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walking and talking
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      6 comments

Today, at last, it is three weeks since surgery, and I went to the physical therapist. He gave me simple range of motion exercises. Left, right, up, down, and ear to shoulder (somewhat), and said to walk and that he would see me next week. Now, ... Read more
Mixed up clockwork
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      9 comments

emoticon Well, after all this rest, and good sleep that I have been getting since surgery, the bad sleep monste... Read more
The healing power of sleep and rest
Monday, March 28, 2011      6 comments

Sometimes I have trouble getting there, but sleep is still one of the healthiest options I can offer my healing body. I have been sleeping long. I have been sleeping lots. I have been resting when I am awake. I am working at not stressing at doi... Read more
Back into society - just a little
Sunday, March 27, 2011      5 comments

Last night I went to bed at 11:30 - very early for me. But, even with petting my kitty, Pumpkin, and listening to my classical music on headphones, my neck/body did not want to rest and relax. So, I got up, went in the recliner (that doesn't rea... Read more
Saturday night itty bitty blog
Saturday, March 26, 2011      7 comments

Ahhh. Saturday. It has been a rest day. Then again, since surgery, every day has been a rest day. I did not do my stretches today, I did not count my steps. I rested, I napped, I rested, I looked out at the sunshine, I rested, I rested. Hmmm, do... Read more
I love my neck
Friday, March 25, 2011      15 comments

Really. Although I am short (4'11" unless the recent anterior cervical discectemy and fusion added any height, lol), I have always liked my neckline. Years ago in ballet and aerobics class, I loved the original Danskin scoop neck leotards. Since... Read more
No loose screws
Thursday, March 24, 2011      8 comments

This morning there was snow outside! My view from inside the car getting ready to go to the doctor - Brrr! It has been one of those days: busy, long, and busy and long... Read more
2 weeks post op update
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      9 comments

Hi Friends, Last night was a better night's sleep. This morning I did my morning PT - 11 minute modified stretches - so out of 5 days, I have done at least 10 minutes 4 days. I am on my way. So I am looking forward to my dr. visit this week, a... Read more
Few words
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      4 comments

I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. All of my relaxation techniques did not work. So, I ended up sleeping this morning, Then, today has been pretty laid back, and quiet. I did 10 minutes of very light stretches early this morning, and... Read more
Come Monday - The sun STILL shines!
Monday, March 21, 2011      7 comments

Sleep was good. Lots of it. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Woke up to the phone ringing. Ah, I can't make it to catch it, let the machine get it. Ok on the first call. By the time the 2nd call came through, it was my son's school - HAD to catch that one. Mino... Read more
Teaching one on one - a small bunch of bananas
Sunday, March 20, 2011      10 comments

Last night... 18 year old son getting ready for a dance. So when he and his girlfriend got out of work, they picked up my groceries and brought them home. Because the roast needed immediate attention, Ali helped to put it in a pot for me. Then... Read more
Feeling awesomely positive!
Saturday, March 19, 2011      13 comments

I felt this way yesterday too! 10 days into cervical spine surgery recovery - Despite my low slow motion, and my slightly upped nutrition - I am eating sensible, balanced, but not stressing if something is slightly higher than it should be - exc... Read more
The new normal
Friday, March 18, 2011      9 comments

Friday. I am over the week mark in being post-op. Although I have done a few stretches almost daily, and I mean extremely light stretches, my brain is eager for more. But I am behaving, and putting it off. Since it is difficult to stay at the co... Read more
Feeling a little Frankenstein
Thursday, March 17, 2011      4 comments

So this morning, the tech came in this morning with the electrode gizmo called a SpinalPak II Stimulator - basically two electrodes attach to my neck and to a small battery pack that emits a low dosage of bone growth stimulating electric current... Read more
Growing new stuff
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      5 comments

Amazing. I was just reading an article on acdf (anterior cervical discectemy and fusion) and trying to figure out how long I should be wearing this hard Miami J collar. I think I probably can switch between the hard collar and soft collar, defin... Read more

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