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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

Friday, February 19, 2010      4 comments

I had an interesting doctor's appointment this morning. My doctor didn't like the fact that I still have a persistent cough. She heard wheezing when she listened to my chest but my lungs are clear. This is good news, kind of. She told me tha... Read more

Making Better Choices When Eating Out

Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

Hubby took me out for breakfast this morning and I noticed something great! We went to a place where we go fairly often and usually have the same server. When she came to take our order she looked at me and said, "You'd like the veggie omelett... Read more

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      3 comments

I started back into physical therapy this afternoon. My lower back is so tight that you can bounce a quarter off of it! My therapist spent the entire 30 minutes just trying to loosen up the right side of my lower back. It's so tight that it's... Read more

Careful Judgement

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

I'm trying to be very careful in deciding what to do every day. Today there is a nasty wind blowing outside. Although I had to take the dogs out, I made very quick work of it and came right back indoors. I'm surprised at how tired I still fee... Read more

CT Scan Results

Saturday, February 13, 2010      3 comments

Right after we arrived home on Thursday afternoon, the doctor's office called with the results of my CT scan.. The initial good news is that there was no sign yet of pneumonia. YES!!!!! The iffy news is that something else appeared on the sca... Read more

Scan of Chest

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      6 comments

Tomorrow I have to have a CT Scan with contrast of my chest. I had an x-ray of my chest last Friday which was clear but I still had a terrible hacking cough. The doctor said it was severe bronchitis but with bloody mucus, it's better to be saf... Read more

Slow, Steady Progress In Physical Therapy

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

I have been in a physical therapy exercise program for six days now. The purpose of my PT program is to stretch my hip flexors, strengthen my abdomen and back and to continue my water exercise program. I have to admit that last Friday, Saturda... Read more

February Plan Just For Me

Monday, February 01, 2010      5 comments

I'm sitting down at my computer thinking about what I want out of the month of February. It's a new month and I can set any reasonable goals that I'd like to set. At the top of my list I'd like to have success with two team challenges. First,... Read more

Targeting The Right Muscles for Physical Therapy

Sunday, January 31, 2010      3 comments

I am now entering day three of my physical therapy exercise program. When my PT said I have some serious work to do in order to loosen my hip flexors and strengthen my stomach and back muscles, he wasn't kidding! After just one day of exercise... Read more

Day 2 of Pain Management Program

Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

Today was day 2 of my new pain management program. My pain today has been tolerable and I did a regular water aerobics workout and some water jogging. Hopefully I will have a restful night and not be too sore tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will have a... Read more

Hopeful

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

I finally had my appointment with my pain management doctor to review my MRI this morning. She told me that my lower back looks really bad and has very severe arthritis. That was the bad news. The good news is that my doctor and I have come u... Read more

A Productive Day Today

Tuesday, January 26, 2010      3 comments

Today was a very productive day. I went to water aerobics for 75 minutes and then walked for an hour. I also posted the February 2010 Challenge for our local Polk County Group and sent out email reminders for upcoming team events. I made a he... Read more

It's Taken Three Weeks To Feel Like Me Again

Monday, January 25, 2010      4 comments

Even though I didn't sleep very well last night, I'm finally beginning to feel like myself again. It has taken three weeks to start feeling better. I must have been sicker than I thought! I'm still on antibiotics but for the first time today,... Read more

Creative Challenge for the Local Team

Sunday, January 24, 2010      2 comments

Since I got home from church today, I've been trying to think of a creative February challenge for our local Spark team. It needs to be something simple that members can do without taking a big chunk of time for recording details. I'm thinking... Read more

A Relaxing Team Walk Through Nature

Saturday, January 23, 2010      3 comments

Today, we did a great local team walk. (We now walk at least 2 times a month) It felt great to be in the great outdoors with all that fresh air. Today we walked at a nature preserve and were able to watch birds, gators, turtles and other wildl... Read more


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