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So happy to hear things are getting better for you, Patty!!


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That's good news, Patty! You're making progress and your doctor sounds great. We have spring weather for the next week before it falls back down into the 30s. Walking outdoors is lovely until my allergies kick up! emoticon

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Quick update..I had a recheck with the asthma allergy Doc. I really like him. He is having me continue the antibiotics for 2 more weeks, gave me another long term asthma inhaler at a lowered dose and told me to continue using the nebulizer at least once a day. I am now tapered off the prednisone so hopefully my blood glucose levels will improve. The doctor said my breathing is improved. I know I am not wheezing as much. He is keeping on the antibiotics to kill the sinus infection that we suspect set off this whole mess. Once I am past the asthma part, we start testing more antibiotics to see what else I can safely take. I am so greatful to this Doctor for finally addressing the breathing and treating it appropriately. Getting in my 10000 steps each day...mostly indoors as the weather has not been conducive for me outside. In short, things are looking up.

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we have a warm day coming tomorrow. My DH is skiing. On Thursday we are looking to get a foot or more of snow. Crazy weather. I would love to go hiking but I need decent weather and a companion Until I am feeling better, i don't think it would be advisable for me to head out to the Park alone. Plus, I do enjoy the company. I will stick with my lesley indoor walking or the treadmill for now Glad your DH is feeling up to hiking again so you have your hiking companion!

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Wow, what a battle you've had! My DH is feeling better today, it had to have been that one vaccine you told me about. He's back in high gear and we're going hiking today because it's sunny and warm. The weather forecast is downhill from here for outdoor activity.

I'm disgusted because I gained weight since last week. Silly temptations at my church's Souper Bowl party last night LOL that's a funny! Well, I will work it off this week and more. emoticon

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Yeah, I got both of the pneumonia shots and I still got pneumonia. They apparently cover many strains, but not all. Perhaps like the flu shots. I will say the pneumonia I got back on December 3rd did clear my lungs pretty fast. There was no sign of it on the Xrays 10 days later. Of course, who knows if it was still lurking and waiting to re-emerge again mid January, though I am told it was bronchitis and exacerbated asthma. I also was extremely sore after the pneumonia shot I got this past year. I don't recall being as uncomfortable after the first one but I got that one over 5 years ago. I was sore for 4 or 5 days after the most recent shot. Maybe that is the shot he got. There are 2 of them. Pneumonia, as you are discovering takes a long time to recover from so take it slow. Perhaps the cold is a gift, it forces you to stay in somewhat.
I am having a milder antibiotic reaction right now. No vomiting at least. Staying hydrated and I am now down 12 lbs. since January 19th. Not how I wanted to lose weight, but not eating much does that to a person. I am feeling considerably better than I have since this whole thing started. The treatment is working. AMEN!


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Yup, antibiotics can do crazy things to our bodies as well as heal them. We're back to a heat wave (34, wind chill 25), but that's going to change next week. Ice and rain expected! Yikes, I'd rather have fluffy mounds of snow. Back to walking up and down stairs.

Vaccines can cause trouble - my sweetie had a pneumonia shot on Thursday and he still can't sleep on his side. We're pretty healthy so I think it's silly to have such a shot, but I don't say that too loud since I'm finally getting stronger after my pneumonia.

Spring will be here soon and we'll be walking strong and long distances! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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emoticon No tubes except when I am nebulizing. I think I made up that nebulizing word. I do feel I am making progress. I do hate seeing the outrageous blood glucose numbers but I also know why they are up there and that eventually they will come back down once the steroids clear. I always hear people saying the can not sleep and that their appetite increases and is uncontrollable. I am not finding that to be true for me at all. My sleep habits have not changed..they were never great anyway. I actually have a decreased appetite too. Maybe the antibiotics are countering the steroids.
I don't think exercising indoors when wind chills are way down makes you a wimp. It makes you smart. Who wants frostbite?
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It sounds like you're making progress, Patty - yay for that! I knew someone once who controlled her diabetes by checking her numbers after a meal, then going on a walk until they were decent numbers again.Walking is just good medicine for all of us. I almost see you as a Borg (Next Generation Star Trek) with tubes and stuff stuck all over. I hope it's better than that and that you make even more progress over the coming weeks.

We have wind chills in the single digits, so I'm a wimp and doing exercise indoors. At least it's sunny and that's rare in Michigan in the winter.

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Well, the nebulizer has eased the wheezing, at least for about 3 hours after I use it and then the wheezing returns but not as much as it had. I also discovered that walking 5 miles at a moderate pace (3.5mph) can make my out of control blood sugar drop from 298 to 196. Non-diabetics might not appreciate the magnitude of that drop. 196 is still awful, but it is way better that a number approching 300..YIKES! Prednisone is a double edged sword. It helps the inflammation and my breathing but reeks havoc with blood sugars and is doubly bad for a diabetic. But as Bobbie said, have to breath. Not breathing is a bad thing.

Sadly, I did the 5+ miles and forgot to wear my fit bit so I won't really have a good sense of how many steps I did today but I know it had to be at least 10000. I have the fitbit on now though.
So this is me, breathing a bit better, high blood sugars and all, not having an allergic reaction to augmentin and being hopeful! I am pretty happy right now. Must be those endorphins.
Hope you all have a fantastic day!

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wow Patty! I think worrying about the sugars should be the least of your worries! They won't matter much if you're no longer breathing and the doc will know it's only due to the prednisone. What a time to be starting new diabetes meds.

Poor you!!! Huggles. Thinking of you, sending positive vibes and truly hoping you feel better soon.


P.s. I agree that your sugars are unstable due to you having so much illness. Gotta love those insurance people eh. I will never understand how they get to decide if we really need something or not. sigh.

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I am not ignoring you all. I am trying to get a handle on my health. I went to see an allergy and asthma specialist today to have testing done to see what antibiotics I can safely take. I thought i was allergic to just about all of them so the NP I saw for my yearly physical suggested the testing to see if things had changed. I am happy (delighted) to find out I can take penicillans and I am now taking one of them. As an added benefit, the Doctor noticed my wheezing and other asthmatic sounds and he is treating it! He said the asthma is NOT under control and the bronchitis is exacerbating it. I am back on steroids (good old prednisone) for the time being, The Doctor said that it might take 5-7 days on maximum dosage before i start to wean off over the next week or so, which means skyrocketing glucose numbers. I am now using a nebulizer at home to aid the breathing and I have a different long term asthma inhaler in addition to my rescue inhaler. I have also had to add a new Diabetes medication. I suspect my numbers will be awful anyway due to the steroids but the asthma has got be controlled so it might be problematic for the Doctor to see if the new diabetes meds work.
I have wheezing starting when I talk or walk, but I do both anyway. I am still getting in my 10K steps a day (not today though). Anyways, that's where I'm at now. I am still here, just working on my breathing. It's an important job emoticon

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Boy, you still have a rocky road to get to full health, Patty. Even so, I think you're doing very well getting your steps and walks in every day. Yes, we're home and we have a fresh coat of snow. Michigan didn't have any sunshine this past week...but other than that, we're doing pretty well! emoticon I'm steadily increasing my exercise, thankful for Leslie!

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Off the prednisone and watching my erratic blood sugars. It should resolve in a week or two. Funny thing is some of the readings are lower than I have seen in quite a while and of course, the high ones are ridiculously high. My doctor has written a script for me to increase my diabetes medications....yay emoticon but apparently I need to have them "pre-approved" before my insurance will cover them. I guess the clerk behind the desk at the insurance company gets to decide which medications I really need....regardless of what my Doctor recomends. I'm not that keen on taking them anyway. I think my blood sugars would be more stable if I was not sick. I had pneumonia back in early December and then a relapse of something in mid January. Illness puts stress on the body and stress can raise blood sugars. I see the Doctor again in March for a check up. Maybe I'll be on the new meds by then. It has already been a month since they were prescribed. Time will tell.
My breathing is still pretty ragged, but the coughing frequency is diminished. I am using the inhaler a lot...usually, if I used it once or twice a month, it was a lot. Now it is 4-6 times a day plus a preventative inhaler twice a day. Not fun but it does help with the breathing. The coughing is actually a good thing as it sometimes brings up what is clogging my bronchials and the rattle and wheeze is gone for a bit. I really hate this. I am back to walking and up to my 10,000+ steps a day. I am picking up the pace. I am not able to do a sustained walk so I do it is 2-4 shorter walks. Leslie has a great program which consists of 10-10 minute segments and it is just right for me now.
Are you home Vikki? I am thinking you are as you mentioned the cold. It has been chilly here and quite windy. I did manage a 3 mile walk today at the state park nearby and a 4 mile one yesterday in the same place. I had to bundle up a lot, earmuffs, gloves, scarf and a really warm down jacket. I was still pretty cold by the time i was done. Nice hot herbal tea when I got home and some soup was perfect! I still don't have much of an appetite but i am expanding what I eat a bit. I had a nice split pea veggie soup today and oatmeal. Most of my meals are soups, oatmeal, crackers, and jello....not all at once, of course. My weight is stable now that my body is able to use what I eat. I lost 10 lbs and I am ok with that so that was a good part of the illness.
Bobbie, you take care of yourself! Rest up. A head injury is not something that can be ignored. It takes time to heal. My daughter got a minor concussion in a car accident back in early September and it took a couple of weeks for it to resolve itself. Memory issues, headaches, tiredness....a lot of the things you are experiencing. You will be back to yourself in no time. You are the Phoenix. emoticon

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Temperatures back in the 20s in Michigan so I'm walking with Leslie again.

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Glad to hear that you're doing so much better


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Bobbie, I agree, Patty has had a whale of a time with her health! Thanks, I'm much better and recovered from the walking pneumonia I had - now that's ironic, for a walking team - I'm getting back on track with my exercise.

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Jeepers Patty!! I haven't been keeping up in here!!

Your life my friend is never uneventful! Sounds like you are having a horrific time, I am sorry!

I hope you are the mend soon. Wow is all I can say!! I am so glad Steve is there with you to help you through all of this!!

Big gentle hugs to you.

and TheAdmiral, I hope you feel better as well!


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emoticon To say you've had a rough time would be an understatement. I'm praying for your complete recovery sooner than later, Patty.

It has been pretty scary down in Florida.

I'm regaining strength for my walks and I'm thankful for that. I'm also hoping I won't catch any other illness for the rest of the winter!

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I have had a bit of a tough recovery this time. I was put on antibiotics for my infection last sunday. I became very ill the next day and ended up in the ER twice for several hours during the week. Gastrointestinal problems are a known side effect of the antibiotics I was on . I have always had mild gastro issues with this particular medication, but this was extreme. I had the bronchial and breathing problems which is why I went to be seen by urgent care in the first place. The gastro stuff came on after 3 doses of the antibiotics which is what landed me in the hospital. Dehydration, trouble breathing, stuff like that. I have lost nearly 10 lbs but not in a good way. I am on prednisone but no antibiotics and increased inhalers for my breathing. I have something to stop the nausea and my gastrointestinal tract seems to be settling down. The first ER doctor gave me some sort of narcotic cough syrup. I told him I have issues with narcotics (nausea...stuff like that) but he said the one he was giving me would be fine. He was wrong and it intensified an already bad situation. I am on the upswing now. Still rattling and wheezing but I can keep liquids down. Not interested in eating anything but I am sipping fruit20, light apple juice (watered down), diet jello, decaf tea and chicken broth. My blood sugars are crazy due to the prednisone but the prednisone is helping and it is short term. Two more days. I started taking short walks yesterday-5 to 10 minutes at a time and today I did 20 minutes. Will be here sporadically while i continue to recover. Last ER doc said it could take weeks for the cough and asthma to resolve. Plan to follow up with my PC next week. Problem is he is retiring and difficult to see. He had a NP that I saw and she was useless. I felt like she was tired (she is pregnant) and just wanted to go home. She said "we are closing and there is nothing I can do for you here"....she then went to talk with my Doctor and he said to send me to the ER. That was the right call. I was taken right in (a shocker there), and put in a room with a hazard sticker placed on it and started on an IV for hydration. 2 liters later, some anti nausea drugs and mega nebulizer treatments (multiple), some meds to bring up my potassium levels and home I went. I was barely coherent when I went in but much better on the way home. That's all for now. Hope you are all safe and sound. Watching the weather today for the southeast...scary. My sister lives in Jacksonville Florida. I am worried about her.

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We're still not home, I'm getting really tired of being away from it! I'm thankful for safe travels and good weather wherever we've been.

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Welcome back and I really hope you're feeling better by now!

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Just got back from my vacation yesterday evening. It was a 2 week carribean cruise and most of it was wonderful. A bit rocky during the sea days, but the ocean is the ocean and that is to be expected. I didn't gain any weight at all and I got my 10,000 steps, and more each day. Avoided the elevators and took the stairs to get to different places on the ship. We were on the 13th deck so it was a lot of stair climbing. I had a script for a transderm scop patch. I used one for the first 3 days at sea and then another for the last 3 home. It didn't work too well on the way down and I didn't understand why. I know now...I put it on backwards. The directions for use were awful! So I got a bit of the medication but still was somewhat nauseated. The major rocking happened on the way home. The captain changed coarse to avoid the worst of the rocking and I figured out how to get the patch on so i was actually ok, other than stumbling about but everybody was stumbling. It was actually sort of amusing to watch everyone list to the side as the ship rocked. My DH got sick with some sort of respiratory/ fevery thing during the last 3 days of the cruise. I was fine until the last day and it just kept getting worse. I was going to try to wait until my doctors office opened on Tuesday after the holiday weekend, but the illness intensified rapidly and I was having trouble breathing and coughing up a storm. I went to urgent care this morning So I am back on antibiotics. I turned down codeine cough medication and prednisone. If I have to go that route, I will but for now, I will stick with OTC mucinex, water, water, my asthma inhaler and the antibiotic and see what happens. It does seem to be pneumonia and is being treated as such. I know I got it on the ship. BUT, it was a great trip! Everyone brings back something from a cruise. I brought back a respiratory infection. emoticon

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Happy New Year! Enjoy your vacation, Patty!

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Happy New Year everyone! I will be on vacation and away from technology for the next two weeks. I wish you all a very happy and safe new year.

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Merry Christmas!

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Warm weather is always appropriate for healing. We are heading south also, just after the new year. I am hoping to have most of my energy back by then. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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Take it easy yourself, Patty! It sounds like you're a week or two behind me. If nothing else, it's forced me to have mostly calm, relaxed days. emoticon Traveling to Florida late next week will change that. emoticon Then I hope to get some good walking in!

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I hear you, Vicki....recovery from the infection takes less time than getting back strength and stamina. I had pneumonia at the beginning of December. I am one week off antibiotics now and still pretty tired. On the plus side, my coloring projects are coming along great!
Hope you continue to feel stronger as you heal. emoticon

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It certainly is! And crockpot cooking too! Exercising my patience as I exercise to regain strength and energy. emoticon

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emoticon Coloring is a good way to recover from pneumonia.....

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Doing laundry and reading a good book on a cloudy day are good therapies for getting over bronchitis. emoticon

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Thoroughly enjoying a quiet day at home!

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That is great news!

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Finally! This is great news. emoticon emoticon

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They had a construction project going outside my apartment door, so I wasn't allowed in my apartment during the day starting on Nov 14th... until today. Yay! I can lock my door and be in my apartment tomorrow after Physical Therapy!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it this week.

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emoticon It's true, spending time with our teams can really overtake our lives. Good to see you!

Our Michigan weather is WARM and I enjoyed a four-mile walk this morning out in the sunshine. I think this is a first for us since we moved here in 2012, so we're making the most of it!



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Well hello! I know you have been pretty busy. I have been following along with your blogs and you have more than enough to do without worrying about posting on teams. I updated my blog because you reminded me it is there. I thank you for that.
Be well. I hope you get answers to those questions you have been posing on your blogs. emoticon

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It has been a while since I have been active with this team... I kind of took a break from all except a couple of teams. I decided to do more stuff in real life and spend less time on the computer. I have missed you guys though, so I will check in sometimes, and see what everyone is up to.

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Riding a tandem takes practice. I had to really trust my sweetie to watch traffic, etc. because the stoker (back seat rider) can't see ahead. On the other hand, I have complete freedom to look around at the scenery. Communication between captain and stoker is essential. Try one out at a bike shop, it can be a fun ride and very fast!

I went for a four mile walk and ended up walking five. While pleased that I had the strength, It felt too warm to be out that long. I wish I could get my behind in gear for an earlier, cooler walk.

Still warm, humid, but not as oppressive as last week.

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I have always been interested in riding a tandem with my husband....or anyone for that matter. It looks like fun. The closest I have gotten to doing something like that is a paddle boat. I have ridden on the back of a motorcycle, but never a tandem bicycle. Someday....I'd have to rent one though.

Another hot day here...high dewpoints, sticky weather, and no rain. We really need rain.

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We had storms Sunday night and into the morning. It actually flooded around the town because the drains couldn't keep up. Today it's 84, still a bit humid but nothing like last week. It's sunny and I went on a tandem bicycle ride with my sweetie instead of walking this morning.

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It continues to be hot and sticky here in New England. It is summer afterall, so the hot weather is to be expected. We are in need of rain as we are in a drought here. A nice daily, evening shower would be nice. Stay cool peoples! emoticon

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Hey there Patty! Yes. It is SO hot here, not normal for west Michigan to have a long stretch like this. No storm alerts for us. I hope your weather straightens out soon. At least we have Leslie to walk with during this nasty streak, huh. emoticon

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Hi Vikki!
Glad you have an opportunity to get out and enjoy the water and sailing! It is very hot here today and probably will be moreso tomorrow. My weather alert is screaming tonight so may be an interesting night.

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It's hot in Michigan so I've been walking indoors. Today was a good day for sailing so we did with a friend who lets us crew for him. Nothing better than sailing on a beautiful Great Lake. emoticon

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Thanks,shark. It was a long time ago that I lost my dog but it drove home the danger of that street. I have a Fitbit charge he. Sometimes I do challenges with Bobbie who is on this team. My daily goal is 10000 steps and I manage it most days. I have a nasty virus presently, complements of my grandchildren. I am still doing the steps but at a slower pace. Breathing is tough and I tire easily. Camping now so I have lots of hiking opportunities

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Gem, sorry about your dog - tough experience.

I was so excited about the owls as I have only seen a few.

I have a great path near my house - stay off it at full darkness but happened to run into the owls on one of my later dusk walks. I have a brother and friends doing Fitbit weekend and weekday challenges - not winning them but am averaging 19K steps for the last 10 days - so it pushes me. Today more like 14,000 - work was busy.

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I have heard an owl in my neighborhod, but I have never seen one. I don't usually walk outside after dark when I am home. No Sidewalks and I lost a dog on the street. She ran out of the yard before I could get the leash on her. I heard the jingle of her dog collar and the whine of the car on the street. It was dark and foggy. She was running to me in response to my call and crossed the street and that was that. It was many years ago, but I have been unable to walk after dark on my street. It is just too dangerous. I will do walkaway the pounds and I will do night walks on a track. I am a bit short on the steps today. I think my travel exhaustion has arrived. I may make it to 10,000 but I am only halfway there now so it is unlikely, seeing as it is already after 10pm.

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Today's walk featured meeting up with a neighbor/friend who has Parkinson's - sometimes we lose our perspective on the challenges we face. He has a positive perspective on his life - so should I.
3.2 miles in the books with more to come. No owls this morning - but was it a treat last evening.

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owls! that is really cool. Just returned from my trip to Disney combined with a trip to St. Louis, MO to visit my firstborn son's family. Managed to get in my 10,000 steps each day but it was tough while we were driving home. We stopped often to get out to walk and i was able to do a 10 minute Leslie Walk when we fueled up. Got home a b it later than our original eta, due to unforseen circumstances. Life is never boring..;.

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On my Wacky Walk today I saw three fledgling owls and then as expected got a visit from their mother!
She kept her distance and I kept mine.

They were so cute. Clearly worth the extra mile!

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Wishing you a wonderful vacation and hope the weather held out for your grandson's graduation. How Exciting!!! Weather has been hot here, no rain either. I think we are the beneficiary of tropical storm Bonnie. We are far enough away not to be impacted by the bad weather tropical storms bring, but close enough that the storm can suck up the moisture into itself and away from us.

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On vacation for a couple of weeks. Tonight is a grandsons high school graduation. So far this week has been sunny and hot. Hoping for no rain this weekend

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I am not home yet, but I am able to access technology. Just got off the Norweigan Cruise line ship, Pearl after a 10 day cruise which included the Panama Canal. Amazing example of technology and engineering. It blew me away. My walks during the cruise took me to places where I saw sloths in trees, in the wild. Huge iguanas, howler monkeys, caimen, basilisk..and my favorite, a chocolate plantation! cocoa beans are amazing!
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Bon voyage!

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Thank you all! I've been enjoying my vacation so far. Visited my sister and cousins who live in the southern states. I don't see them often so it was great. Then we visited Universal Studios. I have not been there in well over 20 years. What a change! I will have internet access tonight and tomorrow and then I will have no access for a bit more than a week. My DH and I will be sailing. We are going without the kids this time and they are staying home and living in my home and taking care of stuff that needs to be done and looked after. My kids are adults, but they are still my kids. My home will be in good hands.

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My DH and I are going on an impromptu vacation. I will have no internet access for about 2 weeks in the middle of March and limited access for the preceding weeks and then the rest of the month. So, if you notice me posting less, that is why. I will be back and posting as often as I can. I'll be around through the end of this week and then ....? But, I'll be back. emoticon

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That's wonderful news, Teagirl! I am glad to hear you are healing!

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I am feeling so much better now that I am almost completely healed of walking pneumonia. I am getting my stamina back. I can walk distances and hills again. Yes, slow and steady.




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emoticon emoticon emoticon Hey, Teagirl! You got this!!!! The trick is in the lesson from Aesop's Tortoise and the Hare....Slow and Steady wins the race. I just kept repeating that to myself while I was recovering from the pneumonia and "other stuff". Ya live long enough and you get to experience lots of "other stuff".

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When I went out for my second walk tonight I just walked a flat track, no hills and no speed. I felt good so I kept going until I made my goal finally. It's been super frustrating, first a foot injury and now pneumonia.




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Just take it slow, Teagirl. Pneumonia is a bear, but your body knows what to do so let it do its' job. I also found breaking the exercise periods up made it manageable. When I was in the hospital with pneumonia, I took several walks around the hospital floor to stay in shape. I probably looked ridiculous, walking with the IV hooked up and stopping to wheeze every couple of yards, but I did it. The lung specialist said that the fact that I had been exercising helped my recovery.

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I am really struggling to walk 10,000 steps a day. I think I will hit it today though. Had to split my walk into 2 walks. It's so hot in the day so I walk at night because it's like 72 right now at 7:45pm. Thank you GEMSTONE1952 for your reply!




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Yeah. I have had walking pneumonia, more than once. It takes a while (weeks) until you will regain all your energy. You should be able to do a lot but at a reduced pace/intensity. Drink lots of fluids and be sure you balance periods of rest with your exercise. Walking is your best bet until you get your stamina back. I've also had the non-walking pneumonia as well and spent a week in the hospital for it and then spent the next couple of months trying to get my energy back. It was not so bad with the walking pneumonia but my best suggestion is to listen to your body. If it says slow down, do it. Your body needs sufficient rest, fluids and nutrition to heal itself. your recovery time will depend upon how your body heals. Gentle hugs to you.

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Have any of you walkers ever had walking pneumonia? This is my first time and it has been 7 days since diagnoses. I took 6 days of steroids and I will take 14 days of antibiotics. I just took a short walk and I feel like I've never walked before in my life. I am completely out of energy and breath. How long will this last? I am ready to walk!




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I see you right now! Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited by: GEMSTONE1952 at: 2/9/2016 (23:26)
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That's so sad...stay safe my friend


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Sadly a young child was hit by a falling tree limb and she was not as fortunate as my husband. A man was also killed by falling tree limbs The safety authorities advised people to stay indoors or at least away from trees until the danger passed. We lost more tree limbs today and it was a sunny day. The snow is melting off the trees (the pines hold the snow) which will take care of the problem. I stayed in and away from trees today (mostly). I did go out to assess the damage in my yard. More snow is forecast this upcoming week, but not much. It's not the snow that is the problem. It is snow that adheres to wet, ice covered surfaces.

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oh my goodness! glad everyone is ok!!!


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Thanks! So my husband and I did a 5 mile Leslie Sansone indoors.
Snow today, as expected. What wasn't expected was the loss of many tree limbs. A very large one fell while my husband was out snow blowing the driveway. I heard the loud crack and thud. Iheard the snowblower go silent I heard my kids who were out helping shovel yell are you ok? I looked out and an enormous tree limb had fallen, some onto the snowblower my husband was using. He was fortunate and the branch missed him totally. It would have done some serious damage to him had it hit him.


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Great walking!!


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Lots of steps in today...walked 5+miles with my husband. Won't be doing tomorrow. Snow again tomorrow.

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Cooper gets two walks with me today... I went to the gym today so he spent the morning with my parents and got to play outside several times while he was with them. Between the treadmill, and walking the dog, I have about 10 miles in so far...

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Good day all - been a tough start to the week but got my 10000 in and a couple walks with Lilo..one of them in the sunshine!

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I know how you and Cooper enjoy your walks. It's great that the weather conditions are cooperating. There is still some snow here, but it is warm and around 60F. Not bad for February in New England. Got in over 5 miles yesterday and already over 5 today.

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Took the dog out for a good, long walk today since the sidewalks are clear of snow and ice for a change.

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Wanted to say Welcome to the team to TEAGIRL

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