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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Resting with little ones at home

Uploaded: Nov 2, 2016
Last month I had a mole removed from my toe. It was very minor surgery but resting my foot with little ones at home was not easy.

My doctor warned me that it usually takes about 4 weeks to recover from this procedure. And, at least at first, I would need to keep my foot elevated almost constantly.

Kicking a soccer ball or throwing a frisbee with our son was out of the question. Searching for ants, slugs and pillbugs with our daughter had to wait until I could stand for longer periods of time and run after her if she decided to dart off.

There is never a convenient time to get surgery, even a minor one. But, luckily, Halloween happened to be roughly 4 weeks after the procedure, when my toe was expected to be mostly healed. I didn't realize it when I scheduled the surgery, but recovering while looking forward to and preparing for Halloween was the perfect way to keep our spirits up and our kids busy.

Thankfully my toe recovered enough for our family to enjoy many of the local Halloween events this year, even in the rain. After resting so much in October I'm especially looking forward to running around with our kids this November as we get ready to celebrate more holidays with family and friends.
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Posted by write much , a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park,
on Nov 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

what is this? A report on you health, Sorry you had some minor surgery, but that does not a blog post make. Do the editors even read this? Your "article' has exactly zero point and contributes nothing.


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Write much - Thanks for your opinion


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Posted by Randy Clunge, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Nov 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

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@write much : writer's block is real, and can end a writers career. The best way to come out of it is to 'free write'. Just write whatever comes to mind and get it out there, clear your head and soon enough, you'll be back on track for a Pulitzer. Cheryl good luck with your toe mole and your writer's block.


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Posted by Ugh, a resident of Menlo Park: other,
on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

If you can't say something nice... say nothing at all.
- Ms. Manners

This is a family interest blog, not journalism for the NYT.

Make the world a better place, not worse.


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Nov 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm

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Randy Clunge - Thank you, my toe is doing much better.

Ugh - Thank you for the positive thoughts.


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