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Let's get Physical

Monday, February 10, 2014

Today I brought my hubby to physical therapy for his humerus fracture/recovery range of motion exercise. We also went to the mechanic, and walked around one store briefly. He didn't even use his cane, nor use a riding cart.

After supper, he sat down in our dual recliner and wiped out. Other than neuropothy really making his feet hurt (I gave them a gently rubbing with coconut oil mixture - a homemade salve from a friend that makes it, along with some tiger balm). I also got him a beanie bag heated up, and put it on his shoulder, and tucked him in comfortably with a snug blanket. He is sleeping nicely.

Meanwhile, it meant that I walked today, a whole lot. 2.5 miles. My husband, knowing how lousy I had been feeling, encouraged me to sleep in this morning (til 10 a.m.) and it helped. I am still hurting, but not any where near as badly.

My turn to go put my feet up and watch the Olympics.

I was impressed with the Men's single skater from Russia Plushenko - that won the gold - and he has had an artificial disc implanted in his spine. I told my husband, that's my new hero. My Olympics - after not being able to work, and being told I would be more disabled, I am working. I just worked a 30 hour week, and am getting ready for my second.



I am grateful. Healing can be wonderful. It can be painful, but it can be encouraging.
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JULIAMOONCHILD 2/12/2014 4:12PM

    Great Attitude! emoticon

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NOILEDNWAD 2/12/2014 10:21AM

    How we deal with pain tells us a lot about ourselves. Athletes are proof positive of that. If you can push through the pain, you can have a chance to get the gold. If you let pain put you on the sidelines you'll miss your chance! Congrats on pushing through yours! emoticon

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_LINDA 2/11/2014 7:12PM

    It is amazing what the athletes go through to perform, like the snowboarder with the broken rib -slamming down on that hard ground after those huge arials, I can't imagine and also the skier who dislocated her shoulder in a fall planning to compete in her other events. Lots of people playing 'hurt'.. Guess that's how they got to the level they did..

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MAGA99 2/11/2014 2:49PM

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MADEIT3 2/11/2014 11:55AM

    Yevgeni Plushenko is my hero too. He looked phenomenal out there.

And you and your husband are inspirations! Glad you are both moving forward and improving.

I have a full body infrared heating pad that I use when I get aches and pains - and it helps my DH's shoulder and back, which he injured years ago and has had relatively unsuccessful surgery to repair. As a pain reliever, I've never found anything better. A little pricey, but worth it. I use it almost every day. Bought my at Amazon.



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SUNSHINE192DAY 2/11/2014 10:30AM

    Glad everyone is doing well and that you're inspired.

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LUANN7 2/11/2014 12:31AM

    glad your doing better and takin care of the hubby.

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KLONG8 2/11/2014 12:23AM

    Rootin you on, as well as all of the Olympians!

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FROSTY99 2/10/2014 10:07PM

    Glad to hear that things are improving. It is always great to know that prayers are being answered.

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