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Exercising as much as possible before surgery....
Sunday, May 09, 2010      8 comments

I know after the knee replacement surgery (in 12 days) I will have difficulty moving and I think the stronger my muscles are beforehand the better it will be for my recovery. I am not looking forward to the pain but trust my caregivers to keep ... Read more
Great news!!!!
Friday, May 07, 2010      15 comments

My knee replacement surgery (which would have to wait until January of next year if FMLA rules were in effect) was scheduled after I agreed to be layed off. It turns out the timeframe requested by the company exactly matches my full time disabi... Read more
Impending trouble at work..possible layoffs///
Thursday, May 06, 2010      9 comments

I work for the largest healthcare company in Minnesota and today we are having a "big meeting" where a program of voluntary layoffs and use of PTO for the month of June is being proposed. I have only 44 hours of PTO saved up and they are going ... Read more
8-yr old computer has lost it's get up and go
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      6 comments

Last night I spent over an hour trying to get on line, but this morning was about 15 minutes. I think my old clunker (about 8 years old?) is going to bite the dust one of this mornings and I will go into spark withdrawal!!! For now, it's all g... Read more
Quick blog...computer not cooperating this a.m.....
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      13 comments

I have to leave in 10 minutes for work. Yesterday morning I ended up getting to work just in time but apparently had a flare up of fibromyalgia and a panic attack. I had chest pains as I got out of my car and felt weak, had burning left arm fe... Read more
Great weekend, hope this week goes well, too....
Monday, May 03, 2010      8 comments

I loosened up my legs by going swimming and whirlpooling twice over the weekend. This afternoon is one of my days in the therapy pool and plan to be there at 5:00. I can really tell the difference between being active and not so gotta ke... Read more
Followed my plan and went swimming (2 days in a row)..
Sunday, May 02, 2010      3 comments

I feel pretty loosened up from 1/2 hour in the pool and 1/2 hour in the whirlpool doing exercises. So glad to report I followed through with my exercise plans this weekend. ... Read more
Going swimming today...need to loosen up!!!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

Had a good day yesterday. Went to water aerobics and whirlpooled. Then shopped at Costco, bought gas there (spent my $100 I won and then some). Picked up friend to meet with "the girls" from previous job. There were 6 of us. Had an appetizer... Read more
First the bad news, then the good news....
Saturday, May 01, 2010      11 comments

I started out yesterday good as I got 10 points on the wheel!!! Then I got in my car to go to work and a message appeared on the dash, "Tire pressure low." So I inspected the tires and a rear tire was about half out of air. Drove to neare... Read more
More nightmares...restless sleep
Friday, April 30, 2010      6 comments

Sleep was very restless and I had pain most of the night, mostly the knees and even hips. I kept rolling over and walking around a few minutes at a time because I was so stiff. When I was sleeping I kept having dreams about being unwell and wo... Read more
Nightmares and a funny story about identity....
Thursday, April 29, 2010      7 comments

I had nightmares about my legs. I won't go into the details but part of the dream was trying to walk to the hospital. It seemed I kept getting lost and I was walking and walking and my legs kept getting worse along the way. In reality I... Read more
staying active and taking care of myself
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      4 comments

I rode the recumbent bike 15 minutes before work today and swam in the therapy pool for 55 minutes after work. I talked to vascular surgeon's nurse and scheduled an ultrasound of the legs and a visit with the doctor to check my pulses in my fee... Read more
Slept well last night...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      7 comments

Went to bed early and slept nearly straight through. Yesterday I woke up at 2:00 a.m. and got up and never got back to bed until 9:00 pm. That was a very bad move and I don't plan to repeat it. Next time I have trouble sleeping I will only st... Read more
Alzheimer's and dementia
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      17 comments

Unfortunately the diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's with small vessel ischemic dementia has been made regarding my husband's mental decline. I was told in 1 to 3 years he will need constant care but for now he is okay to be alone while I work. ... Read more
Odd schedule...
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Not working today. Taking hubby to doctor to get results of neuropsychiatric testing done almost a month ago. He is pretty worried about it. I am expecting some clarification of his condition but not expecting any definitive answers. D... Read more

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