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Daily Challenges
Saturday, May 21, 2016      4 comments

I will admit I was getting a bit bored here as I have lost the weight I wanted and am on maintenance with minor fluctuations in my weight. I happened to be looking for something different to change things up a bit and found the Daily Calendar C... Read more
Getting a new Glaucoma Dr.
Sunday, April 10, 2016      5 comments

My present glaucoma Dr. and I had a talk Fri. Rather I talked and he listened. I told him I would no longer wait 1-2 hours beyond my appt. time to see him for 10 min. I have bent over backwards to accommodate him but nothing changes. My sigh... Read more
What Price Pain
Sunday, February 07, 2016      4 comments

DW is paying a heavy price for pain relief. In 1994, as a nurse, she got mowed down by an Alzheimer patient trying to go down a flight of stairs in a wheelchair. That messed up DW's Cervical spine and forced her retirement. After being told b... Read more
Time ToSlow Down
Saturday, December 19, 2015      5 comments

What a December !! Wife got a total knee replacement and is now in rehab until after Christmas. I found out from my Ophthalmologist that Glaucoma has done irreversible damage to my right eye and is sending me to a specialist that deals with vi... Read more
lack of exercise
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      6 comments

I feel lke I am on a vacation from life. After the eye operation, I was told no exercise except the treadmill until the eye heals. no weights, lifting pulling, pushing etc. At least I can use the treadmill and see my gym buddies. I figured t... Read more
Eye Problems
Thursday, March 19, 2015      4 comments

After going gangbusters all winter, I had an eye appointment this AM with my eye specialist. He was not happy with the results of my eye tests. He informed me that the Glaucoma in my right eye is not responding to the 2 sets of drops I have be... Read more
Winter Exercise
Saturday, January 31, 2015      4 comments

This is day three of waking up and out the door to work with the snow blower. I never realized how much exercise was involved in horsing that machine around as the reverse doesn't work. Then there is the snow shovel for where I can't use the s... Read more
Sunday, October 05, 2014      7 comments

Looking back at the last few years,I have noticed some changes in me. Before I joined SparkPeople I was looking at how I would have reacted to the problems I have had since 2007. I am now dealing with lung CA for the third time along with asth... Read more
Back outside working
Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

I saw the doctor at the wound care clinic this AM and had some great news. No more bandages, I can get it wet so back to showers and it is almost all healed. He had me get some "Smart Wool" socks to prevent abrasion on the toe stub and they ar... Read more
Didn't mess up after all
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      4 comments

I saw the nurse yesterday and she found 4 stitches that hadn't been removed, thereby forcing the wound to reopen each time I put weight on my foot (heel only). She removed three of them and when I saw the wound care doctor this AM he removed ... Read more
Messed Up my Progress
Thursday, August 21, 2014      5 comments

On my last blog, I said that if I didn't get too far ahead of myself healing was going nicely. Yesterday, looking forward to getting back to driving, I went out to get a pair of sandals as I can't wear a shoe on my bandaged foot. After going t... Read more
Getting Better Each Day
Saturday, August 16, 2014      4 comments

I went to the local swap shop where I have been volunteering (until my surgery by chain saw). I decided to upgrade from crutches to a cane. They have quite a collection there. It seems that I have been progressing at a faster rate than the do... Read more
Improvement Time (I Hope)
Saturday, August 09, 2014      3 comments

I just got VNA scheduling down pat and they have changed it again. The doctor wants VNA to changed the bandage daily and use Betadine. After 2 days the redness and swelling went down and VNA decided they would change the bandage and clean the ... Read more
Squeaky Wheel got
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      4 comments

I saw the wound doctor at 7:30 AM and he likes how the wound is coming along and he removed the stitches. He then told me that he wants VNA to see each day for another week as the second toe was cut to the bone and he doesn't want any infecti... Read more
VNA Treatment
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      4 comments

The VNA case manager was here yesterday (drill sergeant?). I guess she has to be that way to weed out unnecessary cases. After we verbally sparred for about half an hour she let it slip that she has a son in the tree business so maybe my injur... Read more

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