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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today started out as a good day, and I still consider it so. Although I had a hard time getting to sleep, I did get about 6 hours before I got up, and when I go up, my back didn't feel too badly. I started out with about 5 minutes of PT stretches, and I got in 15 minutes yesterday! Wow. First time in nearly a year to do that much at a time.

Yesterday I volunteered at the one library, putting shelves in order, looking for books to repair, replace, etc. but I had a hard time making it through an hour of that, though I did complete a section, which is my goal to achieve when I go there. I also cut some things out for story time, which was tough because my hand numbness and pain kicked in, so I didn't do that too long. Then I put DVD's away, which is always interesting to see what libraries have in their collection for future borrowing. I volunteered for 2 hours, and it was hard to endure that little bit of time for my back. Last night I needed to use the TENS unit, where I didn't have to use it the night before even though I had physical therapy. I had borrowed a bunch of books, two fiction and a bunch on needle-felting. Great fun! I have 3/4 of one of the fiction books read. I even joined the library's winter reading program. It is funny being on the other side of that!

Today, I volunteered at the second library for 2.5 hours cataloging about 45 books! During the last 45 minutes, my lumbar area started to really hurt, even though I had been taking breaks and getting up and down a lot to stretch and walk it off. I even chose some books and movies to borrow. I went right to physical therapy from there, and going on the Nu-step machine for 7 minutes helped to get my back feeling better and I rolled through all the exercises pretty well without any pain! That was definitely a first! While I was there, I approached the manager and asked if there was any light duty work. She looked me in the eye and said "maybe." She was the therapist that worked on my when I first started going back in 2009 after my fall on the ice. She asked me to bring my resume next time. Ya just never know!

As for my gym membership - I still need to find one. There do not seem to be any that have pools, so I will choose one of two that are nearby. The choice: the one I applied for a job at (and almost got) that is a little further away, or the one that is about a mile from my home. Choices, choices, decisions, decisions.

I still have not been able to get the elbow brace for the cubital tunnel syndrome. I couldn't get it at PT, or the dr's office, or the local medical supply place, so I will wait til I got back to the other orthopedic dr. I am being sent to check it out next Tuesday.
Now, it's time to unwind, read, watch tv, play games, and just chill with a warm cat. That sounds funny, doesn't it? That's one cool cat!
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    Chilling with my kitty is one of my favorite pastimes! emoticon
    2824 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    You're my energizer bunny! You just keep going and going! I know it isn't easy, but you'll get there! Love you! HUGS!
    2824 days ago
    Well you are certainly DETERMINED and MOTIVATED to say nothing of your PERSEVERENCE. Deborah you are doing really well, getting back to your positive self again.

    I guess being in the stacks keeps you very happy.

    I hope DH is doing well and Peaches is still warming you as needed, HUGS, Love you. Do take care. I love my TENS units too. emoticon emoticon
    2824 days ago
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