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Taking It Easy

Friday, July 11, 2014

I felt okay when I got up this morning. I decided to ride along with hubby this morning as he delivered some printers to a client. We stopped at McDonald's and I had an egg white sandwich and some unsweetened tea for breakfast. I took a good book and read as we traveled along.

We made two other quick stops on the way home. It was a nice day for a ride and I enjoyed it. When we returned home, I felt queasy from pain that I only half felt. It is a strange phenomena, getting the physical reactions to pain without huge amounts of pain. It tells me that my pain receptors are indeed dulled. I still don't feel very good but at least I'm not rolling around on the floor in agony. I took my medicine and rested on the bed. I will have even less pain as my back starts to heal. It is good to know that so far, my procedure seems to be working! I will continue to take it easy for a few more days.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/11/2014 3:25PM

    Glad to hear that you are doing well.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/11/2014 2:23PM

    Sorry you have to go through all this, but it does sound like the procedure was worth it. Sure hope so. Take care, Cyndi. Hope to see you soon. -Marsha

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VEG954 7/11/2014 1:38PM

  Sorry you are in pain but thrilled that the procedure is a success!
Just listen to your body.
It will tell you what you need to do.

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Doing Fairly Well After My Ablation

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yesterday, I had a radio frequency ablation in my lumbar spine. Some of my pain was dramatically reduced right away, which surprised me. The whole area is inflamed, which is normal for the procedure. Unlike my other ablations, I felt very sleepy afterward. I slept deeply yesterday afternoon and again last night. I have been very tired today too. I was close to falling asleep during physical therapy this morning too. My therapist found it quite amusing as did I. :)

I am unable to go swimming for a few more days due to the bacteria in the water. My doctor wants to wait because there are eight little holes in my lower back that would be put at risk of infection in a public pool. Once my doctor explained that, I had no problem staying out of the water! Off to take a nap now!

  
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VEG954 7/10/2014 5:35PM

  Your body went thru a lot.
If they gave you anesthesia it might be the cause of your sleepiness.
It is quite possible your body is telling you to take care of yourself.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/10/2014 2:40PM

    Hope you soon feel well rested, Cyndi, and heal fast so you can safely return to the water exercise you love. Gwen and I swam yesterday and missed seeing you. Gwen will be in Jellyfish Camp next week 9am-noon, so if you are well enough for the water, I bet you'll see her. Take care. Love, Marsha

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VJH-W65 7/10/2014 2:14PM

    Yikes Sounds dangerous I am so glad that it worked for you emoticon

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Progress At Last

Monday, July 07, 2014

This is my third week of physical therapy and I am finally starting to make progress! Yes! I woke up this morning and my bruise is fading after 4 weeks! This is indeed good news! I still have a lump where my Achilles tore and my therapist said that will take some time to heal. He has magic fingers because after he massaged and stretched my leg it felt better. This was the first time in about 3 months that my leg pain has been manageable.

I was very active today. I did a vigorous 45 minute water class followed by running errands. I found a great shirt for hubby at Good Will. It looks like it has never been worn so it was a bargain at a little less than $8. He loves it! I still had time to kill before my therapy session, so I ate a plain piece of chicken at McDonald's, drank some plain iced tea and headed back to the gym. This time I rode the stationary bike at a moderate pace for 15 minutes. (That is my limit until I see my orthopedist in two weeks.). I then went to physical therapy, one more errand and home.

All in all, it was a great day. Fingers are crossed that tomorrow will be another good day with lots more progress.

  
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L*I*T*A* 7/8/2014 3:02PM

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NELLJONES 7/8/2014 7:21AM

    How wonderful to see progress!

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MAPFARMS 7/8/2014 7:13AM

    emoticon Glad to hear your doing better.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/8/2014 4:35AM

    So glad for your progress, Cyndi. It's about time, isn't it? Your determination and consistency are commendable -- above commendable; just great! Hope to see you soon.

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SIOL55 7/7/2014 9:05PM

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VEG954 7/7/2014 9:02PM

  Love your determination and drive!
Sounds like life is working for you.
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Life Marches On Through A Hot Summer

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Hubby and I had a nice, quiet 4th. It rained, so we stayed indoors. We could see fireworks from our front window. I guess they could shoot them off even though it was wet outside. We were tired from a busy day.

Physical therapy is still quite painful. I found out that I was doing too many home exercises because I am working out in the pool too. The therapist told me that my pool workout counts as one or more sessions of my home therapy. Once I cut back, the pain reduced. That was a relief!

Yesterday, we went to help our friend's 15 year old daughter celebrate her milestone birthday. They threw a big party and we had a great time. She looked beautiful in her yellow, satin ball gown and tiara! I planned ahead and fit some of the party food into my eating plan. Much of the food was way too salty for me so that helped me control my eating. :) it was really warm in the building that housed the party, so I easily got in my water for the day. :)

Today I am going to finish up some of my chores and perhaps go to the movies. Hubby has a pick up for his business so going to the movies is a big maybe. He may be tired if he has to haul a lot of equipment around. The puppies and I will enjoy basking in the air conditioning until hubby returns. I will also do my home therapy routine and go over the plans for hubby's birthday party. I can't believe it is July 6th already! Time indeed does March on fairly quickly these days.

  
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L*I*T*A* 7/6/2014 11:26PM

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DONNABRIGHT 7/6/2014 2:53PM

    Since we have been at the cabin we have enjoyed cool mornings. Most days are in the high 50's so it is easy to get out and get lots done before it gets warmer. Most days have been in the mid 80's with several not leaving the 70's. We are so grateful to be here and not in the heat of Florida. Stay cool.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/6/2014 11:44AM

    Hope you get the exercise level just right, so that you make optimum progress with minimum pain. Admire your willingness to do what it takes.

Gary is talking about going to see Jersey Boys at the movies this week, too. Bet it will be good. Take care. Hope to see you soon. Love, Marsha

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On A Lighter Note........

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 8am. The dentist shot my gums with fast acting, short lasting, numbing medicine. He replaced 4 fillings that were 50+ years old each. This enabled him to check all 4 teeth for any additional decay, which is apparently common with very old fillings. I was happy to have this done because it will help my overall health in the long run. It took the dentist a little less than an hour to complete the whole process. When it was finished, I was happy with the result and felt no pain. I sailed out of the dentist's office and called my husband and arranged to meet him for breakfast. I told him that the dentist had used a short term numbing medicine and I would be able to eat breakfast right away.

I ordered 2 egg whites and 2 pieces if French toast with sugar free syrup. I had a large glass of plain ice tea to drink. I blithely put the straw into the glass and attempted to take a big slurp. This horrible sucking sound filled the air and nothing filled my mouth. I was surprised and embarrassed and burst into laughter. "I fithink my mouff isth nub schtill." I told my husband, who was shaking with laughter. "Am I dooling?", I asked. Thank goodness I wasn't!

The right side of my mouth was kind of okay; it was the left side that caused the problem. I thought of the smiles of the people at the dentist's checkout desk and had to laugh at myself. I tend to metabolize things slowly, so the 15 minute medicine ended up lasting between 4-5 hours. My fellow hypothyroid friends may relate to this.

I continued to be chatty and slurred through my physical therapy appointment two hours later. In retrospect I did get some funny looks. Ah well, chalk it up to the lighter side of life. If I made any of you smile, that was the whole purpose of this blog. emoticon

  
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WOMANWITHGRIT 7/4/2014 12:49AM

    It always looks like you've had a stroke :-)

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GRANNY2B2 7/3/2014 11:53PM

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DONNABRIGHT 7/2/2014 2:58PM

    Good chuckle - thanks for sharing!

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RENLLY 7/2/2014 12:19PM

    Hee hee - well at least you didn't end up feeling the work done at the dentist. I usually have to get extra freezing.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/2/2014 12:18PM

    Good sense of humor, Cyndi! Yes, might as well laugh. Smart to check those old fillings. I've had some with decay under them. You were slurred without alcohol, but not even drooling. Good for you! See you tonight. -Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 7/1/2014 11:41PM

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VEG954 7/1/2014 9:50PM

  You are way too funny.

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MAPFARMS 7/1/2014 9:22PM

    LOL! That's Hilarious!!! emoticon

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