013 6:07PM

    Love the cute baby! I smiled right away. You are one tough woman! if i have a headache i pop a pill. I cant now because of my liver situation.

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