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Some Thoughts on Turning 64........
Sunday, July 15, 2012      10 comments

Sixty-four. I can't believe I made it this far! But here I am.....and some thoughts, in no particular order... First, and I hope you will forgive this feisty old lady, a bit of "when I was your age". I was born in the first half of t... Read more
A Month Later.....
Monday, July 09, 2012      7 comments

Well almost. Surgery was on June 11. I thought I would provide an update. I have also come across a few blogs lately from those considering these kinds of procedures, or who have to have them, so this may help. In no particular order... Read more
Book Review--Shrink Yourself by Roger Gould, M.D.
Thursday, July 05, 2012      6 comments

This is the second of my four "serious reads" whilst recovering from my foot surgery. I found out about this one right here on Sparkpeople. The opinions expressed are solely my own. Dr. Gould is a psychoanalyst. This form of therapy and ... Read more
The Fracture Clinic....
Friday, June 29, 2012      4 comments

is a rather nice place. Soft lighting, nice and cool, comfortable seating, and LOTS of room in between the rows of seats. This is so nice for those of us with casts and crutches and canes and walking boots as we feel that we will not be trompe... Read more
Arm Cycling, or Cranking!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      10 comments

I think I like cranking better.... So, my arm (and leg) cycle arrived yesterday, Amazon Canada is so reliable and it came a few days before expected. It came in the early evening. I had been feeling very tired, after a full day of wor... Read more
Book Review--Learned Optimism (How to Change Your Mind and Your Life) by Martin E.P.Seligman, Ph.D.
Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

This is the first of four books I decided to read during my recovery from foot surgery. The opinions are entirely my own! This is one of the earlier works by Dr. Seligman, originally published in 1990. One of his later works (Authenti... Read more
Day 13 Surgery Recovery
Sunday, June 24, 2012      7 comments

Good afternoon SparkFriends! It is a cloudy day here north of Toronto and I have just finished a bunch of chores and thought I would check in. Today seems to be marking some sea-change (what does that mean, anyway?) in my foot, I was o... Read more
Day 9 Surgery Recovery...or when the new becomes the normal
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      3 comments

Hello Sparkfriends! I do believe I have entered a new phase in my recovery, where I am more accepting of my recovery and getting more used to my new conditions. Let's see, what's new. I have finished the prescription anti inflamma... Read more
Day 6 Surgery Recovery, or how to clean your house when your mobility is not so good.....
Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

Hello my Sparkfriends! Another day of feeling better, less sleepy and tired, less pain and swelling in my foot. Played the guitar (Chris, I have to limit the playing because of my locking trigger finger, to be repaired on July 16, this is... Read more
Day 5 Surgery Recovery
Saturday, June 16, 2012      4 comments

I have managed to upload a picture of my foot! (Not very good with this kind of technology, I am somewhat sad to say....). My recovery continues. Today, I got kind of bored, which is not good for me as it lowers my mood. But this evening... Read more
Day 4 Surgery Recovery
Friday, June 15, 2012      4 comments

Good evening Sparkfriends! Just a brief check in, dinner almost ready. My main challenge is being physically tired. Boy, am I tired. On the other hand, the foot is feeling pretty good. In the house, except for doing the stairs, ... Read more
Day 3 Post Surgery Part 2
Thursday, June 14, 2012      3 comments

Hello all. With a lone exception, a day of improvement. I had a period in the afternoon for about two hours where I felt unwell, a little dizzy and nauseous. As before, I think this was a side effect do the anti inflammatory I am taki... Read more
Day 3 Post Surgery Part 1, and thanks to Indygirl and Coach Nicole!
Thursday, June 14, 2012      4 comments

Good morning my Sparkfriends, it is about 9 AM EDT. I do not want to wait until this evening to give a humongous thank you to SP and Coach Nicole. I decided to get back into my usual workout routine-that is, in the morning- and did the... Read more
Day 2 Post Surgery
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      2 comments

Good evening all! Well, I gave myself some mini goals to accomplish today and, as a result, I am pretty tired. Waiting for another hour until I can take my pain meds and go to sleep. So, what did I do? I took a shower, which is a big... Read more
Day 1 Post Surgery
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      5 comments

I am doing fine! I have got the pain under control, a mixture of regular Tylenol and Tylenol 3 and anti inflammatory. I had a bit of a scare this morning, feeling faint and nauseous when I got up, so went back to bed for a while. I read ... Read more

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