Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The post about an ultrasound, a 120th anniversary and literature at it's finest

The lovely mitt and hat set that Aunt Rose made.


  • Yesterday I was up at 5am and didn't get home till after 10pm.  I spent my morning in court (to support a client), I was in the office in the afternoon, then I headed to my dad's place in Scarborough where he treated me to dinner, then I headed over to Scarborough General Hospital for the ultrasound appointment on my foot, then I headed to Tim Horton's in Scarborough to meet with a Dr. Poon support group.  I was a very busy beaver...And that was the longest run on sentence EVER!
  • I have been getting up at 5am for about a week now.  I'm not sure what that's all about. I just wake up and lie in bed until I know that I'm not going back to sleep, then I get up and make coffee.  I have also been feeling anxious about something, I'm just not sure what it is.  Money? Work? Car problems? Those are on-going and nothing new.  I have a feeling I'm anxious about going away for an overnight with my hubby this weekend.  It will be the first time we leave Julien with someone besides one of us. I know I'm worrying for nothing. Uncle Ross will do an awesome job!
  • Yesterday I became the proud owner of a lovely mitt and hat set. My colleague's aunt knitted a couple of big bags full of knitted hats, scarves, mitts, shawls.  I don't often wear hats in the winter, but I thought the set was cute and I liked the colors.  I think they're adorable.  I will likely wear it when I run.
  • When I went for my foot ultrasound yesterday, I told the technician that I never knew they could ultrasound feet.  The technician told me that a doctor will order it if they suspect Morton's Neuroma. It's not a very common practice.  She spent about 15 minutes saving images of my foot.  By the time she was done I had so much of that ultrasound goop on my foot that it looked like I stepped into a vat of slime.  It was not pleasant to clean up.  I have to call my doctor's office tomorrow to get the date of the appointment that they booked for me with the specialist. Now that I've had the ultrasound and the x-ray, I get to go speak to the specialist who will tell me that I need surgery.  I already know how this is going to go down.  Since 6 adjustments did not work on my orthotics, my only other option will be surgery. Not going to happen.  I'd rather be a half marathon runner exclusively than have my feet cut open. I was already told that the success rate of surgery for Morton's Neuroma was only 50%.  Not good enough odds for me.  I will still run a marathon next fall.  No matter what they tell me, I want to complete at least one to say that I did.
  • Hmmmmmmm, maybe that also has something to do with my anxiety...

Hubby and I are half way down the list.

  • This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Around the Bay Road Race. I felt a moment of nostalgia this morning and even though I still can't run for three more weeks. I registered for the 30K race.  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  I'm nervous about running again all together.  What if I die during my first run?  It's been 8 weeks since I have run.  Whoa! That is a long freaking time.  I'm just nervous about struggling. I know I won't be starting from where I was when I first started running at 230 pounds, but I'm still anxious about what it will be like.  What if my breathing is way off? What if my ankle hurts? What if I try to avoid a little old lady and her dog and fall over on an uneven piece of pavement? She is so going down this time! KIDDING! 
  • Well since I have registered and paid for The Bay, I am committed. This means that no matter what happens in the next 5 months, I am running or walking that race.  I'm sure I''ll be running it all the way, but my confidence as a runner has waned significantly.  
  • Last night I met with a group of great people at a Tim Horton's in Scarborough for some coffee and conversation.  It was my second time meeting all of them except one.  I had the pleasure of meeting Paula for the first time!  We discussed highs and lows of weight loss, strategies for making the lifestyle change and struggles.  It's always great to offer and get support from others.  I look forward to seeing them again in December.
  • Today Suzanne told me that my face divot dimple left over from my shattered cheek bone was sexy. I'll take it!
  • I had to do a grocery shop tonight after I ate dinner.  We had less than nothing left for food. Even the dog had no food.  I hate grocery shopping.  Maybe even more than I hate feet.

I am definitely getting lightup shoes for the
Around the Bay.  Julien would think it's cool.


  • So a couple of posts ago, Heather said she wished I could mention what I'm reading because she is looking for prime porn literature to read as well.  So if you're not Heather, you can skip over the next few bullets. Well Heather, I'm not too shy to share the sordid details of my smut library.  I have since finished it, but the book I was reading in the x-ray waiting room was Scandalous Liaisons by Sylvia Day.  The book is made up of three novellas and they are all connected.  Like any good porn, the story line left a lot to be desired, but there was mucho action going on.  Those Regency Era folks were a feisty bunch! I borrow all my books electronically from the library. That way the library staff does not need to see the desperate woman who signs out so many erotica books.  Who knew that the local library had so much porn available!
  • I did enjoy reading the Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare.  She's quite humorous in her writing, and I found her characters to be very likable.  Now her books are less smutty and more fun to read. There is still some prime sex in them though, don't get me wrong. The added bonus is that there's a lot more story to go along with it.  My favorite book was the last one, Any Duchess Will Do.  Such a corny title!
  • Now if you want a really good book that has it all, I loved Addicted and Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone.  Very good books.  I remember feeling so sad while reading them.  They weren't the cliche historical romance books I tend to rush through.  Both stories were quite heart wrenching and really touched me.  I did the unthinkable too.  I never read books twice (unless they were required reading for university or To Kill a Mockingbird which I've read three times just because) but I read Sinful twice.
  • Loved Marc's comment from a few posts ago...A Paleo matchmatcher maker service!?! I believe back in the day it was club 'em over the head and drag them back to the cave;). Marc never fails to crack me up!
  • Well I'm off to bed.  I'm hopeful that I will get more than 4.5 hours of sleep tonight.  I feel dead tired right now, but I feel like this every night.  I have a massage in the morning. Maybe that will help calm my nerves.  Good night all:)

8 comments:

  1. You look younger every week. With the knitted hat and mittens you remind me of a young Ali McGraw from the 1970's.

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  2. Wow! Good blog ,as for the foot problem I didn't know it was as bad..? Like everything else you don't give up without an enormous fight. You are one amazing person and who cares if you read smutty books:) The main thing is not to give up and you've proved time and time again that you ain't no quitter, You go girl!!

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  3. It must be the week for not sleeping. Here I am reading blogs at 3 in the morning!

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  4. You look great with your new hat and mitts.....nice colours. Hope all will be well with your foot. My sister in law is also a runner and she runs daily but broke her foot a couple of weeks ago running.....she's staying put at home but is anxious to run. I'm sure she will register for The Bay Road Run because CHCH is sponsoring it and my younger brother owns that station.
    I also wake up early...I use to use my treadmill and get up early but lost it during the flood so now I'm just looking into buying another one.

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  5. thanks Leigh..I've added both suggested authors to my Goodreads list. If you like those and your smut doesn't have to be historical try Lora Leigh. Her "Nauti" series or the "Elite Ops" both are yummy. I always tell my husband he would be very surprised at what smiling women are reading on their kindles. I was also quite shocked at the availability of electronic smut at the library, but as I can't afford my reading habit it's just about always the library for me.

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  6. Cute hat and mittens! My cats enjoy waking me up early.

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  7. I love the hat and mittens, they look rather adorable on you.
    I hope you get your pesky foot sorted at some point WITHOUT surgery.

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  8. I've talked to a lot of people at my gym about this. The most knowledgeable sports physical therapists are supposed to be miracle workers. It sounds like you're going to be rehabbing your foot. I know plenty of friends who had great success with rehabbing themselves. So keep up the positive attitude. :D

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