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Off To the Fair

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I still haven't gotten an appointment with a physical therapist yet. It's been a week since I saw my primary care physician and had xrays. Hopefully today I'll get it straightened out. You really have to stay on these people and be your own medical advocate. My physician has approved PT but as of yesterday afternoon no one from her office faxed the "permission" to the PT office. Yes, I have to have an order from a medical doctor before my insurance will cover the visits.

The good news is I'm becoming more and more active with less and less pain. I think it's due to the Celebrex. I did class on Tuesday and survived, and 4.5 miles on the treadmill yesterday (broken up into a couple sessions) and survived. I'm stiff this morning but not in great pain. Of course 4.5 miles on the treadmill is NOT equivalent to 6-8 miles of hiking, much of it uphill or up and down stone steps. I am still not 100%.

Tonight we are working at our county fair. My husband is a Master Gardener and one of their service projects is to man the two buildings that house the entries for baking, canning, sewing, home crafts, best fruits/vegetables, flowers, etc. It's a real "old fashioned" county fair with pigs, cows, goats, chickens, 4H projects, rides, games, and lots and lots of food!

As part of our 4-hour shift we get a dinner ticket. Of course, fair food is -- fair food. NOT healthy!

Usually I agonize over what I'm going to eat, and either eat nothing (take a Subway or just don't eat) or go berserk and eat anything I want!

Tonight I think I'll compromise: how about a hamburger minus the top bun, and then bring cut-up fruit and baby carrots? I think that will work.

So that's all the news from my corner of the universe. Time to get ready for class -- Power Pump and then Light Yoga.

Have a Sparkalicious Day!

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  • NANCY-
    Loved your awareness, cannot wait to hear how things went at the fair.

    I could get started on a rant about having to be our own advocate in healthcare, but what about the folks who are too sick, in pain and cannot be an advocate for themselves or they do not know there are other options.

    Hope you get that referral soon.
    1650 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am glad you are feeling better with cekebrex and can resume your exercise. That is good news. I went through the same thing with delays on Physical Therapy due to getting needed approval.
    Have fun at the fair.. you have a healthy eating plan.
    1650 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Enjoy the fair! Love the way you are compromising with the food! emoticon
    1650 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan for the fair food. Drink plenty of water and you'll be okay. It's good to hear your having more mobility and less pain! That's progress.
    1650 days ago
  • GABY1948
    GREAT plan for your food at the fair! Hope you have a wonderful time! emoticon
    1651 days ago
    I'm glad you're improving and hope the exercise helps you get in the kind of shape you need to be in for your trip. Have fun at the fair!
    1651 days ago
    Sounds like a good food plan for the fair. When PM and I went we had BBQ - very sloppy and not healthy at all - you are way ahead of the game if you stick to your plan.

    Sorry about the PT. Seems like it should be simple but we humans just have to find a way to make things complicated - you remember the line from my former CEO about our marketing department and how they could make things complicated don't you?

    Have a good time at the fair.


    1651 days ago
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Love those old fashioned fairs! When the kids were little we went every year. They especially loved seeing all of the different breeds of chickens. Hope that you have a great time.
    1651 days ago
    Enjoy the fair - congrats on feeling better and doing more!
    1651 days ago
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