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There's no time to waste being organized. [Dec. 29th, 2004|09:09 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

My friend Josh and I are planning a get-together for Friday night. He's making bread. (Bread!) I'm thinking dinner, then a movie, then clubbing. I've emailed or planloved everyone I can think of. If I overlooked you and you think you should be invited, you are. There's no time to waste being organized. Just show up at our place at 7:30, and let me know if you need to know how to get here.

I'm thinking about what I want my new year's resolutions to be. I have a lot of them in mind.

I smell a long post about music coming sometime soon.

In Injured Foot News, I discovered that part of the reason my foot looks like someone beat it up with a baseball bat is that blood flow toward the heart is being impeded by the swelling in the rest of my foot, causing my toes to turn the color of a bruise. So now not only is my foot ugly and painful, it also suffers from poor circulation. Awesome. (I also discovered that wearing heels doesn't really do a whole lot to help this situation.)

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From: rmfleming
2004-12-29 07:36 pm (UTC)
a good way to reduce swelling and improve blood flow is not, as my mom would say, tai chi, but rather to alternate heat and ice every twenty minutes.

I had a monster bruise from a needle in my arm when I had surgery, right at that nausea spot on your wrist, (seriously, it was from my wrist to my elbow and painful) the heat/cold treatment sped up my recovery by a week, I swear. And then I wasn't nauseous all the time.

I also recommend laying down and watching TV with your feet up while someone brings you snacks.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-12-29 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was actually just doing the last one, minus the snacks.

I don't really have the resources to do alternating heat and cold (perhaps I should invest in a hot water bottle, or just put my roommate's PowerBook on my foot), but I have been icing it and trying to elevate it. It's hard to get comfortable with my foot on pillows, though.
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From: rmfleming
2004-12-29 10:06 pm (UTC)

you should really try to hook it up.

ghetto style:

* Have 3 frozen peas/corn packages in the freezer, frozen.
* Get 4-5 a bunch of washrags and a pot of boiling water, OR heavy duty one gallon storage ziplock - use two, fill 'em up with the hot (not boiling) water.

I'm telling you. It works. like nobody's business. try 4-5 reps (2 hours of your time) for a couple of days.

Look at me testify here. Wow.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-12-30 10:22 am (UTC)

Re: you should really try to hook it up.

I'll try it tonight. I will.

No peas or corn, but I have frozen green beans like you wouldn't believe.
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