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Balance Training At Home
Saturday, April 04, 2015      5 comments

If you don't have the time or inclination to pursue structured balance training, don't fret. You can achieve better balance by incorporating many balance exercises into your daily activities. In fact, a study that compared people who engaged i... Read more
I'm So Excited!!!!!
Friday, April 03, 2015      9 comments

I talked to the girl who will be my Physical Therapist, and she gave me the go-ahead to do the exercises that we began in December. I did them the entire month of January, but then the back pain became worse, so she advised stopping them until ... Read more
How Is Your Balance?????
Thursday, April 02, 2015      9 comments

Balance Exercises: A number of studies have shown that certain simple exercises can markedly improve your balance. You can do these anywhere as long as you have something steady to hold on to, such as a kitchen countertop or sturdy chair. ... Read more
It Was A Very Good Day
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      9 comments

Our 7 year-old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, has Spring Break this week, so we kept her with us today. The temperatures are in the 70s today, and it is beautiful!!! When Elizabeth arrived, the first thing she wanted to do was to play in her tree ... Read more
Taking Sleeping Pills Wisely
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

Sleeping pills can at times be an effective component of sleep therapy. However, they need to be used cautiously, especially by older adults. If you plan to take sleeping pills, follow these steps to do so safely: **** Work with your doc... Read more
ARRRRGH!!!!!
Monday, March 30, 2015      9 comments

I called the Physical Therapy Clinic suggested to me by the Nurse Practitioner, only to find out that it IS NOT covered by my Health Insurance Provider. Now I have to start from scratch and find someone who IS covered!!!!! Oh well............ Read more
Tuning Out Tinnitus
Sunday, March 29, 2015      9 comments

QUESTION: Is there any cure for chronic ringing of the ears? ANSWER: That depends on whether a cause can be found. Tinnitus, or ringing or other noises in the ear, can result from almost any ear problem, from infection to hardened earwa... Read more
What A Great Way To Spend A Saturday.......
Saturday, March 28, 2015      11 comments

I left home about 8:30 this morning and drove to our oldest son's home. Our DIL and our seven year old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth were waiting to take me to a dinner theater about 90 miles away. This was my Birthday present. We arrived at the ... Read more
Now I Have Some Decisions To Make
Friday, March 27, 2015      9 comments

This morning I had 3 standing x-rays taken of my spine, filled out four pages of forms, and then met with a Spinal Nurse Practitioner for an hour and a half. She showed me the results of my MRI and all of my x-rays. I have a narrowing of the s... Read more
It Pays To Be The Squeaky Wheel........
Thursday, March 26, 2015      8 comments

Late yesterday afternoon, I received a call from the Orthopedic Surgeon who I had the appointment with on March 9th. He read the results from the MRI that I had done on March 12th and conferred with other Orthopedic doctors on staff who are mor... Read more
Have Any Of You Had This Happen To You?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      11 comments

I have had pain in my lower back and in my left hip since July of 2014. My Primary doctor thought that it was bursitis and recommended PT and a topical anti-inflammatory. This helped some but by the end of October, it had intensified. I had x... Read more
Get Out Of The Car!!!!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      8 comments

This is a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida. An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and dre... Read more
What Does A D.O. Do?????
Monday, March 23, 2015      7 comments

My Primary Doctor is a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). I have wondered (and asked her) what the difference is between a D.O. and an M.D.. The difference between a D.O. and an M.D. is as follows: A D.O. receives a medical education that's ba... Read more
Seniors And Computers
Sunday, March 22, 2015      9 comments

As we SILVER SURFERS know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a coupl... Read more
It's Just Not Worth It!!!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2015      9 comments

We went out for dinner with friends last night and I ate more than I should have!!!!! The food was delicious, but it was too rich. I do much better with more basic dishes and should have known better. Today I am suffering and have had NOTHING... Read more

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