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Rashes and roses
Monday, April 18, 2011      6 comments

Today, I slept and slept, then went to PT. I told the therapist about the swelling in my knees, and hands, and the rash on my face - very red, raw, blotchy with lots of little red dots - Therapist sent me up to the orthopedic Orthopedic nurs... Read more
Spring Fever
Sunday, April 17, 2011      9 comments

The day before yesterday, my husband and I did get out to the nursery. I picked out 5 perennials, and he planted them where I wanted before yesterday's rain. Two hens a... Read more
Squirrel Determination
Saturday, April 16, 2011      13 comments

I have been having fun watching our bird feeders this spring. It is the first time we ever set any out, and I am amazed at the number of different birds that have been gathering. Each type seems to have its time of day to come and gather round t... Read more
Voice mail Friday
Friday, April 15, 2011      6 comments

The sun is shining and I want to go OUT! Instead, I am waiting to hear from the dr's office about my medication. I called on Monday or Tuesday about a refill, spoke with someone at the desk when I was there Thursday, called again today, and am... Read more
Like a sponge
Thursday, April 14, 2011      5 comments

This week - The last 4 or 5 days I have been having lots of joint and leg pain (knees), and I feel swollen everywhere. I don't think I was getting enough to drink, and I feel as though I am retaining fluids. I have woken up totally dried out ... Read more
Just doing it
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      6 comments

I got my sleep - partly in bed, partly in my chair with my therapeutic cat. Doesn't matter where, as long as I am getting sleep. Physical therapy - 6 minutes on the arm-cycle, then about 20 more minutes of various weight machines, and hand ... Read more
Why I was happy to gain a pound
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      6 comments

It's not what you think. I was at physical therapy on Monday. To start out, my therapist massaged both shoulders - since both were spastic and complaining. That is the best part of pt. I even got my husband to do the same thing over the week... Read more
When cooking is a workout
Monday, April 11, 2011      6 comments

Saturday marked one month since the anterior cervical discectemy and fusion surgery, so consider this a one month post-op blog. It also was the first day that I tried to actually cook something! My husband had helped me get the chicken wings int... Read more
A glimpse of kitty comfort
Friday, April 08, 2011      15 comments

Peaches was all snuggled with me, and I realized my cell phone was close by, so I snapped a few pictures to share with you. ... Read more
Spark - Make it a verb!
Thursday, April 07, 2011      7 comments

Spark. It can be a noun, or a verb. A spark can ignite a fire. It can get things started and make it burn. Spark can be an action word, a verb when I spark myself or someone else into action, any kind of action, most typically into a pos... Read more
The neck bone is connected to the ...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      7 comments of my life. Honestly. I just came back from PT (Physical therapy). My therapist "Mike" has a sense of humor. I appreciate that. There was a flying insect, perhaps a fly, and he said it was a flying pterodactyl! Then he was discussing... Read more
one minute at a time
Monday, April 04, 2011      12 comments

Baby steps make it happen. One minute at a time. Because, minutes add up to hours add up to days add up to weeks add up to months add up to years add up to a life time. Baby steps make it happen. Do you have five minutes? Perhaps only... Read more
The day the blog stood still
Sunday, April 03, 2011      8 comments

It is just past 2 a.m. Sunday, I am falling asleep as I type. I missed blogging on Saturday. I just didn't even get on the computer much. So, I didn't blog. And now, because sleep is upon me, this tiny Sunday morning blog will have to suffice. ... Read more
The difference balance can make
Friday, April 01, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday the doctor's office called in the proper pain medication for me, so I was getting back on track by evening. Last night I got a proper night's sleep, without pain waking me every 3 hours. Finally the spasms quit! Today, I really rested.... Read more
So this is my life, for the moment
Thursday, March 31, 2011      11 comments

Or at least some sort of version of it. The last week has been in one word intense, in two words, excruciating. Last night got worse and the pain medication did not cut through the spasms. I slept about 4 hours then was up in pain at 5. Had ... Read more

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