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Sometimes Pain Needs Medical Intervention
Monday, June 27, 2016      12 comments

I had therapy scheduled for 9am this morning. I had been up half the night with huge amounts of pain and discomfort. I am in the process of changing from a very strong pain medication to one that is one step down. I always go through a short p... Read more
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Saturday, June 25, 2016      9 comments

Therapy has been really tough for the last two weeks. I have had lots of pain and swelling in my hip and leg. The whole approach to rehab for a hip replacement as opposed to a knee replacement is different. With a knee replacement, therapy is... Read more
Happy Father's Day!
Sunday, June 19, 2016      6 comments

To family and friends, I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day. Appreciate the man in your life. Time goes by too quickly to suffer the "I wish I had done this or said that" syndrome. Give hugs, smiles and love to those people who are special... Read more
So Far, So Good
Thursday, June 16, 2016      6 comments

Today, I had my first at home therapy appointment for my newest hip. The rehab hospital finally contacted the company that we use and I have the privilege of working with the same therapist and nurse I had after my last hip replacement. I am bl... Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      9 comments

I am exhausted. All movement appears to take a big toll after a joint replacement but move you must. I had a much better experience with rehab after my recent surgery. I am making good steady progress. I attribute my progress to continuing my... Read more
I Am As Ready As I'll Ever Be
Thursday, May 26, 2016      10 comments

Today's accomplishments: Faxed pre-op records to my orthopedist Mailed a telephone cord to DD1 Mailed three books to my darling Aunt who is fairly bed bound and bored I changed the sheets on the bed. I bathed the dogs. I did three... Read more
To Do List Is Complete
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      6 comments

Hubby and I had a wonderful breakfast with good friend, Slenderella61, and her hubby this morning. It was wonderful to see them. There is nothing like the support of friends to ease anxiety. Here are the tasks I completed today: The d... Read more
Anxiety Is Starting To Set In
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      10 comments

Three days and counting until my surgery. I can feel anxiety beginning to set in, as expected. My way of coping with anxiety is to keep busy. Yikes! We saw some friends this morning. One friend has a little baby. He is 2.5 months old already... Read more
Almost Finished With My To Do List
Monday, May 23, 2016      9 comments

I was a busy bee today! Here is what I accomplished: I picked up my pre-op report from my primary care doctor. I called my orthopedist's office to make sure that they have received the fax sent by my doctor. If so, great. If not, I will... Read more
Giving Myself The Gift Of Being Prepared
Sunday, May 22, 2016      10 comments

I learned a long time ago that one sure fire way to keep myself from doing something I'm not supposed to do after surgery, is to do the task before I go in for surgery. Thus, I make all these to do lists for myself before I even get to the day ... Read more
A Constructive Day Today
Friday, May 20, 2016      6 comments

Have you ever had one of those day when you complete a task that you have been putting off? It feels good when you get it done! I vacuumed the bedroom carpet and then shampooed it. The bedroom smells so good and fresh! I feel great because I... Read more
Thursday's To Do List
Thursday, May 19, 2016      4 comments

I started off my morning by making a plane reservation for my daughter to come down and keep me company in July. Hubby has a family wedding. My daughter will be able to help me drive to my various medical appointments. I will be excited to see ... Read more
Wednesday's To Do List
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      7 comments

Today, here is what I did: Repeatedly called the doctor who cancelled on me last week. Left message Went to same doctor's office - the office was closed. I found this strange. Pick up new glasses. Done! I can now see very clearl... Read more
Today's Short To Do List
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      8 comments

I was up and out with the pups by 7:30am this morning. I can't walk them due to being a falling risk but we do go out into our yard. Hubby and I went out to breakfast. It was nice to see some friends. When we returned, I started on today's sho... Read more
A Short To Do List Today
Monday, May 16, 2016      9 comments

I will have a short to do list today: Take Missile and Razzle to the vet Done! I also took Zeus. Vacuum, dust and spot clean the carpet in the master bedroom - will do tomorrow Wrap birthday gifts for May/June/July birthdays. ... Read more

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