It's A Draw

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Me: 1 Cold: 1

It's a draw! Yesterday I pushed through the congestion and sore throat to get my workout, but this morning I just could not get myself going. So I guess the cold beat me today. I had been in denial about it until yesterday evening. I swore it was just allergies and the worst was over. The symptoms have gotten worse and allergy medication is not helping so I must admit that it is a cold. My plan of action is going to be a lot of water, healthy foods and rest. Tonight I will go to bed early so I can get up and run in the morning.

The good thing is that food has so little taste and I have lost my appetite. I forced myself to eat some oatmeal and a banana this morning because I needed the fuel. I know that my body cannot heal if it is not properly fed. Besides, I don't want my metabolism dropping again when I am just starting to pick it back up. I have good, healthy food planned for the rest of the day that is soft and easy on my throat. I just won't be tempted to eat anything else.

My daughter's drama continues. I am really hoping next week will be better for her. Apparently the cheerleading sponsor told her that if she could get a physical and the doctor would clear her by Thursday, she could sit in on the clinic to learn the routine and could still try out on Saturday. She screamed and cried all night because I told her that it was impossible. An orthopedic surgeon told her that she could not do any sports this week and she will not be cleared until our follow-up appointment on Friday. I cannot go behind his back to get her physical and cleared for sports by another doctor. Finally, I cannot allow her to do anything that will hurt her. I am her mother and it is my job to protect her. Right now I am the world's worst mother but I am truly only looking out for her best interest. It's going to be a rough week.
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    Maybe you could call the Orthopod and see if he'd see her on Thursday? It's worth a try.. and I bet if you explained the situation to the office staff they'd try to find a way... I agree you don't want to put her at risk but honestly sometimes the "1 week" or whatever is a generic answer given dozens of time a day.. everyone heals at a different rate and who knows? if he knew how important this was to your daughter he might take a second look and find she's healing faster than a typical patient... just trying to think of some options.. sux
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