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Charting - Standing Exercises
Thursday, March 23, 2017      5 comments

I usually start after I've had a cup of coffee to get me going. I go to the kitchen counter and begin by raising my operated leg - forward and back -... Read more
Time to Chart! - Seated/Laying Exercises
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      9 comments

When my therapist came today and checked on how I was doing with the exercises, I realized I had forgotten a couple of them. (At least I'm not like THIS) ... Read more
A Little Catchup
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

I suddenly realized I haven't sparked in a while - and I am touched and grateful to the spark friend who left a message on y page, hoping my recovery w... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      6 comments

I continue to do the PT exercises, to which the therapist adds a couple more each time she comes. For me, EVERY day is LEG DAY! The pain med I'm on -... Read more
Claiming the Bedroom
Thursday, February 23, 2017      4 comments

Since coming back from the hospital, it has been easier and more comfortable to sleep in the recliner. But as I do the prescribed exercises and time ... Read more
Increasing Abilities
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      5 comments

The recliner I've been sleeping in doesn't raise my legs quite as high as I'd like them to go so I use pillows. Before, my DD would raise my leg and slide it under. But as I've been doing the prescribed exercises, I've been able to wrestle it un... Read more
Work UP and Shower
Monday, February 20, 2017      5 comments

As I wait for the next PT to come today or tomorrow, I continue to do the recommended exercises they gave us in the hospital, 20 reps, 3x day. And yesterday while DD was available to "spot" me, I did what I call work UPS, taking the stairs - th... Read more
Surgery Experience
Saturday, February 18, 2017      8 comments

I had already asked my friend-since-9th-grade, Carol, if she could take me in for my hip surgery - since she IS retired and has more free time. She said sure, and I had to call the surgical center on Monday afternoon to find out what time they s... Read more
Thursday, February 09, 2017      5 comments

I have been counting down my work days until I take off for surgery. I'm taking 12 weeks - 3 months - off from school to recover. I probably won't NEEEEED that long - last 2 surgeries, I was able to walk without cane or walker after 6 weeks - bu... Read more
Great Start to the Week
Sunday, January 15, 2017      4 comments

DD had the coffee going. I got my cup and after wards gave my father-in-law a call. Today it was Psalm 71. Dear Papi wept with gratitude as he prayed, thankful to have the Word read to him. He isn't feeling well, think it's cholesterol and blood... Read more
Long Weekend
Saturday, January 14, 2017      4 comments

At the winter carnival on Thursday night, the art teacher was glad to have my assistance in face painting - and we did a lot. My last blog I posted this meme - ... Read more
Face Painting
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

Our school is having a winter carnival tonight. An email went out asking for volunteers, and, silly me, I volunteered to help with face painting. The art teacher was grateful she wouldn't be doing it alone. I stopped in after school let out to a... Read more
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      7 comments

SOoooo, this morning I went to the art class - 7th graders. Those of you who have worked with that age group understand. The teacher was glad to have another adult, and said how the 3 students playing cards had been thus behaving disrespectfully... Read more
Changes in the "House"
Monday, January 09, 2017      5 comments

Our school has this "vision" thing, with a statement that says "Dream...Believe...Execute..."
and "Results". Recently the powers that be decided to divide the school into four "houses", each named according to those principles - staff and stu... Read more
Another Day With Simmons
Sunday, January 08, 2017      6 comments

I didn't get any exercise yesterday. After I called my Father-in-Law I went to a reunion of members of an inter-denominational community called Koinonia. It went from 9:30-3:30, and it was wonderful! The talks were good, encouraging; it was plea... Read more

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