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I Did 5.5 Minutes On The Treadmill Today
Monday, September 14, 2015      7 comments

I admit that when my therapist told me to hop up on the treadmill this afternoon, I was very wary and more than a little skeptical. I did as she asked, set my cane to the side and put my hands on the side rails and walked, abet very slowly, for... Read more
My Leg Muscles Are Engaging!
Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

Wednesday and Friday of his week, I completed more vigorous physical therapy on both my legs and my left arm. I can really see the improvement in my arm but my legs, specifically the left one, not so much until Wednesday. My therapist is very ... Read more
No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy!
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      6 comments

This week, I was reading an article (I don't remember where) that said, "No one said it was going to be easy but you have to stay on course and get through it." I think those words are right on target for many of life's situations. As I sit he... Read more
We Have Had A Fun Weekend!
Monday, September 07, 2015      2 comments

My SIL celebrated her 65th birthday along with her retirement this weekend. Family came from all over the U.S. to help her celebrate her two milestones. We drove over to her house on Saturday afternoon because we only live about an hour and a ... Read more
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

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