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Numbness Gone, Still Stiff
Monday, July 20, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday, when I awoke, the numbness in my leg was all gone. I realized that it probably dissipated sometime the evening before. My pain is much more manageable. Hubby and I went to a small, indoor craft fair and walked around for about 45 m... Read more
It Is Raining So My Duck Walk Is Fitting
Saturday, July 18, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday, my primary said that I should go to the orthopedic urgent care and get a steroid shot in my hip. Hubby was afraid that if the pain was severe, I would have trouble driving the 120 round trip miles by myself. His Friday afternoon cli... Read more
Letting My Doctor Help Is A Relief
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      4 comments

I went for my check up this afternoon, with my primary care doctor. We discussed the issues that I have been having with my supporting leg and the swelling in my healing foot. She was very supportive and listened carefully. She gave me a trea... Read more
I Am Frustrated But Working On It
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      8 comments

Today, I have a doctor's appointment. It is my annual female wellness. While I am there, I will ask about the pain in my left leg, due to my uneven gait over the past nine months. This appointment is with my primary doctor and not my orthoped... Read more
Deciding To Re-Learn Walking Before Pushing Exercise
Saturday, July 11, 2015      9 comments

Yesterday, my good leg was so sore that I was in agony all day. I did some light walking but opted to stay off my feet and see if that helped at all. This morning, when I got up, I practiced trying to walk with my weight evenly distributed on ... Read more
Avoiding Body Burnout today
Friday, July 10, 2015      9 comments

I got back into the water last Friday. My supporting leg is the leg that has been way too tight from over use. It took a full hour of stretches last Friday before it loosened. By the time Monday rolled around, I decided to try a deep water cl... Read more
Lifestyle Changes Are Paying Off
Tuesday, July 07, 2015      7 comments

Despite being off my feet for 80 days, my primary doctor's visit yesterday was good. He went over my lab work and said he was very pleased. The labs would have been healthy for someone who had done normal activity but for me, they were outstan... Read more
Surprised By Participation In Deep Water Class
Monday, July 06, 2015      8 comments

I returned to deep water exercise class today. I was a little wary about trying to do the class so soon after being allowed back into the water. I decided to do the class at my own pace and reduce the intensity when necessary. Surprise! I fo... Read more
Happy 4th Of July!
Saturday, July 04, 2015      8 comments

The 4th of July always makes me think of our founding fathers, who fought for our independence. It also makes me think of those who fought in World War 1 and World War II as well as in Korea and Vietnam. Currently, I am thankful for those who ... Read more
Back In The Water Today!
Friday, July 03, 2015      5 comments

This morning, I loaded my gym bag into the car, packed lots of water and off I went to the Y's pool. Much to my initial distress, the water classes were all cancelled until next Monday. This actually turned out to be a real blessing. I secured... Read more
Carefully Returning To A Normal Routine!
Thursday, July 02, 2015      5 comments

My orthopedist was very pleased with my healing today! He immediately put me into my regular shoe and said I could get rid of my post surgical shoe. I am ecstatic to have two shoes that are the same height. My back felt better right away. Th... Read more
Trying A Shoe On Today
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      7 comments

This is very exciting! I am trying a shoe on my foot today. I set the timer for 15 minutes and I walked around the kitchen first and now I am laying on the bed. But, I have a shoe on my foot! ... Read more
A New Week, A Fresh Start
Monday, June 29, 2015      8 comments

When my alarm went off this morning, I could feel myself groaning inwardly. Time to get up and get going! Ugh! How can I turn it around? I can change my thinking! Instead of starting the week with a negative and a groan, I can look at it an... Read more
Healing Slowly
Sunday, June 28, 2015      5 comments

It has now been 76 days since my foot surgery. (Tomorrow will mark 11 long weeks of recovery!) I am happy to report that I am now wearing a dry dressing on my foot during the day, covered by a diabetic sock. (This type of sock lets the air cir... Read more
Still Celebrating, Today Is My Daughter's Birthday
Thursday, June 25, 2015      7 comments

Today is our oldest daughter's birthday. She would have been born a day earlier but my OB/GYN appointment was originally on my birthday and knowing I would most likely go into labor, I changed my appointment to the following day. I wanted to b... Read more

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