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I guess you could call this an NSV, sorta... :D
Friday, February 24, 2017      13 comments

It's really just a personal victory. Yes, I shoot. A gun. A firearm. A pistol. A Glock 43 if you want to get technical. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I would be shooting and liking it, I would have told you that you were nuts. ... Read more
Well here's something you don't see everyday!
Monday, January 30, 2017      10 comments

Me #1 in anything remotely athletic! In case you can't see the pic, it's my name on top of a 35K Step Challenge for my Garmin Vivofit. Wonde... Read more
Victory over cravings today!
Saturday, January 28, 2017      4 comments

Today I was craving CARBS... bad, bad, bad CARBS. Pizza, ice cream, chocolate, all at the same time. However, I caught ahold of myself. I got a Zone protein bar ( caramel brownie) and I ate just half of it and I went and got a Coke Zero ( ... Read more
Glad to be in a positive place!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      9 comments

I'm so glad to be on Sparkpeople. Every day I come here and I see my Spark friends that are so upbeat and positive. I'm staying away from Facebook for a while. It's a cesspool of hatefulness right now. I'd much rather be here and tell someo... Read more
Things are looking up!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      5 comments

Things have been much better since my last knee gel injection. The pain is still there, but pretty much only when I go up and down stairs or I'm on a steep incline. I still hurt a lot of other places due to my RA, but I'm pushing through it... Read more
Gel Injections for My Knee
Friday, October 14, 2016      3 comments

Well, once I got my foot fixed, I thought I'd be golden. However, my knee didn't like that my foot was fixed, so it thought it needed to act out. I just received my 2nd of 3 gel injections for my knee. It hurts, no lie. The first one really... Read more
In a better place...
Sunday, September 25, 2016      2 comments

Now I will be getting gel injections in my knee to help with that knee pain. Cortisone shot didn't do squat. Had strep throat and a stomach bug this week at the same time. NOT FUN! Much better now. Tomorrow starts the journey again in a po... Read more
Working out is NOT working out!
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

I have been very frustrated about my workout plan since I have gotten my foot better. I started swimming 30 minutes every other day. I ended up with severe tendonitis in my left shoulder. Cortisone shot #1. Then I went to my recumbent bike and m... Read more
Week 12 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      2 comments

I am so happy to report that I have been released from the walking boot. I have 6 weeks in a neoprene ankle sleeve to go. My foot is much weaker tha... Read more
11 Weeks - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

4 more weeks have gone by. I have been doing well in physical therapy. Yesterday, I actually walked in a shoe on my left foot at PT. It felt weird but no pain. I am almost completely without nerve pain now. It's only a swath above my scar on th... Read more
My Quest to Eat Cucumbers... A Recipe
Monday, April 04, 2016      5 comments

When I was a kid, I HATED salad. I would GAG on lettuce of any kind. In college, I made up my mind I was going to learn to eat this disgusting material because it was good for me. So I started with a little bit of lettuce and a LOT of dres... Read more
7 Weeks - Peroneal Surgery Recovery
Friday, April 01, 2016      5 comments

I have one more week before I will be allowed to try to walk on it. I have been practicing standing on it as instructed. I can tell you that in one week I will not be able to walk on it. I will be hobbling on crutches at best and not very far at... Read more
6 weeks 3 days - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Monday, March 28, 2016      3 comments

Today I got my boot! That's the good news. I can practice standing on it and putting weight on it to balance... also good news. Got to wash my foot ... Read more
Day 22 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Saturday, March 05, 2016      3 comments

Here's my foot today. In a smaller cast, still soft on the top because of some residual swelling. I have the little cast sock on it to keep my toots... Read more
Day 11 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      2 comments

Well, a few things have changed in 5 days since my last post. Here's a few more things I have learned: When I went to my post op appointment my foot was completely without feeling on the side where the incision is. The doc said it would sta... Read more

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