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today will cover up in the pool as yesterday I got a slight sunburn
Saturday, July 03, 2010      3 comments

I was enjoying the outdoor pool at my gym so much yesterday I lost track of time and probably was in about 1-1/2 hours which is way too much for a first sun exposure (and without sunblock). Today I will wear my swim shirt to cover up (it is cal... Read more
So excited to be able to swim and whirlpool again...
Friday, July 02, 2010      8 comments

I am so excited to be able to wirlpool and swim again I will probably be going to the gym really early...probably about 6:00 a.m. This will be the first time in six weeks since my second knee replacement. It will feel so good I know I won't be... Read more
still recouping from food poisoning...
Thursday, July 01, 2010      3 comments

The end is in sight? I hope so.... I was up most of the night again and am still unable to tolerate much in terms of solid food. Unable to eat meat as I found out during the night... I will try to eat a light diet until I am "cured." I ... Read more
Sad news regarding sister...
Monday, June 28, 2010      11 comments

My sister has been very ill since Easter and is unable to return to her assisted living due to needing 1:1 care because of her downturn in her health. The last time I talked to her on the phone I could tell she was not doing well as the last 5 ... Read more
Got food poisoning and spent 4 hours in ER on Sunday...
Monday, June 28, 2010      5 comments

Today is Monday and I have spent most of the last 28 hours in bed... I ate a salad with leaf lettuce and strawberries from the church food shelf and I thought they tasted okay but did notice a few were a bit mushy. I picked them over and t... Read more
I overdid a bit today...
Saturday, June 26, 2010      3 comments

I went out with a friend and went to a food shelf and out for lunch and 1 garage sale. I was gone for 5 hours and by the time I got home I was in severe discomfort. I tried napping this afternoon but I guess I will have to ice some more and ta... Read more
Tried to go to bed early but storm was disturbing...
Friday, June 25, 2010      7 comments

I was almost asleep when I heard the storm siren go off and right after that the satellite t.v. went off. We went into the basement and couldn't get our "emergency radio" to work. Water started pouring in the window wells in the basement and w... Read more
trying to guage amount to exercise....
Thursday, June 24, 2010      1 comments

This is apparently a balancing act that I don't know how to do yet but I am working on it. emoticon... Read more
I am my own health advocate...more PT, please and thank you!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      9 comments

I felt that I have lost ground in recovery due to increase pain and trouble sleeping. I decided to ask for more physical therapy and got drs office to fax (they wanted to mail) prescription yesterday and have already gotten my evaluation for to... Read more
First day summer and 1 month since TKR....
Monday, June 21, 2010      4 comments

Had a lazy day yesterday and paid for it during the night with knee pain and generalized discomfort and problem sleeping. I plan to go around the block at least once and do 10 to 15 minutes on my recumbent bike. (Had planned twice as much ... Read more
Tomorrow is one month since knee replacement: Report: Excellent
Sunday, June 20, 2010      8 comments

I am doing extremely well with my recovery. Tomorrow is the 21st of June and will be 1 month exactly since TKR (total knee replacement). There is still pain, which is expected but I am able to go 12 to 16 hours between pain pills and am feeli... Read more
I'm gonna "walk around the block".....
Saturday, June 19, 2010      7 comments

I was able to do the recumbent bike a few minutes ago at a moderate speed for 15 minutes. My goal is to do this twice a day for the next few days and also go around the block (1/2 mile each trip) two times, morning and evening depending on the ... Read more
around the block in morning before heat hits at noon....
Friday, June 18, 2010      4 comments

I did not put off walking around the block today as the temperature was about 70 when I went around and knocked another minute off my speed (20 minutes for 1/2 mile). It is predicted to be 80 by noon with a high of 88 (high humdity, too). At ... Read more
Tired but feeling stronger every day....
Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

We went out for lunch and now we are waiting for a tornado warning to pass by us. I won't be able to walk around the block as the temp has gone up to 88 with high humidity. There is hail and tornadoes touching down about 50 to 100 miles from o... Read more
good night's sleep last night...exercised on recumbent bike
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

I had a pain pill last night about 8:00 p.m. and another at 10:00 a.m. this morning...I have been given another prescription and I am sure this will be my last refill so am ekeing them out and trying to make them last as long as possible. When ... Read more

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