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In Sickness and in Health

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lori

    Ugh – Having herniated disks, I know how awful those spasms are and the only thing you want to do is breathe without triggering them. I hope Michael feels better soon!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, just breathing seemed to trigger them yesterday! Poor guy.

  2. Amy

    So sorry to hear this. I dealt with back pain for years. Years! So I totally understand what he’s going through. I am now 100% pain free and able to do anything and everything I want, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What did you do to fix your back pain?

  3. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    It’s a long process. Back pain is the worst! So sorry to hear.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah it takes a long time to recover.

  4. Carbzilla

    That’s the worst feeling. I know from taking Chris to ZoomCare that they can’t really give you any good stuff. I think they may have given him a pain shot in his butt (when he had a herniated disc in his neck) but nothing that would really take pain away. The chiro made it way worse and then he had to get the shot. If this isn’t caused by herniation then I think the chiro can help. It’s so hard to tell, and I know all you want is functionality and relief from the pain. Hope he’s fixed soon!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      He got an xray on Tuesday but I don’t know if they know anything yet.

  5. Ingunn

    Ugh, back pain is the worst! Whenever I threw my back out, I used to stay in bed, but after a couple of years I realized that just made it worse (there’s a lot of research coming out on this in Norway, incidentally) – now, staying active even though it’s the last thing I feel like doing (walking, swimming) and massages are where it’s at. My last bad one was in 2011, and what finally cured it was a three-day backpacking trip where I walked all day and slept on the thinnest sleeping pad I own..go figure! Anyhoo, my best wishes and healing vibes to your man.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree. Light walking helps loosen things up!

      1. Ingunn

        …don’t forget massages from a special someone! 😉

  6. Leslie

    I hope that your husband gets to feeling better. The dinner looks great. I am not a big salmon person, but I like dill as well. I am going to have to make myself try brussel sprouts. they just don’t look appetizing to me…lol but I am trying a lot new foods now 🙂


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love Brussels sprouts! One of my favorites. Try cooking it with some bacon to get used to it. 🙂

  7. Biz

    My husband has had back problems over the years – its the worst! Hope he got some relief!

    My friend Jacky makes grilled dill pickles – they are amazeballs – I of course add jalapeno to mine and leave out the onion – so good!

    Happy Weekend!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh thanks for that recipe! Yum!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      He’s able to move around more but he’s not great! 🙁

  8. James

    It’s a very stressful situation when one of your loved ones is bedridden because of sickness. I like the fact that you use an extensive exercise workout as a form of stress reliever. Thanks for sharing this story.

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