How I spent my Labor Day weekend
Actually, I need to back up a bit.
I've been taking 25 mg of Atenolol, a beta blocker, once a day, on and off for about 15 years. I take it mainly to control my blood pressure, which is usually high normal (130s/80s). I've been on it curren... Read more
Month two results
I've been gaining and losing the same two-three pounds for the last month. I know exactly why--I have discovered two frozen vegan foods that I really like, but need to eat in moderation (or learn to cook myself!): Kashi's Mayan Harvest Bake and ... Read more
Three days of walking in this walking cast/boot thing has caused my right knee (my "bad" knee--the one I've had two surgeries on) to start hurting. I am positive it's from the way I've been walking--and the height difference in shoes. I've been ... Read more
What to do in the interim
The orthopedist yesterday cleared me for only one kind of cardio: swimming. Since I don't have easy access to a pool, I'm going to have to improvise. Mainly by concentrating on strength training...which, admittedly, has been lacking in my workou... Read more
Back from the orthopedist (and crossposted from FB because I'm lazy)
Well it seems I struck the mother lode...in terms of issues, that is. I did correctly self-diagnose myself with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. But! The x-rays showed I have two heel spurs--one at the top where my Achilles tendon is, ... Read more
Finally getting my foot checked out
I FINALLY HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE! *happy dance* To that end, I have an appointment tomorrow to finally have an orthopedist look at my foot and figure out what's going on once and for all.
Is it plantar fasciitis? It is an Achilles tendon st... Read more
Results from first month of new eating plan
So I weighed and measured myself this past weekend...it's been four weeks since I started this whole new way of eating. And even without incorporating exercise (I'm still having some issues with my foot, not to mention I'm still a bit tender fro... Read more
I haven't been quite so excited at the prospect of losing weight in my life. Ever. I've been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager. This new way of eating is the first time I've seen tangible results in both my weight loss and in how ... Read more
Well, it's been two full weeks now since I've made the transition to a mainly vegan diet. The first week and a half I did have to intersperse my eating with the last of the "bad" foods (yogurt, eggs), but those are completely gone now. I have ma... Read more
We have a diagnosis.
The diagnosis was confirmed via MRI (I'm told the only truly definitive diagnosis is through biopsy, and neither my doctor nor I are willing to go there just yet): I have a fatty liver.
I've done some research, and it appears I have Non-Alc... Read more
The players may have changed, but the game is still the same.
It's not my gallbladder. The ultrasound of my gallbladder showed no gallstones, no inflammation.
So we've got a bit of a mystery on our hands. The doctor is sending me for an MRI now because they saw some small lesions on my liver. *facepa... Read more
I got some pretty unexpected news yesterday. I have not been feeling the best the last couple of months, but it was nothing I could put my finger on. Yesterday, however, I felt poorly enough that I made an appointment to see the doctor (I'm sure... Read more
The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is this weekend. We're still heading out to the beach for the week, but we won't be doing the half. Reason? In addition to the plantar fasciitis problem, I discovered that I also strained my Achilles tendon on my ... Read more
Well, there's good news and bad news about our training for the half marathon.
Good news: After six weeks of no walking (yeah, our training has been erratic at best), we finally did a 9.75-mile walk yesterday.
Bad news: The (self-diag... Read more
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Staring into the face of reality and VERY BAD THINGS
Well, it's been a month and change since I had my overuse injury. I've had a massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release work on me, and as of yesterday, we mutually decided it was just about healed. However, I have only worked out--... Read more