Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Many Apologies for Being MIA - by Cynthia Reese

My apologies to my fellow Hearwarming sisters, and to those who follow our blog! I have been MIA for a while now.

Part of that has been surgery for endometriosis, which I am recovering from as I write. I am on the mend, and my surgery turned out as well as could be expected, which was very good news to me.

But my incisions are arguing with my laptop! Am I the only writer out there who likes to write lying down on the couch? I theorize that there's no strain to my brain and my words can easily flow while I'm in this position. 

In an attempt to ward off future surgeries, I intend to add another hobby to my list: running. 

I've never been much of a runner. In fact, I've always wondered about people who run pointlessly, with no bear or other beast in hot pursuit behind them.

But I understand from medical research that I will have a 70% reduced risk of ending up back on my surgeon's table if I strap on my running shoes. So there really is a bear behind me!

I have bought the running shoes, and I have been doing some walking as I recover from my surgery. Still, I am very smug in the knowledge that I MUST wait another three weeks before I can start my couch to 5K program.

I hope I like running. I REALLY hope I like running because I REALLY hate surgery. This was my third surgery since 2007, and my surgeon and I have a bargain. If I can make it another five years, he thinks that I will be okay and not need any further surgery, at least for this malady. 

In the meantime, my incisions are just going to have to knuckle under. I have a manuscript that needs to be finished and revised by February 15 if I am to keep my promise to my wonderful editor Kathryn Lye -- and I intend to do that.

10 comments:

  1. So glad you are better. When I could run, I loved it. There's a high you get when those endorphins kick in. And I love buy new running shoes. Alas now because of my knees, I buy good walking shoes. lol

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  2. Go, Cynthia! Imagine me running ahead of you with a banner that say WINNER! I've never been a runner, but have walked for ages, and it's very invigorating. Plot ideas will probably emerge to run with you. All looks positive to me. I used to sit with my feet up on the desk and a cat and the keyboard on my lap. Now am more comfortable in the traditional position. Good luck! So happy the surgery did the best it could do.

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  3. So happy you're on the mend, and that you're back! We've missed you! As for running...with a bum knee since high school, I'm not a big fan, either. But as Patricia pointed out, walking is just as good, and you get to see so much more, even if you fast-walk, as I do! Take care of yourself, because we're looking forward to that book! :-)

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  4. Best of luck with your recovery and with your new running program!

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  5. I'm so glad you're doing so well! I've never run, either, (well, one summer when I thought I'd probably die so I gave it up) but I love walking. And shoes. I really like shoes.

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  6. Hugs, Cynthia! I really want/need to be a runner too. I know others who did the couch to 5k and loved it. Good luck!

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  7. I never was a runner, but I used to do wind sprints in the middle of my walking which kicks your heart rate into high gear. Now since I have arthritis in both knees I'm only walking.

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  8. I’m restricted to walking now but at one point in my life I ran. I loved it. I started one March and made it 600 feet before I walked, then ran, then walked that first day. By July 4th, I was able to do six miles in one shot, got chased by an overly friendly German Shepard and had so much extra energy, I could have danced all night. Good luck.

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  9. Glad you are on the mend and hope running becomes a positive outlet for you :)

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  10. I'm glad you are recovering nicely, Cynthia, and hope you enjoy your new running program!

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