August 26, 2014

Meaningless shit that goes through my head while perusing social media... Part 3: time for the WK

It's been too long.

The problem with doing a "meaningless shit" post this is you have to actually engage in social media, even if only passively. Back when I did Part 1 (nothing compares to the original) and Part 2 (going gif crazy) I had time to burn because I was in a tremendous amount of pain and spent a ton of time just hanging out...miserable...trying to somehow entertain myself.

Since recovering from my surgery I've been far more active. Pain-free is the way to be, baby. Add in summer vacation and bunch of kids, my level of engagement in social media has taken a nosedive. Except Instagram. I'm not wasting my time with hate-reading (not judging you if that's your thing), but even some of my preferred sites have been getting on my nerves, and right now I find myself with a moment to comment.


Get ready, folks. The unimaginable is about to happen. In this episode, I'll be white knighting for...


STFUMama:  I don't read this blog anymore. First of all, I can't relate. Also, her vomitatious concoctions were over the top and I started to feel played. (Yes, I made up the word "vomitatious"...go tell Weird Al and slap me with a WordCrimes fine). On a couple of sites I do visit I've seen a few repetitive themes concerning STFU STUFT.
  • The buttnasty-looking food pics.
  • The immense quantity of exercise.
  • Going against doctors' orders.
Points one and two are well-taken, but the way she is blasted on point three is ill-informed. She has hip dysplasia. So do I. There are varying degrees of dysplasia and a variety of ways in which this condition manifests itself. The bottom line with it is this: your hip joints are going to most likely wear out faster than someone who doesn't have dysplasia.

All the running she does isn't necessarily hastening her journey to hip replacement or crippledness. (yes, I made up that word, too). And all the cross-training and stability work and strength exercises she does may very well be extending the length of time she can remain active with her own hip joints. She purports to follow an anti-inflammatory diet (though the QuestBars and ArticZero and some of the other shit has me shaking my head) and takes supplements believed to reduce inflammation. Additionally, she had prolotherapy injections...which are now being seriously looked at by even my stodgy health plan as a way of treating joint issues that still have hope (unlike mine). So she's done and is doing all the recommended things to prolong her joints' pain-free functionality and stave off arthritis.

AND...did her doctor tell her, in fact, to NOT run??? He told her she may not be meant to be a long distance runner. Not a recommendation that she not run but more an observation that distance running may cause her some problems.



A lot of people have hip dysplasia. A lot of runners have it. Most don't find out until something hurts. Doing stability and strength work helps keep that ball in the socket. When something gets out of whack is usually when the problems arise. My left hip is clearly dysplastic but shows no arthritis. The right is a nightmare.

I suffered from hip pain for 12 years...at first intermittent but eventually constant. I had no idea why. I didn't run from 2001 until 2010. In 2010, after three years of PT and strengthening and stability work, I was able to start running again. I worked up (too quickly) to running a few half marathons and a couple of distance relays. Massage therapy and a great chiropractor kept things feeling "runnable." I backed off on mileage (from <20 miles a week to 10) and cross-trained a ton. When my little bit of residual pain just wouldn't go away, I finally went in for the above x-ray.

When I found out I had severe osteoarthritis in my right hip due to congenital hip dysplasia, my orthopedic surgeon (not a witch doctor/chiro/PT/acupuncturist/soothsayer...but a conservative WESTERN MEDICINE M.D.) told me I could run as much as I wanted...let my level of pain and my willingness/ability to cope dictate my level of activity. He was even interested in prescribing pain medication. In fact, I was told that arthritis LIKES motion, and if running wasn't causing too much pain then to go ahead and run. I panicked and stopped running, thinking I could postpone the death sentence that I thought would be surgery. Stopping made it worse.

Maybe I've said all of this before. And for sure this post is starting to go in circles.

TLDR: she's an idiot for eating stuff that looks like a variety of shits with ejaculate sauce and she is destroying her health by exercising 14 hours a day, BUT based on the information we've been given, running isn't going to "ruin" her hips...she was born with "ruined" hips.

Run, Kristin! Run! while you can.




So yeah...meaningless shit. No one really cares.

What should I write about next? 
  1. The how to handle labral surgery the right way vs. the wrong way?
  2. Karmic retribution on people who roll their eyes at the mere mention of food intolerances?
  3. How meaningless it is to be in or on the cover of a magazine?

17 comments:

  1. I don't think I've been on the cover of a magazine, but I have been on the front page of the Newspaper...

    I'm lucky I can, and do eat every thing

    and then I had to read Labral twice, because I thought for a minute you had writen something else!!!

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    1. Must have link to post bragging about being front page news. Please.

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  2. Wow Milfy goes GOMI! I think, especially having the experiences you've had, it's easier to see the risks some are taking by pushing too hard, etc.

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    1. I'm just curious as to where all the kabocha went. Are QuestBars interchangeable with kabocha?

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    2. i am such a tool. I went to GOMI to see if Milfy was there. hahah. sometimes i am so GD literal! sheesh

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  3. At first I thought you said Labia surgery. Don't you hate it when you are more informed and other people are just bag shit crazy? The struggle is real.

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    1. I'm sure there is a wrong way to do labia surgery...and I can't imagine the right way.

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  4. I read the phrase, "various shits in ejaculate sauce" and now I know how Salieri felt when Mozart played.

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    1. Dear Antonio,

      Please don't kill me because I'm better than you.

      Love,
      Wolfie

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  5. Am I the right way or the wrong way?!

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    1. It could be said that I steered you in the direction of the "right" way...or rather "spoonfed" it to you. I was thisclose to ramming it down your throat. Nonetheless, you chose to go your own way. Is it wrong? I'll let you be the judge.

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  6. Love that you put STUFT on blast. I had to unsubscribe. As a doctor-in-training (the Western type, not a soothsayer), a competitive runner for 16 years and a person with more than half an ounce of sense, she enraged me and I used to hate read until I realized if I just unsubscribed, I didn't have to be so mad all the time...

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    1. I think if you up your Sertraline dosage you might be able to start reading her blog again. Or maybe try demerol? You have to see her shit-questcookie sandwiches on today's IG. Why not just make cookies?

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  7. Please write about #3 next!!

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  8. SO. I am a runner that is a little bigger. yup. Yay me. I lost 40 pounds..oh yes blah blah blah and I still have more to go. I am super careful most days on what I eat. I have totally stopped reading the skinny thigh gapped blogs of those junk food eating blathering runners. I mean yes, run, eat, be happy. But really...who the fack eats that much junk constantly? Sugar is evil. So is friend faatty ass foods. I try not to indulge too much, but I also am REAListic. I run have crazy adventure, am sometimes LAST or totally back of the mofoo pack. Tweeps putting thier OMG I just ate all this shit and still won my race..or OMG I am soo slow I just had a baby 3 days ago and can only run a 7 minute mile. Really? Sod it all. I can't read that shit. It does my (already f'd up head in). Maybe its time to get off my 2 month hiaitus and write a vitriolic post! oooooh. you inspire me Milfy. (And yeh you really do).

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  9. Also aren't quest bars linked to loosing ones mind? Or maybe its they dont look like real food but proport to be "goodforyou". ick. hmmm.

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