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Visited MIL yesterday, she is recovering well

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I am going to have to do some research on Stenosis. That is what the doctors operated on my MIL for. Apparently it has something to do with your spinal discs and how they erode over time. It seemed like it was mighty painful for her before the surgery and of course, recovery has been very painful. I have included a link to one of my favorite medical websites, the Mayoclinic, and its write up on stenosis. All I can say after reading this article is that getting old is not for wimps!!

Otherwise, I found out the hard way that I am not yet ready for medium length leisurely walks yet. Yesterday afternoon it was so gorgeous here in the Washington, DC area that I walked a few blocks to the local Costco to return a CD. Even tho I made a point to walk extra slow and very leisurely, I knew I had overdone it well before I even reached the store. So I walked back even slower and tried to take it easy the rest of the day!!

I guess falling apart is not easy no matter what your age!!


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/spinal-stenosis/ds00515
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