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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

Busy Times Ahead

Monday, July 28, 2014      3 comments

I saw my doctor today and he shook his head (he is also a client) when he saw me on crutches. He did not tell me what a dumb stunt I had pulled. He changed the bandage and told me that VNA would be coming to the house for a while to change ... Read more

Weight Gain

Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

I am not sure what I should be doing at this point. When I look at my weight each morning when I get up, it seems to have increased by 1- 1/2 lbs. I am watching my sodium intake, started eating 2 moderate meals with no snacks and none of the ... Read more

Update to Wings Clipped

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

I went to the ER this AM to have the bandage changed on my foot. The med staff told me that the wound looks great (smooth as a babies butt). I will see my Primary care Phys. for follow up Outer stitches out in ten days, the inner stitches ... Read more

My unfeathered wings are clipped

Friday, July 25, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I had planned on taking the day off but got bored so decided to cut a couple of trees down. The first one went fine, the second one started to fall and then twisted, knocking the chain saw down to the ground. Unfortunately my foot ... Read more

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