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So excited to be able to swim and whirlpool again...

Friday, July 02, 2010

I am so excited to be able to wirlpool and swim again I will probably be going to the gym really early...probably about 6:00 a.m. This will be the first time in six weeks since my second knee replacement. It will feel so good I know I won't be able to even do a flutter kick but walking n the water and deep water movement will be so soothing. After the regular pool I will enjoy getting massaged by the warm jets in the Whirlpool.

When I go back to work I will be able to go to the therapy pool there two days a week before work and that one is so great cause the temperature is 92 degrees.

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CHARLOTTEL1 7/2/2010 7:27PM

    Keep up the great work1 You are making a wonderful recovery and are an inspiration, I'm sure, to others who have to go through this process. Take it easy when you are back at work. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 7/2/2010 6:58PM

    I spent an hour and a half in the outdoor pool at the gym. It felt so good I could have stayed in for a couple more hours. I will definitely be going back tomorrow early in the day before too many people are there. I had to share the pool with only about 6 other swimmers. It was so nice out and about 80 degrees with a nice breeze and sunshine. emoticon

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MS5835 7/2/2010 3:07PM

    That's great news. I can't believe how fast you are recovering.

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 7/2/2010 11:31AM

  Congratulations.
It has been a long wait.
Good for you that you're going back to the water; so soothing and relaxing
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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/2/2010 9:13AM

    Wonderful news!!! Being in the pool is a great workout and is so soothing.

Enjoy your weekend and your 4th of July!

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LAVENDERLILY 7/2/2010 8:09AM

    Wonderful news Teddy! Enjoy the 4th of July weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/2/2010 6:33AM

    emoticon emoticonHave a great weekend! emoticon

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MUSIC66 7/2/2010 3:26AM

    that sounds great.

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still recouping from food poisoning...

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The end is in sight? I hope so.... I was up most of the night again and am still unable to tolerate much in terms of solid food. Unable to eat meat as I found out during the night... I will try to eat a light diet until I am "cured."

I will be seeing the knee surgeon today for return to work date. Last time I was out on leave I got a really bad flu just at the time I was to return to work and had to stay out a few extra days for that. Hope I don't have a repeat of that. My food poisoning happened on Saturday night and I would hope I am better by next Tuesday (the original estimated return to work date).

I am a bit apprehensive about return to work as I work for a health care company and the nurses are probably going out on strike the day I am scheduled to return to work and there have been some cutbacks in our department because of the uncertainty regarding the nurses. emoticon

  
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CATLADY52 7/1/2010 4:03PM

    Good luck on going back to work when you want to. Too bad about the food poisoning. I hope you feel well enough to go back to work.

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MSLZZY 7/1/2010 2:16PM

    What next? Get better soon! emoticon

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FITMARY 7/1/2010 11:09AM

    If it's not one thing, it's another! Good luck getting back on track! We're rooting for you!

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Sad news regarding sister...

Monday, June 28, 2010

My sister has been very ill since Easter and is unable to return to her assisted living due to needing 1:1 care because of her downturn in her health. The last time I talked to her on the phone I could tell she was not doing well as the last 5 to 10 minutes on the phone she cried and kept saying she loved me.

Her daughter left me a message from a phone booth in Montana (1000 miles from here) that my sister had been transferred again. I hope she calls me when she returns from her trip. emoticon

  
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MUSIC66 6/30/2010 6:16AM

    i will pray for your sister.

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MSLZZY 6/29/2010 11:17PM

    So sorry for you and sis. Take care! emoticon

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MS5835 6/29/2010 11:54AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your sisters health. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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SEPT_FIRE 6/29/2010 10:13AM

    I am so sorry your sister is not improving.

My thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

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Connie

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LAVENDERLILY 6/29/2010 7:36AM

    emoticon My thoughts and prayers go out to both you and your sister.

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AVRENIM1 6/28/2010 11:48PM

    emoticon emoticonI hope your sister is well taken care of. I wish you and her daughter strength in this difficult time.

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GRAMMAP1 6/28/2010 11:25PM

    I am praying for your Sister. Only God knows how this will turn out.

I lost my oldest Brother recently and since he was the oldest, you wonder who's next. God strengthen you.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/28/2010 9:34PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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KAYWEB555 6/28/2010 7:20PM

    Will be keeping you and your DS in my prayers. It isn't easy when they say that you can't care for yourself. The placement may be find as long as someone in the family has some form of contact with the home that she has been placed in. Please keep us informed of what is going on !

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HONEYBEAR06 6/28/2010 7:17PM

    I'm sorry to her that your sister's health is not very well right now. My prayers go out to you.

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CURRY63 6/28/2010 7:14PM

    I sincerely hope your sister will be able to return to her assisted living. I will remember her and you in my prayers. curry63

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Got food poisoning and spent 4 hours in ER on Sunday...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today is Monday and I have spent most of the last 28 hours in bed...

I ate a salad with leaf lettuce and strawberries from the church food shelf and I thought they tasted okay but did notice a few were a bit mushy. I picked them over and thought they were okay. Apparently they were not okay. I was up all Sunday morning starting at 2:30 and finally called ER and asked what I should do and they told me "because of my age, not that you are old" I should get checked out. I sat in waiting room 2 hours and another 2 hours in exam room before being seen and was given Zofran for nausea (which worked) and told to go on clear liquids for a day or two and come back if I got sicker. I still am not up to par and am just starting some solid foods cautiously.

I have gotten food from this church before and never had gotten sick before but I don't think I will want "fresh" produce from them again. The packaged bread is the safest thing they hand out and I did get a good month's supply of that. I will also avoid anything that should be refrigerated and so got some low cal cream cheese that will be thrown out, also.

I have had food poisoning before in my life and it is not a very pleasant thing. I hope no one else got sick from the strawberries.

I am hoping to get a few minutes of exercises this evening as I am feeling better and I don't want to backslide on my progress. I have PT tomorrow afternoon and I will have to report I had close to 2 days of inactivity due to this sickness. emoticon emoticon

  
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LAVENDERLILY 6/29/2010 7:45AM

    emoticonFeel better! The nausea with food poisoning is the worst! The fitness regime can wait until you recover. Get your strength back and ease into your program slowly.
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PATTYKLAVER 6/28/2010 9:36PM

    I'm hoping for a speedy recovery.

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HOPE2BE 6/28/2010 7:08PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I too have had food poisoning and know its not pleasant.

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TRIGFROST 6/28/2010 6:33PM

    Once I think , I was sick from the food at a Resturant.
I had diarahea 17 times...i understand just a little of what you did go though---but nothing as bad as Yourself... emoticon take care of yourself emoticon

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REDHATLADY9 6/28/2010 6:30PM

    Dang hope you feel better

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I overdid a bit today...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I went out with a friend and went to a food shelf and out for lunch and 1 garage sale. I was gone for 5 hours and by the time I got home I was in severe discomfort. I tried napping this afternoon but I guess I will have to ice some more and take pain pill as my knees are swollen and I can't get comfortable no matter what position I sit or lie in. Being upright for that long of a time without being able to elevate my legs is something I am just not used to yet. This coming Thursday I will have a follow-up visit with my surgeon and he might send me back to work half time on Friday or the following Tuesday after the 4th of July. I hope sitting at my desk 4 hours isn't that painful by then.

After dinner I will try to do a few exercises and even do the recumbent bike for 10 minutes or so. I don't think I will walk to the end of the block today as we are having more storm warnings like last night (it is supposed to be not as strong as a storm today as last night).

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to do my exercises early in the day and I won't overdo. emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 6/27/2010 11:13PM

    Take care not to overdo it! emoticon

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CMRAND54 6/26/2010 8:36PM

    Take care of yourself. It's good to exercise, but don't overdo it.

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/26/2010 6:40PM

    Take it easy on that knee! I am sure you are anxious to get back up to speed but you sure don't need a setback now.

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