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  1. My 15 year old is scheduled to have shoulder surgery in a week and a half. She went over the handlebars in Sunriver in July. X-rays showed a minor separation, but it wasn't healing, she couldn't swim (competitive swimmer) and hurt to do a few basic things such as her hair. Recent MRI showed the tear. I know nothing about what she'll be going through except 6 weeks in a sling, 6 months rehab and possibly back in the pool by May. Looking for any advice or info that can help me help her. Thanks!
  2. Shoulder Posterier Labral Tear

    Thanks again! She had the surgery this morning and is resting/texting/repeat. She's in a sling with this device over it that delivers cold water through it so we don't have to deal with ice bags. The pain meds are working well. The doctor gave us a bunch of pics from the surgery. The tear was bad. He said rehab would not have fixed. I asked about that. He also did more than planned in there. He'd treated her for a loose shoulder a couple of years ago. She did months of PT to get everything strengthened, but he said it was still very loose and could easily dislocate so he tightened up the front in addition to the work in the back. Anyway, so far so good.
  3. Shoulder Posterier Labral Tear

    Thanks all. Really appreciate all the replies/suggestions/advice. Surgery's scheduled for next week. Have the date, just waiting for the time confirmation. Glassgowkiss - she stopped swimming back in early July. Started again for high school season in late August, but that only lasted a couple of days. It hurt too much. Doc talked about her doing rehab for another 6 months before having surgery, but after speaking with him, decided to go the surgical route.
  4. Shoulder Posterier Labral Tear

    Thanks! I rechecked the surgery orders. I'd read it wrong. It's the same as yours. Labral.
  5. best of cc.com photos of Really Big Housecats

    Okay, only one or two big cats, but really great photos of some cute felines. Ivan, save yourself agitation and ignore this post. This linky is for cat lovers only. I recommend playing the optional soundtrack. Yeah, it's former Go-go Belinda Carlisle, but the song does add to the viewing experience. At least for this female Meow
  6. Sobo's Updates...

    Off - you're a bit off on what birthday this is for dear Sobo. At least according to FB But maybe that'll drag him onto this thread to correct it! BTW, I heard back from him a week or so ago. He said he's not getting on cc.com much these days.
  7. Sobo's Updates...

    So good to hear from you, Sobo! Thanks for the update. Know you're busy, but appreciate when you can check in. Yeah, I worry! Take care and hope you like the new base! :kisss:
  8. Sobo's Updates...

    Hey, handsome. Time for a check-in, update, poke... Miss you!
  9. muffy and minx are going climbing

    So jealous! Muffy took me climbing for the first time at the Columns in Eugene. So much fun! You'll have a blast!
  10. Whole 30

    Anybody doing the Whole 30 program by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig? John Frieh told me to check out the book It Starts With Food by them. I preordered and arrived yesterday and today is my first day on the program. It's strict with no grains (though they tweeted me this morning that a communion wafer was okay!), sugar, alcohol, but I ate similar when I was nursing my youngest who had severe food intolerances. I ended up weighing less than I had in college and feeling great. I fell off the wagon when she stopped nursing at age 2 1/2. It was really easy for me to eat this way when she paid the price for my lapses so I know this is going to be tough when it's just me. Was wondering if anyone had any tips, etc? There's a website and forum, but I'm on deadline and don't have time to wade through a lot of stuff right now. Thanks!
  11. Whole 30

    Going great! I feel like a new person. It's unbelievable. Mood, energy, no pain and the tendonitis in my knee no longer bugs me! I have yet to eat candy. Don't miss it. I also don't miss grains or legumes at all. I tried reintroducing dairy, but it made me feel icky so I'll save that for special occasions only. Slowly will be reintroducing things I'd cut out, adding them in per the book's schedule. I lost 15 lbs, too! Dropped a clothing size. I walked twice a week during the 30 days. I'm starting to work out more to get in better shape. I may now weigh the same as I did before the ski accident, but I sure don't look the same! Hubby thinks I'm still loosing weight but I'm trying not to focus on the number on the scale. If you're thinking about doing this, the forum on the whole9life.com site is a good place to ask questions/get support and the two Facebook pages have some good info on them!
  12. best of cc.com photos of Really Big Housecats

    Love the pic, Chirp Thanks for posting it! You should upload it to icanhazcheeseburger.com. That would be a fun one to caption.
  13. Book help needed

    Putting a call out to see if anyone is interested in helping me with research for another romance novel. Hanging out here at cc.com has ended up giving me a book series! Yes, Jake Porter lives even though his avatar is no longer in use. I've been asked me to write a third Mount Hood set Christmas book featuring mountain rescuers. The second book is out now, and this new one will be out next Nov or Dec of 2011. I start writing it next Monday (currently on deadline with another book that's due the 15th) so am a bit behind with my research. The story's focus is on the budding romance, so the climbing stuff is background, but I like to try to make the mountain rescue and climbing stuff as plausible as I can. This book is about a female mountain rescuer so I'd love to connect with any who are out there as well as female alpine climbers to ask a few questions. She's also a paramedic. I've got a couple of contacts there as well as a doc here who helped with the last book that I'll be pming again, but if any paramedic climbers are out there I'd love to talk to you, too. The hero is a climber and firefighter. Any of you fit that description? Not sure if he's a mountain rescuer or thinking about being one or in the training program already. Still figuring that part out. I have a couple PMR contacts I'll be in touch with, but if anyone has recently joined and gone through MR training, I'd love to hear about your experience. I also need to come up with a couple of climbing accidents that my mountain rescuers would respond to. Although I had to have two climbers die to set up the backstory in the first book, I'd rather not kill off anybody else since it's a romance novel and readers want a happy ending. Injuries, even serious ones, are fine though. So far in the first two books I've had an accident on the Reid Headwall, a snowshoer lost who ends up in zigzag canyon, two injured and stuck overnight, a father and two teen-aged sons injured, lost with bad weather hampering the search. I have a snowboarding camp/school in the series and would love to have those teens end up needing rescue somehow. So if anyone knows of any spots on Hood that would be good to place any accidents or scenarios I might want to play around with, please let me know. There will be more questions once I start writing, but this will get me going. PM or post here. Whatever is easiest for you! Thanks, Melissa
  14. Sobo's Updates...

    Add me to the list of those wanting an update. Hope all is well. :kisss:
  15. Whole 30

    I'm on day 16 and so happy I did this! Highly recommend it for those who care. I'm going to go play elsewhere where I can find the support I was seeking in the OP. This thread has evolved into something else.
  16. Info Regarding Mark C.'s Memorial Service

    Sorry it didn't work, Bill. I tried to see if I could message the guy about making them public, but we're not FB friends so can't. Best I can tell since I saw the pic of my friend on the summit with Mark's son releasing his ashes and then later a news interview with the same friend who is with PMR about yesterday's fall is that some of the crew with Mark's family helped that climber.
  17. Info Regarding Mark C.'s Memorial Service

    This pic came across my FB wall because I'm friends with one of the guys who made the climb with Mark's family to spread his ashes. I don't know if the photos are public or if I can see them because of my friend was tagged, but so worth a look. The shots from the entire album are great.
  18. Whole 30

    Gotta say so far I'm happy with the program/book. It's been over a week now. Not sure if it's getting easier or I've just had a change of mindset. It's strict, but that's a very good thing for me. Makes it easy to say no. I'm missing M&Ms and ice cream, but that's about it. Still fighting some headaches but that could be lack of sleep. I'll know more after Sunday. Book deadlines always mess me up.
  19. Ranger Dies during Rescue on Rainier

    This is so sad. Condolences to Nick's friends and family. RIP.
  20. Book help needed

    Thanks for all the help. It is so appreciated. :kisss: You all I've been meaning to post this for a while, but I'm always behind on stuff like this, including sending out copies to names above. Sorry, guys! The series just keeps going and going. Looks like two more will be out in 2013, one I'm doing revisions on right now and another I'll write at the end of the year. So I may need more help if anyone is up for it Thanks again!
  21. Whole 30

    This is only for 30 days. It's Whole30 not Whole365. This isn't how you'd eat for the rest of your life. The food they have you cut out are those that are known to cause problems with people. After the 30 days you start adding things back in, noting reactions and such. It also helps break food addictions, such as my chocolate one! Like a detox kind of thing to set you up for healthier eating in the future if that makes sense. The book actually has some science of why they've gone this route. I haven't spent much time at the website so I'm not sure what's there. This does have its foundations in the Paleo diet, but the reason I like this one better is it seems more real life and about living today rather than how people may have in the past.
  22. Whole 30

    I've never heard of fruit oils. We've used sparkling water with syrup to make Italian Sodas. The kids prefer that to cola any day. I'd love to find something healthier to use. So I'm a real butter and sugar type. Well except for the next 25 days. Is Stevia a real sweetner rather than a chemical one? I made No-Fuss Salmon Cakes for dinner tonight. Recipe is in the book. It has a can of sweet potatoes and almond flour in it with lots of spices. Yum!
  23. Whole 30

    Good idea to wait! I'm trying a salmon cake recipe that's in the book tomorrow. Had to run out and get almond flour today so I could make them. And this is causing changes to happen with my family. Not in the way I expected with them giving all stuff up and joining me, but my two oldest (14 & 12) told me tonight they were going to go 30 days without fast food and soda. Granted we don't have soda in the house so they only get it when we eat out, but I'm still very pleased that they've decided to do this. Of course saying it and doing it are two different things, but it's a start!
  24. Whole 30

    On Day 5. Survived a pot luck for our Norwegian Elkhound rescue picnic on Saturday that had cupcakes and all kinds of yummy desserts with icing. Huge temptation! But I stuck with it. Father's Day dinner at my parents' house wasn't as hard. WTG denalidave! I think the way you started out might have been the way to go. I'm going to mention what you're doing to my mom, who has psoriasis. Thanks!
  25. Whole 30

    To clarify since it appears this is being taken the wrong way, I said "recommended" and "thumbs up" not "endorse" if you want to get into semantics. And it was for "us." That is my family. Our goals are very different from most people here since three are ages 14 and under, and I'm coming off three years of little-to-no sports/activity due to three separate things happening: ski accident 5/09, surgery 11/09 and car accident 3/10. But this is the only forum I regularly visit so you're stuck with me My starting Whole30 has nothing to do with athletic performance, and everything to do with healthier living and eating better as an individual and as a family. My life has pretty much sucked the last three years with all the inactivity and pain. I decided against having the spinal surgery. I should probably be grateful I've gained only 15 lbs. Too bad it feels/looks like I'm carrying a lot more around than that. I'm looking at Whole 30 to give us some structure without a lot of fuss/measuring/counting, help overcome some bad eating habits and get us headed in the right direction so we can stay healthy (main family goal) and for me, get active again without hurting myself (secondary goal). If Whole 30 helps me fit back into my fave Prana climbing pants I definitely won't complain (this would be the icing, not that I'm allowed to eat any) If not, maybe Whole 60 will do the trick Like I said in the OP. This isn't the exact way I was eating before (mainly avoiding foods that NP determined daughter had issues with, but some foods are very similar to Whole 30). Given the results back then I'm confident this program will be good for me (and family) if I stick with it. I'll be honest, having the willpower is a big if. Pathetic, but true. I made it through Day 2. The Mocha Steak Rub was yummy and got the nod from all three kids. They guessed a few of the ingredients like cloves, cinnamon and pepper, but not all. It'll go into the meal rotation along with the Green Curry Chicken from last night! Head still hurting. Guessing it's sugar withdrawl since I've been treating chocolate as a vital daily food group for years now.