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Old 06-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MAIN80 View Post
Mike, good to see your goals are back to "normal" ones, instead of the confusing ones
lol it was starting to confuse me as well.

Originally Posted by Mern View Post
Don't know where my post went. I was sure it had gone through. LOL

Had a scary experience today getting caught in a severe thunderstorm with lots of lightening and high water covering many roads, driving my son's car for the first time ever. Had to pull off to the side of the road twice because it was raining so hard I couldn't see with the windshield wipers on full blast. Took me over an hour to get home for a 15 minute drive. I felt so bad that I couldn't call him because I forgot to charge my cell phone and ran out of power on the way home. Had to turn around twice and find an alternate route when I got to high water. When I was safely home I thought of how lucky I was to have merely that experience when so many people lose their loved ones and homes in tornados, hurricanes, and floods.

Did well Sunday at the cookout but totally sucked yesterday as I was on an uncontrolled high carb binge. Back on track. Haven't logged in my nutrition tracker today yet, but I am sure today's numbers will be fine.

Welcome to our new members and former regular posters returning!
Sounds like you had quite a scare, I'm glad it turn out alright. I know what you mean about those carb binges. I'm sure it wasn't that bad, when I binge I can hit 500 grams, that should make you feel better, right?

Originally Posted by canary52 View Post
Mike, I too am glad I can understand your posts again.
Me too.

I talked to my Chiropractor today and he's about to send me out for an epidural. I can't believe it but I'm actually looking forward to it. Yesterday I was sitting on the floor playing the playstation and when I got up I actually wasn't in pain... and I was shcoked. I noticed that it had been about 30 minutes since I was in pain and that was a pretty big deal. I can't wait until I'm pain free. I felt like being grateful for being pain free for 1/2hr is like being grateful for paying $3.30/gal for gas... I shouldn't be satisfied, or should I? I have a new appreciation for people that live in pain on a daily basis. This has opened my eyes to what others deal with on a regular basis. I must admit, I'd take muscle soreness over nerve pain any day. Somebody at work was asking what it felt like, the best way for me to describe it was to imagine the nerve pain of a tooth ache, then put that pain in your ass and leg.

It was a huge relief getting back into the gym on Monday. Even though it was only a week away from the gym I felt like I was starting to lose a small part of me. I spent a lot of time sitting in my chair at work (worked many days until 6:30-7:00pm), being stretched with traction and sitting in front of the TV. I took the dogs for a car ride when ever i could since I couldn't walk them. I spent very little time outside and if I wanted decent sleep I had to lay on an ice pack, take a melatonin or a pain pill or a combination of that. I think I took hydrocodone for 3 nights and I decided to stop that. I'd rather not sleep well then to be one of those people that start off clean then get hooked on pain meds. I started to get irritable, and even a little depressed.

Like I said it opened my eyes. I thought about how hard it is for people that are confined to their homes, trapped in their own four walls. There's a member that joined here a while back that lives that lifestyle. I couldn't imagine doing that day in and day out, month in and month out, for years.

Being limited as to what I could do for a short period of time made me think of a guy that I know. He had a great life, great marriage, great family, great job, was very active, people looked up to him and depended on him. He was the backbone for his family and employees. A couple years ago he had a birthday party for his daughter and rented one of those big inflatable slides. He went down head first and broke his neck. He didn't lose his life that day... but he sort of did. He's not the same man he once was. He lives in constant pain, can barely do ANYTHING. His wife was having to take care of him just as she does for her little kids. It destroyed who he once was. He a grown man that recently moved back in with his parents, hours away from his family, b/c he could no longer take feeling like a burden on his wife.

Boy, I sound like a downer today haha. Maybe I should be grateful for my 1/2 hour of freedom...
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