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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

DH is happily snoring on the couch wearing his "cataract sunglasses" after having his other eye done this morning. Superman with super-vision under supervision!
It was funny to see my charmer in action with all the ladies at the surgical center. He's the guy who ends up being the life of the party; he hasn't changed! Leaves them all rolling their eyes.
PT is continuing to challenge me and my therapist. It might be one simple exercise (possibly improperly performed by me on Friday) that did me in. As I worked it yesterday I told the therapist "Aha, check this out".
Simple; stand on a step with one leg off the step, both feet level. Drop the "hanging" leg down an inch or two by relaxing. Tighten all the muscles on the "standing" leg and pull up to level again. I think I had been relaxing the standing leg and allowing the inner hip joint to take up the slack. I have Ehler-Danlos (double jointed) and my cartilage and tendons took the brunt of my relaxed joint. Like grinding your teeth! There's been lots of clunking and snapping in the bad joint when I walk. Hopefully it will tighten up again.
Been down this road before but I was much younger and riding horses. More than once I had to have someone stand on my foot while someone else pulled the rest of me to get the hip realigned. Yeah, gross, but that's me! Fun to watch, stretchable and gross.
MORTICIAADAMS, I know exactly where your mind is going.
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    Oh - I know joints like that. Not quite as severe - but ... ya know 36 sprained ankles in my lifetime. Yeah. I was glad to see in a later blog that your PT and your therapist walked you through some form adjustments.
    27 days ago
    33 days ago
    hoping the hip soon decides to behave.
    glad your superman has your excellent supervision as his 'super' vision returns.
    36 days ago
    Our friend, John, had his cataracts done recently and he is doing great. I'm not sure whether or not he was charming. emoticon
    36 days ago
    Oh, my...never heard of that ED syndrome until earlier today when I read Leah Dunham (I think that’s her name) has it!
    Good luck with yr PT.

    36 days ago
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    36 days ago
    Ah, good to have DH back seeing again! Good luck w/your hips. It is difficult for sure. HUGS
    36 days ago
    Nice to know that the man of the house will not be needing a seeing eye dog now. We figured you chose him because he is cute, charming, and amusing. I can't think of a lot of other reasons to put up with men. They walk through mud and then onto your freshly mopped floor. They leave hair all over the sink after trimming their beards. The push off crumbs from the counter onto the floor. If they were dogs they would probably end up as pound puppies.

    Yikes. Your P.T. sounds gruesome to me. Also your youthful escapades with horses. That would be enough to do anyone in."Just pop my hip back in and I'll be ready to go." I think that is what I told the doctor after I broke my pelvis in 4 places when I was 14. He ignored my advice. I am very flexible but I attempt to keep my joints where they belong, no matter what. Please humor me and do the same. Obviously you are a freak, which I already knew. emoticon
    36 days ago
    OMG... had to go try it. Small movement, but challenging to focus on the muscles just so...

    Your story about DH and the nurses reminds me of the gate agent in JFK... we got to check our bags for free, due to "oversold" condition of plane. He flirted with us older gals. And of COURSE we like it! Flattery without danger is awesome!

    36 days ago
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