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Progress Is A Mixed Bag
Monday, February 22, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday, I walked 4,725 steps. For the average person, that isn't a huge amount of steps. For someone who is disabled and recovering, it is a huge number of steps. My physical therapist had a mixed reaction when I told him about my step tot... Read more
Walking, Walking And Walking
Sunday, February 21, 2016      10 comments

My physical therapist told me that walking is the best type of therapy for me right now. Yesterday, hubby and I walked around the Sy-Fy event in our town. We walked very slowly and I rested frequently. We stopped to visit with several friends ... Read more
Progress One Step At A Time!
Friday, February 19, 2016      5 comments

I had home physical therapy at 8am this morning. Instead of doing strength training, we worked on taking steps side to side and front to back while maintaining balance. I did a fairly good job as long as I stayed with a slower pace. The big ne... Read more
Finally Feeling A Bit Better
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      9 comments

It has taken four days for my left hip to feel better since I stressed it last Saturday. This morning, I was able to slow down my pace and walk to the corner and back without much pain in my opposite hip. Yay! I was also able to do all of my ex... Read more
My 5 Week Post Op Check Up
Monday, February 15, 2016      4 comments

I started my day with my physical therapist at 8am. I was able to walk all the way to the corner this morning! He laughed when I told him how I accidentally irritated my incision on Saturday morning. He asked me if I learned anything from my ... Read more
Extend A Healing Hand
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday, I was in so much pain that I felt sick to my stomach. I was laying on the bed, watching television, trying to distract myself until my pain medicine kicked in. Tears were leaking out of my eyes. Hubby came in and asked me if I was o... Read more
Valentines Day A Time To Be Thankful For Love
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

Somehow, many of our holidays have ceased to focus on the meaning of the holiday and have become more focused on commercialism and "things" instead. Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I hope that I focus with an attitude of gratitude for those who I l... Read more
Backing Off Exercise Today
Friday, February 12, 2016      5 comments

I woke up stiff as a board this morning. I took a warm shower which did nothing. I took pain medication which just barely took the edge off. My asthma is acting up because the heat came on last night and because I am so out of shape due to il... Read more
Progress To Report!
Thursday, February 11, 2016      7 comments

Over the past few days, I have worked hard on my therapy tasks and exercises. I am paying closer attention to safety, breathing while exercising, pacing, form and posture. There are so many things to concentrate on, that I can get overwhelmed.... Read more
Better Today Fingers Crossed
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      6 comments

I felt better today when I got up. I didn't have as much nausea from pain and stiffness. I slept better too. I am down to two pain pills per day but would prefer to not take any. I dislike the way I feel when I take them but like the pain cont... Read more
My PT Made Changes To My Exercises
Monday, February 08, 2016      5 comments

I had a bunch of questions for my PT when he arrived this morning. (Last week another therapist saw me while my therapist was away on vacation.) The calf raises I have been doing started giving me cramps in my toes. We changed them from standi... Read more
Improvement With Physical Therapy Changes
Sunday, February 07, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday, I switched around my therapy exercises and adjusted the number of repetitions. Although I was stiff and sore this morning, a little activity took care of the discomfort. I completed my first set of exercises without issues. Hubb... Read more
Thanks Spark Guy For The Suggestion!
Saturday, February 06, 2016      7 comments

First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone you read my blog yesterday and supported me. You have no idea how much all of the encouragement and words of comfort mean to me. You truly touched my heart. I thought about what Chris, "Spark Guy" D... Read more
Gaining Strength From The Experiences Of Others
Friday, February 05, 2016      7 comments

Today has been a mixed bag for me. I have an inner war going on about pushing myself too hard, too quickly and being patient and listening to my body - listening to the actual cues my body is giving me. I am making good progress with my physic... Read more
Slow Progress With My Hip - Very Positive!
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      7 comments

I spoke with my orthopedist's office this afternoon. They said that once some more of the swelling goes down in my leg, I can take off the compression socks. Yes! They also said that all of the restrictions on my movements are lifted except fo... Read more

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