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Taking Time to Savor Progress
Thursday, October 18, 2018      9 comments

For those of you who know me, you're aware that the last three years have been a huge health challenge for me. A little over a year ago, I was cleared to begin doing Silver Sneakers on land not water. At this point in time, I could lift my fee... Read more
Catching Up With Where I've Been
Friday, September 28, 2018      6 comments

In August, I had a radio frequency ablation (treatment for migraines) on the back left side of my head. I have had many of these in the past, but this is the first one in four years. I've never had an issue up until this point in time. Previo... Read more
Progress - One Foot In Front Of The Other
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      8 comments

About six weeks ago, I joined the Y near me. I tried their Silver Sneakers Circuit Training class exactly twice and was flattened. Never one to accept failure, I changed classes and was able to do the Silver Sneakers Classic at my old Y. I'm h... Read more
Doing What Is Appropriate
Monday, July 23, 2018      4 comments

Sometimes, the best thing can be the tried and true - especially when you are fighting your way back from illness or injury. I tried several new classes at my new gym and physically, they were a disaster for me. I luckily got a membership that... Read more
Stopping Physical Therapy
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      5 comments

Yesterday, I was supposed to resume physical therapy. I updated my therapist on my visit to my neurologist and my three hour intravenous therapy for my migraine. The result was the mutual decision to stop therapy for now. I will reevaluate th... Read more
Monday Goals
Monday, July 09, 2018      8 comments

My goals for today are: Rearrange the hall closet - Completed Put new patio chairs around patio table - Completed Put chair pads on patio chairs - Completed Move mini grill to patio table - Completed Rest - Done Va... Read more
You Never Know How
Thursday, July 05, 2018      7 comments

a small kindness will affect another person or animal. A smile at a stranger, a hug for a friend or family member, a soft gentle stroke for a pet, food for the hungry, a balloon for a child, a blanket for someone who is cold, a tear for someone ... Read more
The Journey Is Sometimes Bumpy
Monday, July 02, 2018      6 comments

I've been sidelined for the last ten days with a migraine that knocked my socks off. Last Friday, I spent three hours in my migraine clinic receiving IV treatments. I just felt so sick to my stomach and tired of the pain. My whole nervous syste... Read more
I Joined A New Gym Today!
Friday, June 22, 2018      6 comments

This morning, I joined a new gym and did my first Silver Sneakers class since last January. I met some very nice people too. When I got home, I showered and lay down. I ended up with a severe headache. I learned several things from this. One,... Read more
Progress - One Small Step At A Time!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      5 comments

I'm progressing with my home therapy program and with my walking. Yesterday, I walked 6450 steps. Somewhere around 5000 of those steps were done as I walked up and down, close to every isle inside the Super Walmart. It took me about 75-90 minut... Read more
This And That
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      5 comments

Today, I started physical therapy for my migraines - specifically the cervical spine. I discovered that my muscles are tighter than I originally thought. That was an eye opener. The good news is that I can have my radio frequency ablation witho... Read more
Today Is A Strength Training,Day
Sunday, June 10, 2018      5 comments

I've been looking at gyms in my area that offer the Silver Sneakers classes. I found one that has those classes and also offers water classes. I want to look at one other gym before I make my final decision. So, I ran into a friend this morni... Read more
One Step Closer To Normal
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      8 comments

As the awful medication works it's way out of my system, I'm feeling better. Yesterday, I took a one mile walk in our neighborhood. Finally, it was sunny for a few hours! The humidity was horrendous but there was a breeze so I was determined ... Read more
I Ditched The New Medication
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      6 comments

The medication I was trying last weeek, ended up messing with my digestive tract in a major way. I made the decision to stop taking it on Sunday. I'm feeling much better now. I called my neurologist's office and spoke to his medical assistant.... Read more
Thursday, May 31, 2018      8 comments

I meant to write an additional blog yesterday but I forgot. I hit a big milestone on Tuesday! I went out for the first time, by myself with my chariot (AKA the rollator Walker), and I walked a full mile. I found a period of about 30-40 minutes... Read more

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