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  • So, it's been ages. Here's my status report... totally whiny as usual.

    C-section incision is open again (yeah. Seriously. I cried.) Doctor gave me antibiotics and referred me back to the wound care center. I'll be seeing them on Wednesday. Last time I was at wound care they forewarned me that if I ever had to come back, they might need to re-redo the incision surgery. So, we'll see about that.

    So of course now that there's a frickin' hole in me, no swimming. Again.

    As for my physical therapy, the therapist doesn't want me doing any bodyweight exercises until I get better pelvic stability. So I'm doing the exercises she assigned, of course, but that doesn't help me get in shape overall.

    I am so sick of feeling sort of defective and in a holding pattern, health-wise.

    Diet-wise, I am trying to renew my focus, but as it is I consider it a major miracle that I am simply maintaining my weight rather than gaining.

    I've been super-busy between my main full-time job and the part-time job that is my other business. I'm glad there's still money coming in from the other business, but it sucks that I've had to increase my effort by 15 hours a week just to get that reduced amount of money. This is the main reason I haven't been around here at all.

    Then just to cap it all off, my toddler managed to slam a door on her hand as we were leaving day care yesterday. It seemed pretty bad so I took her (and her baby sister) straight to the E.R. Optimus met us there with food for the kids, although they didn't really eat well. Thankfully my daughter's hand is OK -- it still hurts her, but it's not broken or chipped. Of course that meant the kids got to bed late and with inadequate foodage. I hope they do OK today at school...
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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    • Sheesh. You guys just can't catch a break. I hope you feel better and that they fix things properly this time!
      August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

      I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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      • Our life is really good overall. The big picture is nice and rosy. But some of the details could be more enjoyable/convenient, for sure!

        For example, me complaining about having to work (gasp!) for the extra money my company brings in? Heh. Sure, I'm losing time, and it is a stark contrast to the no-effort earnings of yestermonth -- but we do really need the money, so we're lucky we have that opportunity at all.
        "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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        • At least you're seeing a silver lining. Just sucks that your incision is open again. With that darn thing, you can't seem to win for losing.
          Georgette

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          • Silver lining, har har, that just makes me think of the silver alginate dressings the wound care center gave me. I have a one track mind!

            As a moody artist type, I find that the best antidote to temporary depressions is to try and focus on my big picture. Thankfully my big picture is pretty awesome, due to years of effort and a supportive family/spouse. It gives me good perspective on whatever I'm dealing with at that moment.

            Today... as with other iterations of this problem, the tiny hole is getting bigger -- but not by too much. Presumably they'll cauterize it this afternoon and that will stop it from proceeding further again. I'm gritting my teeth already. But it's a good pain Jen, a good pain!
            "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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            • Keep us posted as to how it goes. You're probably groggy and not feeling so great now.
              Georgette

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              • They don't anesthetize, so I'm not groggy. Pain is tiring though. It didn't hurt much till they cauterized it, but it's for the best.

                The doc thinks there must be some pocket of low-lying infection that flares up occasionally. I'm on antibiotics, but he doesn't think that will permanently solve it (it didn't last time, after all).

                He threatened surgery again if this continues, but for now we'll just hope it heals.

                I am seriously starting to think getting back strict low-carb may be the way to go. (my idea of "strict low carb" is not really strict though.) There's nothing bacteria love more than high blood sugar. Mine doesn't ever test high, but minimizing it certainly can't hurt considering how entrenched this is? And this reappearing DOES come right after a primally naughty food month so... Maybe there's something to it?

                Of course they gave me some food pyramid flyer, but their main point for wound healing was to eat more protein. They get a lot of old people in there with poor nutrition so I'm not surprised or dismayed about the flyer. I'm sure most of those folks would be better served by hitting all four food groups than what they eat now. Their intake paperwork has questions clearly designed to ferret out seniors who are being abused or missing meals or too poor to eat right.
                "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                • I guess that means Optimus needs to make some meat heavy stews for you now.
                  Georgette

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                  • Oh, Jen, that's such a bummer! But having more surgery if this one isn't healing - doesn't that sound kind of risky??

                    Have you had a look at Paul Jaminet's pages? He's really onto it regarding chronic infections, and he usually answers questions on his blog.
                    Started Feb 18 2011

                    Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                    Journalling here

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                    • oh geez, that really sucks about the wound re-opening. good luck with your carb limiting.
                      my primal journal:
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                      • Wtf. Clot or something in my finger, big blue lump, sudden appearance and disappearance

                        I'm at the ER now. They're doing a heart ultrasound to check if it went anywhere bad, but don't worry. I'll post again later.

                        What is it with the freak medical randomness?? I am weirdly glad it happened right in from o my coworkers so my boss knows it's legit. Not hat she's ever doubted me but it's alal so weird.

                        Sorry about typing, pecking this out on phone w one hand.

                        Thanks everybody. Jac, I'll check out the link later.
                        Last edited by Jenny; 10-07-2011, 09:06 AM.
                        "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                        • Oak, they did an extensive ultrasound to check that my arm and neck are all clot-free. It feels totally better now but I have a heck of a bruise. Follow up with vascular specialist.
                          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                          • oh ggodness, keep us updated!
                            my primal journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                            • Should have been clearer -- all done at hospital. They said I can go to the specialist later if I want.
                              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                              • Wow! You definitely are following the Stumpy law of "can't win for losing". At least all is ok with the clot.
                                Georgette

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