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Cowden syndrome 

My daughters genetic results came back and she has cowden syndrome.  I’m devastated for her, I just don’t have words for it.

I’ve still been getting to the gym. Its just about the only time I don’t feel like crying. I’m so glad I have a programme so I can be there on my own and not have to communicate with people, that stupid “how are you?” “oh I’m good” because no one actually wants to know that my heart hurts so fucking much I could physically throw up. 

The actual programme is 3 days with the option of a 4th

Day one :-Strict press 

                    upright row

                    triceps dips

                    bicep curls 

Day two:- deadlifts 

                     front squats

                     walking lunges

                     air squats

Day three :- back squat

                        stiff leg deadlift

                         hanging knee raises

                         plank 4 x for up to 90 sec

Day four :- same as day one but push press

Today was day two, the early part of the week was appointments. It was the right thing to go today, to physically move but God I wish I had the equipment at home, I just can’t face other humans when I feel like my heart is breaking 

Rather long day

My daughters appointment was 9.40, we made it home for 2.20. No ones fault these clinics are very busy and the staff are simply trying their best. My girl is doing well, there seems to be nothing to worry about at the moment and we aren’t now due back till November. They also took blood for this terrifying genetic disorder test. 

I rushed to crossfit for 2.30 Matt very kindly fitted me in and boy did I need to move after most of the day sat down. He threw front squats at me which was a new one. Fun though as I could squat all the way down thanks to yoga. I only used 25 kg though. Then straight leg deadlifts, my last set was 45kg.