Monday-weekend recovery

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Monday-weekend recovery
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 11:44am
Hi Everyone, What a weekend. My pregnant daughter was hospitalized on Friday due to dehydration. She was terribly sick and I forced her to go to the ER. It turned out she had a stomach virus on top of her pregnancy related nausea. They kept her and put her on an iv to get her hydrated again. Her eyes were so black I was almost scared for her life at one point. Ugg. Thank God she is home and doing well. On top of that, my husband had a run in with the manager of Staples and somehow came home with a great looking new desk for less than half the price it was listed for. lol I am not complaining as it looks great. I did my last assignment in Ethics this morning and I am so happy to report I have passed the class. I only have the final left and one way or another, no matter how I do on the final, I have passed. I have solid As in my other classes so it looks like I am on my way to graduate in two weeks. Hope everyone else is doing well,

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:06pm
Wow Karla! You did have a crazy weekend. Glad your daughter is okay and good for you for pushing the issue of seeking treatment. Congrats on your classes and being almost done! I had a much calmer weekend. Time with friends and lots of movies and reading. It was wonderful. I think I'm better from the trinity of nasal/sinus issues. What I feel like I have now is just allergies - which, after all of that other mess, is kind of a relief. Now I will really be able to tell if the new meds are working and how well. An easy day for me - just one client this morning and I have a massage this afternoon. I did a step workout this morning and it felt nice to do something else besides moderate pace elliptical. Work was kind of challenging this morning. I saw my depressed client and she had made no progress on the goals we set up a few weeks ago. Once again, it was really clear to me that the depression is not managed and it's hard enough to get out of bed let alone eat well or exercise when you feel that way. I gently asked her about it and saw tears immediately spring to her eyes. I had a pretty similar moment with my therapist last summer so I knew exactly how she felt. I encouraged her (again) to keep communicating with her doctor about her meds. I know that is really all I can do but I still feel helpless. :( Breakfast: yogurt, granola, honey Snack: ? Lunch: bean burrito Snack: pb and apple Dinner: broccoli and something else...
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:07pm
Karla - just an FYI, the quick reply doesn't seem to be working. Also, I formatted my journal with paragraphs but they all disappeared when I posted.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:17pm

So glad you had your daughter seen!  I'm stubborn enough that I would have waited.  Congrats on Ethics!

I'm still recovering from silks and parkour on Saturday and then trying to run yesterday and silks. I'm beaten and brused up from parkour, mostly from a slip off of a wooden box/vault. It was really careless of me.  I tried something I hadn't been taught to do because it looked so easy.  Ha, goes to show me.  Plus, we did all kinds of jumps over vaults w/ shoulder roll recovery, front and back. Honestly I have NEVER been able to do a back roll so I was so excited that I could do these that I kept doing them.  Sunday, I wake up, bruises everywhere and a really sore neck like I'd been hit by a truck.  I tried running, did about 2-3 miles and a lot of walking because my bruises hurt and I knew I wouldn't be able to do silks that afternoon if I ran the whole way.  I have more bruises today; I think from silks because of the shapes.  I really think this is part of aging, too.  I used to bruise easily but now if I scratch too hard, I can bruise.  

So, long story but I'm probably not working out today. If I could have caught Zumba, I might have done that but it's parent observation week at dance so I have to catch the end of every class.  I had three clients, starting at 6am this morning.  One client, I'll borrow Kel's term and call her flakey client, showed up late and at the end of every session wants me to go over every exercise while she draws pictures.  Our sessions run so long and I'm wondering how to put a stop to it.  Generally I do put together workouts and show clients but this is happening with every session.  I do think she's only coming temporarily, though.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:19pm

That's tough w/ depression, especially since she's only someone you see occasionally.  Does she work out with you during your session or does she just go through the movements?  As hard as it is, I don't know what else trainers can do.  You're just much more connected since you've learned the benefits of therapy. 






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:34pm
Jean, I think it's super awesome that you're doing all of those things. I admire you. :) You put a stop to your long sessions by saying "I have another appointment at so we need to finish on time. I've noticed you like to go over the exercises at the end of our sessions. Shall we save the last 10 minutes of our session to do this?" Her arriving late is not your problem and unless she's expecting you to compensate (stay late) for her tardiness, it doesn't need to be addressed.
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:36pm
She seems like she tries during our sessions. It's just getting her to do anything beyond our sessions. This morning, we made a new goal - 5 minutes on the treadmill 2x a week. Gotta start somewhere... Edited to add: We are scheduled for twice a week but she cancels a lot (due to legitimate work issues - I think).
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:43pm
My husband and a son suffer from depression so I know it's very difficult to manage. I am not prone to it nor do I suffer from it so I feel so bad for people who do. I know first hand what it can do to someone's life. I do know that many experts claim there are really only two ways to beat depression, exercise and prayer (and I don't know if that is true or not), so Gym, hopefully regular exercise will help your client. I know my hubby and son always do much better when they are on a regular program, the problem with both of them is the motivation to continue it. As far as the technical problems, the paragraph thing is new so I'll get that reported but the quick reply issue is a known thing that keeps cropping up. iVillage has had it's share of technical problems over the last few weeks and believe me, everyone at the top is fully aware of what is going on and doing everything they can to get things fixed.

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:51pm
Exercise and prayer, eh? I respectfully disagree. Being on meds has done me a world of good and I know many highly functional people who wouldn't be where they are without meds. I think cognitive therapy should be involved as well but that's a much harder sell for most people. And you are absolutely correct... if your depression isn't managed (by whatever a person chooses), even the smallest task will seem like SO much work. I do kind of think my client is spinning her wheels with me because nothing is going to change until she gets a handle on her depression. And that is so much easier said than done...
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 1:23pm
lol see, I just don't know. My family members are on meds too so I have to agree with you. I have always found it interesting when they try new docs and are told to get involved in a faith group and start exercising. My husband tried jogging once and did better with his depression than he has in many years. Of course it coincided with new meds...

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 1:24pm
Has anyone ever shipped cookies? I had my daughter in law make up a batch of cookies and I want to ship them to some co-workers but I don't know how to do package them. Any ideas?

Karla
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