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Home for a week and doing great with rehab of knee surgery

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Got up the courage to go downstairs and wash my own clothes and that wasn't so bad afterall. I checked with the pharmacist and was told if I didn't take a pain pill for 8 hours I could drive (these are the weaker pain pills), so, of course, I had to go shopping at Target and Cub (grocery store). It is really helpful to use the handicap parking permit and use the riding cart at the stores. I also walked around the block in a.m. and p.m. which was about 1.75 miles since the weather was cooler today (about 60 degrees when I walked) and found it to be so much easier than when it was hot and humid. Really watched what I ate today and don't think I over-did. Staying hydrated and in general am feeling pretty good. Trying to be more positive with hubby as I found myself being super critical of him and of course he isn't happy with that. Where did my "no complaint" bracelet go?

  
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PONSELLE 7/5/2009 9:08PM

    You sound like a new person, you must really be feeling better! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/29/2009 12:55PM

    WOW, Teddy, it sounds like your recovery is going extremely well. Keep up the great work and be sure to listen to your doctor's orders.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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PATRICIA441 6/29/2009 11:46AM

  So glad that the recovery is going so well. Getting out and about is great for the mental health too isn't it. Hope you got some good sales at Target!! Hugs. Pat

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MAXFOCUS 6/29/2009 10:35AM

    Teddy, sounds like your recovery is going really well. I'm so happy for you.

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KAT7457 6/29/2009 12:50AM

    WOW Teddy you are doing great and amazing. dont over do it. keep up the good job. emoticon

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BIGT_56 6/28/2009 11:17PM

    emoticon Sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things Teddy! I am impressed with your progress!
Isn't strange how we seem to always take out our frustrations on our loved ones. I think it is because we feel safe enough with them to do that. I am sure once you get out and going more and the pain has eased off in your knee, your frustrations will ease off too ( and so will your complaints).
Take care of yourself and try not to do too much too soon.

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Doing well in knee rehab...

Friday, June 26, 2009

I am still having lots of discomfort and trying to wean off the pain pills. Quite an ordeal, but ice is helping and moving around as much as possible and wearing TED hose is helping. So glad to be home in my own environment. Hopefully, in a week or so I will be able to ride the lift chair to basement to do my own laundry. Hubby likes to put darks and white together to make one load to save time and effort, so will be glad to get it done my way. Gotta get dressed for therapy this a.m. Overall, things are going well. emoticon

  
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BIGT_56 6/26/2009 3:00PM

    Teddy, glad you are home. Don't push things too hard. Healing takes time. You will get there, I have no doubt!
About those men and washing clothes...they can't!! emoticon

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KAT7457 6/26/2009 3:00PM

    Teddy, you are doing great. keep up the good work. what kind of rehab are they having you do?? i dont have a DH but BF at least know how to do laundry i sort he does the rest.LOL
good luck on rehab and talk to you soon at least you are home now. thats awesome.

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MISS_VIV 6/26/2009 10:11AM

    It is so good that you are home, One step at a time, those pain pills and stockings take time. Ice is wonderful. Personally I prefer mine in my tea, instead of my knee. Hope it won't be long until your husband learns the right way to do laundry, some of those guys take longer than others.. hahahaha

Hugs


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FLASUN 6/26/2009 9:09AM

    emoticon Teddy that your home, getting weaned off of the pain pills and that wearing those TED hose is helping you recuperate. I know what you mean about letting DH do the laundry.....Lee wouldn't know the first thing ....maybe turning on the machine? lol

Have a great day! Glad you are doing much better!

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Rehab update...going home tomorrow...yipee...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

emoticon I am excited to go home tomorrow morning after 10 days in
TCU at very nice nursing home. Had 3 therapy sessions per day and though I am sore, the active range of motion is very good. Still fatiguing easily and need to pace myself. It will be nice to have showers starting MONDAY after staple (stitches) removal. emoticon

  
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 6/22/2009 11:29PM

    I am glad you get to go home. Hope you are feeling better. Take it easy and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Amy

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LUCYVLH1 6/22/2009 11:04PM

    Teddy I am so happy for you. Now you can concentrate on total healing, getting stronger and feeling the best you have in ages....so when are you going to start training for the marathon??? emoticon

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MISS_VIV 6/21/2009 12:15AM

    No Place like home, take it easy and follow the doctors orders (for a while at least)
So happy that you are going to be going HOME.....

HUGS


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50SGRANNY 6/20/2009 8:02PM

    Teddy - how wonderful! It will be great to be home again, I'm sure. Keep up the rehab after you're home, and keep us posted all the way!

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BIGT_56 6/20/2009 3:50PM

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Glad to hear you are going home. No matter how good you are treated in the hospital, there is no place like home to make you feel better.
Take that shower, take it easy, and keep working on that knee, and come visit us here . We have missed you!!!
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FLASUN 6/20/2009 7:06AM

    Teddy, So happy to hear you finally get to go home! Please take it easy, pace yourself and we sure are missing you a lot!!! So feel better, take that wonderful shower, and come back to visit with us soon! Love Ya! Janice emoticon

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Memorial Day...remembering those who are gone...

Monday, May 25, 2009

My mother always grieved over my dad on Memorial Day. My birthday was the next day, on May 31st. He died when she was pregnant with me and I was born about 5 months after he died of heart attack with no warning at age 38. She lived to be 72 and died when I was 32. I remember dealing with funeral arrangements and my 2 sisters were not available to help in any way. I really felt alone. My 2 children were only 3 and 5 years old at the time and luckily I had a wonderful mother-in-law who took care of them.

Gone are my father, my mother, my younger sister, my oldest sister, my mother-in-law, my second mother-in-law, my ex-husband, all my aunts and uncles (some lived to 96 years old), and I hope they are all in heaven. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MARCHMAID 5/26/2009 5:29AM

    It does seem that each year more are gone than are here so I keep making new--younger!--friends! Thank goodness for memories, but we must keep moving on. Don't know why, but it seems to be a biological imperative.

Take care.

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BIGT_56 5/25/2009 10:47AM

    I never really "celebrate" Memorial Day like most people these days. When I was a child the holiday wasn't so much about honoring the troops, but about honoring all of our family members who had passed on. We placed flowers on the graves of all of our kin people and recalled moments of their lives that touched us the most.
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I still see the holiday in this way. I think about my husband, parents, grandparents, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that have gone before me. I honor their memories and cherish the fact that by knowing them, my life was enriched. It is sad to know that all of our loved ones have gone from this earth, but as long as we remember them, they will forever be a part of our lives.

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MISS_VIV 5/25/2009 10:09AM

    EARLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEDDY, Looks like you are getting ready for a vacation before your surgery..... have a super time and take lots of pictures. You will need them to enhance your memories of the good times while you are recouperating from your surgery.

Best of luck
You will do well.

Thoughts and prayers for you.

Vivian

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FLASUN 5/25/2009 7:21AM

    Teddy,
Wishing you first a Very Early Happy Birthday! Such a sad time for your mom, and I'm sure you had so much joy to give her after such sorrow of your dads passing. I'm sure you must be missing all of your family that has passed on. My brother & father are also gone, and my period of sadness is always going to be around Christmas time.

You must of had a wonderful mother-in-law, and hoping you will see them all again...... they will all be waiting in a much better place. emoticon

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Knocked kneed and pigeon-toed....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My knees....have become knocked kneed and painful to the point that I opted for knee replacements. The left will be done on June 8th. I am going on vacation from my job May 29th through June 5th and then will be having surgery on June 8th. Three days in the hospital after surgery and then planned transfer to nursing home for rehab for 2-3 weeks. I am looking forward to being able to walk with less pain. It is scary looking forward to this major surgery but I have to keep my eyes upon the prize (less pain, more stability). I have had three falls in the winter which have either been caused by or complicated by the knee problems. Once I fell in the street and couldn't get up and with the light changing I crawled on hands and knees (ow) to the sidwalk and finally a kind woman stopped her car and helped me up. I called her my guardian angel. Luckily I landed on my back and didn't break anything, as x-rays confirmed. The other two falls were minor compared to that. Then about a week ago I leaned over to pick up something and fell forward (luckily in the house on carpeting). My sense of balance is disturbed and I have a floating feeling when walking and get dizzy as there is no cushion in my knees and I feel and hear a clunking noise with each step. Dr. said if I am recuperated after 3 months I could get the other one done then. Right now I am just psyching myself up for the first one and am trying not to be anxious about it (easier said than done). emoticon

  
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COOKSNBAKES 5/25/2009 10:24PM

    This is sure a difficult process. I wish you well in the next couple of weeks.

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NANCYBFULLER 5/23/2009 8:37AM

    My husband had his knew replaced last summer. It has been a good decision. He walks so much better. You will too.

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MARCHMAID 5/23/2009 3:47AM

    Boy, you've had it rough! Good luck on the surgery. I just had my hip and knee injected yesterday because of arthritis and am redoubling weight loss efforts since extra weight is probably what got me here in the first place!

Congratulations on your efforts thus far--keep it up even though it will be hard after the surgery.

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