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  • Greenware

    3/25/2015 2:12:58 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last week I took a drive out to the boonies to pick up some free ceramics from a friend of mine who was closing her business. I got a few pieces ... Read more

  • Robin Watch, PT, and PD

    3/24/2015 3:42:08 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    While it is also gratifying to see the starlings' bills turn yellow, there... Read more

  • Focusing on the positive

    3/24/2015 11:02:00 AM, by GAL7288

    I came to the realization that there will always be problems no matter what, and some things are so out of my control, out of my hands, some I do... Read more

  • Weekend Working Out

    3/22/2015 8:07:05 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had my PT on Tues and Thurs, and I'm telling you, the day after, I feel like this little French Bulldog... Read more

  • What blog topic (written by me) would you like to read about?

    3/22/2015 2:23:08 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, As most of you know I work for a very progressive bilingual, Kindergarten that also serves children/families with special ne... Read more

  • Saturday... (wish I could come up with better titles)

    3/21/2015 4:19:16 PM, by GAL7288

    I am dealing with a horrible anxiety attack. Trying to stay calmed and just breath, fortunately I have hit two birds with one stone. I went to ea... Read more

  • Vent session

    3/20/2015 1:17:34 PM, by GAL7288

    Usually weekends make me happy and cheerful but I've had a tough week. Thankfully I haven't derailed my eating and workout plan, at least that is... Read more

  • A Good Report

    3/18/2015 2:57:14 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I went for my 6-week follow-up at the surgeon, and he was very impressed that I was walking without cane or walker (and actually I've been doing ... Read more

  • Today's Randomness

    3/17/2015 10:12:53 AM, by GAL7288

    I know it's been only a few days in, but a streak is a streak even if it's only been 4-5 days, so I am happy with that and hopefully I find the s... Read more


    3/14/2015 6:11:31 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today I spent several hours, taking each grandchild in turn into my room to paint their projects which they made during February recess. And when... Read more

  • 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

  • Weekend is here!

    3/13/2015 12:16:25 PM, by GAL7288

    The weekend already! Yaay and it's scary at the same time Yaay, cause hey, it's the weekend, who doesn't love the weekend?! But scar... Read more

  • 3-12-15

    3/12/2015 10:40:13 AM, by GAL7288

    I am so happy winter is almost over, and spring is just around the corner. With daylight savings it so hard to get back in schedule and I have dr... Read more

  • A Young Woman's Coming-of-Age -- La Quinceanera!!!

    3/10/2015 9:26:52 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    Preface: AAAARRRRGH! I rotated ALL the photos, but they didn't come through correctly...and NOW my computer won't read the dis... Read more


    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

  • 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


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To a new path!

    2/24/2015 10:56:15 AM, by GAL7288

    When I started sparkpeople a few years ago, I was so ecstatic, so motivated, what happened along the way, well lots of things, but the point is t... 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

  • 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

  • Made another wgt goal!

    2/19/2015 10:09:42 PM, by TRUEBLUE4ME

    I'm definitely feeling lighter lately. Down to 112 lbs now. My wedding wgt from 9 yrs ago. Yeah! Read more

  • This is my Friday face

    2/19/2015 10:05:18 PM, by TRUEBLUE4ME

    ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What a run!

    2/8/2015 9:03:55 PM, by MEJAI1

    I just got back from a 52 minute walk/run. My goal is to do a 5k in March, and I'm getting back to training. So after a 11:30 warm up walk, I di... 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

  • 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

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