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After much lost sleep, excess calories and soul searching, I turned down the new job offer this afternoon. What it boiled down to was flexibility to care for my husband at my current job and the unfortunate convergence of paying for 2 months of ... Read more
Don't know what to do, have to make decision
I have an enviable problem. I have a job AND I have a job offer--that comes with a $7/hr raise. And I don't know what to do.
There are frustrations with my current job, mostly with irrational and unresponsive upper management plus low pay,... Read more
Went to PT today & learned that I DO still limp. Hmphf! Also learned that I rotate my left foot way inward--no wonder I'm wobbly! He thinks it's all just bad habits from the last 3 years and not anything structural. So, I got an awesome massage ... Read more
Happy but not Gilmore
Today was a GREAT day! Went to the doctor for my 1st post-op check. I'm a few days shy of 4 weeks, visit was delayed by doctor's vacation. Came home with a printout of the x-ray of my shiny new hip to post on my bulletin board.
He was plea... Read more
I'm still healing and still frustrated by an assortment of things. Got home and started eating pre-SparkPeople comfort food and lots of it. Had company come last Friday and ate very evil, sodium filled convenience food. Company wanted to get out... Read more
There, I said it. I. Am. Bored. We were never allowed to say we were bored growing up, and if we did ther... Read more
Thomas and I are both a bit off balance with him taking care of me. Usually I'm the one making sure everyone gets to appointments, takes the right meds at the right time, etc. I love him dearly, but he sucks at it. So, starting today I'm back in... Read more
Home Sweet Home
2nd night after surgery was BAD. There were several times where, on a scale of 1-10, the pain was at JUST KILL ME NOW--even after they accidentally double-dosed me on oxycodone at one point. The next day my doc doubled my long-acting pain meds a... Read more
lots of pain today. i know it will get better but when i try to get up its enuf to make me think this was a mistake. i'm behind on pt & afraid i'll end up in nursing home for rehab. getting home pt at very least--was hoping to avoid that expens... Read more
hi all! i'm typing 1 handed w/o2 monitor on left hand & iv in left wrist so nothing fancy like caps. feeling surprisingly good. sat, stood & 1 hop on good leg. doc said 'it was a big job' (har har) but all went well. did i mention i love toradol... Read more
Ready, Set, GO!
Alrightie, then! It's 4 freakin' thirty in the a.m. and we're leaving for the hospital in about 15 minutes. My blood pressure pills are stuck somewhere between my mouth & stomach ("take with a sip of water" hah!), I've had my 2nd shower with sur... Read more
Whew! Today was my last day at work before surgery. I have remote access so will do paperwork from home Friday & Monday to save 2 days of leave, but won't be back to real live work until AUGUST! Lots of well-wishes from co-workers. Enough that i... Read more
Not enough hours in the day
I had great intentions of tracking all my food again, posting on the boards, etc. I have lost 2 lbs since breaking the plateau so am obviously doing something right, but haven't had time to Spark much.
Getting ready for my hip replacement ... Read more
Last time I drank Pepsi I craved carbs for 3 days & swore never to drink it again. Saturday hubby & I went to see the Lipizzaner Stallions & I decided to treat myself to: a Pepsi. It was large, cold, and I drank most of it. And once again, cravi... Read more
The Scale Moved!
Down. That's it, all I have to say for now :-)... Read more