DairyKing's Journal, 27 February 2012

Got up and out the door at 3:30 this morning. 32 Degrees and breezy. Took about 3/4 mile to get comfy. Ran 3 3/4 miles at a fairly easy clip. I have come to the conclusion that what I had thought was a fairly flat little suburbian town, is actually quite hilly. Ughhh! I hadn't run for at least 4 days, so I was pretty much testing the waters; didn't want to overdo it. Went to work this morning. Wifey is doing pretty well. I didn't leave any dirty dishes or anything. Plenty of easy things in the fridge to eat. Told her not to do anything. Daughter is coming over to spend the day with her.
Thanks to all for your encouraging words of wisdom. It looks like things are going to be all right. She sees the surgeon again in a week, and about 4 weeks after that, she will begin the radiation treatments 5 days a week for about 5 weeks. She will have to drive 45 minutes each way for 10 minutes of treatment, but hopefully two and a half months down the road, we will just look back and remember just how great everyone has been to us.

Diet Calendar Entries for 27 February 2012:
3416 kcal Fat: 123.98g | Prot: 113.09g | Carb: 469.02g.   Breakfast: White Grapefruit Juice (Unsweetened, Canned), Instant Oatmeal - Plain, Honey, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Non-Dairy Creamer. Lunch: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, Cream Soda. Dinner: Grandma's Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bake, cream corn, Diet Coke (Can). Snacks/Other: coffee brewed, Non Dairy Creamer, red grapes, triscuits chile, Original Corn Chips, Lite Blueberry Yogurt, chocolate milk, cheeseburger, Crumb Donettes. more...
2944 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 45 minutes, Resting - 18 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 5 hours. more...
on diet DairyKing's own diet  


Sounds like things are going fairly well with the first big hurdle cleared. Not all downhill quite yet with the radiation treamtents in your future, but it sounds like both of you have some good support to help you through it. Happy to hear that you're back into your running routine- are going to get back to Jill & your treadmill or are you trying to transition outside? 
27 Feb 12 by member: gnat824
After its all said and done..take your wife away for a few days..she will appreciate it..drop every thing and just do it..I know to most men (including mine)..that work comes first...but some times we like to be first for a change...do you know what I mean???..Just think I bet your wife has stopped what ever just for you...think back..has she ever put a note in your lunch pale..or a card in your suit case..just to let you know your the #1 in her life..sometimes we need that back...its a chick thing..LOL...Great job on getting back in a routine....:O) 
27 Feb 12 by member: BHA
Nat, I will still do treadmill workouts to tax myself aerobically, and that will include some of Jillian's workouts, but I don't have the confidence that her workouts on the treadmill can truly prepare you for the outdoor event. After that last 8 mile run on the treadmill, I cannot imaging running continuously on the treadmill for 13 or 26 miles, depending on what event I was training for. And even with the high inclines, the treadmill does not strengthen your legs as much as actually climbing those hills do. I mean, let's face it, the incline on a treadmill offers quite a lot of resistance and raises your heartrate, but the belt still moves your legs back for you on every step (whether you want it to or not). You still have to do strength training on your legs either on exercise equipment, hills or stairs, or you will be very disappointed when you go outside and attempt real hills. My best guess is that the treadmill is an excellent aerobic conditioner, but don't rely on it for the physical endurance strength you will need to be competitive or build a strong core. Bren, thanks for the advice. Actually, she has done all of those things on occasion - and she wears a lot of sparkly things on her fingers because of it. :D I'm not much of a workaholic; I'm at that point in life where we both agree that working is pretty much a means to an end to rennovate this old schoolhouse we are living in. Our idea of a date is to go out on the motorcycle together for a day or so, but we have to wait a little longer to do that. I think she wants me to get her kitchen done, more than she wants any of that touchy-feely stuff right now. That seems to be her "love language" right now; and of course, I am pampering her pretty well, and not allowing her to do anything that requires her to bend, reach, lift or carry - and that is pretty much anything.  
27 Feb 12 by member: DairyKing
Glad you guys are taking it one day at a time. That is the best way to do it. Hope she gets rest and is able to be up and about soon. Way to be there for her. I'm sure she see you as her rock. Keep it up.  
27 Feb 12 by member: M.Trublu
So glad everything's looking up for your wife and that your daughter can spend the day with her - that will be nice.. Sounds like a great run for you to get back in the swing of things and start your week off right!! :) 
27 Feb 12 by member: erika2633
Sounds like she's lucky to have you DK.... y'all are in my thoughts. Happy week! 
27 Feb 12 by member: ZippyDani
:-) sounds like things are going well and you are doing a great job looking after your wife :-). Wow early start for your run... I expect it is a great stress reliever  
27 Feb 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Sparkly things on her fingers, huh? Hee Hee! She still needs you to hold her hand and lots of hugs. That is, of course, in between the kitchen renovations. LOL! You are a good hubby. 
27 Feb 12 by member: Mom2Boxers
Your quickly becoming my hero. 
27 Feb 12 by member: petuniak


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