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  • More Working Out

    3/13/2015 7:03:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had another PT session. A little longer - My therapist (Adam) assigned me to do 8 minutes on the treadmill. Well, he was elsewhere in... Read more

  • WORK OUT!

    3/10/2015 6:02:01 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So, this morning I was out chopping the ice around my van's tires, and was ready to cancel my PT appointment again because I couldn't budge it an... Read more

  • Allergies... not sleeping well!

    3/10/2015 4:48:02 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have "hay fever" and asthma and right now I have either both or a cold. Sometimes I can not tell the difference. With Spring in the air though,... Read more

  • Hi from a Hotel!!

    3/9/2015 3:11:22 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I transferred from a church in Vermont to one in Massachusetts. For the next two nights I will be staying in a Hotel! It of course has Internet!!... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have... Read more

  • BLESSED

    3/7/2015 3:47:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am so thankful that I have a good job with a good union with good medical benefits, that paid for my hospital expenses, and also pays me half-p... Read more

  • Wake Up Call for Drastic Measures

    3/6/2015 4:42:12 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    I have been lying to myself and others for too long. I had a wakeup call at my annual cardiology appointment on Monday. My heart is fine but my w... Read more

  • Changing It Up

    3/6/2015 11:55:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am SO-O-O grateful for the resources available via internet! While still working at my previous school, during breaks I would get to a roo... Read more

  • No Wireless Internet!

    3/5/2015 2:33:26 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I am on an eight church speaking trip in New England. Yesterday I transferred to a new town in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The house where I ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    3/5/2015 11:00:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was all set. I'd showered, washing my hair. I'd called Supercuts. My DSIL pulled the Impala out of the driveway and I got into the van and star... Read more

  • Out Patient Physical Therapy

    3/3/2015 2:51:36 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I DROVE today - first time in a month! It is exactly 4 weeks since my surgery. Well, I packed my walker just in case - but the parking lot was cl... Read more

  • knowing you

    3/3/2015 10:23:52 AM, by GABBY98_80

    It's one of those days. One of those days that the world seems just really not to work, and I'm out of places to look for solutions. So it is me ... Read more

  • Graduation!

    3/2/2015 4:02:38 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday, March 1st was graduation for the Nursing School students in Africa where I taught for the past 37+ years. I just left Africa at the en... Read more

  • Bonus Son

    3/2/2015 10:32:36 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have three kids of my own, the "fruit of my womb." My Honey Levi also has three, and today is the birthday of his eldest, Josue. When I first... Read more

  • Working

    2/28/2015 8:52:52 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    Need money. Look for a job! Boarding school is not cheap and our boy is ... Read more

  • Going Down!

    2/28/2015 10:47:20 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as ofte... Read more

  • Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made

    2/27/2015 8:54:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag patter... Read more

  • And NOW...

    2/25/2015 12:31:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and bra... Read more

  • Sleeping Better + Packing!

    2/24/2015 7:42:49 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have now been sleeping with a CPAP machine for three weeks. CPAP IS "CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE". I wear a mask and humidified air is ... Read more

  • Stair Accomplishment

    2/24/2015 8:43:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With a little trepidation and a cane, I took the stairs up, slowly, each foot ascending the next step in succession - thus going "up with the BAD... Read more

  • Socializing but getting ready to go to New England!!

    2/23/2015 6:29:35 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last week a dear friend and I met for lunch. I had a taco salad. It was too salty so I won't get a taco salad at that restaurant again. Read more

  • Last Time

    2/23/2015 12:26:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today was the PT's last home visit. As she checked the strength of my operated leg, she commented that it was VERY good, and that it was probably... Read more

  • Outing

    2/21/2015 11:39:52 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment at the "orthopod" for my KNEE, to see how bad it is. Originally, my DD was going to drive me - she has a permit, a... Read more

  • Progress

    2/17/2015 6:22:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT came again today and was very pleased with my progress. She gave me some more exercises to do for range of motion and strength, and remind... Read more

  • Results from the the Dentist's visit

    2/17/2015 5:12:48 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday I went to the dentist so she could check on a bump/sore that appeared in my mouth last month. A photo was taken of the area and it had ... Read more

  • STAIR Day!

    2/16/2015 3:24:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    First..,going DOWN the stairs in the morning. Then, since my commode hadn't been brought down yet and my coffee got things moving, I went back UP... Read more

  • Back to the Dentist!

    2/16/2015 7:05:04 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last month when I was at the dentist a bump/sore was found on the roof of m... Read more

  • Losing weight on a ship

    2/15/2015 4:04:47 PM, by RANADE3

    We have been with Mercy Ships for almost 5 years and during the first three years I managed to gain a whopping 50 pounds putting me at my highest... Read more

  • New Profile Photo!

    2/14/2015 4:19:22 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I've not posted this November 2014 photo on my blog yet. It was taken the day that the African Hospital gave me a Farewell ceremony and dinner. I... Read more

  • Creeping Up

    2/14/2015 9:01:50 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I managed to get rid of the weight I had put on from Thanksgiving. Then we had Christmas. Up it went, a bit. Then the pain was increasing an... Read more

  • Left Twix, Right Twix

    2/12/2015 7:35:11 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    You've probably seen their silly commercials. Here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=62xLWZgx4Ko Well, lately... Read more

  • Comprehensive Exams!

    2/11/2015 1:05:06 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I am thinking and praying for the Nursing Students who I left in Africa. February 16-20 they will take Comprehensive Exams of everything they hav... Read more

  • Impressed!

    2/10/2015 12:25:20 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT was just here and had me go through my paces and asked about the different exercises I was doing. (This is a different PT from the one who... Read more

  • Pole Dancing

    2/9/2015 7:50:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    So my bedtime routine has come down to doing what I call a little "pole dance" - just for fun. My poles are a cane and something for "lassoing" t... Read more

  • Back In Bed

    2/8/2015 1:59:09 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    That is to say, as opposed to sleeping in the armchair. I had such fanny fatigue that I decided to give the bed a try again - just had to lie dow... Read more

  • Quitting

    2/7/2015 9:37:39 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    This fall I posted about a camping trip my husband and I took with our boy... Read more

  • Elephant Viewing!/CPAP progress?/Tour Prep!

    2/6/2015 7:11:52 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Ok, many of you know that I spent over 37 years in Africa but never saw an elephant. My last trip to the beach where they sometimes are seen was ... Read more

  • Adjustments

    2/6/2015 6:12:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, I can't sleep on my back - just can't. And when I tried to roll on to my side, it was just too painful - couldn't manage. So, around 1 in ... Read more

  • New Hip - Hooray!

    2/5/2015 3:04:38 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Went into the hospital Tues a little before noon and went into surgery at 1:30. As I woke, I felt pain, but they quickly managed that. They took ... Read more

  • Refrigerator Magnets!

    2/5/2015 9:31:35 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I never feel moved in and at home somewhere until I get my refrigerator magnets put on my refrigerator!! I'm now settled in my apartment, even th... Read more

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