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30/06/2010 at 13:38

PF - results apparently within 5 working days of scan and then another consultation with the consultant.  Had a bit of a panic when I realised what the MRI scanner looked like as I get a bit claustrophobic.. hopefully they wont need my head in it too ... 

Fingers crossed for you TD sounds interesting..

30/06/2010 at 14:00
I hope the MRI gives the answer NGUG, fingers crossed for getting it sorted one and for all.

And good luck TD. I'm not surprised you're nervous faced with all of that but it does sound fascinating.

Thanks for the advice PF. I think I'll have a look around for a regular class and maybe try both the hatha and ashtanga. And. I think once I've upped my recovery mileage a bit I think I'm going to join a running club. One of the things I like best about running is that I can just go home, get the trainers on and go but I'm also very prone to being a bit insular and at the moment I'm at risk of turning into a hermit so I'd like to give it a go. Must try harder at the socialising part of life!
30/06/2010 at 15:01

NGUG - that's great news. Delighted you were insistent on seeing a specialist. No more postulating - get concrete evidence of the actual problem. You are on the way to being repaired. Hoipe it keeps going apace.

Nice blog SE. But why can't we deface the site with unmoderated comments?! Do you have control issues?

Hey RP - the place has been quiet without you. There's place on the Amsterdam thread for you too! You must be looking forward to end of term now. Lucky you. Have you been keeping your running going in the last couple of months?

Helterskelter - yes, get out and meet people. It's good for you. But if there is a row of blokes all lined up at the back of the yoga class, at least you can make an educated decision about whether you want to join in or not. Such a decision should probably also factor in, Lycra or Cotton.... I imagine.

30/06/2010 at 15:12

jings..There are some quality injuries on our bench....Good luck, NGUG. You seem to be getting to the bottom of it , at last.

Are we allowed to leave vaguely abusive comments, SE?

HS,I hear that intensive salsa lessons is the way to go. Classes full of Scotsmen who can dance! That's got to be worth seeing... Daughter is having a ball.

30/06/2010 at 15:38

Hello everyone

have not been on here for 2 weeks.

Been to busy, work work work !

Went on a boat for 4 days , on the norfolk broads, 16 of us.

not enough sleep and too much to drink but hry it was good fun !!

How is everyone doing?

30/06/2010 at 17:57

Adie - nicely.  Later in the year is good for me - no clashes and cooler!

NGUG - that sounds like a real result: getting to the bottom of it and moving quickly.

TD - if they do ink blots as part of the personality tests the way to get maximum scores is to say everything makes you think of genitalia.  Trust me.  The job is as good as yours if you do that

30/06/2010 at 23:03

Think I'd rather a 4 hour marathon than a 4 hour grilling at interview. I have a chat with a career coach soon- not sure what that's all about?

LR, I think you are talking coblers....

Of to Paris 2moro to start the move and my emotional farewell  

01/07/2010 at 07:18

Sorry to sound boring - another glorious day here in sunny jersey, a rest day for me going to do some yoga to stop me surcomming to my temptation to go for a trott!!! 

OO:  a career coach, Mr PF has a "career coach" from what I can tell they are pychcologist who just help you to build on your strong point and work on your weak areas - not that you or Mr PF have any!!  MR PF company call them "life coaches" .  I did point out to Mr PF that at 46 years old is he really going to change as evertying the coach has told him I've been saying for years!!!!!!  Just enjoy it I say!!!  Good luck with the move and farewell - remember real men do cry!!

01/07/2010 at 07:24
You can be my life coach any day Princess
01/07/2010 at 07:26
Missed my run this morning through laziness- unable to get out of bed this am. Still.  just managed to cheer myself up witjh a mars bar.
01/07/2010 at 10:42

My advice to all threaders when faced with the commercial spam rubbish that the poster "Chicken Yu" has just dumped on our thread, is to click the little button that says "Ignore Member". It's not worth responding directly to them, because on the whole, it is the work of 'software robots', i.e. no-one will read your comments in reply to them.

OlneyOne wrote (see)
You can be my life coach any day Princess


01/07/2010 at 10:43

OO: only the one mars bar!!!  With the amount of money life coaches make perhaps this is an area I should move inot.

Yoga will occur sometime today - just really not sure when, have important things to do today like having roots done at the hairdressers!!

01/07/2010 at 10:57

TD - quite right.

Thanks for all your supportive comments.  Nightmares last night of operations and getting stuck in scanning machines.. also thoughts that I could be on crutches for five days followed by three months of rehab started feeling a bit sorry for myself.  Ju jitsu completely down the drain as due for my grading shortly having spent a year getting to this stage needs to be practiced. No Amsterdam.  Poohh.  Maybe jumping the gun as not sure what the scan will show - has to be sorted.

OlneyOne wrote (see)
You can be my life coach any day Princess


PF - who did you use for Ed's driving lessons did you go to someone local?  No one we know has used anyone locally and there are just soo many of them to choose from.

Edited: 01/07/2010 at 12:36
01/07/2010 at 14:53

NGUG:  Ed driving instructor was recommended to me. I will forward her email on to you.  If she can't help am sure will know someone who can.  she is a very calm person and honest too.  Mention Ed and I to her in your email to her.  Stay positive, I've had an mri scan and take an ipod in with you if you can with your favourite music!!  You will be fine I just know it, keyhole surgery is so not invasive that you will be right as rain before you know it - just don't push it!!

01/07/2010 at 15:02

NGUG - the MRI machines can appear claustrophobic, but they give you headphones and nice music to listen to anyway. Your job is just to lie completely still. Shit your eyes and take some rest - it can be enjoyable.

As for keyhole surgery (IF you do need it) - I had a meniscus op on my right knee a few years ago (after a volleyball accident!). Three hours after the op, I walked out of the hospital under my own steam, just using crutches. I think after less than a week I was walking almost normally and after 3 weeks doing light running.

All I'd say is, there's no point fretting about it and getting worked up.  Such feelings will only slow down your recovery anyway.  I always set about trying to make hospital staff laugh, because they must have to deal with a lot of misery on a regular basis. By focusing on their needs, I seem to bypass any concerns/ self-worries and it all goes along much better.  Keep us posted hey.

Oh yes, lovely 8km recovery run at lunchtime. 31C here. Sweated loads but was going very slow. Unusually, I felt more energetic when I got back to work.

01/07/2010 at 16:04

Sound advice as always TD.

 Have a trott tomorrow with my friend who will be on the mountain bike, we are doing the bike ride we did yesterday, she said as pay back for the fact I looked like I hadn't done anything whilst she was a large dripping mess (her words not mine).  Oh well I could, and probably will end up in lots of bits as the end as it is a rather hilly 7 miler.

01/07/2010 at 22:04

Good luck with your scan NGUG.  I'll be sending calming thoughts to you via telepathy.

I've just completed the second of the Badger 10k series and I've knocked off 13 mins off my time. There were loads of people there tonight.  Many more than the last race which is good news for the charity. Also faithful old hubby was there at the top of the longest hill with a refreshing sports drink for me.

I'm off with the kids from school on D of E tomorrow so a nice weekend in the Trough of Bowland with extra bottle of skin so soft.  yes ATM I do use it, but unfortunately I don't always have it on. I think I'll have to start getting the shower gel as well as the moisturiser and oil. 

yet another horsefly bite on the back of my leg which is coming up worse than the last one, but I think this one had an extra juicy bit of my calf before it eventually flew off.

02/07/2010 at 06:28
Katb; ouch!! Fab running a pb by 13 mins is awesome
02/07/2010 at 09:05

Wow Kat - knocking 13mins off a 10K time - great result. Was that for a new PB? What was in that sports drink your husband gave you?!

Supposed to be the hottest day of the year here in Brussels at 35C, so got out running at 7am, but it was already 25C.  Had to do a 14K run, with 6K at Tempo speed (about 4:10/km or 6:42/mile). HR was mad so I broke it up into 4K and 2K fast bits.  Was sopping wet when finished. Really feel the need for more sleep though. Like now!

02/07/2010 at 10:40

Am impressed by your dedication TD, being lazy today - running/cycling buddie not feeling great so meeting for coffee instead of going for trott!!!!  Am back in UK this weekend and meeting up with old running buddie on sunday for a lovely flat run along the seafront - not a hill in sight!!  Should be great!!

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