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Tuesday, October 04, 2016      7 comments

Last week, my physical therapist and I decided that I could easily transition to to a home exercise program. I needed to purchase two pieces of equipment and she would send me copies of the exercises I should be doing. I dutifully went to the ... Read more
The Gluten Free Process
Sunday, September 18, 2016      13 comments

Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no longer eat. I made the mistake of eating something that I loved on Friday night. (It had gluten i... Read more
Going Gluten Free
Thursday, September 15, 2016      7 comments

I decided finally to try to go gluten free. Today is day five and lots of fluid is coming off. My doctor and I have discussed my going gluten free for three years. I have been reading blogs by other Sparkers who are trying to reduce inflammatio... Read more
Sodium - Too Much Today
Sunday, September 11, 2016      12 comments

When I logged my food today, I noticed that I had wayyyy too much sodium! I noticed that I was puffy this morning so I am going to double down and watch it much more carefully this week.... Read more
Saturday Activities
Saturday, September 03, 2016      4 comments

It was so quiet this morning that our dogs could hear other dogs barking. It woke both hubby and I up. The heavy rain and wind, of the past three days, was so loud that the silence is deafening! He took the dogs out and I tried to go back to s... Read more
My Soap Opera Life
Thursday, September 01, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday, I had my four week check up with the orthopedist. The great news is that my blood work all came back negative! WooHoo! That was a huge relief! My hip is progressing nicely but the nerve has inflamed the burser sac. I am to continu... Read more
Because I Was Not Using Moderation
Thursday, August 11, 2016      11 comments

I read an article here on Spark People today by Coach Dean. The subject was using moderation. This got me thinking about the American idea that more is somehow better. The idea of quantity vs quality popped into my mind. Like many other ... Read more
Short Blog
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      12 comments

I'm on page 161 in the book "You On A Diet". I looked at the next chapter (chapter 8) of the book and I see that it is going to touch upon the mental aspect of weight loss. I am excited to continue reading. I can't wait to see what Dr. Oz and D... Read more
New Additional Steps For Success
Sunday, August 07, 2016      9 comments

As many of you know, I have had many health issues repeatedly over the past five years. I won't lie to you, it has been difficult but I have had the support of family. friends and Spark friends. I don't know how anyone can be successful on this ... Read more
The Orthopedist Is Very Concerned Too
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      10 comments

This morning hubby took me to the orthopedist. This time I saw only the doctor not the nurse practitioner. Don't get me wrong, the nurse practitioner is wonderful but there is something wrong with me that is a little out of the ordinary. The ... Read more
To The Orthopedist - Please Give Me Some Answers
Monday, August 01, 2016      8 comments

Enough is enough! I'm now 9+ weeks post op. I am tired of pain, limited mobility and taking pain pills. I am tired of staying in the bedroom in a prone position. I want to make progress with physical therapy and don't understand why that is ... Read more
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      6 comments

We've got lots of things going on today. We purchased a new mattress for my side of the split king. The mattress cost three times more than my first car! The mattress was delivered yesterday morning. So far, it is making a huge difference in... Read more
Facing Personal Challenges
Sunday, July 24, 2016      9 comments

For the last eleven days, my oldest daughter has been visiting to take care of me as I recuperate. Hubby was gone half of that time, while he visited our youngest daughter, grandsons and attended his younger sister's wedding. During her visit,... Read more
Day One Outpatient Therapy
Monday, July 18, 2016      9 comments

I approached outpatient therapy with trepidation to say the least. My daughter took me to therapy and waited with me as I was treated. Both my therapist and a doctoral student, who is almost finished with his training, completed my initial exa... Read more
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Thursday, July 14, 2016      9 comments

Yesterday, hubby walked me into the doctor's office, then he went to the airport to pick up DD1. While he is at a family wedding, she will be on "Mom duty". I was early and shock of shocks (orthopedist's offices generally run about an hour lat... Read more

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