A Good Talk

by Mary on October 19, 2016

disk extrusion extending up from the line

disk extrusion extending up from the line

I had a good talk with my sports medicine doctor yesterday that helped settle my mind. Dr. A. said that it’s good in a way that it’s hard to decide what to do in my case. If my back injury had been worse, it would have been obvious to everyone that I needed surgery and I would have had it earlier on. But a worse case like that would also have had less chance of turning out well. Read the article →


Still in Limbo

October 16, 2016 Fitness

Two different opinions on what I should do about my extruded disc that’s causing weakness in my leg and foot.

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Mending my Back: Injections, Pros and Cons of Surgery

October 9, 2016 Fitness

Looking into the pros and cons of decompressive surgery for a herniated disc while waiting to see how it recovers on its own.

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Salad

October 8, 2016 All Year

Roasted garlic cauliflower salad

A roasted garlic cauliflower salad with steam-roasted cauliflower for your winter dining pleasure.

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Cocoa Cherry Smoothie

September 30, 2016 All Year

cocoa cherry smoothie

A cocoa cherry smoothie with no added sugar.

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Therapeutic Yoga and other Easy Exercise

September 26, 2016 Fitness

Pebble mosaic at Winthrop Physical Therapy

Trying to stay a little active as I work through a back injury.

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Chocolate Banana Nutella Smoothie

September 19, 2016 All Year

Chocolate Banana Nutella smoothie

Chocolate and hazelnuts add Nutella flavor to this healthy smoothie.

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Spectating and Waiting: ISU Vancouver

September 9, 2016 Figure skating

Kathleen Parker on her way to a bronze medal in Bronze Ladies III

Report from the Vancouver ISU competition, and looking forward to Skate America this October. Progress report on my back injury.

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A Reluctant Swimmer

August 20, 2016 Fitness

Gold's Gym salt-purified pool

Dipping my feet in, so to speak.

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Physical Therapy Catastrophe

August 8, 2016 Figure skating

The horribly ironic end to my PT, and the beginning of a new round: a bad disc injury.

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