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  • Birthday 09/29/1964

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    Columbus, OH
  1. This challenge is a complete bust as I feel like I've spent every free moment on the internet researching medical stuff. Hopefully, the discussion I have with my doctor on Monday to go over my options will be a satisfactory one. There are other options besides surgery and I hope she is open to discussing them. My condition is not life-threatening in anyway. If she only recommends surgery then I will seek another opinion. My brother and I did go backpacking down in the Red River Gorge area in Kentucky this past weekend. We had not backpacked here before and it came highly rec
  2. Hi Zeroh13, Thanks for checking in. So many test, but still not sure of the final recommendation from the doctor. I go back on Monday to discuss my options. I feel like I've spent the last two weeks researching everything on the web and feel much calmer and ready to have this discussion with her. What did we do before the internet?!?!?
  3. Friday thru Sunday Quest 1 - Stretching: I did deep breathing exercises every day over the weekend. I'm not sure when my surgery is going to be, but deep breathing is recommended and it helps calm my spirit. I'm going to count it as it is what I need at the moment. 10/28 Quest 3 - Daily activity: camping. I packed, set up camp, chopped firewood, hiked and walked all over and basically had an awesome time with my husband. Absolutely fabulous weekend. One of my favorite moments was sitting by the little lake by the campground in the morning and watching the sun bo
  4. Thanks dayzee84. We had a fabulous weekend. Wonderful weather at a fabulous little state park.
  5. Thursday -- 9/28 Quest 1 -- Stretching: Did do it. Just having trouble focusing on anything after what my doctor told me on Wednesday. 7/28 Quest 3 -- Daily Activity: Walked to the store for some groceries and walked to have lunch and walked some more. Walking is how I am coping. 10/28 Quest 2 -- New Trails: My husband and I are going camping at a state park this weekend that we've only visited once before. It has many trails and I hope to spend quite a bit of time on them this weekend! My brother was able to get next weekend off work and we are headed
  6. Wednesday -- 9/27 Quest 1 - Stretching: I seriously didn't want to do any yoga today, but I made myself get out the mat. I did day two of the 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com. It had something about stress relief in the name and I was really stressed about a doctor's appointment I had at noon. I couldn't keep my mind on the mat to save my life, but I made it through the practice today. 7/28 I found out at noon that there is a high probability that I will have to have major surgery soon. I have to go in for another test next Tuesday to give the doctor a better pict
  7. Tuesday -- 9/26 Quest 1 -- Stretching: I have been very tense the past couple of days, so I chose a restorative yoga session this morning. I chose day one of the 30 day challenge from doyouyoga.com. I really enjoyed my time on the mat today. It moved slow enough to allow me to breath into the poses. Sometimes they move so fast that they are several poses ahead of me while I try to get into one. I'm a yoga mess, but I am trying very hard to just accept where I am currently. The instructor suggested we pick a mantra to focus our attention on our breath. I chose "relax the shoul
  8. That's awesome! I don't work, so I do the majority of the cooking. My husband helps on the weekend which I really appreciate.
  9. Have you thought about setting your step goal to beating yesterday's step count until you feel comfortable at 5000 again? Are you working on a specific craft project? I'd be interested in hearing about it, if you'd like to share.
  10. This made me smile. I love that your husband is helping to keep you accountable. Is your husband helping with the meal prep? That would be totally awesome! Sorry to hear about your toddler. I'm wishing y'all restful nights for the upcoming week.
  11. Monday -- 9/25 Quest 1 -- Stretching: Did a beginners yoga routine in the morning while doing loads and loads of vacation laundry. I rock some power poses like Warrior. I have pretty good balance on poses like tree pose although I can't get my foot above my knee. I've never been fond of downward facing dog. I try to breathe my way into anything that involves a forward fold. And my knee still doesn't like child's pose although after the yoga, I was able to ease into child's pose. Still debating whether to get the cortisone shot the doctor recommends on Monday..... 5/28
  12. I explored a bit of a new trail this past week, but I have three more weeks to explore some trails in my area. Not as exciting as the mountains of the Smokies, but wonderful in their own way. I met a young couple this year hiking the entire AT with a little one. Last I heard they were still out there walking the mountains and the little one is loving it. I hope your little one comes to love the backcountry. It is always a joy to see them out enjoying nature. Thanks Hazard!
  13. I’m back from vacation. Even though it didn’t go as planned, I had a great time. It was an extended family vacation and the two people that I thought would be hiking with me weren’t able to hike. Seriously bummed about that. I was looking forward to sharing some of my favorite hikes in the park with them, but another time (hopefully). I get plenty of time to hike on my own, so I decided not to go out on my own this trip. Instead I choose to spend time with family. Quest 1: Stretching – Hmmmmm….. I started out strong with this quest, by starting my mornings with some sun salutations
  14. Thanks, Elastigirl! I've hiked over 1,100 miles total in two long section hikes with just over 1,000 left to go. It's a great place for an adventure. I have some beautiful states left in New England! I will get back there some day.
  15. Huh, I always wondered why I couldn't get back to my toes. I can do knee push-ups all day (well not really), but haven't been able to get back to the toes. Thanks for having the push-up quest, so that I could learn this little fact and I'll switch to step push-ups. When I was in the Army so many moons ago, they "helped" us get better at doing push-ups, by making us do them repeatedly throughout the day. Drop and give me 20! Good luck on your challenge Echocheanic.
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