For all of you experiencing hip pain, here is a link for the style of PT I'm using. Postural Restoration The site is really vague and the clinician finder doesn't list the clinic I'm seeing (so I'm guessing it's not really updated), but it's working. My biggest long term issue was hip pain in my right hip, which had been diagnosed as bursitis (a year or so ago) and a few other thing along the way. It's amazing the differences I'm seeing- I am equally flexible in both arms in yoga, I can do back bends again, etc- on top of the lack of the leg heaviness/pain. I also feel like I am breathing better any time I'm doing cardio.
Originally Posted by Plady
Real - Wow! That's incredible! I keep wondering when we as a society are going to dig in our heels and demand that we change our funding priorities. I mean, families who are working themselves to death have to shell out for everything but Exxon gets a pass on taxes? Really?
So any of you have experience with ovarian cysts? I'm suddenly wondering if that could be the source of my pain. I've been calling it hip, because it is but it's most intense in my pelvis just above my hip joint in front. At least that is where the sharp stabbing pain comes from post-run/post-walk/post-sitting-too-long. Going online with Dr. Google I see that I've got plenty of the symptoms. I don't know whether that's a worse idea than random and causeless debilitation but at least I've got my annual exam today to ask about it.
Oy. Okay, coffee time.
Yes on the services/taxes issue. Our district actually ended up having to sell a building to the Tulalip Tribes (who already give the district several million a year for NA support programs and funding for the schools serving their kids) because of our budget crisis. The tribe is using the building to create a HUGE early childhood education program, providing daycare and preschool for every tribal member. They are funding this from money from a complex of very successful businesses- they lease land to WalMart, Home Depot, the outlet mall and a bunch of other smaller businesses, as well as the casino and hotel/resort/amphitheater. I find it fascinating that the tribe is willing to basically tax their business ventures and donate their profits to the public school district, benefiting ALL of the city's kids, because the city council/state/voters aren't willing to do it themselves. And yet the prevailing attitude in this racist town not flattering regarding the tribe. Seriously.
As for the cyst issue, I had a big one that was presenting as pain in my hip, pinching sensations, etc. Glad you are getting it checked out.
Originally Posted by bec
I'm back! And successful! This was such a huge hurdle for me. I finished, felt strong, and, most importantly, did not hurt myself! I ran slow and consistent. Final chip time was 2:43:20. Garmin time was 2:35, but we stopped a couple of times to pee! I ran with a friend from my tri class that does this race every year. She is a ton of fun to run with, very calming, very experienced, and just a joy to be with. It was awesome seeing my friend Sarah and Lisa near the finish line, and so much fun having dinner and lunch with them! Honestly, the day could not have been better. I don't, actually remember much of the run, but it was comfortably hard, with very few places where I really struggled. And those places were not physical struggles, but overcoming the mental hurdles. I had a little tendonitis throughout, but nothing very serious, and for much of the time, felt nothing.
Anyway, I'm home, victoriously feeling like I can run without injury!
Wooohoo! Way to kick that thing's butt!!!
Originally Posted by doctorjen
NRR - Much of the day was dedicated to getting dd1 ready for prom. She was absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself. I'll post the link to her pics on facebook, but I'll probably take it back down in a couple days. Prom pics Later tonight, I went to the high school for the "Grand March" and got some pics of her friends as well. Long, poofy dresses are definitely in!
Ds2 was at the state science fair yesterday and today, too. His project was best in category at state, for the second year in a row. His asteroid observations also got published as part of another astronomer's paper!
Now that prom is over (and all the sewing that dress entailed) I need to get sewing on wedding stuff. My dd2's flower girl dress is almost half done, but I haven't even cut my dress out yet! 4 weeks to the wedding.
Gorgeous. I so admire your sewing. My sister is planning her wedding right now, and I jokingly suggested that we sew our own dresses. It didn't go over well. I'm also glad for the return of long and puffy, as the style when my son went to prom was short and tight.
Mother's day so far has been relaxing. Woke up at 7 but stayed in bed as I heard clunking and movement in the kitchen. I cannot believe the sheer volume of food they made- french toast from Udi's GF raisin bread, an omlet, bacon and fruit salad. For a woman who drinks a green smoothie for breakfast every say. But so sweet, so I put myself into a food coma and vowed to make this the end of a very ugly food week.
Now it's pouring, and I'm thinking that dh had plotted a bunch of yard work as my gift by the whispering going on outside. And while I'm sad not to be running the half this morning, a part of me is looking outside and thinking 48 and pouring is not the experience I want for my first 13.1, right?
NRR: C had soccer tryouts this weekend. Long story short, she ended up with an offer to stay on her same team, but only after a come to Jesus talk with her coach. Basically, he loves her, knows she's committed and thinks she has great talent and technical skills, but something (fear?) is holding her back from being as aggressive as she needs to be. You can watch her and basically see her drop back from the ball any time any of her teammates look like they are making a move. And it's a cycle, as now they think she's going to drop back so they have to push in and save it. I know part of it is social- she's shy and passive, and really overwhelmed by the not-so-nice-but-pushy personalities in the group. And last night, Dave told me that she confided in him that things socially aren't going so well in school either. In all, she's a pretty miserable girl right now and it's breaking my heart. I'm trying to get her to open up to me and really talk, but right now it's like she really wants to be with me but not to talk about it. Her coach and I talked and agreed that, at least in the soccer arena, it's not something anyone can fix but her, and we are both crossing our fingers and hoping that something clicks and she starts standing up for herself both on the field and off. We are giving her the tools and support, but she has to do it. If she doesn't, unfortunately it will be her last season playing select, and that will be hard for everyone.
Sigh. Happy freaking Mother's day, right?