Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Foot, that is. I had both achilles tendons and feet rebuilt, tendons moved around, all toes fused, achilles tendon split and lengthened many years ago. The right one began acting up about 5-6 weeks ago with some pain that I think is from one of the tendons. Hiking on vacation was fine in my boot, but walking without support became more challenging with time. Sometimes I could hardly stand on it. Other times I could 'walk it off' and do much better. My doctor ordered an x-ray at my physical last week and told me to schedule with the specialist. He wanted to rule out a stress fracture, though I had no inclination that was what was wrong. I can't get in for nearly a month. Meanwhile, I noticed a new pain in my arch a few days ago and it feels like a cyst perhaps. It's been 16 years since the right side was rebuilt. Hopefully the doctor will have some non-surgical options. meanwhile I continue to be as active as I can be, but now I keep it taped for support. Anyone else have a cyst in the arch? How did you get it to go away? I'm so confused.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
We had our three local gks with us four days before leaving the next morning for two weeks of vacation. Got home from vacation to face a week of 19 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders for vacation Bible school. The gks were great...very busy getting them to all their activities. Vacation was awesome with some highlights being sailing on and hiking around Lake Tahoe, celebrating my mother-in-law's 99th birthday, going with family on a cruise around San Francisco Bay, dinner with dh's brother and sister overlooking the beach at Santa Cruz. We saw and did so much more. I got to visit my 100 year old mom a few times, but she wouldn't let us do very much for her. VBS was also awesome, but so much work and very tiring. It was 103* the first day and my ms really started acting up. That made it a bit tough all week. The kids were so cute and smart and had such high energy. After the first day some started arriving nearly a half hour early. Glad I was prepared. By Friday I was so exhausted and had caught a 'bug' somewhere along the line. My room was the most decorated and I brought in all sorts of extra things each day to make it special. I had the largest and loudest, most enthusiastic class. Sunday morning our pastor called me a hero for the whole week for the way my kids hung together even though I didn't have any volunteers assigned to help me. I think God was the hero. It had to be a miracle that I lasted the week after the previous three very exhausting, but fun weeks! I'm keeping a low profile this week while I get healthy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
So far, so good. Most everything is in balance. But, tomorrow...look out! I pick up my three local grandkids from tae kwon do and keep four days. The day they leave we get ready to go out of town for two weeks. I have lots of plans for the kids and the older two have some things on their schedule - lots of tkd and water polo. Then, we may take them to the air show, a movie, to one of the local splash pads and out to some fun meals. Just planning to spoil them and send them home. After all, I think that's my job! Then it's off for two weeks with dh. He really needs a break after some impossibly long work days and weeks and a lot of travel to meetings in several states. We have some fun things planned for our trip -- will meet up with oldest grandson to watch him compete in national tkd tournament. He won several state titles this year. Also, we'll help my mom-in-law celebrate her 99th birthday. She is doing really great and looking forward to her fun party with all her kids, most of her gks and ggks in attendance. Should be lots of fun. But, lots and lots of eating out. Will be careful and know I can maintain, maybe even lose while away. We'll see.
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