Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm feeling good!

I still have the splint on and I still go for therapy 2/week.

Some things have changed though! I've exercised 6 days out of 7 this week :) I'm really enjoying getting my sweat on!

I can do 90% of the things I used to do with 2 hands. You know me I'm stubborn.

Last night a customer gave me an avocado pitter and masher :) They want no more bloodshed from an avocado.

I really do miss taking pictures as often as I used to.

Hope your having a great weekend

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Question day

1. Have you tried coconut water?

2. Bath/shower or lake :)

3. I have to admit that coconut flavour and smell is one of my favourites! What's yours??

4. What did you have for breakfast today?

5. How much water are you drinking a day?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Well they're finally gone!

Today was back to the hospital to get my stitches out and then more therapy :)

4 more weeks and I can kiss my splint goodbye.

What a beautiful day it is today! I just couldn't stay inside. I managed to get a 55 minute brisk walk in!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I really miss blogging!

Honestly I can't wait to get my left hand back so that I can once again get into regular blogging.

Right now it's hard enough to just make meals never mind taking pictures after!!

Today I stopped by Thrive juice bar to see my daughter hard at work :) They are always busy!
Of course I had to have one of their juices. Today I chose the green monster, very tasty.

Then I met up with my walking group.  They walk on an indoor track which is much better for my injured arm.  I just sweat in my splint too much to walk outside in this heat.

I took some food with me to eat on the go.

I also stopped by Starbucks to get a new water bottle and more coffee :)

I can't wait to go on my bike again! Even washing dishes I won't complain about doing them once I can! Well at least for the first week.
Tomorrow I get the stitches out, I still have to wear the splint though

Hope your having a great day!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Now I know why!

I thought that the zigzag stitches were because he was finding the tendons but today they told me it was because of scarring. The zigzag scaring will allow for better movement of the finger :)

Today's therapy went well.  And it's back to work today.

It's so hot and sweaty here and I have to admit I hate this splint in the heat! Oh well a couple of days after the stitches come out on Tuesday I'll be able to rinse it off.

Hope your having a great start to your weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Managed to do a bit more

I finally put a Leslie Sansone dvd on today!  Before it got too hot.

Some things I can do ok with one hand and some just get me very frustrated!! Like trying to use a can opener at lunch. There was no way I could use it  :(

I admit some things I don't bother doing.  Like shaving and makeup. I'll wait until I have 2 hands.

Work is surprisingly going very well. They don't mind that every hour or so I need to go in the back to exercise my fingers. And the kids are really helping a lot.

My eating has been going great.  Yes i'm eating a lot more easier to put together foods, but I  have been tracking cals, sodium etc.

Exercise I have to admit has been bad.  Between spraining my ankle, the hear, this hand injury I really haven't done a lot.  Well I did still go to work :)
You may wonder why my hand is limiting me. Well for one thing when I sweat my incision stings, ouch.  As well I hold mu arm against my chest because if it's down it throbs.
Now that I've given the excuses I'm going to tell you my plan.
Between today and Monday I'm going to a workout at least 3 days!! If it stays this hot I'll probably do them inside.  They don't have to be long workouts just do something.

So who wants to join me in at least 3 workouts between today and Monday??

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Question day

1. Do you use workout DVD's?? Which one is your favourite?

2. Have you tried kale? What's your favourite recipe/way to eat it??

3. Close your eyes, what do you hear?

4. What's on your kitchen table :)

5. What was the first thing you ate/drank this morning?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Change of plans

The day I went for surgery a parcel came with 4 Leslie Sansone dvd's as well as resistance bands

Since it was too hot to walk outside I decided to do the first dvd without using the resistance bands.


I don't know whether it was yesterdays heat or a painkiller I took but my stomach is doing somersaults.

So today I'm inhaling gravol and sipping water and basically being a couch potato. Really hope I can do that workout tomorrow!

Here's a picture of my hand, don't look if your squeamish! This is with my hand cupped when it's straight it looks even longer :( 2o+ stitches I'm not allowed to straighten my hand for another 5 weeks.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Therapy, walking and the park :)

I'm going to try to post at least on days I don't work.

I've been very busy since I injured my hand, between surgery, work, therapy and doing exercises for my fingers every waking hour I just haven't had the energy to walk/take pic's/blog :(

Today I decided it was time to get back to exercise. I received some Leslie Sansone walking videos and resistance bands. I can't do the bands because of the hand but I can do the walking :) So that's one option.

I decided that I'd meet my walking group today. I've really missed my walking group. I ended up walking for over an hour.

I also stopped by to say hi to my daughter Jen :) She's such a busy girl, I'm so proud of her for pursuing a career she loves.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

No appointments!

Finally a day with no appointments, well except for the hourly finger exercises :( They hurt!!

And for some reason I'm so tired and I have no energy!

Tomorrow morning I go for more therapy.

Day 2
calories - 1119
carbs - 88
sodium - 1455
water - 9 cups so far

Question day!

1. What cookbook do you use the most??

2. Hamburgers or hotdogs??

3. What are you having for dinner tonight?

4. What is your favourite sport??

5. Have you ever had surgery?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Trying something new and what the Dr said today

It went o.k today he said i severed not only 2 tendons and a nerve but also an artery! This week i have to do finger exercises every hour every day.

Stitches come out in 2 weeks. I have to wear the splint at least 6 more weeks!!

He had to open my hand further up and down :( It starts at the top knuckle and down to mid palm, 20 stiches.

You can't imagine how happy i was to have a coffee this morning :)

I need to shake up my eating plan!  What I'm doing isn't working!

So for the next week I'm going to:
1. keep my calories between 1,200 and 1,300 I'm only 4'11 3/4 and right now I can't get too much activity in.

2. I'm aiming for less than 100g carb/day

3. 3 cups of water before breakfast/lunch/dinner and 3 more in the evening!

4. As long as my ankle is good get a walk (this week I have physically been exhausted I'll be happy to get 1 walk in)

5. Aim for 1,500g of salt or less!

I think that's good for this week.

I really want to thank Karen and Anne for answering all my questions and for helping me with ideas for food! Oh and I totally copied Karen's Idea for the weekly/daily challenge :)

Day 1
calories: 1,173
carbs    : 52g
sodium : 1454
on my last 3c of water

And a glass of wine!

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's over!

Well I actually had 2 tendons severed and the nerve severed!! I thought I'd only hit 1 tendon.

Believe it or not I had the surgery done at 4pm and I have to go see the surgeon at 9 am tomorrow.

I'm taking narcotics tonight and will get a prescription for different ones tomorrow. Hope this post doesn't sound too loopy. Narcotics + only using one hand = :) I'm actually not feeling too much pain yet.

The nurses made me laugh by saying how spunky I was straight away when I came to.

I was smart enough to pop a pork roast in the slow cooker before I left and since I had no water or food since midnight last night till 7 pm tonight when i got home it smelled divine!

Oh 30 minutes before I left a package was delivered! I won a package from leslie sansone on twitter and I didn't know what it would be.  It was 4 dvd's with 1, 2, 3, 4 super walks dvd's plus a set of body boost cables.  As soon as I can use both hands I'll use the cables and before that I can do the walks but I think I'll wait a few days :)

I'll be back tomorrow and let you know what the surgeon says.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm here

It's taking a lot more energy to do everything with just one hand!

I'll update after the surgery tomorrow.

Hopefully normal blogging, even if short, will resume soon :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

I'll be glad when this is over!

Even though I was at the hospital and the Dr told me I'd need bloodwork when I asked them about it I was told they would just do it Monday. While getting ready for work this morning the dr's office called and said I had to have it done today!!

Two cab rides later and rushing to eat and get to work I am not amused :( Oh well over and done with.

Have I said how hard it is to get dressed with one hand :)  Actually after the surgery I'm buying slip on pants and shorts.

My nosh:

Eggs, cheese, 2 turkey sausages, 1/2c cottage cheese(blended in magic bullet with sweetener and vanilla) and blueberries

romaine lettuce wraps with proscuitto, herb and garlic cream cheese, raspberries

Took to work: tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, almonds, diet sprite mixed with protein (there was cheese too but I forgot to put it in the pic)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My nosh

Now onto food:

coconut flour pancakes with blueberries and sf syrup

salad with newman's own light balsamic, cheese and prosciutto

Diet sprite, protein, almonds, blackberries and tomatoes


I saw my plastic surgeon this morning.  I'm going to have surgery on Monday morning!

The size of the incision will depend on how far the tendon has recoiled :(  Could be half way down my hand, the wrist or beyond.

I also have to start therapy a day or two after surgery. I'll be going to therapy for quite a few months!

At least I got a new splint. I've named her Suzy's *itch :)

Today I'm back to work but only on the till. We'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A short post

The hand feels about the same as yesterday.  So I'll probably stick to short posts until i can use both hands because it's not easy typing with one finger!

Just found out that I have a consultation with the plastic surgeon tomorrow morning.

Today I had oats, an egg white, coconut butter and maple peanut butter

Since I had no leftovers from the dinner I never had yesterday I picked simple and easy things for lunch. Black forest ham, home made coleslaw, avocado (i was brave) and some blackberries

Breakfast for dinner

Question Day!

1. When you have a sweet tooth what foods satisfy you?

2. Have you tried vegan/vegetarian cooking/foods? It might surprise you :)

3. What is one thing that is on your grocery list every week??

4. Are there any veggies that you like better from frozen than fresh??

5. If you eat cheese what is your favourite kind?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Going to the dentist

Yes that's my fun for today, I went to the dentist. Actually I love my dentist she is the best one I've ever had.

Actually the fun today will be on my walk :)

Started this morning with some cheese, onion and turkey bacon muffins/quiches with a side of cherry tomatoes.

And then everything changed in a second!!

I was getting lunch ready and went to stab the avocado pit to get it out but instead of the pit the knive stabbed me in the base of my middle finger not only giving me a pretty good cut but also slicing the nerve and the tendon!!

So Ralph and i spent the last 5 hours in the emergency room!!

I have to wait a couple of days for the plastic surgeon to phone me so that i can make an appointment for him to do surgery.

In the mean time i get to wear this:

Hope you had a lot better day than i have! Oh and this was posted with one hand :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Meeting my walking group!

Today is the first day of my weekend :)

Met up with my walking group today in Victoria Park! Yes Karen these pic's are for you :) My ankle is still no where near 100% but I got there early and decided to start and stay at my own pace! Managed to walk for 55 minutes.

This morning I started my day with some eggs, smokey tempeh, light laughing cow and some blueberries. Oh and of course I had a coffee.

Just before I went on my walk I had some avocado, raspberries, cucumber spears wrapped in Dried beef (first time I've tried it. It's really nice)), herb and garlic cream cheese between the beef and the cucumbers and some cherry tomatoes.

Dinner tonight was a beef pot roast with roasted brussels sprouts in coconut oil, some shredded coleslaw with home made mayo dressing and a glass of wine.