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What is wrong with the right?

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.
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LINTPICKER 7/28/2014 9:05AM

    It is so hard to function when our body hurts!! Take care and heal quickly!

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SENTERSTOCK 7/23/2014 2:46PM

    Are you able to get up on your toes at all? My PT prescribed 30 toe lifts daily, I try to do them in the shower and they seem to be helping my pain, although from the sounds of your journey you may have already tried that...TAKE CARE OF YOU!

Senterstock~ Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-lead

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/23/2014 2:16PM

    I'd would have to hold out for Doctor's Opinion- almost each & every time I've tried to self-diagnose online I was 100% wrong! You'll have to hold out for a medical opinion and I know you hate waiting...please do nothing without doctor's consent.


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NANCY- 7/23/2014 7:59AM

    Sometimes your doctor can help you get in sooner to a specialist. Hope you have a way to deal with the pain.
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LADYRH 7/23/2014 5:31AM

    Hope you get some good answers

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 9:28PM

  hope they find out what the problem all the best

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USMAWIFE 7/22/2014 5:46PM

    emoticon Hope you get better soon. Try seeing a chiropractor or podiatrist

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/22/2014 3:56PM

    That does sound uncomfortable. I hope they can find out for sure what the problem is.

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MSFROGGIE 7/22/2014 2:19PM

    Hope everything works out and there isn't any surgery required!!



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WIFE48 7/22/2014 1:08PM

    emoticon Hope all goes well. Sorry you have to wait so long to see the specialist.

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Getting back from everything!

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.
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SENTERSTOCK 7/23/2014 2:44PM

    Wow! Very busy indeed!!! Good for you! What's next?

Senterstock~ Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-lead

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AVANELL 7/22/2014 7:37PM

    Wow! You've been one busy lady! emoticon

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WIFE48 7/22/2014 1:06PM

    Sounds like you have been very busy. Rest up.

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JAMBABY0 7/22/2014 12:54PM

    glad it was fun, hope you get rest and good luck

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Great week so far...

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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JUDITH316 7/22/2014 4:29AM

    emoticon Came back to cheer you on your Tuesday, emoticon emoticon I cheer you on your journey, also want to say emoticon for your support on my blogs and your friendship, God's Blessings my friend...

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JUDITH316 7/21/2014 12:44AM

    Came back to see how things are going, trusting this coming week will be a great one for you..cheering you on to the finishing line, emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 7/1/2014 2:40AM

    Enjoy your grandkids, I had mine last week and they come again this Thursday, I have them in July and August for extended period of time to help out their parents..

Wow, your Mother-in-law turning 99, that is so cool, enjoy the party and celebration..

Also want you to know I have been thinking of you of late and you have been missed. Please keep in touch...Blessings & emoticon

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LINTPICKER 6/30/2014 7:17AM

    Kids really take a lot of energy!! I will have my 4 grandkids on Wednesday.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/26/2014 12:00PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun is ahead in your future! Your grandchildren are very lucky!

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SENTERSTOCK 6/26/2014 9:14AM

    Let the good times Roll!!!

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NANCY- 6/26/2014 8:14AM

    WTG on living the life! I know you will do well as you may want to spoil your grandkids, but you also want to set an example for them.
The next few weeks sound like lots of fun! Enjoy!

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DEB62BIE62 6/26/2014 7:52AM

    I would love to have my grandkids around more often.

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BARB4HEALTH 6/26/2014 7:27AM

    Love the grands! Sounds like you have some great things planned. Have a blessed time and remember to get some rest when you can.

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MSBEKANATOR 6/26/2014 1:45AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun coming up! What a blessing to have the time with the grandkids and your dh! Enjoy!

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MARAGRAM 6/25/2014 10:59PM

    Have a fun time with your grandkids and then with the other activities you have planned. It sounds like fun!

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NASFKAB 6/25/2014 9:41PM

  lovely having them around the grands

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Another Week, Another Chance!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Here I go again! I've long ago lost count of how many new beginnings I've declared. But, today I'm thinking that it really doesn't matter. Those of us dealing with chronic issues that cause unexpected, or even anticipated, challenges along our way know that it is never smooth sailing. It's all about starting anew at every opportunity. Some weeks are great, some not so good. I will remember the successes and focus energy on continued clean eating and getting this body in motion as often and with as much intensity as possible. I know this can be one of those successful weeks! I hope all my SP friends have great and successful weeks, too!
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NANCY- 6/25/2014 8:57AM

    I love your attitude!
It is so true that we all face challenges. Stuff sure does happen, but the best thing is we get to choose our reaction.
Doing the best we can when we can is the best part, we are in charge! We make stuff happen!!!
You go GF!!!
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SENTERSTOCK 6/24/2014 3:39PM

    New Beginnings are always wonderful! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 6/24/2014 7:24AM

    The key is to not give up, keep sparkin even when we fail at eating healthy. Just making a commitment to this site helps us to pick ourselves back up and to begin again (even if beginning again has been done many times before!)

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BARB4HEALTH 6/24/2014 7:23AM

    Never give up! We can make it -- chronic issues and All!

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    emoticon emoticon one day at a time... small steps lead to giant strides emoticon Never quit emoticon

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NASFKAB 6/23/2014 10:22PM

  beginning again & again is OK never give up

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MOM2ACAT 6/23/2014 4:28PM

    I know what you mean about the chronic conditions; I live with those issues too.

It doesn't matter how many times you begin again, as long as you never give up!
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WIFE48 6/23/2014 2:15PM

    Wishing you the best. emoticon

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EMMACORY 6/23/2014 1:27PM

    Each day is new....embrace the possibilities! Enjoy you day, you week, your life! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/23/2014 1:20PM

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Favorite iced tea for summer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I put this together recently and decided I love it so much that it is my favorite for summer. For 2 quarts I used:
2 tea bags of Green tea (Matcha, Sencha blend)
1 tea bag of fennel tea
1 bag of ginger tea
steep, chill, serve over ice. so yummy!
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DJ4HEALTH 7/6/2014 1:49AM

    It emoticon sounds delicious

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/20/2014 12:18PM

    Not a big fan of green tea, but I guess I need to try it again!!!

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JUDITH316 6/20/2014 2:40AM

    emoticon for sharing, sounds refreshing, I am going to get some of the Tea in and make it up when we are having a heat wave this summer...I have green tea on hand but fennel, I'm not familiar with that one and ginger I will get some more.

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FLEMIDG 6/20/2014 12:50AM

    Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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NASFKAB 6/19/2014 10:19PM

  great combination thanks

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DEB62BIE62 6/19/2014 5:58PM

    Sounds wonderful. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/19/2014 4:14PM

    sounds good!

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MBTEPP 6/19/2014 3:32PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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JANELMARIESTAR 6/19/2014 2:06PM

    Sounds interesting I like green tea maybe I will try. Thanks for the tip! emoticon

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