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A bit of an update **sorry long post

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's been a really long time since I blogged and I really have been meaning to. The last year has been crazy since my surgery Dec. 8, 2010. In short I had my rotator cuff repaired and got some nerve damage, my shoulder froze up, then I had a manipulation in April which a day later I dislocated my shoulder down then forward (very painful) , then in July I had another manipulation and again the next day dislocated it down and forward. Because of the nerve damage and freezing they can't put the ligament back on the bone to prevent dislocation. It's all kinda a bummer but I keep trying to move it move and have accepted that some things I just can't do for right now. I spent almost a year on a bunch of nerve meds etc, physical therapy, surgeries etc. No excuse but I ended up going up 25 pounds. Then in October when I tried to start losing again the weight just seemed to be stuck if I tracked etc or just kinda ate whatever within reason, so I kinda gave up. This time I'm doing the Sparkpeople plan and I'm sticking to it!!!! I will allow myself 3 meals of plan within reason a week and not beat myself up if I mess up just start back over with a clean slate right away. I have been doing it for the last 2 weeks and the scale finally moved a pound. I'm excited about that and at the same time frustrated with my body. I just have to remember that even when the scale isn't moving I'm still getting healthier and no to let the stupid number rule me :)

On a great note in April we are going to Anaheim for my daughters hip hop finals and we are going to Disneyland with the kids the two days following the compitition. Then in late April my hubby and I are finally headed off to New York for a week and a half. We are super excited about this trip we have been planning for 8 years. It finally isn't going to be postponed any longer :) Also due to us going through the Dave Ramsey Course and getting our finances under control we didn't go into debt with me being out for 9 months on half pay. We even managed to pay the medical bills.

The kids have mostly been doing well. I had some very hard parent moments this last week. Long story short on that one. My 11 year old son was on a bus with some routes put together, due to few kids going in on spring break. A kid he didn't know crawled under the seats went up behind him and grabbed him by the throat and threaten to cut him with a pair of scissors and actually did then ran back to his seat at the back of the bus(only 7 kids on the bus, the 4 in the back were laughing and calling my son names). Thankfully not that deep, it's a crazy ordeal cause later the kid was looking for his wallet and accused my son of stealing it. When the kids was crawling on the ground looking for his wallet my son kicked him and is now being charged with assault too. Not anywhere near as a serious charge as the other kid though. So I had to sit through my 11 year old being read his rights, watch the video, and learn he too was being charged because he was no longer in danger when he kicked him. Also the next day the kid threatened him with a bigger pair of scissors and flashed them at him. That is when my son finally told his teacher about the day before and the tapes got pulled from the bus. It kinda looked like a pretty good cat scratch about 3-4 inches long :( I'm so thankful I didn't get a call that he was on his way to the hospital or that he fought back and someone got stabbed. Poor thing just sat there, it really broke my heart and still does. Not sure what is to come, the kids is actually in class with my daughter she is almost 13. School is back in session in a week and I'm tring to get my son into counseling starting this week. Through this I have managed to keep my eating and exercise mostly under control with a few lazy but eating good days.

Oh yeah and I starting using a fit bit back in January if anyone wants to be friends. Hope to post some new pics soon and can't wait to start catching up with people and meeting new people.
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  • TINK9305
    Thanks guys. Hugs!! I'm planning on getting in to get a deep massage on my shoulder within the next week to help break some more stuff up hopefully. :-)
    2283 days ago
    Oh my dear! First off its so great to "hear" from u, and see ur positivity shining through as always. I'm sorry to hear that ur shoulder has been such a hinder for u. I was really hoping that it was going to heal and u would be back to normal. I can only imagine how frustrating that is formu to be limited in what you can use it for. I am just blown away to hear what is happening to poor C. And for them to charge him? Really? Crazy. Poor guy. He is such a good kid. It is a horrible experience to listen to ur child have their rights read to them. Big hugs to u my friend, I really miss u girl! Keep plugging away, even through it all ur still standing and pushing through. U can do this! XOXOXOXOXOXO
    2284 days ago
  • *AMBER512
    okay, that is INSANE! Personally, I disagree that your son was "not in danger" at the time and so should be charged with assault. How does he know that the kid wasn't going to jump up when he got to his seat to do more damage? How frustrating! I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all of this. But make sure you're taking some time to take care of yourself as well. Some stress relief is desperately needed! Keep at it girl, do what you can and rest that shoulder!
    2284 days ago
  • TINK9305
    Thanks!!! My shoulder is getting better slowly. I can now lift it shoulder level. I'm not really getting more rotation than right out in front of me which is the harder of the two except to do my hair, I rest in or a bar to hold it up, I can now put it in a lower ponytail by myself without it on the side. This was a very big thing for me. Hubby still helps straightening sometimes and puts it up for me. :oD
    2284 days ago
    Wow woman! A lot going on! Sounds like you have a pretty good grip on parenting. Kids can be cruel, and its tough to teach your own kids how and when they should defend their selves without crossing the line. Pat on the back for handling it well. Scary times we're in. Great job getting him in counseling. Theres so many good things about this post :) Love that your still positive on food and exercise. I believe that the more we "hang on to" what to eat and what not to eat, we hang onto weight. Just let it go and do your best to stay focused! Like you said, if you mess up, start fresh as soon as you can. Bummer about your shoulder tho. There's got to be things you can do to get through that. And way to go on finances without working!! Thats tough. Sounds like your back on track with things for the most part. XOXO Stay strong Lady!
    p.s. I also need to blog..BADLY LOL.
    2285 days ago
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