What it boils down to...
Don't fall on the ice, and if you do, make sure you are wearing a very large pillow.
If not... be ready to suffer the consequences.
I just got back from yet another visit to the orthopedic back doctor. This is follow up to the anterior... Read more
The most fun I've had in ages!
Although the prep time wore me out, the day went quite well. I had a good night's sleep. When I got up, it felt like Maine mornings out in my yard and reminded me of when we used to go camping: clear and cool, but sunny and bright. I tackled som... Read more
40 minutes! and then some...
This morning I incorporated my neck and back strengthening routine into my typical morning routine, and it amounted to 40 minutes! Weights, resistance band (not latex), arms, back, legs, woo hoo! I also measured - My biceps are back to pre-surge... Read more
First, Last night I didn't sleep til this morning. I just could not get to sleep. Overactive brain mode.
Then, I did finally get a few hours in my chair with my cat before having to go to the allergist.
Then the phone calls started, ol... Read more
Pulling my own weight
Another milestone. This afternoon I finished official physical therapy for my post cervical spine discectemy and fusion (13 weeks ago!) I was given the stretchy band to continue a variant of the routine at home. My range of motion is good. I am ... Read more
My first Spark People Meet-up
I just got back from meeting JANEDOE12345 after talking about it for some time via spark mail messages. We finally just did it.
She saw I had lots of basil I was moving from my garden, so we swapped garden plants.
We went shopping, and ch... Read more
So many people are waiting...
Waiting for the raise to do.... whatever.
Waiting for Mr. or Miss Right.
Waiting for the check in the mail.
Waiting to win the lottery.
Waiting til they have a baby to lose weight.
Waiting til the baby i... Read more
Power of sleep
Yesterday I mentioned I went out and pulled a few weeds, etc. in my little yard.
Yes, I was exhausted afterward.
In fact, I can't believe how tired I was.
I was already conking out before supper of kale soup (homemade of course), but we de... Read more
A picture of my sweetheart
My cat peaches is not always ready to show his sweetheart, but today he was in just the right position on my chair, so here he is: My sweetheart! Some people wear their heart ... Read more
Well, I am smack in the middle of a week of running between doctors, physical therapists, hospitals, bloodwork, and getting the girls squished for their annual check me up.
I have to write a list of all the appointments, and almost forgot t... Read more
just another baby step
This is another whirlwind doctor visit week.
Pt yesterday. Orthopedic Knee doc today (pre-op visit), PT tomorrow, and pre-op visit with my PCP (Didn't I JUST see her last week for my annual, and the week before for the rash/bloodwork, etc.), a... Read more
As I type, Peaches is on the back of my chair, rubbing my head, and hoping I will push the laptop off my lap so he can take his rightful place.
I slept a solid 5 hours, then got up and managed a 20 minute pt stretch, and got ready to go to... Read more
Onward, forward, charge ahead!
Although my sleep was light, much lighter than I want, I did 30 minutes of my home physical therapy routine and added wrist weights as well as the quad exercises to tone my upper legs before surgery, to make them strong.
This week's groceri... Read more
Blessings and sunshine
Finally - I got a date for the arthroscopy on my right knee - June 15! Out-patient procedure.
And, a friend from writers group at the library blessed me with her old laptop because her brother blessed her with a replacement. She knew about ... Read more
on a positive note...
I slept well, woke with less low back pain than yesterday morning.
I accomplished 15 minutes morning pt stretching home routine. Then later did 25 minutes with weights at official pt.
My visit with my pcp went well. My blood pressure i... Read more