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Winter wonderland

Thursday, March 05, 2015      5 comments

I live in Pennsylvania so wind chills of -20 are new to me. There is so much ice and snow. As a person with RA and OA, my joints are aching. Frequent naps and heat are super. I am sending you this picture in case YOU live in warmth. Read more

Feeling good

Saturday, February 28, 2015      3 comments

I met friends for breakfast at 8 am on a Saturday at the Tomcat cafe. This restaurant got best in Berks again. The menu is overwhelming. The tables have pictures of musicians. We were at the Elvis table. I had French Toast called "Blind Fa... Read more

Quiet, but good day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      5 comments

I am doing so much better at the gym. I am using the elliptical trainer for cardio. I expect to start cycling at home on Saturday. Next week I want to take a zumba class. If all goes well, I will return to the rowing machine in 2 weeks. I ... Read more

Feeling better

Saturday, February 21, 2015      7 comments

The pool was great. It was -20 degrees with the wind chill outside. My damp hair froze. As I drove home, the water ran down my back as my hair thawed. I felt energized and glad to be moving in the water. I am busy with my laptop finishi... Read more

Catching up!

Thursday, February 19, 2015      6 comments

I am returning to my activities as I reach week 6 of my healing. I get to go to the pool to swim tomorrow. I had a 12 page newsletter to edit and minutes to complete all needing to be done now. I have few more items to edit and complete the ... Read more

Reading and listing questions

Sunday, February 15, 2015      7 comments

I see my primary care doctor and his resident on March 3. I am getting away for a day to see the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 2. Each day I enter into my journal how I feel. I am also entering into my journal how I am managing pain and w... Read more

Feeling low for a few hours

Friday, February 13, 2015      8 comments

I really felt low for a few hours. I now see the reports from all medical tests. I'm not happy about having ankylosing spondylitis and fused discs. I do wonder how much more is wrong. Is AS just RA but of the spine? I did read the AS ... Read more

Enjoying each day

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      8 comments

I am enjoying each day. I am getting plenty of rest. I am able to listen to my body concerning fatigue and pain. Gradually I am cooking more and returning to more normal activities. I am seeing my personal trainer and working to keep arm and... Read more

Taking time to heal

Monday, February 09, 2015      13 comments

I am finding that my recent surgery is taking time to heal. I am using my time wisely and not doing too much. My car was discontinued in the US in 2009 ....shortly after I bought it. Recently I discovered that I had no certified technician or... Read more

Small improvements

Friday, January 30, 2015      5 comments

Bob and I wish to remain in our home. A retirement community is not what we want at this time. We analyzed our home and where we wanted peace of mind. A home generator that swtiches on automatically 20 seconds after the power goes out seems g... Read more

Good news and some projects done!

Thursday, January 29, 2015      6 comments

I am so happy. My surgeon felt I'm progressing well. I may return to the gym with modifications in exercises for 4 weeks. I may return to swimming in 2 weeks. Life is getting better. I finished several projects. I need to proof one rep... Read more

Projects underway - feeling more alive

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      4 comments

Today I resolved to get to my computer. I have a report to my friends on the Board of Directors due Friday. I got most of my information today. The membership committee of the Retired school employees is doing a great job with the materials f... Read more

Appreciating Kindness of Friends

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      6 comments

emoticon Today almost overwhelmed me with kindness. The caring and compassion of two friends really touched m... Read more

Watching the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

I am watching the storm along with Snaggles, the cat. We like the front window to see people, birds, and animals. Yesterday Snaggles had a cat visitor. They growled at each other. I put extra food out for the Kitty. With my recovery I... Read more

Making small steps of progress

Sunday, January 25, 2015      7 comments

It is often difficult to be a caregiver when I am recovering from surgery. I must really set priorities. I can take care of my husband's meds, shots, dialysis, grooming and even showers within reason. I can do the same for me. Then I need a ... Read more


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