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Listen to Your Body Challenges

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Nine days ago while walking with my dog, a very large dog (think St. Bernard size) came running at us. My dog was on one side of me and this dog was on the other side of me. This all happened so quickly that I didn't have much chance to really react.

Anyway, very quickly I ended up falling, landing on my right side very hard, knocking the wind out of me hard. Thankfully we were on the last part of our walk so we were almost home, only 10 minutes away.

When I got home I was not feeling all that well. Marv was limping and I found a puncture wound on his back.

Shortly after we got home, my friend stopped by and insisted on taking me to the Urgent Care
At Urgent Care I was told there was nothing broken, but to pay attention for the next week or so.

As the week progressed, I was really sore. I think I bruised my rib; my entire right arm from just above the elbow to the wrist was black and blue.

So, for the first 7 days I basically did no exercise, no walking, no yoga, no nothing. I am finding it challenging to listen to my body.

Today, day 9, I am still a little sore when getting up and down and moving in certain ways, but it is much better. I plan to give yoga a try again on Monday, but we shall see how that goes.

Anyway, listening to my body and following what feels right is easier said than done, but I am hoping it has lead to the best choice for my body. Unfortunately due to the lack of exercise the emoticon unkindly showed a 2 pound increase this morning. Ugh!

Also, when I took Marv to the vet, they put him on an antibiotic just to be sure since a dog's mouth is so dirty. He seems to be doing fairly well. The wound is healing.

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    Oh Barbie...I am so sorry this happened to you and your Fur Baby. How terrifying for you both. Prayers for healing for you and your fur baby! emoticon .
    46 days ago
    What a scary experience! I'm glad to hear that nothing was broken. Take care of yourself.
    47 days ago
    I need to do that. I have planter fasciitis on both my feet. It hurts to be on them all day. But never listen and keep going. It's hard for me to listen to it having 3 kids. Ranging 8, 6, and almost 3.
    47 days ago
    I'm glad that you and Marv are going to be OK. What a scary experience!
    48 days ago
    Oh what a horrible ordeal you and Marv went thru. I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse than you were. Continue to listen to your body. please be careful on your walks. Sending hugs and healing. emoticon emoticon
    48 days ago
    Barbie, I’m sorry you had this experience! I hope you will be fine soon! Please get well soon!
    48 days ago
    Barbie, I am so very sorry this happened to you and Marv! I am really glad that neither of you were seriously hurt. I remember being scared a couple of times by dogs chasing me and my dogs when we were on our walks. It's so irresponsible of pet owners to let their dogs roam free or to not secure their fencing to ensure their dogs don't get out. I'm sorry you also now have a doctor bill and a vet bill. I hope you and Marv will be better soon! I know it's frustrating that your weight is up a couple of pounds but it will come off as soon as you are up to exercising again. It's good to listen to your body. I know I have a hard time listening to my body too. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    48 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Wow that is a terrible experience for both of you. Happy to read that you are both recovering. Take care and be safe. It is hard to listen to our bodies but that is something we all need to be doing. emoticon
    48 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    Sorry you have to experience this. I hope you and your dog get better soon,
    48 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    emoticon Wow, that must of been a very scary experience to say the least. What did the other dog's owner say to you? Did he/she help you? I'm glad to read that you are starting to feel better. Poor Marvin, I'm sure he was scared too.

    Hope that you get totally better soon, and be gentle with the yoga for a while. The stretching will help but also it may hurt for a bit.

    Please take care and emoticon emoticon
    49 days ago
    Barbara, I'm so sorry about your injuries! I'm sure you'll shed the extra pounds easily. When there's soft tissue injuries it increases the fluids in those areas which can account for some of the extra. When I have an injury like that I try to get extra water while I heal and also eat more things like strawberries for extra vitamin C. Hope you and Marv both continue to feel a bit better each day! Maybe you'll have to change your walking route if that dog is usually there.
    49 days ago
    What a horrible experience! So sorry! Glad you're healing and Marv is ok, too. ((HUGS))
    49 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Sorry that you had to deal with such a horrific incident. Glad you and Marv are okay. Please listen to your body and allow it to heal. Remember, the scale is only part of the story.
    49 days ago
    I am glad you and Marv are doing well. My heart dropped as I read your blog. I was so sorry to hear this. I can't stand it when people just let their dog out allowing them to free roam without any sort of eye on them. You never know if the animal is friendly ro not but not everyone even likes dogs. And of course you are now stuck with a DR bill as well as a vet bill for something that could have been avoided if the owner of the other dog had taken responsibility as they should have.

    I am glad you listened to your body and took it easy. A small gain will be gone soon enough once you get back to your normal routine.
    49 days ago
    I’m sorry about what happened, but I’m glad you are both okay. Best wishes for your recovery!
    49 days ago
    That sounds pretty scary! I hope both you and Marv continue to recover well from your injuries. I understand how it can be difficult to listen to our bodies when we might feel like doing otherwise. I’ve been having episodes of vertigo for the past several days and had to take a break from exercise. Like you, my scale is emoticon but we will take of that when our bodies are ready. emoticon
    49 days ago
    emoticon What an accident! I'm glad you are both safely recovering. Pounds up, no worry, the importance lies on your full recovery and that nothing serious happened. emoticon Sending comforting hugs your way!
    49 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day
    49 days ago
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