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year anniversary
Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

A year ago today, I fell and broke my pelvis. It was my first outdoor bike ride of the season, and my running was going better than ever. I was schedule for my first 8k race/run in two weeks. It was a set back that I am still recovering from... Read more
A long silence
Monday, March 14, 2011      5 comments

I haven't blogged in over a month. I returned from my sister's exactly one month ago. I have been trying to exercise more and it is going pretty well between spinning and doing elliptical. I want to be walking and running, especially since th... Read more
aneurysm clipping: gratitude
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I am in Massachusetts helping my sister recover from brain surgery. The surgery was scheduled because we knew she had an aneurysm that needed to be clipped. It was a scary time that went better than expected. She is a week post-surgery with n... Read more
scared but a little hopeful
Sunday, December 05, 2010      2 comments

I spun Friday and did 45 minutes on the elliptical today. Maybe, just maybe, I am mending. I hope a little hopeful, but my hopes have been dashed over and over again so I am trying not to get ahead of myself. For today, I feel pretty good (s... Read more
first spin and first PT
Friday, December 03, 2010      2 comments

I went to PT yesterday and was assessed for my hip pain. The PT thinks it is due to underlying problems with my lower back (slippage at the L-5, S-1 portion). She thinks I am continually reaggravating a nerve that runs from my lower back down ... Read more
Thanksgiving - joys and concerns
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      3 comments

I saw the orthopedist after getting my MRIs (finally!) last week. My pelvis is healing nicely, but I have numerous lower back/spine issues. Most I already knew about - arthritis of the joints of the spine, spondylosis and spondylolithesis, sco... Read more
I will control what I can
Sunday, October 24, 2010      4 comments

I am sick, sick, sick of focusing on what I can't do - exercise, see my daughter every day like I did before she went to college, even take a walk in this gorgeous fall weather. I am going to try to focus on what I CAN do. Eat healthy, get cau... Read more
gaining weight adds to frustration
Friday, October 22, 2010      4 comments

Well, in accordance with my doctor's recommendation, I am now into my second week of absolutely NO activity. My hip is no better, but I have gained 5 pounds! I recovered from my pelvic fracture without any weight gain, but this bursitis or wh... Read more
Bursitis now
Sunday, October 17, 2010      2 comments

My general doctor thinks I have ischial bursitis on the right side. This is an inflammation of the bursa in the right glute very close to the sciatic nerve. She thinks this is causing the pain in my right buttock, my hip, hamstring and down my... Read more
I must come up with a new plan
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      4 comments

Since I broke my pelvis in April, I have been consistently frustrated with my body. I did everything I was supposed to do to heal and here it is six months later and every time I try to run even a little bit, I end up with terrible hip, groin, ... Read more
Empty nest
Monday, September 06, 2010      2 comments

Returned last night from long road trip taking my sweet daughter to college. She has now been at school for 5 days and is thriving. She has already met tons of new friends and I am so very happy for her. On my end, alas, things are not so goo... Read more
Anxious and hurting
Monday, August 23, 2010      3 comments

We leave in 4 days to take my daughter to college 22 hours from home. She has been such a joy these past 18 years that I can't fathom how I am going to live without seeing her smiling face on a day to day basis. I know all parents make this tra... Read more
Another run
Thursday, August 12, 2010      2 comments

It was terribly hot today, but I slogged out 3 miles anyway, and I am glad I did. Ran 9, walked 2, then 4/1, 4/2 and 3 for a total run of 20 minutes and total time of 43. Everything felt good, but once again my hip hurt in the evening. Wha... Read more
Run good, hip bad
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

Rested completely Fri. through Sun. Walked about 3.4 miles on Monday but NO running. Decided to see how run felt yesterday. Ran 7, walked 3, ran 7, walked 2, ran 5 with additional walking to total 60 minutes. During walk/run, felt GREAT! No... Read more
Gotta whine, just can't help it
Friday, August 06, 2010      2 comments

After being in pain Sun. afternoon through Tues, I decided to walk on Wed. a.m. Started out and felt FINE so ran a bit. Ended up running 11 then walking 2 then running 7 so total run was 18 and walked for a total exercise of 58 minutes. NO PR... Read more

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