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Off to a Nice Start: What's Working

Saturday, January 23, 2016      6 comments

This year, I'm down 7 lbs. from when we got home from our holiday vacation. I call that success so far! I'm eating really well and feeling very good. :) I think there are a couple things right now that are working out well for me. The bigge... Read more

Christmas Vacation 2015, 2016, and MUCH more

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      3 comments

Last night my husband, kids, and I rolled in from probably the worst Christmas road trip since we've been a family. I want to start by saying that I'm very ready to leave 2015 behind!!! Every year for Christmas, we plan a little getaway for... Read more

6 Months Post Foot Surgery Update

Monday, December 07, 2015      4 comments

Today at last, some good news! I was discharged from wound care after 3 weeks of intense treatment of the incision that would not heal. The original incision was about 8 inches long, but there was an inch that wasn't responding to anything I was... Read more

A Day of Hope

Monday, November 16, 2015      4 comments

For the past 5 months, I have been blogging about my foot surgery adventure; it hasn't been fun, that's for sure! But it definitely has tested me as a person in ways I never imagined possible. This morning, I went to my appointment at the ... Read more

After / Before

Sunday, November 08, 2015      2 comments

Just to be crystal clear on the really horrible year I've had with this foot injury/surgery, I thought I would post before/after pics in a very different way than one would normally see on Spark. Before, in 2011, my first triathlon: Read more

I'm So Impatient

Friday, October 23, 2015      2 comments

Grrr. This week my foot doctor recommended that I go to a wound care center. It's been almost 5 months since foot surgery, and yes, the incision site is still open and draining. No infection, no smell, no pain, just very annoying that I'm going ... Read more

Back to Work

Friday, October 02, 2015      2 comments

I get tons of questions from students about my knee scooter, and I hate telling everyone all the gross details. So I just say I had foot surgery, and move on to whatever they are working on in class. I love being back in a classroom with t... Read more

16 Weeks After Foot Surgery Update

Saturday, September 26, 2015      0 comments

Happy Weekend! It has been another exciting week of firsts. :) I started walking without my cane about 3 days ago. I have quite a limp, but going places without "health equipment" has been pretty liberating! Yesterday I spent the day at my ... Read more

First 5K Since...

Sunday, September 13, 2015      2 comments

My running days are over forever, but I'm not upset about that because I can still bike and swim, and I really like doing those things more than running anyway! And I still have a bucket-list goal of doing triathlons as part of a relay team, so ... Read more

A Week of Firsts

Monday, September 07, 2015      3 comments

Happy Labor Day! We are spending it at the pool one last time before it closes for the season. I decided that next year, I won't be buying pool passes for most of my kids because they don't go enough, but I'm definitely getting one for myself! ... Read more

Dr Visit, Foot Pics, and More

Monday, August 31, 2015      2 comments

Today was my 3-month visit, and I was sure my doc was going to send me to a wound center to get this stupid oozing scab healed. But no, he was THRILLED with my progress! I can't believe it! He said he did a LOT to my foot, and especially since t... Read more

12 Weeks Post Op

Thursday, August 27, 2015      1 comments

There's not much new to say today, but I am getting around more and more, and that's always a good thing! I'm going back to work next Friday and I'm excited to go back. I miss being out there in the world. I was at a meeting at my kids' HS yeste... Read more

Frustrating Stuff, Exciting Stuff

Monday, August 24, 2015      1 comments

So my physical therapist basically let me have it for doing too much, too soon. I'm back to letting the gym be for now, and just healing this foot. I didn't even log my food this past weekend, because I feel so defeated right now, and it seems s... Read more

The Bionic Foot

Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

I worked really hard at PT today, and this afternoon I'm laying around with ice on it. It's been an exciting week of being able to do more with it! But it's also been an exhausting week of pushing myself, and it's time for me to slow down and re... Read more

Y'All Will Get Sick of Hearing From Me

Monday, August 10, 2015      2 comments

This morning my daughter who suffers from insomnia drove me to the gym very early, like at 4:30. This past weekend I got my bike and trainer set up, and in the excitement of doing that, I didn't realize that in order to get on the bike, I need t... Read more

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