Well my knee seems to be doing better now and I have been able to do more things without too much assistance. We even went to the pool and figured out a way to do it all without the hassle of getting dressed at the rec center. We just go in our suits and terry robes and dry off the best that we can and return home the same way. Then take our showers at home and don't have too worry about a dressing room being available. It is really nice to be in the comfort of your own home as well. Now all I need is an indoor swimming pool in my back yard. ha!
I'm going to work towards my mini goal of getting to the pool once a week on Thursdays and doing the treadmill two other days of the week. And see how that goes for now if they knee can take it then we aim for two days a week. The only hard part will be is that my 9 year old son is year around school and he is off track a lot it seems. And the pool doesn't open for kids til like 11:00am and that is not a good time to go if you want to just swim laps or do pool therapy. I like the very early lap swim schedule.
I'm happy with where I'm at right now considering how bad the fall was and the pain that I was in 2 weeks ago. It will all work out and things will continue to improve.
My daughter whom is 24 1/2 has gone a vacation to Illinois for a week. She has been gone now for 3 days, It has been really hard for us she is the light of our home and she is my very best friend as well. So far the trip has not been all that great for her unfortunately. This was a big step for her to make and she succeeded on the plane trip she did very well. Then things kinda fell apart and I feel helpless being so far away and not being able to help in the situation she is in right now. She has gone to visit her Uncle, Aunt and twin cousins for there for first birthday. But my brother is not the most positive person in the world. I love him dearly but his negativity reflects to others and this has made it a stressful time for her. She is also homesick and it is really hard. She shipped a box of her supplies and such with things she could not take on the plane and she has yet to receive it and this leaves her without the things that she really needs and they cannot replace. Hopefully her box will get there for her on Monday even though she will be coming home on that Wednesday it is still better to know that the things are not lost. In the meantime I have shipped via UPS some of the things that I could and that she needed as well. She received them today because we overnighted them to her. She is feeling a little better which makes us feel a lot better. I'm so worried about her and how this is going to effect her for going alone again. I'm proud of her to be able to make the trip I really think it is just the circumstances of the box not arriving and my brothers temper if not for those things this would of been a very positive thing. She suffered a major anxiety trip very late last night but was able to text me and we talked for about an hour and half until her and I both fell asleep. I'm glad that she is feeling much better today and is going out with my sister in law to do one of her favorite things Mall Shopping. :) Tomorrow is the twins birthday and I hope all goes very well. Once all this stress is over I believe that things will go much better for all. She is such an inspiration to us all it is sooo difficult to see her so upset and with no options to take to make things go more smoothly for her. Next time if there is one we will all travel together so that she will have her family around for that extra emotional support. I love you and miss you Melissa
Hi, I have really loved the getting better sleep challenge. It has helped me gain better sleep habits by going to bed every night as the same exact time, and getting up at the same time EVERY day really allows you to get better sleep. Of course I have had a couple of days that I did not sleep well but there were some serious stress's going on at the same time. I know that I when I use calming music for 15 minutes before falling to sleep has helped me to not have any disturbing dreams that were also effecting my sleep patterns. I'm really happy that I joined this challenge and almost have finished all 4 weeks. I'm sleeping better I also have more energy that really helps to me workout beyond the pain that I experience. It is all a very good thing.
Hi all ,
I have finished week two of the "Getting better sleep" challenge. And I'm very happy to report that in keeping the same exact bedtime that I'm now getting about one to one and half more hours of deep sleep a day. I think this is amazing I have tried hard before but I think I put to much thought into it by worrying about it. Doing it this way I don't have to think about it so much I write these blogs and then forget about it all except for going to bed at midnight and tracking my sleep in the morning couldn't be simpler. Now looking forward to planning my first virtual walk with a friend. I hope to have this all worked out for Saturday or Monday depending on how my spinal nerve injection goes. I will of course have to walk on the treadmill but there is enough that goes on in this house during my time on it to have something to share. LOL I got the idea from my daughter and her friend did it and it was a lot of fun for them. Well I'm off to bed. g'nite friends.
Last night I got 6.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep now that has not happened in the past 8+ years. It is so awesome all I have been really doing is going to bed at the same almost exact time every night now for the past 2 weeks. And listening to some relaxing music on my ipod clock radio with a timer set for 15 minutes then it shuts off. My alarm is set for 6:00am but I'm always up before then. Today I slept til about 7:00am. Didn't remember hearing my alarm go off so I guess it was excellent sleep to be able to shut the alarm off that I never use. LOL I have been following the challenge Getting Better Sleep challenge. And it has been helping me set goals of getting to bed at the same time every night no matter what it really has made a huge difference. Thanks to all my friends for support and encouragement as I continue to achieve good sleep.