Friday, June 18, 2010

It’s 3 am, I can’t sleep and I need a new butt!

Yowsers…I am supposed to be sleeping right now.  Some of you might know from facebook that I woke up two days before my half marathon with leg pain, well actually butt pain!  I have had a problem with my piriformis muscle for well over a year now but nothing like this.  The piriformis muscle wraps around the sciatic nerve and when it is inflamed it squeezes the sciatic which is where the pain comes in.  Usually the pain would be off and on never more than a day.  This time it just kept getting worse.  I still ran the half marathon, although to be honest I limped most of it, which was really disappointing for me.  My body was ready, my mind was ready and my butt did not cooperate.  It was the first long run I did where my feet didn’t hurt.  I finished in 2:29, which was better than the average time but I know if I had really been able to run like I had been doing for all those months prior I could have probably finished around 2:10.  But I guess that means I just will have to do another one to prove it to myself!  The downside of all this, is that I am still limping.  Today it has been officially two weeks.  I am seeing a great sports medicine doctor who I thought gave me the miracle cure on Tuesday.  She gave me a shot of Markane (SP?) and steroids.  By the end of the day I was walking normally again.  Wednesday did great.  Thursday, limping again.

Not good, as we head out on Sunday to go to Yellowstone National Park for a week of hiking.  I am going to go back and see the Dr again tomorrow and am praying for a botox shot.  Supposedly the botox will paralyze the muscle and make me pain free.  At this point I just want to be myself again.  I want to go back to exercising and being my active self.  I wonder if she does decide to do the botox if there would be enough left for the old face!   hee hee hee

Here’s a pic of me crossing the finish line at the marathon:


I have been doing lots of stamping for my new club members and some other projects.  A friend asked me to make her some cards, as they are moving to Hawaii, to give to everyone with their new address.  I was only too happy to oblige and this is what I came up with:

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The inside read the Kennedy’s are moving from one paradise to another!  I thought they really turned out cute (and they used up a bunch of my glorious green paper that I really had no idea how I was going to use!)

Then I had to make a little something for the girls dance teachers.  Here’s the card I made for them:

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I also made them a little frame with the names of all the little girls in the dance class which turned out really cute, I especially love the saying..”all you need are toe shoes, a tutu and a willing heart”:

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Well, I am off to try and sleep again, I think the medicine I took is keeping me awake along with hubby’s snoring, but I have to give it another shot...hope the dr gives me one tomorrow!  Wish me some sleep and a new butt!

Ciao for now…..Deidre!