Yesterday I had a good doctor's appointment. Both he and the attending doctor are very concerned about me having 3 falls within 6 weeks. The only meds we changed are he doesn't want me to take the ones for sleep as he says there is a side effect of dizziness and he doesn't want it to cause any other falls. Also I MUST use Pinkie, even in the house. Bob jokingly asked him if he should get a pair of handcuffs to attach me to the walker. Dr G said it might sound mean, but it would be better than another fall and breaking bones or hitting my head again. Also I go to see my primary doctor tomorrow. I can't wait to hear what he has to say! He'll probably scold me. That's ok, I'm a big girl, I can take it!! I'll be using Roxie a lot more, too. I'm hopping not too much, but you never know. One of the things he'll have to check is that every so often I'll get a mouth full of blood. We have tried to tell where it is coming from, but we can't. It lasts several hours, then goes away. It's always bright red.
I haven't said much about Monday's terribly bombings at the Boston Marathon. It took me a while to process it all and then I was running around with doctor appointments and wasn't near a computer long enough to get my thoughts in order to blog. But i believe the entire thing was cowardly. Someone asked me if I thought it was an act of terrorism. As far as I'm concerned anyone who kills a group of innocents in order to put fear into the rest, is a terrorist. It doesn't matter who it is. That they made sure they were safe before setting it off was so cowardly on their part. It was like they were ashamed of themselves and wanted to hide. I'll be interested in finding out who was behind it and what their motive was.
I hope it wasn't religion as I can't think of anyone's God (and most of us worship the same one) approving of such a senseless act and loss of life and injuries. I don't always agree with POTUS, but I liked what he said today about we will run again, that this won't stop us. His message took the negative and made a positive out of it.
I have been doing more and more chair exercises. I've always done a lot on the floor, but one several chair ones since I got out of the chair. I don't mind them, though. As a matter of fact, I often do them while watching TV or reading and often in the truck while we are going back and forth. I'm so gad I was directed to our Chair Exercise Team. I didn't think i'd ever be able to exercise normally. It was a gift to me that let me start to move and become physical once more.
How do each of you handle your exercise program? Do you exercise even when you have a cold or don't feel too good? Do you have a favorite exercise or something you do that is a favorite way to get exercise in for the day? How often do you change things up? These are questions I always wonder about, but have never seemed to ask.
I hope all of you have a terrific weekend and don't let up on your program because it is the weekend! I hope that makes sense to you! I know, I know, you are most likely sick of hearing me say these words, but I feel they are very important to achieving success in our program here at Spark and really, in all of life. When you get up and you don't feel like doing much, it's ok to put off your exercise for a little bit. Make positive choices for your breakfast and gather it all together so it will be easier to fix when you are ready. Compliment someone every chance you get. It is so nice seeing their reactions and it will make you feel better about yourself, too. And always try to smile, even if you don't really want to do so. If you do these things, you'll feel so much better during the day. It's all about turning the negative into the positive.
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In case some of you don't know, Bob's grandson is autistic.