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Up To 20 Repetitions 3 Times Per Day
Sunday, September 06, 2015      7 comments

Here is yet another reason to do both aerobic exercise and strength training regularly, for the rest of your life. Your muscles have "muscle memory" when you are used to working out on a regular basis. When you are injured and have the appropr... Read more
Thank Goodness, A New Therapy Approach!
Friday, September 04, 2015      6 comments

Now that I will be doing therapy five days a week for the next several weeks, my therapist can get daily feedback from me about how the therapy is working. She dropped all of my home therapy exercises with the exception of two. The reason? T... Read more
Now, Physical Therapy 5 Days Per Week
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

I finally heard from the orthopedist who is treating my hip/leg. I have so much atrophy that he recommended twice a week for six weeks. That was the original Rx for the home therapy program. The difference is that I can actually raise my leg a... Read more
My Therapy Vent - Looking For The Silver Lining
Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

I am so bummed! Because I have to go to therapy at a facility, due to the nature of my arm injury (and the equipment required to treat it), Medicare cancelled my at home therapy for my hip and leg. They say if I can get to out patient therapy f... Read more
Some Explanations At Last
Friday, August 28, 2015      9 comments

I went to our primary doctor with hubby this morning. The doctor patiently answered hubby's questions. He was very thorough. Then the doctor looked at me and he frowned. Hubby asked if he noticed my leg, cane and arm. Hubby and I told him how ... Read more
My Orthopedist Appointment Today
Thursday, August 27, 2015      6 comments

Hubby took me to the orthopedist because of numbness and pain in my arm. We left very early and I was glad that we did, due to all of the accidents. The doctor had all kinds of x-Rays taken of my arm and wrist. My great news is that my bones ar... Read more
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      5 comments

I am pleased that my hip and leg weren't terribly sore this morning. That is progress. However, I was up most of the night with terrible pain and numbness in my broken arm. I called my orthopedist to see if this increase in pain, the added nu... Read more
More Intense Therapy
Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

While we were away this past weekend, I didn't use weights for my therapy, because I decided not to take them with us. Instead, I slowed down my exercises and did the routine several times per day. When we got back, I resumed using my weights ... Read more
Busy Weekend
Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Hubby and I took off early Thursday morning and drove to Jacksonville. His brother and family just moved there from further up north. Hubby wanted to help his brother unpack a little bit. I basically sat in an easy chair and read. I was prou... Read more
Physical Therapy And Pain Management Techniques
Monday, August 17, 2015      5 comments

I met my main therapist this afternoon. We reviewed my current issues, my strength program so far, did an ultrasound treatment and added three isometric exercises to my at home program. We discussed how I can improve my pain management so that... Read more
Self Physical Therapy Program Day One
Sunday, August 16, 2015      5 comments

Today, I did my at home program by myself for the first time. It was difficult but I moved slowly and was able to finish my exercises. I followed my routine by 20 minutes of ice. I am supposed to use ice packs four times per day. I have done t... Read more
Day Two Of Physical Therapy
Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

The physical therapist who came today, did further testing. He tested my nerve sensations in my feet and the strength in my legs. My lower legs are not held tightly together at the knees because the muscles are weak. This can cause the knees t... Read more
Started Physical Therapy Today
Friday, August 14, 2015      6 comments

Hubby and I went out for an egg white omelet for breakfast this morning. I was way off my usual eating routine. I had half of the omelet, a few potatoes and some whole wheat toast. I drank most of my unsweet tea and boxed everything up and bro... Read more
Progress Report
Thursday, August 13, 2015      6 comments

I have only weighed myself twice this past week. The most recent time was this morning and I was down a pound. This surprised and pleased me. My checklist method appears to be starting to work. Even though I have had days when I was in so muc... Read more
Making My Journey Just About Me Not The Scale
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      6 comments

I am continuing to use my check off sheet daily. The biggest plus with using the check off sheet is that it is so easy. The creation of the sheet itself at the beginning was just a loose guideline for nutrition and self care. If I want more s... Read more

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