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Laura N Patient Expert

I'm 39 years old, a working mom of 2, & married for 14 years. In 2007 I lost 55 pounds and also discovered that I love to run. I'm training for my third Half Marathon in Indianapolis on May 2nd, and I'm planning on running my first marathon in April 2010 when I turn 40. I've learned in the... Full Bio
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Summer (155.4) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week & this week the college required mandatory overtime because the school as a whole was behind on financial aid packaging of continuing students, so even though o ... Read on »
6 months post op pic by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's the X-ray from Sophie's 6 month visit. The one on the left is most recent. The lower curve looks great. Read on »
Random string of updates (157.2) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running School's out tomorrow.  Luke & Sophie both finished the year with straight A's.  The summer is planned out as far as kids go, and it's going to be packed.  God hel ... Read on »
April update by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm sorry it's been so long.  I have been swamped at work and have very little free time to write.  And after work I spend as little time as possible on my phone and I ne ... Read on »
Anniversary weekend by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We're in Louisville this weekend celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. We drove over yesterday and are going home this afternoon. Pic below is a pic of t ... Read on »
All is well (157) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I really have nothing new to report.  Which is awesome.  Normal is awesome.  Here are the random stats of my life right now. Work is great, although I'm working a lot ... Read on »
Busy (156.6) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been meaning to post all week. Sorry for the delay. Life is good. I love my job. Love love love. Started meeting with students last week. Also started workin ... Read on »
Work travel by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm in Indy for training. Got here last night at 10pm CST (Indy is EST but I'm CST). Slept fine, got about 7 hours sleep. Training today was fascinating! Financial a ... Read on »
What's in my desk (157.2) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So today as I was pulling a bottle of water out of my desk drawer at work, and I had a mini epiphany. I used to store chocolate bars in my desk. Now I have water bot ... Read on »
End of the year (155.4) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning as I weighed myself, and I realized I pretty much ended up the year where I started.  Jan. 1, 2013, I weighed 157.2. Today I weighed 155.4.  My low for the yea ... Read on »
Before and after X-rays by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's the pic of X-rays from yesterday. The upper curve went from 56 to 20 degrees, which is a success. Spines never get completely straight in this surgery. ... Read on »
Week 2 (155.8) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First week was great. Love the people here. It's a slow time of year so not a lot going on. Thursday is new student orientation and it will be busy. I'm in charge of t ... Read on »
New Normal (154.8) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tomorrow I start my new job.  I was looking at my schedule for next week and realized (again) it's been 8 years since I've worked a 40 hour week.  I'm more than a little in ... Read on »
A week after surgery by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sophie is doing incredibly well. Beyond my hopes. It's remarkable. Everyday has been a big leap forward. She's basically completely self sufficient now, with the exc ... Read on »
Sophie this morning with flowers by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Her friends sent flowers. She looks really good for having had surgery less than a week ago. Read on »
First day home. by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Her friends sent flowers. She looks really good for having had surgery less than a week ago. Read on »
St Louis Tuesday by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We're going home this afternoon! She still needs a sponge bath and hair washed and a few other things, so a few more hours. She's doing amazingly well. The pain doc ... Read on »
St Louis Monday by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Progress already today.  Sophie sat up again and stood for the first time for the surgeon at 6 am. She later sat in a chair for 30 min.  She walked wi ... Read on »
St Louis Sunday by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Still in ICU but expect to move this afternoon. All her numbers look good. She sat up this morning with help from PT and nurse. It was very painful but she did gr ... Read on »
St Louis Saturday by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Everything's still ok. Her blood pressure dropped last night. They gave her Meds to bring it up. Weaning her off them now. When her pressure is stable the PT will have ... Read on »