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  • thanks jenn............ last night was rough. I think the PT set off some pain resonses so lots of drugs and waking up 10-15 times. at one point I was waking up every 15 minutes for 3 hours straight!! makes it hard to feel rested. I'm sluggish at best.

    the longest single stretch I have slept since having the surgery is 2.5 hours
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • an old friend posted this picture of me on facebook.............. circa 1972. I was 12.

      young tomi.jpg
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Very nice - for a 12 year old, that is... you look closer to 16 or 18 though.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...size=960%2C720


          this is hubby and me - 1978 we were 18.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • Unable to view the content...
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Man, you rocked those jeans!
              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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              • That's a great picture of you. Makes me smile.

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                • Love the pic!!! When I look back at my old pics I'm always like..."who is that person!!??" lol
                  Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                    Unable to view the content...
                    lets try this?

                    d and me.jpg

                    senior pictures 1978. hubby and I were great friends but not yet romantically involved.
                    Last edited by tomi; 03-27-2014, 10:16 AM.
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                      Man, you rocked those jeans!
                      yes, my 53 year old self can confidently say - I did!!!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • stitches out easy-peasy. doc said everything looks good. gave me a few more tiny little exercises to daily. at this point I'm only hunching my shoulders, squeezing my shoulder blades together and doing neck rolls. he added taking my arm out of the sling and with assistance to support my arm doing very easy flexion of the elbow to regain ROM and begin strengthening the tricep muscle. I have the option od the "pendulum" to avoid frozen shoulder so will work on that when I shower and the sling is off for a bit.

                        I don't think I slept much better last night so I forced myself to sleep in this morning. I was in bed 11 hours total with very broken sleep patterns. when I feel I can stop the Vicodin at night I will resume the melatonin. I just don't comfortable mixing them since they both have sedative effects.

                        I stepped on the scale yesterday with the sling on and I was up 2 pounds from pre-surgery weight. I expected as much. my body has been through a traumatic event and much inflammation is to be expected. plus the sling has some weight in itself.

                        here is a internet photo of my 1/2 straight jacket. I'm unable to fit behind the steering wheel with the pillow, so until I'm cleared from wearing the pillow I can't drive. Plus the PT says no driving until I have more flexion in my shoulder so I don't strain it reaching across to shift or put on my seat belt. So I told my boss I won't be back until the 7th.

                        Did some work from home yesterday. It went pretty good, but took me longer than expected. I'm starting to feel less down and drained. I guess the anesthesia hit me harder than it normally does. Then again - I've never been under for more than 30 minutes before this. This time was 2 1/2 hours.

                        I'm trying my best to stay on track with SCD. I have had grains in a couple different things since the surgery. I think that is the only terrible thing I've had. Oh - yes, and ice cream. I am 17 days no alcohol. I am happy to report this isn't simple due to lack of having it in the house - we have rum and vodka - I've simply chosen not to drink it. I've noticed a huge improvement in my tummy so I have great motivation to stay clear of it.

                        All in all............. I am mending. Now if I can find my way into the 170s sometime soon I will feel even better about my progress!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Glad you are feeling better. Make sure you have some rest time each day. Your body will heal faster. Push water, it will help flush out inflammation.
                          Female 55
                          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                          • I'm getting plenty of resting time!! And getting 48-60 oz of liquid daily. mostly water, some kombucha.

                            Here's something to throw out for my medically trained MDA friends............... last night while I was doing one handed dish washing I apparently caused the IV insertion site (palm side) to bleed. Now - this is 8 days post surgery!! but I looked at my wrist and I had a growing hematoma on my wrist. I iced it and stopped the spread and I assume the platelets kicked in and stopped the bleed. But still today I have a small swollen area with a slight bruise. I know this is something that can happen - but after 8 days?? However - I was lifting heavy cookware one handed and perhaps the pressure on my wrist cause a small tear in the vein??

                            Any opinions???

                            I do have rather weak veins -- she blew out 2 spots on my forearm before going for the wrist, and had to dig a bit to achieve her goal. I'm going to leave the heavy stuff for hubby to wash.
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • I seriously have nothing munchy to eat.................. sad day.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • Probably pulled the "scab" away from where the vein was healing. I've managed to do the same thing - no bruise when removed and 3-5 days later I have a huge one.
                                Female 55
                                Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                                Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                                With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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