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Update for today

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Today marks 19 days since I joined Planet Fitness gym. I never in my life thought I’d like it but I love it.
I’m getting more comfortable going in and doing my thing. I just wish I could do more however my upper body is still painful and I’m apparently not healed. My sternum, ribs and shoulders and collarbone took the brunt of my fall. I’m told that I’m lucky I didn’t break my sternum. One of my doctors and I discussed my injuries in full our last appointment. I see my primary care doctor on the 23rd. So who know.
I will be going to my brother’s house over Labor Day weekend then going to Florida for two weeks with him and friends on September 14th. I can’t wait to get my beach walks in.
My summertime migraine pattern has set in. That means daily migraine pain. I can’t take meds everyday for fear of the dreaded rebound effect of headaches. So I’m just trying to make it through the painful days.
I’m happy with the progress I’ve made on my routine at the gym. I also still do my Leslie Sansone walking routines and ride my exercise bike as it doesn’t hurt my knees as bad as the gym’s bikes.
I babysat for the “grand kids” yesterday. They’re a 2 year old girl, 5 year old and 8 year old boys. It was a challenging day yesterday. I had woke up and my migraine hit just before they arrived a few hours later. We had a couple incidents with the 5 year old that stressed everyone out. Then a sleepy 2 year old had a meltdown wanting her momma. All ended well. My body a little worse for the wear.
My collarbone down to my waist is hurting. Those little hands pushing on me to try and see what was behind me, left their mark.
I did get in 15 minutes on my exercise bike last night and get just over 14,000 steps in yesterday.
Today I’m just over 7160 steps and have 30 minutes in with Leslie Sansone walking too. I had to resort to OTC pain meds for my migraine. It’s dulled down a bit but it’s still throbbing.
My biggest problem is my food intake. Part of that is because of this migraine. I have so many migraine trigger foods it just gets tiring eating around them. Throw in IBS problems and that limits it even more. It’s nothing new and I know what I need to do but the heat, migraines and asthma and allergies are getting the best of me right now. After crops are harvested life will be easier. Plus when mowing season is over will help, I’m allergic to grass so outdoor activities are out of the question right now.
Otherwise I’m grateful for another day of life and my family and friends. Grateful for my life and all I have.
Take care. Make each day the best you can.
My challenge to you today is to step out of your comfort zone in some aspect of your life. Challenge yourself to go a few extra steps, a few more reps, just try to go a little beyond yesterday’s goals.
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    452 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    You do encourage me to do better! THANKS!
    452 days ago
    I suffered through a few migraines back in vet school (which were eventually blamed on BCP’s & stress), so I commend you for “keeping on keeping on”!
    It was a real game-changer for me when I accepted that I will probably never have a totally pain-free day again... I suppose I kept on getting angry w/myself: doing everything “right” & yet still suffering?!?
    Also came across some tidbit of information that ibuprofen is a sleep disrupter, so I’ve given up the almost-nightly NSAID. This might be helping a little bit.
    453 days ago
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    454 days ago
    Glad you are enjoying Plant Fitness but sorry about your fall.
    Working on cardiac rehab-finally. Ready to get back to the real world.
    455 days ago
    I'm so proud of you just getting out there and doing it. emoticon emoticon
    455 days ago
    Nothing new today, but tomorrow, pool therapy begins!!
    455 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
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    455 days ago
    Wow, so sorry to hear your pain and the migraines. I get those a lot too and they are almost unbearable. Cant take a lot of meds either for all the really bad backlash; sort of a pick and choose thing. Going to the gym is really awesome-even more difficult for the pain you feel. You are amazing. Hope you have a really fun time down in FL with family. We just relocated from Fl back here to NY last year. The beaches can give you a lot-happy walking.
    456 days ago
    You challenge a lot of us to do more. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    456 days ago
    You and a few others amaze me with all they do while in pain.
    456 days ago
    You go girl! You challenge us all to be the best we can be.
    456 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    You always inspire me to do a little more. If you can do it with your issues then I certainly can challenge myself. Thanks for that extra little push.

    456 days ago
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