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Medicating Myself With Food

Thursday, October 27, 2011      7 comments

Physical Therapy is hard and very painful. Couple that with a painful infection and fatigue and it's a recipe for disaster. I found myself reaching for frozen yogurt last night to comfort me. Partly this was due to emotional upset but mainly ... Read more

The Hard Collar Is Off

Thursday, October 20, 2011      5 comments

I had my six week post-op appointment this morning. The good news is that I'm now out of my hard collar and I start physical therapy on Monday afternoon. The bad news is that my surgeon had to test my incision infection just to be safe becaus... Read more

Six Week Post-Op Check

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      4 comments

Tomorrow is my six week post-op check up. I have had some issues including an infection in my incision. It has hurt badly on some days and kept me out of the water until my check up. I am so ready to have my surgeon look at my neck that I can ... Read more

Breaking Three Long Standing Streaks

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      4 comments

I know I have a good reason. I know I couldn't help it. Still, I have been a faithful abet obsessive exerciser all my life. I'll also admit I'm addicted to those little rewards that I get for exercise every month. It all came to a crashing h... Read more

It's Hard, But I Can Take Care Of Myself

Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

This past week really presented a big challenge. My husband had to go to for a week to take care of his dying father while his sister and his father's other caretaker were out of town on an emergency. This left me at home alone with two small ... Read more

Water Jogging Was Wonderful!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

Water jogging was wonderful although the 30 minute time limit went by too quickly! The water was chilly today but I didn't care. I paid strict attention to all of my restrictions including abiding by the 30 minute time limit. I didn't feel t... Read more

Water Jogging Trial

Monday, September 26, 2011      4 comments

My doctor's PA said that I can try water jogging, with my hard collar on of course, for 30 minutes. Hubby said that he would drive me to the Y tomorrow to try it. I have to take a spare set of dry pads for my collar and I can't use the showers... Read more

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

I've always said that happiness can be a decision. When you get up in the morning you can say to yourself, today I'm going to have a good day and be happy. I will not give in to boredom, pain, fear, anxiety or anger. I will count the blessing... Read more

Post Surgery Update

Sunday, September 11, 2011      8 comments

Thank you to everyone who gave me so much support! I only had one procedure done due to some unforeseen complications during surgery. The doctor had to stop after the first procedure so I'll have to have a second surgery. I had drainage tubes... Read more

My Checklist Preparation

Sunday, September 04, 2011      7 comments

I've made a list of what I'm currently doing just for myself to make myself feel better right now. Happy Dance completed Food shopping completed Surgery preparation completed Healthy eating ongoing Water +64 ounces ongoin... Read more

Running Errands

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

This week I'm running on nervous energy. I'm trying to tie up loose ends and get things organized before my surgery on September 8th. I've done a great job so far - I've crammed 4 doctor's appointments into 3 days. I've also put up my fall w... Read more

I Got Answers Finally!

Sunday, August 28, 2011      5 comments

Finally, I got the answers for which I've been waiting 3-4 years. I will be needing several surgeries as I suspected but couldn't get anyone to listen to me up until now. This neurosurgeon actually took the time to study my most recent MRI in... Read more

Getting Organized For My Appointment Wednesday

Friday, August 19, 2011      6 comments

I took the time this morning to go through my drawer of x-rays and MRIs. I pulled out all of the relevant ones to take with me for my neurosurgeon appointment this coming Wednesday. I was even able to call the place where I had one done in 20... Read more

Update

Saturday, August 13, 2011      7 comments

I now have a neurosurgeon appointment on August 24. The doctor's office wants me to bring all of the disks of MRIs of my cervical spine with me. I will also bring those done before disk technology was as available such as before 2009. Appare... Read more

Flat and In Bed

Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

For two days now I've been in bed due to severe pain and the inability to move my neck and left arm. All I did was grab a beach cover up and pull it over my head to take the dogs outside. Voila! Instant pain and I'm flat. On a positive note,... Read more


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