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Now, Physical Therapy 5 Days Per Week

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

I finally heard from the orthopedist who is treating my hip/leg. I have so much atrophy that he recommended twice a week for six weeks. That was the original Rx for the home therapy program. The difference is that I can actually raise my leg a... Read more

My Therapy Vent - Looking For The Silver Lining

Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

I am so bummed! Because I have to go to therapy at a facility, due to the nature of my arm injury (and the equipment required to treat it), Medicare cancelled my at home therapy for my hip and leg. They say if I can get to out patient therapy f... Read more

Some Explanations At Last

Friday, August 28, 2015      9 comments

I went to our primary doctor with hubby this morning. The doctor patiently answered hubby's questions. He was very thorough. Then the doctor looked at me and he frowned. Hubby asked if he noticed my leg, cane and arm. Hubby and I told him how ... Read more

My Orthopedist Appointment Today

Thursday, August 27, 2015      6 comments

Hubby took me to the orthopedist because of numbness and pain in my arm. We left very early and I was glad that we did, due to all of the accidents. The doctor had all kinds of x-Rays taken of my arm and wrist. My great news is that my bones ar... Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      5 comments

I am pleased that my hip and leg weren't terribly sore this morning. That is progress. However, I was up most of the night with terrible pain and numbness in my broken arm. I called my orthopedist to see if this increase in pain, the added nu... Read more

More Intense Therapy

Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

While we were away this past weekend, I didn't use weights for my therapy, because I decided not to take them with us. Instead, I slowed down my exercises and did the routine several times per day. When we got back, I resumed using my weights ... Read more

Busy Weekend

Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Hubby and I took off early Thursday morning and drove to Jacksonville. His brother and family just moved there from further up north. Hubby wanted to help his brother unpack a little bit. I basically sat in an easy chair and read. I was prou... Read more

Physical Therapy And Pain Management Techniques

Monday, August 17, 2015      5 comments

I met my main therapist this afternoon. We reviewed my current issues, my strength program so far, did an ultrasound treatment and added three isometric exercises to my at home program. We discussed how I can improve my pain management so that... Read more

Self Physical Therapy Program Day One

Sunday, August 16, 2015      5 comments

Today, I did my at home program by myself for the first time. It was difficult but I moved slowly and was able to finish my exercises. I followed my routine by 20 minutes of ice. I am supposed to use ice packs four times per day. I have done t... Read more

Day Two Of Physical Therapy

Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

The physical therapist who came today, did further testing. He tested my nerve sensations in my feet and the strength in my legs. My lower legs are not held tightly together at the knees because the muscles are weak. This can cause the knees t... Read more

Started Physical Therapy Today

Friday, August 14, 2015      6 comments

Hubby and I went out for an egg white omelet for breakfast this morning. I was way off my usual eating routine. I had half of the omelet, a few potatoes and some whole wheat toast. I drank most of my unsweet tea and boxed everything up and bro... Read more

Progress Report

Thursday, August 13, 2015      6 comments

I have only weighed myself twice this past week. The most recent time was this morning and I was down a pound. This surprised and pleased me. My checklist method appears to be starting to work. Even though I have had days when I was in so muc... Read more

Making My Journey Just About Me Not The Scale

Tuesday, August 11, 2015      6 comments

I am continuing to use my check off sheet daily. The biggest plus with using the check off sheet is that it is so easy. The creation of the sheet itself at the beginning was just a loose guideline for nutrition and self care. If I want more s... Read more

Starting Some Medical Self Care

Friday, August 07, 2015      10 comments

My check off sheet is working out pretty well so far. I can see what nutrients I have consumed, what I still need to consume, how I am managing stress and any other issues that come up. Since I started using the sheet, I have become aware that... Read more

I Have Been A Sparker For Seven Years Now!!!

Thursday, August 06, 2015      9 comments

I just looked at the date and realized that I have been on Spark People for seven years now! Wow, how fast time goes by! emoticonRead more


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