Thursday, March 24, 2011

three things thursday

1. I know you guys are tired of hearing about this injury soap opera, but trust me, I am WAY more tired of living it than you are of hearing it.  I saw another (new) PT yesterday.  Hey, your SI joint is out of alignment, did you know?  So she put it back, very gently, which of course brought my pain back up from an 8 to a 10.  I guess the reason it hurts so much is that as soon as someone aligns it, it starts trying to un-align itself again, which results in my sacrum grinding against my illus and the big fat stack of spinal nerves that live in there.  Yes, I said "grinding" and "nerves" in the same sentence.  Oh, and she agreed with Dr. P that my piriformis problems were actually a symptom of another problem (everything on my right side being tight + bad alignment) and that the pain I was feeling in my piriformis was actually my sciatic nerve being compressed.  High fives for getting incorrect treatment in PT for 3 months!  So I left PT barely able to walk and had a few more meltdowns over the next 2 hours.  Who wants to trade lives with me?


2. I also know that you guys probably think I love my dogs too much, but if it wasn't for them, I don't know that I would have made it through the past 2 weeks.  I definitely wouldn't have made it through yesterday.

3. I've already picked out a back-up race.  I do NOT want to talk about it.

21 comments:

  1. Oh, that second picture is amazing. Definitely a framer.

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  2. I am glad they are starting to figure things out...but I am sorry if it is too late! I will be thinking about you this weekend!

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  3. Here's the wonderful thing about a backup (NOT back-out) race: There are tons to choose from right here, right now. I badly wanted to redeem myself after a crappy MCM in 2009, but every fall marathon I could do was sold out ... and it's hard to find another marathon around here in the middle of the winter. I never ran that redemption race (or at least haven't yet). Hang in there—your racing season has JUST begun!

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  4. I hope they figured it out this time.
    I love your puppies and glad they are helping you through.

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  5. I agree with Amy, that 2nd pic is amazing, and I never get tired of your dogs. BUT, I so, so wish you were not having these issues. Don't go into this race if you aren't well, it will set you back further and we have other races we can get to! :)

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  6. Awesome photos! So glad your puppies are there for you. Hang in there! Injuries just suck. I'm sorry, and I hope you're healed soon!

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  7. {{{HUGS}}}

    Cute pups! Glad they are bringing some sunshine into your life.

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  8. There is no such thing as loving your dogs too much. They are special pups. Look how sweet the little molly mols is!! The G man is a keeper, too.

    Lots of things bother me about your SI/back/leg issues, but talking about them isn't one of them. I just want you to get all better!!

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  9. I am sorry. It's the right decision, but a painful one.

    BTW, as you know Tara and I are also sitting this one out. If you feel up to it, you can join us on Saturday morning. No pressure, though -- I understand if you'd rather not (there was a reason I did a Sunday training class last December rather than cheer at Jingle All The Way).

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  10. I'm sorry that your road to recovery was so painful :( Thank goodness for your adorable pups and their healing ways. BTW, please keep posting pictures of them, they are absolutely adorable! :)

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  11. Puppies. Absolutely THE BEST.

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  12. Always love the puppy pics :). Hoping that you have a speedy recovery.

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  13. Since I don't have a dog, I love hearing about, and seeing pictures of, your puppies!

    I hope today is a better day than yesterday and that you are headed on the road to recovery, now that there seems to be an answer about what the true problem is.

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  14. Did you see that half in Alexandria in May? I'm thinking about that one.
    Also you can't love dogs too much.

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  15. Nothing really to say, just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.

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  16. Dogs help ease every pain from heartache to muscle ache.
    I would have two German Shep. if I could. But my hubby works from home and, although he adores our one GSD, he's not thrilled about having two around. Bummer!
    We used to breed Golden REtrievers. They are a GORGOUS dog! What breed is your other one?

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  17. Anyone who says that you love your dogs too much has (perhaps) never had a dog, or might need to shift their perspective a bit!

    I used to live with two, and I cherish each encounter with them on the trails. I'll stop mid stride and play for as long as the dog and owner are willing, because dogs are just the best! :-)

    One breath a time...we're rootin' you on! :-)

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  18. I love my dog more than words can say. I love her like I would a child. And she always gets me through the tough times.

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  19. Hang in there. You will be 'up and at it' in no time.

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  20. You can never love a pooch too much!!! Glad that at least you have a diagnosis now. Hopefully the PT will get you up and running again.

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