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Words From a visit to Never Land
Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

Sleep. That has been mostly my order of the day. Seeing as I slept semi poorly, I wasn't totally knocked off course with it. I woke about 8 with low back pain. (What else is new). So I stretched myself into wakefulness - 16 minutes, then got... Read more
Going with the flow - changes
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      5 comments

It has been a long, eventful day. First, I went to my semi-annual allergist check up. My blood pressure was very good - 124/68. My weight - still retaining fluid, but we know that is the problem so that is the first thing. Tomorrow I go for repe... Read more
The blog between dreams and really waking
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      7 comments

3 a.m. I just got up from sleeping in the chair, with the cozy cat on my lap. I am getting ready to crawl into my bed for "real sleep". Tell you what, even in the chair, when I fall asleep, it is real sleep, and for that I am grateful. Afte... Read more
Lifted twenty pounds today!
Monday, May 02, 2011      8 comments

Physical therapy really was quite a workout today. I "rode" about 3/4 of a mile using the "armcycle" (6 minutes). That is almost as good as my just past 7 minutes for a mile with my legs at home on the recumbent bike. The technician dire... Read more
Hot and Cold: in the company of cats
Sunday, May 01, 2011      10 comments

Spring! Spring in New England - you never know how the wind will blow. Rain? Sunshine? Snow? Balmy breezes? Last night I was cold, and the heat actually kicked on in the night. I had my blankets snug up tight. Then morning happened, and the suns... Read more
Slip of the mind
Saturday, April 30, 2011      8 comments

Woke up this morning, later than I intended, but slept through the night, and mostly in bed, though I started out in the chair. I kinda remember muddling off to bed after going to the bathroom at some point, crawling in and saying to myself - oo... Read more
Allow me my digression
Friday, April 29, 2011      10 comments

Alright - It has been two weeks, actually a little more, since I went to the ER with the leg swelling (edema) and the face rash. My face is better, the swelling is not. The fact that my doctor treated me with medrol, a steroid series, does not h... Read more
Sleeping through it
Friday, April 29, 2011      4 comments

Sleep and I have been on uncertain grounds for a number of years. Sometimes it's great, other times it's not. After a run of not so great for perhaps a couple of weeks, followed by two nights of just plain awful - 4 hours for two nights in a row... Read more
Making each day like it were a 5K
Monday, April 25, 2011      7 comments

I woke up this morning. In many more senses of the word than just rolling out of bed. I have been thinking. (smell the smoke?) See, I keep talking about how my body keeps letting me down by all its injuries and pain. I keep talking about th... Read more
Winding up the week to start all over again
Monday, April 25, 2011      6 comments

Easter morning did not go quite as anticipated, as my husband came home sick from work. I was feeling a little under the weather myself, not sick, just puny, and not as badly as he was. This was the first Easter I can ever remember where we did ... Read more
I feel Pretty ... again.
Saturday, April 23, 2011      6 comments

It has been an amazing little journey. I may not feel pretty every day, but I am beautiful none the less. So are you. me as a toddler. ... Read more
Weeping trees and 6 week post op follow up
Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

This morning I had my follow up visit with the orthopedic spine surgeon regarding my anterior cervical discectemy and fusion, aka ACDF. My range of motion is greatly improved, and my upper back spasms have lessened greatly. My low back and knee ... Read more
Blinded by the light
Thursday, April 21, 2011      6 comments

This morning I woke earlier than intended with severe low back pain. It made me get up. Had to get up. Needed to get up. Then, something wonderful happened. I noticed the sun was shining. Really shining. And though it was past dawn by a bit, ... Read more
Making each day count
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      3 comments

Let's face it. Some days are good, some days are bad, some days are great, and some days are just that. Whatever. Each one is of itself its own universe. They are, and that is the most important part of it. I live, I breathe, I move. Isn't that ... Read more
Chilly with a Chance of Tuesday
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      4 comments

Perhaps because it follows too much Monday. I slept last night after my visit to the ER. I think it was the antihistamine injection. I woke later than I wanted. I still feel "off", and I go for a follow up to my primary care doc tomorrow. ... Read more

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