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Burdensome Love
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   Posted 4/4/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I heard back from my doctor about the ultrasound of my legs and thank goodness, NO BLOOD CLOTS!

She is still waiting to hear about my blood test results to see if there might be any vitamin deficiencies causing my leg pain. So hopefully, I will hear back sometime this coming week.

This is all so frustrating, but I suppose we must take the good with the bad as it is a process.

I feel like I have been a little bit better this week. I was able to go to the gym three times this week. My knees and legs didn't feel as affected by the intensity of my actions, but at random moments, I still get these deep sharp pains and I just wonder where is this coming from?!? I have noticed, muscularly, I am very weak. I am not able to lift the same amount of weight that I used to, nor am I able to do cardio for as long. It feels somewhat demoralizing, but if I can just keep going on a regular schedule, it is my hope that I will get back to where I used to be. It was super nice to have my fiance go with me yesterday. I love having a gym buddy. :)

My fiance and I had a wonderful walk on this beautiful Easter morning. It's activities like this that really help me to keep my mind off my pain. But once the walk is over, what else can I do to keep my mind off of it? I can only walk for so long. Does anybody have some suggestions as to what has helped them take there mind of their pain? Sensory tricks, so to speak?

Happy Easter to all!

~Burdensome Love

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   Posted 4/4/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Easter, and I'm so happy to hear there are no blood clots. I hope you are able to start getting answers for everything else, but let's count the small blessing as they come!

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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Love!

It is great news not to have blood clots. Those are so worrisome and scary. Not knowing is the hardest part for me. Once I know what the enemy is I'm better able to fight it both physically and mentally.

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   Posted 4/4/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
So wonderful to hear about no blood clots!!!

I will pray for your other test results...sometimes being low on potassium...vitamin D, or magnesium...or all of the above...can cause major leg cramps/pain....I started taking a great supplement called Natural Calm which is a magnesium supplement that dissolves completely in not only helps with constipation when needed..but does help my muscle spasms...

Let's see...distractions you can do with having a fiance...hmmmm......LOL!!!!! Ok...besides that! HAHA....I LOVE my record lots of comedy shows and movies to watch...I have to say that is one of my favorite things to keep my mind off my pain and release those endorphins by laughing!!!

I have been watching re-runs of King of funny!!

How great for you to enjoy the walk today on a beautiful Easter morning! I took my pup for a nice long was awesome!!
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Burdensome Love
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   Posted 4/5/2010 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Snowbunny... you totally cracked me up reading your post!!! Your sense of humor must be a great distraction for you, or at least I hope it can be most of the time. Thank you for the laughter!!! If I can immerse myself in little projects I am pretty good, i.e. last night I was working on our wedding invitations for a good couple of hours at the computer trying to get the font size right, the right coloring, the wording, etc. When I immerse myself in different projects, I will totally forget about my pain. But I have so very few projects to work on. :/ It's like once I am done with one, I have no idea what to do next.

We have tons of movies! I love watching movies. And I love reading, so that doesn't seem too difficult.

But if anyone else has some ideas, please pop them my way! :)

I hope everyone has a pain free week! (staying optimistic here)
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