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Heat wave coming...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      4 comments

The heat index is supposed to be about 100 this afternoon. I hope the forecast is wrong. Since I went to bed really early last night it only stands to reason I woke up and had stiffness during the night. I didn't do much exercise yester... Read more
A new week...oh, boy!!!!
Monday, July 26, 2010      4 comments

Slept better last night but it would be nice to sleep all the way through for a change. I didn't count, but think I was up about 4 times during the night due to knee stiffness. I am about to do 10 minutes on the recumbent bike before work this... Read more
Another night of discomfort...
Sunday, July 25, 2010      11 comments

I finally had to get out of bed about 5:30 a.m. due to back pain and knee pain. The only exercise I did yesterday is walk around the farmer's market for about 20 minutes and swim for about 30 minutes. Apparently that may have been overdoing it... Read more
May have overdone exercise..again...
Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

I did 10 minutes on the recumbent bike before work, did 30 minute PT session after work and then went to pool for 30 minutes (gentle exercises) and found I had pretty intense discomfort last night and went to bed early. It is Saturday morning a... Read more
yesterday went for 15 minute walk
Friday, July 23, 2010      7 comments

I was tired when I got home from work and took a nap in the afternoon. Before I went to bed I did go for a 15 minute walk (stroll). I do not have speed yet but want to be able to get all the way around the block in the next week (it is close t... Read more
Went to pool yesterday...
Thursday, July 22, 2010      6 comments

The weather was perfect for the outdoor pool at the gym. I spent 30 minutes in the pool and spent about half of the time just relaxing and floating....I did not overdo and did get a good night's sleep last night. Today is Thursday and I ... Read more
Went to therapy yesterday...reminded about baby steps
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

I told the therapist I went to the swimming pool 3-4 days in a row and on Sunday was exercising in the pool for 30+ minutes and that night had a bad time with pain. She said I should go every other day until I am stronger and try to gradually i... Read more
On the mend...with "baby steps" in the pool...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      4 comments

I managed to work just fine and even did my "quotas" in spite of needing my walker to get from the ramp to my office. When I got home I rested about an hour and then hubby and I went to the gym where I only whirlpooled for just 10 minutes. Whe... Read more
I thought activity would make me feel better....
Monday, July 19, 2010      3 comments

Both knees are stiff today. During the night I had severe pain but didn't take pain pill due to not wanting to be groggy for drive to work. Should have taken something about midnight and eneded up tossing and turning and finally put ice on kne... Read more
Struggling to stay active....
Sunday, July 18, 2010      2 comments

I had my first PT after the tear of my quad muscle about 10 days ago. I have been given a list of only 4 exercises to do 15 reps x 2 and to do them twice a day. So far I have done those exercises only once a day as I am having a great difficul... Read more
Walking pretty well with no knee immobilizer and put away the walker...
Friday, July 16, 2010      6 comments

I used only my cane to make sure I didn't lose my balance as I used a walker and knee immobilizer for six days. I haven't done my exercises today yet and just got up from an afternoon nap. Right now I am icing and then I am going to get on the... Read more
Pretty good news from doctor, including no surgery needed.
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

However, he said the tear could take 6 months for total recovery. I told him I was worried about scar tissue. He said I need scar tissue to heal the tear. I explained I was worried about scar tissue that would inhibit my knee motion. He said... Read more
Seeing doctor today...hoping for good diagnosis...
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

Hopefully I have only a minor tear of one of the quadriceps muscles that will heal in 2-3 weeks with rest. My main concern is scar tissue hindering my recovery from total knee replacement 8 weeks ago (May 21st). My recovery was going as planne... Read more
You think exercise is hard? How about not exercising?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      8 comments

I am having a problem not exercising. Dr. told me to wear knee immobilizer when I am up and rest this week. I tried some exercises with my good leg this morning before getting out of bed. I feel like a sloth and am reminding myself not to get... Read more
struggling to go to work today....
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      4 comments

Now the left leg is getting sore from lack of exercise due to wearing a knee brace on the right leg. I think this afternoon I will try getting to the gym and whirlpool for awhile. ... Read more

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