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Staying the course

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My foot has really slowed down in terms of improvement. I've had to go back to using my rollaround and have been told this could take up to 6 months. Well, it's been 9 weeks so far. So I'm simply trying to be patient and stay the course.

I've been great about keeping track of my lower food intake and my own "Other Goals" which have to do with attitude and feelings and behaviors. I'm proud of that.

So I'm staying the course, maintaining my weight loss, and waiting for the day when I can, once again, get back to exercise. Meanwhile, my clothing is getting loser and my habits are getting firmer!

Be well,
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  • PEPE865
    I've been wondering how you were doing. I'm so glad you're healing up. I remember when I had my knee replacements I thought I would never walk unaided again but now I can walk over 10 miles at once-but not too often, please God.

    I'm really proud of the way you are managing. I still remember your cry of panic when it happened. Good job!
    2760 days ago
    wow ~ your patience & determination are just great!

    I'm sorry you got hurt but am glad to read everything is healing nicely.

    Good for you in terms of tracking food & other goals as these are as important as the physical aspect.

    2763 days ago
    I think you have the best attitude and by watching what you put in your mouth...well you are a success story. Keep it up and this all will pass soon emoticon
    2764 days ago
  • KARENE10
    Wow! You have a very good attitude. And doing what the Doc ordered is so important. You DO want to heal correctly. Your clothes getting looser is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!!!!!! Keep up the great work(I know it can not be easy). emoticon emoticon
    2764 days ago
    As a recap, I fell down a half flight of stairs: twisting my upper body and right side of my body badly -- but these injuries have almost healed; I also broke seven bones in my left foot, one of them in two places. The result since my Father's Day fall, on my way to church with a handful of cupcakes for my Sunday School class...and thusm not holding the rail...is basically my left foot and some lingering bruises and soreness. My breastbone area and muscles near that, are especially sore. Feels like pleurisy, but is just muscles.

    My bones are showing that they are straightening out and grafting in my x-rays. However, we don't want to rush this. Just can't, no matter what I want. My body is dictating, and my doctor is following protocol to be safe. We want everything to heal straight and strong.

    No weight bearing at all yet. However, I have physical therapists who come to my apartment, since I cannot leave it to go to them--I cannot leave for any reason--and they help me according to the doctor's orders.

    Thank you, everyone.

    Keep well.

    2764 days ago
  • CATTI53
    Your positive mindset is such an inspiration my friend!
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    2764 days ago
    Good for you. Glad to hear you are making good food choices, and good habits. You'll be back on your feet (sorry for the pun) before long!

    2764 days ago
    I gather you didn't get the go ahead to put some weight on your foot...darn. How about some pool therapy. Is that something that they would allow you to do? Maybe some strength exercises that you can do while seated or lying down?

    You mentioned your success at cutting back on food consumption. You might be on to something...easing into a new lifestyle may be much wiser than trying to begin a strict fitness and diet regimen all at the same time.

    At any rate...good for you with the looser clothing.

    Refresh my memory...what did you do to your foot and how did you do it? It sounds like a nasty, nasty break.

    2764 days ago
    Attitudes, feelings, and behaviors are the foundation of wellness. If you properly attend to those, the rest falls into place!
    2764 days ago
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