Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Weekend

Hello there friends...hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and enjoying the start of your weekend!

 

My family is leaving to go to family camp in a few short hours, without me.  I have seriously judged my situation unfairly.  This stupid and frustrating injury is a bit more serious, just by it's very nature, than I first thought.  I have spent the last 3 days in bed, refraining from pretty much any movement at all.  The recumbent bike may have been my downfall, or it could have been driving, who really knows...all I do know is that I am going to have to take it much easier than I have been so that this pelvic fracture heals properly, even if it's at a very slow rate. 

 Things I have been doing...

Swimming at the YMCA with my family of 7.  Time in the pool has proven to be a great therapy, both for my fracture and my marriage.  The hubs and I have been swimming laps together and communicating a lot more because of it. The pool seems to take the pressure off my fracture site and I feel pretty much no pain, unless I kick too hard.  The pool also seems to take the pressures of life down a few notches and my hubby and I can find a bit of joy in this often tumultuous life.  Our children have been having a blast as well.  The boys 18, 17, 16, and 15, and daughter 12...have been getting a lot of good exercise as well as tons of fun together.  Yesterday the boys all had a blast doing jumps off the diving board basically seeing who could create the biggest splash, and showing off for the lifeguard (a pretty girl, of course) who they go to school with.  

Catching up on old shows like, Days of Our Lives reruns, Breaking Bad season 4, Who the bleep did I marry, and Mountain Men...there is just so much that I need to catch up on and it seems now I have the time.  Days of Our Lives is a show that I rarely watch but when I am sick or injured I will watch hulu and catch up on the last few weeks so that I will know what's happening...I realize it's mindless TV but hey what's a girl to do when having to be on bed rest? 

I have also been reading some books...right now I am reading The Nexus (kindle fire version), Love Is A Flame by Gary Chapman (marriage help book, Christian Author), Under The Sheets (hilarious and serious) by Dr. Kevin Lehman (marriage help book Christian Author), She's got to be mine (kindle fire version), as well as an actual paperback book called "Victory Over The Darkness" by Neil T. Anderson.  Yes, I do like to read, thanks for asking...lol.  The marriage help books my hubs and I read together every other night, one chapter at a time, and then discuss what we read and how that relates to our marriage...it has been a great help.

I am also trying to watch what I eat and have started to take calcium and Vitamin D.  The doctor told me I should be on Vitamin D due to my low counts, and Calcium just because I am over 35 and a woman. 

What have you been up to lately? Tell me all about it!

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Monday, June 18, 2012

M.I.A. No More

I am so sorry I have been missing in action.  Things have been a bit crazy around our house.  

My husband and I have been going through a difficult time in our marriage and last week we had decided to call it quits, I even went to my mom's and stayed there a couple of days.  While I was there my husband called and we talked about how we were going to divorce amicably for the sake of each other and our four children, and all that entails, because we love each other and wanted to have integrity even in divorce.  Secretly I was hoping he would fight for our marriage, and you know what, he did! Shocked, is not a strong enough word for what I felt.

We spent the next couple of hours on the phone, talking about why we should make it work.  After all, we both love each other and we have way more compelling reasons to stay together than we do to call it quits. So after talking and agreeing that we love each other too much to just end it, I came back home (the next day) and we have been working hard to communicate with each other and get this marriage back on track. We aren't going to give up on a 19 year marriage that has borne more joy than sorrow.

December 12, 1992
Of course, in all that chaos I am still injured and trying to recover and heal as best I can.  I don't have quite as much pain as I did a couple of weeks ago, but I am still on crutches.  I have had some sciatica pain on the fractured side and I don't know if it is compensation pain from the injury or just irritated due to me having to stay down so much. I have been swimming a couple of times and will be adding in more each week.  The swimming hasn't bothered my injury at all, unless I kick too hard or swing my leg out too wide. I am going to be adding in the recumbent bike this week, I can't wait to see how that works.  Next week I will be able to try the elliptical, I think, and I am really excited for that.  

All this inactivity is driving me insane, I am used to moving all the time! It has been almost surreal, the fact that I am injured, it is just sinking in that my life has changed and will be changed for a long time.  I still get sad when I see a runner, it hurts my heart because I love running so much.  I miss that freedom and the feeling of strength.  I will return to my beloved running, but until I do I will find other ways to keep fit and strong, for example, I will bike, swim and add in more weights to my fitness regime.  

How are all of you? What have you been up to? Anyone run any races lately? Have you ever been injured and if so, what did you do in the meantime? 

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Sunday! How Did Your Race(s) Go?



Hey y'all, how is your weekend going? I spent an event filled and exciting the day, Saturday, in bed watching movies and getting caught up on soap operas with family and friends on Facebook and Myfitnesspal dot com.

Today I woke early and made my way carefully to the kitchen to make some "liquid sanity", a.k.a coffee.  I spent some time reading my Bible (on my Ipod) and drinking said "liquid sanity".  After the kids woke up, I put them to work...cleaning my house for me, while I stood by like a psycho drill sergeant on crutches.  That was fun ☜(*▽*)☞.  I also cooked, for the first time in 18 days (not that I'm counting), waffles for the family while standing with crutches.  So after this boring as heck exciting fun filled morning I decided I had better sit down and relax so that I don't get myself in trouble with nurse ratchett, a.k.a my hubby set myself back in the healing department.

So here I sit and what should pop into my brain?  Well, I'll tell you...pssst, you should write a  an absolutely thrilling and award winning blog post and let your friends know what an exciting life you wish you lived actually live. Now you know, I dare you to top that! 

Finally in closing, tell me how your race(s) went this weekend or last weekend or even the weekend before that...ha ha ha, give me something people, if I can't run, at least tell me about your races ಥ_ಥ (<~tears).

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Wednesday...Update...Graduations....Oh My!



Hey all you wonderful people...Just wanted to do a Vlog of my MRI/Injury update and some Graduation talk as well.  I want to thank you for all your encouragement and prayers.  You truly keep me going, and I thank God for supportive friends like y'all.

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pelvic Stress Fracture...Indeed!

OMG, it is indeed the worst news I could hope to hear. Not! 

Thank You Google (Not mine)

Seriously, yes it is a pelvic stress fracture, but it can always be so much worse. I have learned this important lesson many times over in my 41 years on this earth. 

I am down for the count, no running for at least 16 weeks and that is being conservative, also no elliptical or stationary bike for at least another 4 weeks.  I am allowed to swim and try the recumbent bike as long as it doesn't cause me any pain.  I am also being ordered to start taking 2000mg of Calcium and Vitamin D asap. When my doctor called he said, "Well Shannon, I've got your MRI results, and it is exactly what you thought it was, where you thought it was". 


I am actually kind of in shock...I was right!

So now it is sinking in to my feeble brain that I am broken and sidelined for the entire summer.  I feel so useless, like running somehow defined me, but I am more than running, I am me.  When I had cancer I also felt defined by it, like I wasn't me anymore, and that everything I did was cancer related, people looked at me and saw the cancer instead of who I really was, me. It was in their eyes, and I could see that it haunted them. I hated seeing that.


Because...

I am a fighter, a survivor, a mom, friend, sister, daughter,  lover, runner, but even more than that I am someone who has dreams.  I dream of becoming a counselor for women, and to use my life experiences to help someone else in their experience or out of it.  I have dreams of traveling to Italy...I'm a dreamer, and a writer of stories that maybe I'll only read, but still I'm a writer...I'm an artist who dreams of painting.  I am not defined by cancer, or my injury or all the little jobs I do.  I am more than all of those things combined and I will prevail and I will come out the other side stronger than ever! 

I am so blessed to have friends like you, and I wanted to say thank you for your warm wishes, and kind thoughts, as well as all of your prayers.  Keep them coming and don't forget me, I will be blogging my way through this injury for sure.

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thanks



Just a short Thank You Vlog...

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Hello and How Are You Today?



Hey y'all, hope you liked this Vlog, I really just wanted to say hello and let you know how today is going...there really is nothing better than to be able to see your blog friends live and in person...I'm kind of liking the whole idea.  May this post find all of you strong, sexy and seriously having an AMAZING day!

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2012 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

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