"Know When To Fold 'Em"
Saturday, July 19, 2014 7 comments
I got up this morning, trying to decide if I should rest or do another deep water workout. I have already done four very vigorous workouts this week, so I decided to rest and only do my physical therapy at home program. This brings to mi... Read more
Awesome Endurance Deep Water Class
Friday, July 18, 2014 4 comments
There were only three people who showed up for deep water class today and all of us were worker bees. Our instructor polled the class to see if we wanted to ramp things up since we have plenty of space to move around, whenever we have a small c... Read more
Feeling Strong And Learning To Believe In The Program
Thursday, July 17, 2014 6 comments
I ate a healthy breakfast this morning, followed by a very vigorous hour plus workout. I loved that I could move through the water so smoothly. I felt strong and beautiful. I had a healthy lunch after my workout. My weight was up after my wo... Read more
My Fatitude Was Showing And Then.......
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9 comments
This morning I felt down and disgusted with myself. It didn't help matters any that I was off my game when I woke up either. I got on the scale and wasn't happy with the number. As Coach Dean would say, my Fatitude was showing! I wasn't bein... Read more
Frustration With Slow Healing
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4 comments
Yesterday, when I woke up, my Achilles was very painful again. Sigh! Not again! I went to the Y and worked out. I could only do one set of physical therapy exercises afterward. I had a series of appointments so instead of being able to go hom... Read more
Taking It Easy
Friday, July 11, 2014 6 comments
I felt okay when I got up this morning. I decided to ride along with hubby this morning as he delivered some printers to a client. We stopped at McDonald's and I had an egg white sandwich and some unsweetened tea for breakfast. I took a good ... Read more
Doing Fairly Well After My Ablation
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3 comments
Yesterday, I had a radio frequency ablation in my lumbar spine. Some of my pain was dramatically reduced right away, which surprised me. The whole area is inflamed, which is normal for the procedure. Unlike my other ablations, I felt very slee... Read more
Progress At Last
Monday, July 07, 2014 6 comments
This is my third week of physical therapy and I am finally starting to make progress! Yes! I woke up this morning and my bruise is fading after 4 weeks! This is indeed good news! I still have a lump where my Achilles tore and my therapist s... Read more
Life Marches On Through A Hot Summer
Sunday, July 06, 2014 3 comments
Hubby and I had a nice, quiet 4th. It rained, so we stayed indoors. We could see fireworks from our front window. I guess they could shoot them off even though it was wet outside. We were tired from a busy day. Physical therapy is still... Read more
On A Lighter Note........
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8 comments
This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 8am. The dentist shot my gums with fast acting, short lasting, numbing medicine. He replaced 4 fillings that were 50+ years old each. This enabled him to check all 4 teeth for any additional decay,... Read more
Who Wins? Me Or My Stress?
Friday, June 27, 2014 5 comments
Have you ever had a chore or series of chores that you have put off doing? Everyday that you put off completing these chores just adds to the size of that little black cloud (stress) that hangs over your head. Like we need more stress in our l... Read more
Make The Most Of Your Life Right Now!
Thursday, June 26, 2014 6 comments
I received a note in the mail from an old friend yesterday. She was my mother's friend when they were both in the second grade, so she s getting up there in years. Two years ago, this sweet woman was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and con... Read more
Starting Physical Therapy Today!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5 comments
I was going to try to go to water aerobics class this morning but woke up all stuffy and puffy this morning. It is just as well since I don't know what my therapist will want my routine to be. I am so relieved that the tear in my Achilles' ten... Read more
Only A Small Tear In My Achilles - Good News!
Monday, June 23, 2014 5 comments
I spent what seemed like forever at the orthopedist's office this morning. My doctor and staff got slammed with patients this morning. After an initial exam by a nurse practitioner, I was sent to X-Ray for a series of pictures ... Read more
Evaluating And Setting New Goals
Friday, June 20, 2014 6 comments
Today, I decided to assess my current weight loss goals and adjust them to be more realistic. I had to take into consideration my current health conditions and limitations. Much as I don't like to curtail my activity level, the reality is that... Read more
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