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Doctor's Report

Monday, September 27, 2010      22 comments

I had my 8 week after surgery check-up for my knee. The doctor was pleased about the progress and how well I'm doing. He wants me to continue to do the strength exercises, but now every other day instead of everyday. He said that it will prob... Read more

2nd Day

Sunday, September 26, 2010      12 comments

Today was Sunday and more of a rest day. We also went to see Oliver! at a Dinner Theater. I had a real light breakfast and so far have stayed within my calorie limit. I didn't do any exercise today because of being in the car for3.5 hours (t... Read more

Back to blogging

Saturday, September 25, 2010      13 comments

I haven't blogged for a month now. It has been extremely busy with the bumper crop of fruit! I have been working on fruit almost everyday. But, now that the Fall 5% Challenge has started today and with it is a blogging challenge -- I'm back! ... Read more

Discouraged Yet Trying to Stay Focused

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      18 comments

I weighed in last night at TOPS. I had a 3.25 lb gain. I know I just had surgery and haven't been able to exercise like I wanted, but it is still discouraging. Mainly because I am now almost to what I was at the beginning of the year. I do s... Read more

30 + No Crutch!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      9 comments

Today I did 30 reps of each exercise in my first physical therapy session. And yesterday, I didn't use the crutch at all! My knee is still a little swollen and I do take it easy, but I feel stronger each day. Tonight I am even going t... Read more

20....25

Sunday, August 22, 2010      13 comments

Today I increased each exercise I do for physical therapy by 5. The doctor started me out doing 20 reps 3x's a day. Then he wanted me to work toward 30 reps, then 50 reps and finally 100 reps. My goal this week is to do the 30 reps and the fo... Read more

Courage

Friday, August 20, 2010      5 comments

I just finished reading The Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson. I was so inspired by the testimonies of the missionaries as they worked tirelessly and gave their lives to reach the Yali's in Irian Jaya. It was a hard book to put down and I c... Read more

Did It!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      16 comments

I did it! One of my physical therapy exercises was a 7 ct tightening and lifting my straight leg. I have barely been able to do it--and I was supposed to do it 20 times 3 x's a day. I have only been able to do it 10x's max. Well, I just did ... Read more

Music

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      15 comments

A challenge on one of my teams is to blog about music that inspires me. I love music. I love to listen to praise and worship music. When I am happy, sad, lonely, scared, upset.. I listen to praise and worship music. I turn my heart towar... Read more

Post-Op Appointment

Monday, August 16, 2010      15 comments

Just got back from my post-op appointment. i got my stitches out - yeah! The Dr. said everything is looking good. He said the main objective this next 6 weeks is to improve the motion and strength. I am to move as much as I can and to push m... Read more

A - Z of me - stolen from many!

Friday, August 13, 2010      2 comments

A - Available or married? Married - happily for 31 years!! B - Book? Currently reading Lords Of The Earth by Don Richardson C - Cake or Pie? Pie -- favorite - strawberrry rhubarb D - Drink of Choice? Water or milk E - Essent... Read more

No longer a Secret

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      28 comments

I have a new grandchild on the way - due in February!!! My son and his wife had told us a couple of months ago, but didn't want us to tell anybody because of her miscarriage in January. But now that she is definitely showing and the doctor say... Read more

Bandage Off!

Sunday, August 08, 2010      16 comments

This morning I was able to take off the bandage on my knee/leg. It had gone from the top of my knee to my toes. Boy, was it nice to take off!!! I also was able to shower for the first time since before my surgery. I think I ended up taking a... Read more

Knee Sugery Update

Thursday, August 05, 2010      24 comments

My knee surgery was yesterday and the doctor repaired two places where the meniscus was torn. He also said there were signs of wear and will probably have to have a knee replacement in 10-15 years. I had a rough time last night. I couldn'... Read more

Canning & House Guests

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      13 comments

The last 3 days I have spent canning apricots. The yield = 14 qts, 37 pts jam. I made plain apricot jam, apricot blueberry, apricot raspberry and Splenda apricot, Splenda Apricot Blueberry jam. I was on my feet solid for 3 days. My feet and ... Read more


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