22 April 2007

Power Yoga

First time back at Power Yoga since the surgery. It showed me how tight I am on the left(operated) side compared to the right. Not in the hip joint, ironically, but in the hamstrings, calves, etc. By the end of the class, I had stretched to the point where I felt equal on both sides, but I must admit as soon as I sit down I tighten up again. I can see that I can stretch it, though.

Yoga is such a gift. You learn so much about yourself. The sense of community is awesome. And the stretching and strengthening seem so much more interesting than just doing exercises in a gym.


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Francine@stealthmode.com


Francine Hardaway, Ph.D


Objective

Entrepreneurship Coach and Mentor

Chairman of a Small Business Group

Corporate Board Appointment


Experience

1998-Present Stealthmode Partners Phoenix, AZ

CEO

  • Started and grew a company that is the market leader in Phoenix for startup company acceleration (fee-based)

  • 1:1 counseling for five private clients in technology, construction, and environmental markets.

  • Facilitated and administered ten successful FastTrac entrepreneurial training programs through the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (applied for and received grants from the Cities of Phoenix and Tempe)

  • Facilitated a monthly Founders and CEO Roundtable dinner attended by hundreds of local entrepreneurs

  • Ran a highly successful First Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference with 500 attendees and a bottom line profit

  • Currently facilitating ENT 250, Networking and Public Relations for Entrepreneurs at Grand Canyon University

  • Writer of a blog that is a resource for entrepreneurs

  • Started a chapter of the Social Media Club in Phoenix

  • Facilitate Social Media Club meetings monthly


1997-1998 Innovative Environmental Products Tempe, Az

VP MARKETING

  • Negotiated NASCAR license for environmental cleaning products

  • Introduced company to online marketing

  • Created web site

  • Created marketing strategy and plan

  • 1:1 counseling on business strategy for CEO


1996–1997 Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA

MANAGER, WORLDWIDE PRESS RELATIONS, Computing Enhancement Group

  • 8 direct reports

  • Introduced digital imaging, Internet phone (VOIP), USB, and Intelligent I/O to both b2b and consumer markets

  • Supported Intel’s appearances at Comdex, CES, and Semicon West trade shows

  • Delivered and participated in 360 feedback process


1980-1996 Hardaway Marketing Services Phoenix, AZ

Founder and CEO



  • P&L Responsibility for $2m annual budget

  • Became largest PR and marketing agency in Phoenix

  • 15 direct reports

  • President, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women

  • Counseled 1:1 clients of all sizes on networking and public relations

Education

1968 Syracuse University, Ph.D.
1963 Columbia University, M.A.
1962 Cornell University, B.A. high honors

Bronx High School of Science



Community Organizations

National Business Incubator Association, Phoenix Community Alliance, Churchill Club, Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women, Social Media Club, Arizona Technology Council






09 April 2007

Hostess with the Mostess


Hostess with the Mostess
Originally uploaded by chelsea hardaway.
Chelsea's Bo, part of the Golden Retriever nursing team,. welcomes me back to Half Moon Bay after the surgery

08 April 2007

Grief

I have had a horrible week. Although when I went to the doctor she told me nothing was fractured or loose, and that I was still healing well, it didn't cheer me up. In fact, very little cheered me up. I managed to make everyone in my life angry with me, because I was so self-absorbed that I wasn't "there" for any of them, although I thought I was running around trying to help everyone.

Finally I began to think that, four and a half months out from the hip replacement, still in (some) pain and still limping or leaning, I am mourning the loss of my youth. Or at least that part of my youth represented by the ability to walk gracefully without shifting and leaning from side to side or limping. When I was younger, no one could notice I had scoliosis. Now my right shoulder is visibly raised all the time. And no amount of exercise that I've done so far has been able to impact this.

I have tried very hard to embrace wisdom, age gracefully, etc., but I think I must be fooling myself.

02 April 2007

Concerns

More clunking in the hip joint when I raised my leg today, so I was told to get X-rays, which I will do tomorrow.

Meanwhile Chip, the trainer, came over and tested me. He was pretty worried for a while that the joint was unstable, but after he tested me, he thought maybe the issue was just a tight ileo-tibial band and an unconscious external rotation that turns the wrong muscles on and off.

I must say that after he massaged me, my hip joint didn't make the same hollow clunking that it had before. But there is still a chance that I will have to have a revision, which means going through all this stuff all over again -- another surgery, another anaesthesia, another rehab. I was close to tears when Chip was telling me about it.

It is, however, only during flexion, so maybe it's okay.

01 April 2007

Clicking?

After two weeks of yoga without consequence, this morning I went to the gym to do the exercises Chip gave me. When I finished the series of exercises, I decided to see whether I had gained strength (although I knew I had), so I went back to some of the exercises I used to do with the physical therapist. When I got to the marching, I noticed that when I raised my (operated) leg, there was a painless catch or click that I could feel, rather than hear, and I wonder if that's normal.
It's almost as if the joint is catching up somewhere, and maybe it's on a muscle, tendon, or ligament that surrounds it.

I'm gonna ask the experts. Better safe than sorry.