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Goodbye August

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Another month has passed. I am amazed as I look at the calendar each month and can barely remember the prior month. What happened during the prior month? Each day falls into another. I do know that August was a good month in many ways. I did exercise in some form everyday. I went to visit my cardiologist and there are no additional problems with my heart. I did have my lipid blood panel performed but await the results. To my knowledge, things are well.

I have dealt with bloating and a few other issues in August. I plan to get a physical to discuss the medical problems with my physician.

This month did bring back memories of August 2011 in which I broke several bones. My shoulder was replaced and my arm will never move in the same way. Fortunately, I had an appointment with my therapist this week. This is one of the subjects I discussed. Frankly, it is depressing even after a year to remember what happened. However, my therapist reminded me to look at the positives. It could have been worse. I have to look at things that way. It is always best to look at the bright side of life.

So I plan to move forward into September with optimism and hope for a good month.

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    I so appreciate you! I had never really visited your page before, even though you are one of my sparkteam leaders and always have your name in front of me! So sorry about that! I do also appreciate your upbeat attitude and looking forward to the new month! As I am getting older, I am realizing how quickly time is flying, and how little I am actually accomplishing with each day. However, I am also becoming aware of how important it is to meet each new day with a positive attitude, because we never know what each day will bring! So bring September on and may we surprise ourselves in the happenings of it! Have a super month!
    1503 days ago
    Injuries and setbacks only remind us more of our goals and how far we have come. They are only more obstacles to overcome and when we DO reach our goals, we can only be MORE proud of ourselves for never giving up! You are amazing and keep up the great attitude! Make September a great month that you WILL remember! emoticon
    1506 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    emoticon Step by step He leads me, I will follow Him all of my days... emoticon
    Dear Linda! You are such an encourager to others, I pray that you will truly take new courage and look forward and continue your progress towards health and healing of body and heart-attitude. You are loved and appreciated.

    1511 days ago
    Best wishes for a great September!!
    1512 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    Praying that attitude of thinking on the good continues through the days ahead, Linda. emoticon
    1514 days ago
    Hi Linda,

    You have made so much progress through your continued efforts so remember to give yourself a big pat on the back! I'm so glad to hear the cardiologist found nothing new and I hope the blood results come back all fine - and also that the bloating can be addressed. I understand you having memories of your accident last year. It always takes an adjustment over time to come to terms with the limitations that have resulted. There is nothing wrong with mentioning it to your therapist as it is best to name and acknowledge our concerns. It is a human response to feel frustrated and down about that, as the healing needs to take place on all levels, not only physically. Wishing you a good month full of optimism and any improvements that may be possible for you.

    Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

    1514 days ago
    1514 days ago
    You are such a sweetie Linda. I'm sorry you are having such troubles and hold you in my thoughts. I went through your blogs and a year ago you were concentrating on just recovering and look how magnificently you've done that. I've had several accidents and know that the guilt we hold is something. But remember it was an accident. You would have never purposely done anything bad to yourself. Not after all the work you've done for your health.

    Go back through your blogs -- you are always the cheerleader and enthusiastic helper. Give yourself some time and love. Plus you were complaining about bloating a year ago. It probably is time to get it checked out.

    Love you Sweetie. emoticon
    1515 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    hope September brings all you hope for!
    1515 days ago
  • _LINDA
    It is very hard to recover mentally and physically from such severe trauma :( Not having your arm feel natural and unable to move it properly is a major setback to try and overcome. Having a good physiotherapist with great ideas, advice and treatments could really help. I owe a lot of my recovered mobility to them and will always encourage people with physical problems to engage their services. Its amazing what they can do sometimes.
    That is good news about your heart! I hope the lipids are good too!
    All the best in making September a good month! You can do it!
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    1515 days ago
    That injury was terrible, and I'm sorry you weren't able to regain the function you once had of that shoulder. That loss of mobility is a very depressing, disheartening thing; you have a good attitude. It gives one such a wistful, sad feeling to remember how a joint or other body part once worked and no longer does, especially following something as traumatic as an injury. I know you'll be glad to get this and all your other medical testing behind you, Linda. These are very serious matters, and we always dread having to address them...or their anniversaries. All the best to you.
    1515 days ago
    Right on, Linda!!!
    1515 days ago
    Wishing you a very positive September!
    1515 days ago
    emoticon Here's hoping September will be positive and exciting for you!
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    1515 days ago
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