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Still in there.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hi everyone. Sorry for the silence but life has thrown me another one of it's left hooks. On August 10th my father was brought from Florida to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland for a second opinion on some liver function tests. On the 11th he was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cirrhosis. Never a drinker, they suspect it's due to the fact that he's been a (not very careful IMHO) diabetic for 50 years.

On Monday he is seeing a specialist who has researched his condition and as he is too old for a transplant (80), hopefully can help with some of his symptoms. So the last week has been spent traveling back and forth between my home in PA and the hospital in MD and narry a workout until yesterday when I discovered I've had enough of LM Pump for now.

Really, with barbells the workouts are always just more of the same and I found myself craving more variety and the comfort of old friends so I popped in Cathe's Circuit Blast yesterday and it felt good to be home. This morning I did Cardio Supersets and it was just what I needed

Not to say that I"m never going to do Les Mills Pump again, just not as a program. I'll throw them into my rotations as an option.

So we are heading back down to Hopkins tomorrow evening and staying in Maryland until Tuesday so if I'm not on, you know why. I've not given up the fight, I'm just helping someone else with theirs. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILSHINE 8/19/2013 10:17AM

    I pray that God will heal your father and give you and your family strength to endure the journey. Take care of yourself and your family, Spark will be here when you return. Hang in there I know the challenge of taking care of those we love.

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JAZZID 8/19/2013 1:45AM

    Hi Sue, keeping you, your father and your family in my thoughts and prayers emoticon . Remember God is able. "Stay encouraged"...

~ Dee emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/19/2013 1:47:37 AM

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PLATINUM755 8/18/2013 10:20PM

    Sending emoticon for your dad!Hope the docs find a regiment that works well for him.

Decisions, decisions, decision! Hang in there! emoticon

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LAMOURA 8/17/2013 1:25PM

    Hope things go good for your dad! emoticon Awesome going on doing whats right for you!! And awesome on getting in a great workout at a time like this!! emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/17/2013 10:54AM

    Glad you were able to work in your workout - dealing with the medical problems of our aging parents can be time-consuming and challenging - especially so when they don't live close by. I like your approach to adding the workout into your "rotation" of options because it will probably make it more likely that you will take care of yourself a little more. You need to take care of YOU in order to be there for your father. (HUGS) and thoughts for both you and your dad as you both face the future with the challenges that face you.

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