Using Common Sense And Thanksgiving Wishes To All
I awakened this morning wondering if I would be able to workout in water finally. Then I started coughing. At least I am getting rid of my mucus plugs which puts me one step closer to my goals. Yet, I didn't feel that in the wide scope of thing... Read more
Can't Wait To Try Water Aerobics Again!
It will be 28 days, tomorrow, since I broke my toe. I will be allowed to try water aerobics again. If my foot starts to hurt or my chest feels tight, I will stop and try it again next week. I haven't quite decided whether I will try a workout... Read more
This Was A Busy Week
This was a busy week for me. I shopped on Sunday afternoon and made a meatloaf dinner. Monday, I got my allergy shot and ran errands. Tuesday, I cleaned our house and cooked chicken. Wednesday, I went to the orthopedist. Thursday, I went to ... Read more
Sometimes The Doctor Just Confuses Me
Thursday evening, my primary doctor's office called me to ask if anyone had called me about my toe. The call puzzled me because they called the previous Friday afternoon to tell me it was broken. Then they asked me about the referral to the o... Read more
The Toe Won't Get Me Down
Update - the doctor's office just called and my toe is fractured. Bummer! I have to keep it wrapped to the adjoining toe for a minimum of 4 weeks. I can only walk on the foot to do necessary activities. The doctor will recheck it on November... Read more
Embarrassed Part 2
The nurse at the doctor's office had me take off my bandage before I saw the doctor yesterday. Her words upon looking at my bloody toe were, "Oh my! How on earth did you do that?" I told her that it was really stupid and she just smiled and s... Read more
Color Me Embarrassed
Yesterday, I cleaned the house. I took several rest breaks, which was good but I was tired when I finished. I took a lovely shower and was pleased with how nice the bathroom looked. Then, I stubbed my toe and it bled all over my clean floor. ... Read more
Walking On Day 4
I started this morning with a walk. My pain is still manageable and I pray it will continue use to be. The dogs are loving the walks. I will add a short noon walk as well. I will top off the day with an evening walk. I am hoping to go to th... Read more
My Plan To Ease Back Into Working Out
On Tuesday of this week, I had a 5 month checkup appointment with my migraine neurologist. My doctor wasn't pleased by my pain level, stiffness and range of motion. I told her about my steroid withdrawal issues and she wasn't sure that it was... Read more
Goal Met 200,000 Spark Points!
I set a goal of achieving 200,000 Spark Points back in 2012. Today, two years later, I achieved that goal! I am so excited that I just had to share my news!... Read more
Working Around My Limitations
Yesterday, hubby and I took the two pups on a 15 minute walk. Later I did about two hours of heavy cleaning, split up into segments. I took several rest periods and water breaks. Today, hubby and I took two 15 minute walks, one in the morning... Read more
Being My Own Health Advocate
I have learned many useful things over the past several years. Among them, I have learned to be my own health advocate. Last Friday, my primary doctor called and said he wants me to see a pulmonary specialist. He gave me the doctor's name and... Read more
Talking To Others Helps!
Yesterday, I started back with my allergy shots. My new protocol really helped with my reaction to the shot! While I was waiting to be called for the shot, I was talking to a young woman who I have seen and spoken to many times before. She ha... Read more
When The Going Gets Tough........
The tough look for the silver lining! Even though it may not always be obvious, there is a silver lining for most things that happen. I sometimes find that I have to look pretty hard to find the positive within a negative, but eventually it po... Read more
Aching Joints and Muscles
I have tried writing from my iPad but I keep losing my blogs. Here goes another attempt! I have been really hurting this week due to steroid withdrawal after being on prednisone for two months. I called the doctor's office this morning just t... Read more
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