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Hanging in There!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thank you so much for the concern about my mother. She made it through surgery OK, but the Dr. is very concerned about her recovery. She is going to be bedridden for at least 2 months- which is going to present a whole slew of other problems, particularly since she is 500 lbs. She has severe osteoperosis which means her rod in her leg and her pins in her ankle may not hold. She is still pretty confused, but I think that is a good thing for right now.... I don't think she would want to know all that is happening. Our biggest concern right now is- will her nursing home take her back? And if not, where will she go???? She is going to be a very difficult case to handle.

Well, I didn't exercise yesterday.... hung out at the hospital waiting for my Mom to get out of surgery. My dad, siblings, and aunts and uncles were waiting anxiously for updates. But this morning I went on a 4 mile power walk--- 54 minutes. And this evening I am heading to the gym to beat myself up on their cross trainer. My 13 yr old showed a tremendous act of love by leaving his IPOD here at home (he is away for the weekend with church youth group) so I could use it when I go to the gym. He downloaded Biggest Loser season 6 for me to watch. I haven't seen that season.... didn't start watching until season 8. So I feel I NEED to get to the gym to use it or he will be disappointed, lol.

Speaking of which.... any other good TV shows I can download to his IPOD that you would reccommend to keep my mind occupied and make the time go by faster when I workout? I like Law and Order type shows... suspense kind. I was thinking NCIS???? Grey's Anatomy???Never seen those before.

Funny thing happened on my power walk this morning. I am always SO paranoid.... my mind is always racing and I mentally prepare for any thing bad to happen. I walk (run) on an access road next to an Interstate. Very little traffic on it, but lots of cars nearby on the Interstate for "witnesses" (ROFL!) if anything should happen. Well, I saw 2 guys working in a field close to where I was going to pass, so my mind starts racing and I think about how I will be able to see their shadow if they should come up behind me.... so I am glancing out the corner of my eye looking (I am also wearing earbuds, so I can't hear anything) when all of a sudden I see a shadow RUNNING behind me and I about jump out of my skin..... Turns out it was another runner (he looked like a pro, wearing the tank top and short shorts, lol). I see him mouth "SORRY" as he waves and passes me. I was so embarrassed.... But what I thought was cool was he had a running bib pinned to the back of his little tank top that said "RUNNING WITH JESUS"..... I want one.....
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    I'm sorry, but I had to chuckle!! I would be just as paranoid too. (I think I watch too many reality crime shows.)
    I think the running bib is awesome!! I hope you can find one - take a photo if you find it!!
    Still praying for your Mom, and for you, too!! I know God will work it all out for you!!
    3035 days ago
    We love the show "Monk." Also old British mystery movies with Dorothy L. Sayers' detective, Lord Peter Wimsey.
    3035 days ago
    Take care...continuing to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    3036 days ago
    I am glad to hear your mom is doing ok. Wow you have a lot going on. I have to say I am very similar when walking or running outdoors. I have jumped on many occasions. lol

    Story about being paranoid...was shopping in NY with mom...we were waiting for the light to change to cross the street. All the sudden some man falls on me from the left side. He had crossed the street and tripped on the curb. When he fell he grabbed onto me. Well ...me not knowing what even happened because I didn't see it coming I started screaming and screaming. I thought he was trying to take my purse or something I don't know. Finally the guy yells MAM...it's OK I just fell I am sorry. ROTFLOL Poor guy...

    3036 days ago
    so glad that it was something innocent!! I, too, am paranoid when I'm outside walking -- I'm so thankful for a Y membership where I can workout inside the gym!! (It also doesn't matter what the rain is like!)

    Thinking your son was awesome for leaving the ipod!!! woo hoooooo!!

    Continued prayers for your mom & for you!
    3036 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I sm SO impressed at how well you're handling everything.

    I like both NCIS & Gray's, btw.
    3036 days ago
    Thinking of you! Good job getting your workouts in! I always get startled by passing cars! Lol!
    3036 days ago
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