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Run Forrest Run!!

October 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

I’m cleared to run!! WOOHOO!!
The doc said, “You can start jogging. Just go buy new shoes, and take it easy!” I started laughing, thinking back 15 minutes to my heavy breathing at the top of the stairs to the third floor of the ortho center. Sadly, my lungs will probably give before the leg does [...]

Long time no post!!

September 23rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Well, I have my +/- 6 month check up next week. YAY, i’ll post my news of course.
However, the reason I wanted to post today was because I was given Proquin XR for an infection. Long story short, a friend in the medical field gave me free samples. This medication falls into the fluoroquinolones family which are [...]

Just curious…

August 12th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Anyone doing squats or lunges yet?

No Jogging…yet.

August 5th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

I had what I thought would be my last ortho appointment yesterday. My “last” one will be October 3rd. That will be 5 months post-op. He asked if I worked out, since I called for approval last week to “elliptical”. I said, “Good, I did about 25 minutes.” He just smiled, shook his head and said,”…and you [...]

Holy Crap!! I have a calf muscle….

August 1st, 2008 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

…and she is P-I-S-S-E-D off!  Yesterday was my first bout with the elliptical. It went pretty well. 25 minutes, two minute intervals (2 minutes as hard as I could, 2 minutes rest). Two minute only because that’s all my lungs would allow. I used to do 60-80 minutes, 5 minute intervals. (5 minutes, 1 minute [...]

“I’m sailing!!”

July 30th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

For those “What about Bob” fans. I can elliptical! I got the call from the Dr. All I could think of was Bob and his baby steps, (the irony is killing me) and sailing. I freaking love that movie, I’ve been known to exclaim, “i’m sailin” when i’m not sailing but feel the urge. So, tomorrow, [...]

I forgot how to walk!

July 29th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

I’ve been two shoes, FWB for about 3 weeks now. Walking pretty good, slight limp sometimes as expected right? Yesterday I went for a walk outside on my lunch break. I realized I had forgotten how to walk. I’ve been just putting my foot forward, not my best one-LOL. I haven’t been pushing off. So [...]

Achilles was a Greek hero…

July 25th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

My achilles tried to be a hero last night. Today, he’s dead, ok maybe just sore and swollen.
First bike ride last night that wasn’t around my neighborhood. IT FELT SO GOOD! I’m riding along, hubby behind me, Willamette River on my left, Skinners Butte on my right. (He told me to lead and set the pace.) Let’s just say [...]

“…everyone just thought I was drunk”

July 21st, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

My first big adventure this weekend. My brother-in-law got married on Saturday at a nice place out in the country (B.F.E.).
Friday night we went out to rehearsal. Good opportunity for me to check out the grounds, plan my shoe(s) for the next day. Uneven ground, thought, “hmmm, maybe I’ll wear the boot, kind of uneven [...]

Hippie shoes and a gin and tonic….

July 9th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

I don’t know if any of you own Birkenstocks. You know, the hippie sandals that about 30% of Oregonians wear during the winter with wool socks? (I had a weak moment my freshman year of college and bought some.) Although I don’t wear mine alot, I do wear them around the house. I found mine this [...]