annyshay

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About annyshay

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  • Birthday 02/13/1985

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  1. Wednesday w4d4 Movement - PT in AM - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 A PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s PM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s PM - Walking - 10m PM Cooking - nope Compassion - three times Log - nope I had a supremely busy day yesterday. It started out with my usual morning routine except I skipped my morning PT exercises. I headed in to do PT in the office. We started with a small cylinder that got rubbed all over my calf and foot like a massage. Then we tested the range of motion of my hips and did some exercises for internal rotation even though it was already better with a week of stretches (yay!). Next we did some balance exercises on a chunk of foam both standing and kneeling on one leg. My kneeling balance is better than we expected but standing needs work. I did some calf raises. Then we did some walking on my toes and heels in various positions. We finished off with me icing my calf and foot for 10 minutes, which was probably needed as my muscles were freaking out a bit. From there I went straight into a busy day at work. I barely got to spend any time with my medical student because I had meetings every other hour and a patient to see even though it's my day for no patients. The meetings went well for the most part. There were some big changes with the paper that we're trying to get together, so I'm going to be the lead on the project now. Yikes! I didn't have time to get home, so we did therapy in my office with the door shut. We talked through some interactions that I had with Andres and the things that it brought up about feeling like I'm a bad person. Then we went to EMDR on the same memory during the divorce. This time it took me back to feeling like my 4 year old self and as if there was a huge heavy weight dragging me down. We worked through it and eventually got it talking to me. At the end there were some interesting comments about how it was my fault when Mom would get upset and go to another room for a while. We're going to start there next time. Then I had a little bit of time before my meeting with Amy, my health coach, so I read a bit and just meditated on my bed. The chat with Amy went well, and we were able to get to all the topics that we wanted to address. I think that things are going remarkably well considering everything going on in my life and in our nation, and she agreed. So we didn't make that many big changes for the future. After that, I read and headed to bed at my usual early bedtime.
  2. Thanks! I've been reading I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown. I'm taking it pretty slow so that I can absorb it. I'm also spending more time than usual on social media reading tweets and posts from various Black folx. The interaction with my coworker already worked out, so that's good. We addressed it directly, included him, and now he doesn't want to be an author. *eye roll* He does want to be in on the meetings and get acknowledged in the paper though, so we can definitely do that.
  3. Tuesday w4d3 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM + PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 3x15s AM + PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 3x15s AM + PM - Tandem Stance - 3x10s AM + PM - Walking - 15m AM + 5m PM Cooking - nope Compassion - three times Log - nope Did my morning routine, meditated, had breakfast, and all that good stuff. Went for a walk around the pond in the park before heading in to work. Did a lot of research stuff, some meetings, and saw a patient in the afternoon. Got cornered by a coworker that accused me of stealing his case. I'm working with the rheumatologists who invited me, and he is more than welcome to join us. It was a very weird interaction, and I'm not sure how to move forward from it with him, but I'm trying to be respectful and civil. Came home and spent a while reading and learning about how to dismantle white supremacy and amplify black voices.
  4. Monday w4d2 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s AM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s AM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s AM - Walking - 5m AM Cooking - nope Compassion - three times Log - nope Had a great morning in terms of my routine, so that was a good start to the week. At work, I'm currently working with a first year medical student. She's working on research fellowship with me for the next 6 weeks, so it's going to be pretty busy for a while. I spent a while getting her oriented and then tried to plan out the week for myself since I didn't get to that on Friday. Over lunch we worked on our case series. In the afternoon, I had a patient and also worked on some more research and stewardship stuff. When I came home, it was time for therapy. On the walk, I passed a large parade/protest. After therapy, I was feeling overwhelmed and wanted to spend some time taking care of my inner 12 year old, so I went to my bed to be warm and cozy. I was tempted to read through things on twitter, which just got me really angry. I am simultaneously unsurprised by 45's response to the protests and shocked that we as a country have allowed things to continue to slip into a totalitarian regime. I grieve for the Black community, and am trying to support them in whatever ways I can. I read and napped in succession for the rest of the evening. I got up and did my evening routine and went to bed.
  5. Sunday w4d1 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM + PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s AM + PM - Walking - 15m AM + 10m PM Cooking - nope - got groceries from Walmart pick up Compassion - three times Log - nope Had another pretty chill day of work. Spent most of my time relaxing around the apartment, but a few hours in the hospital seeing patients new and old. Did a lot of reading. Early to bed.
  6. Saturday w3d7 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM + PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s AM + PM - Walking - 10m AM + PM Cooking - nope Compassion - three times Log - nope Had a pretty good Saturday for being on call. Woke up rather early and did my morning routines. Spent most of the morning relaxing. Headed in to work around 11am. Went for a walk in the park briefly on the way in to work. Reviewed all the patients that we're seeing and thought I might not have to go into the hospital, but just as I was about to leave I got a call on a new consult. So, I spent a few hours seeing that patient and dealing with a couple more of the old patients that had questions or concerns. Came home and did some more playing around on the internet. Read quite a bit. Did my evening routine. Got called late at night with a question from the PICU. Still, slept pretty well.
  7. Friday w3d6 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM + PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s AM + PM - Walking - 10m AM Cooking - nope Compassion - three times Log - nope Friday morning went a bit more smoothly than Thursday. I was able to incorporate my PT exercises, eat breakfast, water my plants, and do all the other new tasks that I've been adding to my morning. I got time to spend in my sacred space in meditation as well. I was pretty productive in the morning at work, rewriting the discussion section of the case series that we are working on. We had a long presentation and sign out of patients in the second half of the morning, so I was glad that I had already gotten a bunch of work done. After lunch I was muuuuch less productive, but I did find out that my article was accepted into a journal. FINALLY! I've been working on this project for over three years and on the paper itself for more than a year. I'm on call this weekend, so I got to hear updates on the patients again in the afternoon. When I got home, I was still feeling pretty unmotivated, so I spent some time working online. Then I did some work in my sacred space with meditation and setting intentions. Next it was time to do my PT exercises. After that, skin routine and into bed I went.
  8. Aww, thanks Elize! You're always so sweet and kind.
  9. Oooh, this looks good. I will add it in to the rotation, probably the week after next. Thanks, Sylvaa!
  10. Thursday w3d5 Movement - Toe Towel Scrunches - 20x1 AM + PM - Supine ITB Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Heel Raise - 10x2 AM + PM - Calf Stretch on Wall - 5x15s AM + PM - Standing Hip Flexor Stretch - 5x15s AM + PM - Tandem Stance - 5x10s AM + PM - Walking - 5m AM + PM Cooking - ate leftovers Compassion - three times Log - nope Woke up early so that I could fit all the new exercises into my morning routine. Managed to get through them all but didn't leave enough time for breakfast. Hopefully I get faster with practice. Was pretty productive with work, so I took a big ole break towards the end of the day. Came home, fed Dragon and myself, did my PT exercises, cleaned the floors, and spent some time reading. Played stardew with my group for an hour and a half. Did my evening routine and headed to bed.
  11. Hello Rebels, welcome! If you're new to my threads, feel free to check out some backstory in my battle log. Otherwise, welcome back! I'm going to carry on with a similar challenge to my last one. Namely, self-compassion. I'm going to aim to practice it mindfully three times per day and write down my experience at least once a day in my compassion log. I'll share my progress and some general stuff about my day in daily updates. Make yourselves at home!