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I did get my services.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

On April 13 I set out early in the morning with my best friend Sadie sound asleep in the car. We were going to do a flea market. Unfortunately, I didn't do the flea market because Sadie wasn't allowed on the property, you see she is a dog. That is one of the last days that I was active. Since then my walks have come to a halt, even my steps taken in a day have dropped drastically. The last two weeks they were under 1,000 Except for Dr. appointments, I haven't been out of the house. For several days we have had temperatures in the high 60's even low 70's with the emoticon shining all day.

I did get the health aid that the Dr. ordered. She started on Thursday. She is here 3 hours in the morning. She is here while I shower and wash my hair. She is suppose to help me, but I can do that myself. I don't want anyone giving me a shower. She is basically here in case I can't get out of or into the tub. That does happen. It is one of the foot tubs, the old fashioned high types. I do know how to wash myself though and I have a shower chair to sit if I need to. She washes the tub after I take a shower. She has helped me onto the porch so I can sit in the sunshine. That is one thing I do love about this apartment. I have a front porch that is open and living on the third floor on a very tall hill, the view is gorgeous. Just imagine that it is spring, sunny and clear.

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She will also be responsible for taking me to physical therapy, and getting me down three flight of stairs. We tried this on Friday and got down one. She will be here 5 hours on days I have physical therapy. We are hoping for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Just this week I have made improvement though. On Sunday 4/28 my steps taken in the house were 538, Monday was 732, Tuesday was 702 Wednesday was 1173, Thursday was 1689 and yesterday was 1183. I think that is improvement. I am still sore and in pain at times, I still wear the patches but only 2 not 3. I really believe getting into the shower with the hot water and now with the heating pad and not just icing has made a difference. I am really looking forward to physical therapy this week, even though I know the first week is usually painful. I think it will truly help and I am on the road to recovery. Since the warm water from the shower has given me so much relief. I can't wait until they add the pool to my physical therapy. I did go a week ago Friday when a friend drove me but I think it was too much too soon.

emoticon I think I am on the mend. Thank you to all who have sent goodies, well wishes and prayers. I do appreciate all my spark friends and all the comments on my blogs. I know I haven't responded to each person individually like I usually try to so I wanted to do it here emoticon all.

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SPARKFRAN514 5/10/2013 6:41PM

    emoticon emoticon on your progress that is great that you get your help around the house and getting out of the house .

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MAMAOWLS 5/8/2013 2:05PM

    I'm glad you got some help and are doing better. I hope it continues for you.

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MRS_TOAD 5/8/2013 8:42AM

    Hope you are feeling much better than when you posted this blog. emoticon

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MONAKIN314 5/6/2013 11:15AM

    Good to hear you are improving. Take it slow and don't push to hard! emoticon

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GABIBEAR 5/5/2013 11:38PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling a little better Bonnie!!! You will get there! You go girl!!

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LOVESLIFE48 5/5/2013 9:14AM

    I'm so glad to hear you are doing better! Hope the physical therapy works for you too my friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 5/5/2013 4:57AM

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GEORGE815 5/5/2013 12:23AM

    Lots of snow. Keep it going.

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PEZMOM1 5/4/2013 9:31PM

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LIVEDAILY 5/4/2013 8:46PM

    I am so glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better!! Take it one day at a time, don't overdo it, and you'll get stronger every day!!

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2013 8:35PM

    Hi Bonnie, so happy you have your aid ..
emoticon emoticon Your steps are great ... Love that you are getting relief from the heating pad .
What a lovely view from your window ...
Sending Hugs and Sunshine xx Susie xx

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CAMAEL100 5/4/2013 5:38PM

    Glad to hear you have got the services and that you are improving. Hope things continue to improve for you.

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AUNTB63 5/4/2013 5:19PM

    Glad things are moving in the right direction for you....many Hugs coming your way.

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NEWCHINELO 5/4/2013 5:05PM

    get well soon!

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 5/4/2013 3:32PM

    It's great that you have help now. Best wishes for healing.


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CAROLJEAN64 5/4/2013 3:27PM

    Keep on keeping on. You are such an inspiration for grabbing hold of your own life and making it work no matter what.

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TREATL 5/4/2013 3:23PM

    You are doing really well with your healing process, applying patience and wisdom. God bless you. emoticon

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown

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Lynne

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/4/2013 1:53PM

    Glad you are feeling better. I love the picture of the snow!!
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1CRAZYDOG 5/4/2013 1:31PM

    Glad you're on the mend. That's the most important. HUGS

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CHOCOHIPPO 5/4/2013 1:07PM

    Bonnie, so glad you're improving. You have a great attitude. Keep up the good work and keep on feeling better!

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SHERYLDS 5/4/2013 1:03PM

    Wonderful to hear you are feeling a little better every day.
Hang in there Bonnie

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NEW-CAZ 5/4/2013 12:41PM

    So pleased you're seeing and feeling an improvement Bonnie, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILLERISHEALTHY 5/4/2013 12:38PM

    I'm so glad you have some help and I hope you continue to improve and recover. God bless!
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KELLIEBEAN 5/4/2013 11:56AM

    Congratulations on your progress. I am so happy for you!

I am thinking about you!

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GABY1948 5/4/2013 11:49AM

    Your steps increasing is emoticon Will keep on praying for you! Have a GREAT weekend! emoticon

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MRSBUMP09 5/4/2013 11:38AM

    Sounds like good progress to me. You can do it!!!

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AZMOMXTWO 5/4/2013 11:17AM

  I hope it goea good for you

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