My PT asked me to start logging my walks and runs. Today I did a walk with no walking stick. Randy walked with me. I was able to go a mile for 24:25 minutes. Tired, but did not stop, did not rest.... Read more
New Year Starting
Before I recap, Mommy, Happy Birthday. I am now 7 years without you on your birthday. I love you and think of you everyday. Mama, I know you want me to live with joy and hope. I am looking forward. As I do so, I need to look back in remembr... Read more
Encouragement - a Thank You
Thank you to those of you who comment and, more importantly, encourage. Although, I've had a minor set-back (the PT told me I need to continue to walk with a cane), I had the courage to walk a mountain today. By myself.
Your gentle remi... Read more
I've been working hard this past week. I swam harder and more, although I still kept it to 3 days. I added exercise to those given to me by my physical therapist. But it wasn't enough in my book.
So when Randy said he was going out to do... Read more
Patience They Say
Goodness, it's tough. I keep trying to be patient with my body. But deep in my head, I keep hearing a voice saying, "Come on already!"
Today, I did more than I was supposed to do at the gym. But I did it within reason. I added some ex... Read more
Got the Trekking Poles
Thank you for the suggestions to get the Nordic poles. I realized I needed a bit more support walking up the hills in my neighborhood, so got regular trekking poles. I just got them and tested them out for 30 minutes. Yikes, I'm sweating like... Read more
No Doubt - Good Days, Bad Days
On Wednesday and Thursday, I got into the pool. Swam a bit, used the kick board and buoy a bit, walked a bit. I felt fine. I felt as if it was going to really aid recovery.
On Friday, I saw the PT...and got a flu shot. I know they say a... Read more
Finally - Less Pain
I was in a lot of pain yesterday, but I took 800 milligrams of ibuprofen before going to bed. I feel much better.
I look forward to PT tomorrow. Am anxious to hear what Matt has to say about my recovery - it's been six weeks since the s... Read more
Pain Pain Go Away, Never Come This Way Again!
Goodness, I've been trying to sleep in bed the last few days. I'd been sleeping in my La-Z-Boy through the recovery period and switched back to sleeping in bed and it's killing me. I am so tired now. No decent sleep.
I roll to my right s... Read more
Okay - I Got It! Hip, I Understand Now!
Thank you to everyone who said to me, and in politest terms, to not overdo it. But did I listen...
Okay, so this morning, I concede. I will take it easy. The pain in my hip is telling me to behave. I will only do upper body work.
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Hip Replacement - the journey continues
My goodness! I think I overdid the walking yesterday. I was in pain overnight and did not sleep well. I've had two wonderful Spark People remind me not to hurry. I will think of them as I continue the journey to recovery!... Read more
I had to have hip replacement surgery this year - on Sept. 10th. I'm making my way back to movement - that's a challenge. But lordy, it's so nice to be able to move without all the pain I had before the surgery.
The scar location is most... Read more
My goodness, it's been almost 3 months since I posted anything. I'm moving right along.
I had some issues with the running club I've belonged to for over 10 years. They no longer make it easy for slow runners to run with them. After se... Read more
I was sick this past week. I knew I'd been working out hard, but I was hoping to hang in there until after See Jane Run and then I'd take a week off to let the muscles rest a bit. Didn't work out that way. So I didn't exercise all week - unti... Read more
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I'm doing it
Well, I'm down about 5 lbs from where I was at the beginning of the year! I'm doing it!
And my trips to the chiropractor are working! My hip is beginning to ache less. Today I incorporated some boxing into my workouts. I think it will h... Read more