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A Specialized MRI

Saturday, October 03, 2015      4 comments

I had my knee specialist appointment yesterday. The good news is that my knees are no longer loose at the lower part of the leg. Thank you physical therapy! The bad news is that the X-Rays show that the replacement on the right knee is sinkin... Read more

Having To Stop Physical Therapy

Thursday, October 01, 2015      7 comments

We had to discontinue my physical therapy as of today. Although my leg strength and balance has improved, my pain has not decreased at all and the knee is now wanting to buckle. Since I really hurt myself by falling this summer, I am terrified... Read more

Wednesday Ramblings

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      5 comments

I was pleased with my healing when I saw the doctor for my hand on Monday. it has been 9 weeks since I fell and broke my arm. It will be another month before the bone is totally healed. It will be 6 more months before the nerve is healed. I do... Read more

Sunday Reflection

Sunday, September 27, 2015      8 comments

I finished my arm and hand therapy on Friday. This was a big relief, as I was going to therapy five times per week for the last four weeks. Finishing arm therapy drops me down to therapy just twice a week, if we determine that my hip is making... Read more

Suddenly My Physical Therapist Sees Progress

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      7 comments

At the beginning of my therapy, my physical therapist told me that when we see a sudden increase in progress, it makes therapy fun. Today, when she measured the pressure of my grip, there was an increase of one pound. This is just since last F... Read more

An Active Day

Friday, September 18, 2015      5 comments

I went to physical therapy at 9:15am this morning. We did all kinds of exercises to loosen up my wrist and arm bone. It hurt but I can see the progress! After PT was finished, I decided to go over to the gym and ride the bike. It was lik... Read more

Hand And Arm Making Progress

Thursday, September 17, 2015      6 comments

I am delighted to say that my hand and arm are really beginning to make progress. My hip and leg are making slower progress. My grip measured an increase of four pounds! That is fairly amazing since three of my fingers are still numb! In lim... Read more

I Did 5.5 Minutes On The Treadmill Today

Monday, September 14, 2015      7 comments

I admit that when my therapist told me to hop up on the treadmill this afternoon, I was very wary and more than a little skeptical. I did as she asked, set my cane to the side and put my hands on the side rails and walked, abet very slowly, for... Read more

My Leg Muscles Are Engaging!

Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

Wednesday and Friday of his week, I completed more vigorous physical therapy on both my legs and my left arm. I can really see the improvement in my arm but my legs, specifically the left one, not so much until Wednesday. My therapist is very ... Read more

No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      6 comments

This week, I was reading an article (I don't remember where) that said, "No one said it was going to be easy but you have to stay on course and get through it." I think those words are right on target for many of life's situations. As I sit he... Read more

We Have Had A Fun Weekend!

Monday, September 07, 2015      2 comments

My SIL celebrated her 65th birthday along with her retirement this weekend. Family came from all over the U.S. to help her celebrate her two milestones. We drove over to her house on Saturday afternoon because we only live about an hour and a ... Read more

Up To 20 Repetitions 3 Times Per Day

Sunday, September 06, 2015      7 comments

Here is yet another reason to do both aerobic exercise and strength training regularly, for the rest of your life. Your muscles have "muscle memory" when you are used to working out on a regular basis. When you are injured and have the appropr... Read more

Thank Goodness, A New Therapy Approach!

Friday, September 04, 2015      6 comments

Now that I will be doing therapy five days a week for the next several weeks, my therapist can get daily feedback from me about how the therapy is working. She dropped all of my home therapy exercises with the exception of two. The reason? T... Read more

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

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