Sunday, May 19, 2013
Since I am on the DL, I have not been to the pool in over a month. This sucks. I am in pain and it definitely increased after the physical therapy. I blame my health aid because she wouldn't let me soak in the therapy pool after physical therapy for the last two weeks. Good news!!!! She quit. It seems I am a very difficult patient. I have a new one starting tomorrow. it has been added as part of the schedule that I soak only for 1/2 hour in the therapy(heated)pool. Robert, the physical therapist doesn't want me working out in the water yet, as he states the water adds resistance and can do more harm than good. I am to take a noodle and hang.
I have 4 or 5 more weeks of physical therapy. Robert says it will be at least another week, probably 2 before he lets me start working out in the water, and then depending on how that goes, another week or two before I can use the machines again. He does have me on the bike and some kind of arm machine now but for only 4 minutes. I am doing mostly strength exercises and stretches. Those are painful enough thank you. He does tell me that my range of motion is improving. Big whoop, when is the pain going to decrease?
Monday--7:30-8:15--Physical therapy--until 9 o'clock I will soak in the therapy pool. My health aid is with me until 1 pm to make sure I am showered and have everything I need for the day done.
Tuesday--I have a choreperson come at 9 am to do the heavy cleaning and grocery shopping for the week. He is here until 11:30 am. At noon my health aid comes to be here while I shower and do what I have to do. Since I don't have physical therapy she is with me for only 3 hours.
Wednesday--My health aid is here from noon to 3.
Thursday--I have a homemaker from 10:15 am until 1:15 pm. She does the light housekeeping like dusting, changing the bed, the bathroom, sweeping etc. She is a sweetheart. The health aid comes at 1 pm and stays until 4 pm. They can't have 2 people here at once. The agency doesn't know about the 15 minutes.
Friday--A repeat of Monday.
Sat&Sun. Health aid is here from 12-3 pm
The health aid makes sure I do my exercises correctly. I learned that a health aid is hands on. A homemaker can't touch you really. Rachel can't help with exercises, can't put the pain patches on, things like that where the health aid can. Rachel can't help with a shower if I needed it. That is the reason for 2 people. I asked because I wanted Rachel as the health aid and I couldn't. I guess this is how it will have to be for a few more weeks. I will get back to where i was.
I thought my life was mundane before. I don't think it was so boring now, Now I know what being bored is. Mother's Day I walked over 4100 steps, all other days I have gone over 1800, usually below 1500. The last couple days I haven't reached 1000. It takes me a few seconds to stand up straight and it is quite painful to do so. At least I can walk with a cane now, before I couldn't walk, then it was with a walker. That is progress. I felt ridiculous on Mother's Day. My Mom at 87 walking with a cane, and then me 58 walking with a cane.
I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday. Next weekend is Memorial weekend. It will be the unofficial kickoff to summer. Beaches will open. Pools will open. Winter will be but a memory
Friday, May 17, 2013
This Friday is just beautiful weather. I guess tomorrow it will be nice. I am going to meet my Mom in Windsor at the cemetery where my Dad is buried. We are going to clean my Dad's stone for Memorial Day. He is in a veteran's cemetery. You would think they would clean up but they don't.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I had company last night. When they came in I was watching HLN Jane Valez Mitchell on the Jodi Arias case. Don't ask me why I got so engrossed in that case. I am very pleased that she was found guilty of first degree murder. The debate came over whether or not she really wanted to die or whether she was manipulating the media and using reverse psychology hoping her post verdict set up in advance interview would be used at the next phase of the trial. This girl is pure evil. Then we started debating the death penalty.
Really if anyone deserved the death penalty, this witch does. Would it be worse for her to be on death row, live in a 12x7 cell 23 hours a day. She will be allowed 3 showers a week, and 2 hours of exercise 2 or 3 times a week. She will be allowed 1-15 minute phone call once a week and the phone is brought to her, That is how she will live through all the appeals and everything, estimated to be about 20-25 years.
Is life in prison justice for Travis, who was stabbed 29 times, had his throat slit eat to ear and was shot in the face. She almost decapitated him. Doesn't the bible say an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth? Would it be more justice if she had to live the rest of her natural life in prison with the autopsy photos of Travis on her ceiling so she had to look at them everyday? That is what I think if she doesn't get put to death. Put the pictures somewhere that she would have to look at them every single day for the rest of her life. Look at what you did, that is what put you here.
She has never shown any remorse for Travis. She sheds crocodile tears. When she sheds tears, they are for herself. She is a liar. She accepts no responsibility for anything, everything is everyone else's fault. Travis abused her, now she is saying her attorney's didn't present certain evidence, the prosecutor lied, everyone is to blame except for Jodi Arias herself.
We will know soon enough what is going to be the fate of Jodi Arias. Personally, I don't care either way. If she gets the death penalty, we will know for certain than an innocent person is not being put to death. That has happened. If she gets life in prison I do really think she should be made to look at those photos everyday since she seems to think it is everyone else's fault that she is there. Maybe one day it will dawn on her hey I did this to myself. I truly doubt it though.
What do you think should happen to Jodi? If this was your brother or son, what would you want her to get the death penalty?
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I received an email yesterday from my BFF yesterday. He is a tour director and this week has been in Washington D.C. with over 200 8th graders. Yes, this is one trip I didn't wish I could go on, even though Les, the best bus driver was the driver. I love love love traveling with Gary and Les as a team A good time is always had. I digress. Well, guess who did the wreath ceremony? Does he look familiar? Gary said the kids were so excited, he was too. Here are the pictures he took.
These were all taken when Prince Harry replaced the wreath with a new wreath. I went to Arlington National Cemetery with my Mom in 2006. She turned 80 that year and it was her birthday present from me. Just me and my Mom. What a wonderful trip with precious memories. I remember seeing the ceremony and there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd, grown men crying. It is very beautiful but also I don't I can't think of the word. Moving, touching but something much more than that. I can't describe it. My eyes are brimming thinking of it. Taps always gets to me. I forget how often they do the ceremony. I am not sure if it is every couple hours or every hour.
Gary said the school kids were quite excited to see Harry. I guess Gary yelled out Harry, Welcome to the USA or something to that effect and captured this picture. He got a nod from a Prince. Wow.
Harry was going to the hospital to visit wounded soldiers and had changed out of his "good clothes". I chided Gary, kiddingly for saying Harry and not Prince Harry. I guess he has no respect. Gary, of course, had to point out that when Prince Harry was born our children were grown. Gary for that.
While in D.C. they also got to see Obama's motorcade. The school kids were all happy about that too. Though they didn't really see the president, they did see what many never get to see in person. Gary actually enjoyed this trip. He did call me last night a few minutes before getting home. Then he said I am pulling into my driveway now. I am home and tired. I told him yes, but satisfied with a great trip and a job He will do it all over again Tuesday-Friday with another school. Minus Prince Harry.
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