Sunday, January 22, 2012
Today has been so beautiful. The sun is shining and the temp is not too cool nor too hot. Best of all I have made some new Spark friends today. What could be better than that?!?
As I had to do yesterday, I am using my walker every time I get up. But I figured out what to do about the bruises - I have covered them with long sleeves. I can call the doc tomorrow and see what he has to say about it all. I was doing so well with all of my PT and being able to walk so much better. The therapist has taught me a lot about balance and how to keep my feet when I get up or sit down and of course the wonderful exercises that help, too. It seems strange that I would have two falls within three days. So, yep, I'm going to talk to my primary care to check me.
Bob has walked Rexie a lot since Spirit went to the Rainbow Bridge. He has also stayed inside with us more than when he and Spirit played outdoors. I know he misses his brother as much as we do.
Rexie our clown!
Sexie Rexie Puddin' Pie!!
I need to get some more rest, so I am going to go and have a cuppa and read a little.
Every one of my dear friends, you have a beautiful, wonderful day, too.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Today I had another fall. I just went over backwards and hit the floor and the corner of a set of cupboards. I hit my shoulder, arm, and head on the corner. Now my left arm is terribly bruised. It is the one I have to be so careful about as I had the lymph nodes taken from that one. I've had some worse falls and none have ever concerned me like this one.
I'm trying to have my tea and read a little, watch TV a little, and be one the computer a little so I can forget it. It's just that every time I look down, I see those bruises and the worry starts over. I keep telling myself what is meant to be on this journey called life, it will. We can only be careful and try to take the best care of ourselves as we can. I mean, who am I to question God's plan for me? But all of that is easier said than done. I'm just saying a little more praying that nothing will come from this. If it does, I'll have to handle it as I have everything else.
In the meantime, today is send a hug day. Sooooooooo big to all of you my caring friends.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Today has been much better than yesterday. I had a nice fresh salad for lunch and I'll have PT a little later this afternoon. It is so important to keep moving, even if it is from a chair. I have been doing well with all my exercises except when I have to use my left arm where I had the lymph nodes removed to check whether the breast cancer had moved. It didn't that the Lord.
But yesterday I did have a fall. Bob was gone with the dogs and I had to wait for him to come home to help me get up as I was wedged between a table and a comforter rack. The other way was the chair and my walker. I had been ready to sit in the chair and got tangled in my slippers and fell sideways. Anyway, I didn't break anything and only have a few bruises on my legs and where I hit my head. My therapists both say fall is a four letter word that begins with F and we never want to do. Makes me smile every time I hear it from them. It is nice to be able to use a cane and my walker again rather than the power chair. And I am so happy to be able to work on walking, even if it is in place.
I wanted to ask you my friends if you like tea or what is your favorite beverage of choice? I have never drank coffee, so I'm not bothered by that. I just can't give up my soda, but I have limited myself to one a day. But I do favor tea most. Today I made some blueberry. Yummy was it ever good!! That is what made me think to ask. Of course I still have my daily water, but I have always had it with the exception of right after my last cancer when it tasted like someone had put a cup of salt in it. But it has been better and I am back to it since the first of the year.
My therapist is here for my PT, so I'll catch y'all tomorrow.
The St Johns River, less than a mile from our home.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ok, Ok, I know today is the day I should be blogging about the Gators, but too much is going on.
First of all, my wonderful brother, Dave, turned 70 today!!!
Here we are when I was 5 and he had turned 10.
Then when Bob went to get Spirit our Husky, he could barely move or breathe, so Bob took him to the vet so he could go to the Rainbow Bridge. Bob stayed with Spirit until the very end holding his head. It was very sad. We rescued him 8 years ago when he wasn't even a year old. Bob found him along the road and called the sheriff. They had him for 3 months and when no one claimed him, they called us to see if we wanted him. Of course we did. He was so beautiful and had the one blue and one brown eyes. Spirit was a very loving dog and always wanted petted. We are fortunate to have him in our lives for so long and we'll carry all our memories of him in our hearts forever.
Hope you love all our pictures of Spirit. He was so beautiful.
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