Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Walk Week

My 3rd 3-Day begins Friday at dawn. I'm nervous and excited all at once! My mom made my tutu and I wrote the names of all the people I'm walking for on the ribbons. There are 13 names on there. 12 are survivors and one is my Aunt I lost last year at this time.

I'm am pain free after this last cortisone shot. I'm such a nicer person and it's so nice to be able to run around without the constant complaining coming from my foot. My husband is worried I'm going to over-do it but I promised him and myself that I will take it easy and stop if I have to. One of my friends drives a sweep van and I will take advantage of the ride when needed.

I will report back next week and let y'all know how it goes!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Just got back from a horribly painful visit to the foot doctor. Physically and emotionally.

I've watched many of my blog buddies suffer so much from pain issues and now it's my turn. It's amazing to me how much living with pain (even in a small area) can affect your whole being.

So after the agonizing cortisone shot in my peroneal tendon he said "there's no way you are walking 60 miles". I left in tears and the whole waiting room probably got a little scared of what goes on back there!

I'm so so so so bummed. I've been preparing for this walk for almost a year.

My plan is to walk a few miles each of the days. He said six but I didn't ask if that was per day or total. The rest of the day I'm hoping I can catch a ride with some crew member friends of mine and just cheer people on.  I've ALMOST raised all my money and it still goes to a GREAT cause but I'm an overachiever and this is a big blow.

If this shot doesn't work it's on to surgery. I'm hoping and praying it works so I can get back to my active lifestyle I miss SO much. I've packed on a few pounds again because I can't do much.

As we were leaving the building, we walked right by the gym at the hospital where my husband works so we stopped and added me to his membership. I'll have access to the pool again and I plan on swimming out my frustrations.

I started this blog the day I first started swimming there. So much has happened since and funnily enough, end up back where I started. Later today I have my first session with "the food guru" as I'm calling her. It's going to be really difficult to get through all of this but I haven't lost my at least there's that!