The Key to Logging in Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
The Key to Logging in Wednesday
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Wed, 05-01-2013 - 8:38am

I think the only way I'll be able to keep posting w/out fighting the log in problem is to never close out the window.  It's kind of a pain and I always forget but it works.  I had the worst night sleep last night, a 6am client and am already for bed but I'm going to Zumba soon.  Ugh, my son was going to ask a girl to the prom and his friend helped him work it out that my son would bake cookies and cupcakes and his friend would bring one to her each hour.  At the end of the day, my son would ask her.  Anyway, first period she tells his friend she'd already planned to go w/ someone else. No big deal, only she's a super sweet girl (I'm friends w/ her mom) so felt REALLY bad about saying no.  It really didn't bother my son that she said no but he felt bad that she felt bad.  So, being overly concerned about her feelings, I emailed her mom to make sure the girl knew it was fine and not to feel bad.  The next email I get is from her mom, my friend, who is upset that her daughter turned my son down. Nooooo, that's not the problem and now it seems like I tattled on her because she turned my son down. Yikes.  That'll teach me not to get involved.  I tried to emphasize that I just wanted to make sure she wasn't feeling bad but not sure the message got across. If my son ever hears of it, he's not going to be happy! I feel like I should tell him, yes or no?






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 9:48am

I always keep my GR window open and I was still having problems getting in.  Although, this morning it seems to be working.  

I would tell your son.  He'll be angry regardless but I think he would be angrier if he heard it from someone else and then confronted you with it.  

Today is a flurry of activity at my house.  DH is packing to leave for the weekend.  The house is a disaster and I'm trying to pre-clean before my cleaning lady gets here.  I have a client this afternoon.  I already did my cardio workout this morning and am baking a cake for DH to take this weekend for a friend's birthday.  I have to help DH hook his truck up to the travel trailer so he can take it down to the tire place for new tires.    

I started my CEC textbook yesterday and it's got some really bizarre things in it.  It talks about doing EKG's on clients and assumes we get bloodwork results for each client.  It's very strange.  It's also going into intricate detail about test validity and statistics... regression lines, coefficients, etc.  I did all that stuff in college (not that I remember it) but it's really not valid to PT's.  I checked the last date of publication and it's 2010.  *shrug*  I hope there's something more useful in it later.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 9:57am
Wow! I can't believe I got in, although it's still confusing, I got in and am able to post on the first attempt. Jean, I think your son is going to find out at school today. So you may be too late. But just explained to him what your motivations are, that's all you can do. Still, I think it's really sweet what your son was planning to do. How exciting that promise coming up. We be taking pictures too? Yesterday's intervention didn't really go that well, although I told my manager I felt much better after the meeting. It seems that in the corporate world, when you see a blue sky and they tell you that the sky is actually green, you need to say "the sky is green."There were so many egos in the room, that I left, feeling like The world is filled with People that have a lot of issues that they need to deal with their own personal Lives. No worries, although it was very anxiety-filled, it is a lesson in life that I continue to try to learn from. Needless to say, after I came home from work, I poured myself a strong one and relaxed instead of going to dog training. Today I have my seconds chiropractic appointment for the week. I am optimistic that the course of action is going to the positive results. However I am very uncomfortable with the popping sound during the chiropractics test. The massage therapist/Physical therapist seems to be spot on with his diagnosis what is wrong with me and I have more confidence in him then the chiropractor moment. Have any of you going to the chiropractor before? So many doctors say that you shouldn't go to a chiropractor, but I really don't want to have a route removed, which is what the medical doctors want to do. In any event, we shall see. What is everyone else up to today? I've been doing administrative work since five this morning.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 10:01am
I am mistrustful of chiros in general because it always seems like they have this long (and expensive) course of action they want you to take. In my experience, physical therapists tend to be far more helpful with muscle/joint issues than chiros or even the orthos. Seems like the docs deal in generalities while the PT's deal in specifics.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 11:39am

I"m going to tell him because I can't keep a secret. This girl is discreet so I'm sure no one would find out but we emailed again and I emphasized that I was only concerned w/ her daughter's feeling guilty.  This is probably bad parenting but I've always felt my son was more mature/logical in certain ways and I'm sure, even if it didn't go well, I'd just get a. "Oh mom..." type sigh, kind of like I get when I fall in parkour.  

Where is the CEC through?  Is it a new cert? It sounds hard!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 11:43am

Maybe this is another bad parenting thing but I'm not interested in his going to the prom or not.  If he has fun, I want him to go but I don't care about the pictures, the details, etc.  I think I'm going to take him skydiving in the wine country in CA for graduation--that's something I can get excited about!

Sorry to hear about the continued stress at work. At times I envy women who've stayed and had careers and then, most of the time, I think of the aggravation and am glad I'm not in it!

I agree w/ Kel about chiropractors. You might find a good one but for the most part, they're treating the symptom and not the underlying problem.  A physical therapist can diagnose the underlying problem and work with it.  At the same time, the chiropractor might be able to fix it temporarily as you work on the problem.  I also think a higher level personal trainer could do it but that's not 99% of us and the danger is weeding out the ones who talk a good talk but aren't knowledgeable enough.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 12:12pm
Not a new cert - just my PT cert that expires in a year (I like to get these things done early). It's a CEC through DSW and it's called Advanced Program Design or something like that. It's not hard... yet.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:53am
I am a skeptic, too. However, there is a phenomenal physical therapist that completely makes sense in his diagnosis - imbalance in the muscles...He has me doing exercises for upper back, and, actually, when I pinch my shoulder blades together, I don't have the pain and numbness. Also, in massaging my upper back, he kept asking if I was in any car accidents, and I kept saying, "no." Since they were "minor", I wasn't,t thinking, but, actually, I have been in three accidents. He could tell from my "issues." I am exhausting alternative therapies before I get a rib removed. I just can't live the rest of my life with this pain.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 8:20am

Are you still doing the pt exercises? They're really key, forever. When I'm driving, I pull my shoulder blades back when I'm at red lights. Multitasking. I can tell the next day if I've hit a lot of red lights the day before.  I also wonder if you're holding more stress than you realize in muscles.  Have you been able to get in a massage?  






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 8:24am

That's the beauty of this chiropractor. There's a massage therapist, physical therapist, and the chiropractor, all working together on me. And, although I do have to meet my deductible, insurance cover several sessions every year. So, this may be the perfect match for me. The first Physical therapist I had did not have me doing those scapula exercises. I think that's why I felt really disappointed. The first physical therapist was highly recommended to me, and yet, what she was doing didn't make sense. This physical therapist and chiropractor all make sense in what they're telling me.... Except, I'm still not "sold" on the chiropractic healing. I just can't get over the sound when I get an adjustment.