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The Streak is over!

Monday, April 21, 2014

I woke up on Saturday with a pain in my foot I have never felt before. I could hardly walk. I spent the weekend with my foot elevated. Just got back from the doctor and have been "ordered" - "advised"? to stay off the foot except to stretch it several times a day. It seems I have planters fasciitis. OUCH!

So it was a good streak while it was happening.

Until later.... emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 4/22/2014 4:47PM

    I had plantar fasciitis in both feet ........... I stuck to low impact exercise during this time and always wear good supportive shoes .......... was advised to not wear flip flops ever again ...... so I don't ........ Got lots of massage (which you and hubby can do) and to stretch before standing when you arise in the morning ........... (There are little balls you can buy to roll your feet on before getting up) ......... Hope this heals soon!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/21/2014 8:57PM

    It was a wonderful streak! And when your foot heals you will rock out!

For now - follow doctor's orders and take care of yourself.

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OHANAMAMA 4/21/2014 3:38PM

    You did wonderful on your streak!!! emoticon So proud of you! emoticon
My hubby has suffered with pf before, I understand the pain... I hope you heal quickly!
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MAVERICKDR 4/21/2014 2:02PM

    I am celebrating your streak. Any streak, of any length, can move us forward. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis; I hope you heal as soon as possible. I've had plantar fasciitis. There's no shortcut for resting the affected foot; the pain is worst in the morning. Get well. emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/21/2014 1:10PM

    I am so proud of you for your streak, and so grateful that you are honoring your body's clear request for rest. You deserve a break! Wishing you relief and mobility!

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EMMACORY 4/21/2014 9:15AM

    A friend has had two episodes with pf and so I know how painful it can be. May your healing be quick. Blessings! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/21/2014 9:12AM

    You were smart to pay attention to your body. I think it's really easy for us to get injured with exercise after chemo. I developed an ankle problem due to something we did one day in aerobics class. I'm just sticking to walking and gentle, slow strength training for my upper body as a result (as well as stretching). We will get there, we just have to be a little more mindful.

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 4/21/2014 9:03AM

    emoticon Good for you for keeping the streak going, it is definitely wise to rest up when you hurt yourself. I'm sure you will be trying for a longer streak in no time.

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30-4-30 -- Day 18

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 18 was not a great day. I have been trying to get some work done at my house. I joined Angies List to get the names of some local contractors ($14/year). I'm here to tell you DO NOT JOIN ANGIES LIST! The contractor that I "tried" to hire put me off for 3 weeks and then just didn't bother to show up on the day he said he would be there! When I called Angies Lists, all they wanted to do was sell me a 2-year contract! I was SO frustrated.

But, in a way, it was good. Because I got on the elliptical and burned off 15 minutes at a very fast pace. I got rid of the anger and frustration and managed to have a pretty good day after that. I know. I said 30 minutes a day but I just couldn't do it today.

Until later... emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/20/2014 2:50AM

    Sorry for your frustration. Good for you to use it to your advantage though! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2014 6:32PM

    Sorry for your frustration but if you are ANYTHING like me that 15 minutes of crazy busy on the elliptical burned more than your normal 30!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/19/2014 2:11PM

    So sorry for your frustration, and so proud of you for using it to fuel your health!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/19/2014 10:08AM

    I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with Angie's list. When we lived in the Chicagoland area, we had great experiences with it. Now we live in a small town and it doesn't exist here. I hope you can give the worker a bad rating.

Wishing you a good weekend!


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MAVERICKDR 4/19/2014 9:34AM

    You did good. Time isn't the whole story. You might have burned as many calories in 15 minutes at your pace. Good job!

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30-4-30 -- Day 17

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Started the day off with a visit to my lawyer. Since the truth of feelings have been "demonstrated" by certain persons in my life that I like to call a niece and nephew (long long story I won't bore you with), I really needed to "update" my will. Now that certain annuities and other money have been named to others, I feel much better. Some times one just needs to "clean" house and so I did emoticon .

After the lawyer visit, DH and I went shopping at the local nursery to spruce up the banks in our yard a bit with more vinca and phlox. Then it was off to lunch! YUMMY! Not a diet lunch but a excellent tasting lunch.

When I got home, I went to the back garden and started to rake off the leaves. All of the sudden there was movement and LOTS of it! It seems I disturbed a bunny nest with 4 babies in it. I backed off and left the area. I hope mom comes back and settles those babies down.

I did mange to get 30 minutes of gardening in. Until later... emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/18/2014 3:31PM


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BARCONIUS 4/18/2014 9:26AM



The only animals I ever see in my yard are pigeons. Even the squirrels don't come to my part of town. Nice catch. Bet it feels good to be out.

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MAVERICKDR 4/17/2014 7:02PM

    Good for you. I understand the need for a clean house.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/17/2014 4:27PM

    Good for you!

I've had to cut back on exercise a tad due to radiation fatigue. It's not near as bad as chemo fatigue, but it's enough to make me take daily naps. By June 1, this will be all be over and I'll be out gardening more. In the meantime, I'm glad to see you having so much fun with it. I'm doing some, but normally, this time of years I'd be going great guns with it.

Do you think it is a relative of the Easter bunny in your yard?

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BIGPAWSUP 4/17/2014 3:45PM

    Congrats on all fronts.

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30-4-30. -- Day 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Busy day today. Did 75 minutes of yoga, 1 hour of knitting/crochet, then off to the hospital to get EKG, finished with a poor choice for lunch & filling prescriptions

I got a lot done today.
Until later ... emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/17/2014 2:27PM

    A wonderful day! (Hope the poor choice was absolutely delicious.)

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2BDYNAMIC 4/17/2014 1:48PM

    hang in and hang on Casey ........ U still Rock!!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/16/2014 8:24PM

    sounds like a good day, sorry about lunch.

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MAVERICKDR 4/16/2014 7:19PM

    Be blessed, Casey. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/16/2014 5:53PM

    Very good....except for the lunch....whatever it was!

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30-4-30 -- Day 15

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Half way through my goal! Today I had the ear buds in to some jamming music and the TV on (muted) GSN watching old reruns of game shows -- Sale of the Century and $10,000 pyramid. Before I realized it I had done 45 minutes on the recumbent bike! YEAH! Go me!

Yesterday I heard back from the general surgeons office saying that he could do the procedure of the port removal on the same day that the plastic surgeon will be removing my expanders and putting in my silicone implants. YEAH again! Only 1 surgery! Life is good emoticon

Until later..... emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/16/2014 5:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Super good day!! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/16/2014 8:55AM

    so glad you are starting to get your life back! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/15/2014 2:49PM

    YES! Hooray for good news!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/15/2014 12:37PM

    Great much easier!

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MAVERICKDR 4/15/2014 12:17PM

    There you go. Great news for you.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/15/2014 11:03AM

    Awesome on both fronts. Congrats

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DOODLES1013 4/15/2014 11:01AM

  emoticon Sounds like your doing a great job! (I like the idea of watching old reruns) It's a great way to help exercising time go faster! :)

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