Saturday, January 18, 2014
I feel bad that I have not been around since the first part of November. Two surgeries in that time have pretty much taken the spirit out of me for a while.
After my knee replacement around the first of November, I was out of action a lot longer than I expected, but it is coming along pretty well now. I am still doing therapy so I can get all the movement and strength back.
As soon as I was off the crutches, I had surgery on my hand. The Dr. cleaned up a mess in the joint between my thumb and the rest of the bones in the wrist. All the cartilage was gone, so I had bone on bone.
I finally got the cast removed last Friday and now I have a removable splint. I started therapy to get my thumb moving again, but that is slower (and more painful) than the knee.
I plan to start checking in with SparkPeople again soon. It is hard to type with one hand.
I am not writing this to complain, but to thank all my spark friends for their concern and to apologize for not up-dating everyone sooner.
As things continue to improve, I will get back on schedule as soon as possible.
Again, thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I had the last re-check following my hand surgery yesterday. The Doctor said things are healing very well and that I can return to all of my normal activities, as I feel comfortable.
I decided that this is the perfect time to make some serious changes to my goals and routine, and work on making other changes in my lifestyle. So, today I will sit down with pen and paper and WRITE down the changes I want to make and what I will do to be sure they happen.
While I have not finalized any of them yet, here are a few of the things I plan to do:
1. Plan meals in advance and have the foods I need ready to prepare for each meal.
2. Get back to lifting weights and work each body part twice a week.
3. Get back to biking and ride at least 100 miles a week.
4. Set aside, and schedule, time every day for household chores.
I know I will have other things that will make the list grow as I get into it, but these four will be a good start to making more changes and staying fit.
So, my journey continues and the new course begins NOW!!!!
Monday, May 14, 2012
I am going to be out of action for a while. Tomorrow morning, I have surgery on my right hand (yes - I'm right handed) to replace a bone that is rubbing against the one at the base of my thumb.
The surgery is at a hospital about 3 hours from home, so I will stay there until the following week. Then they are going to check things out and put the cast on my hand and forearm. Luckily, my sister and brother-in-law live there so I will stay with them. It will be nice to see them, and to do some visiting with mutual friends and family while I'm there.
Also, since she is left handed, she will teach me how to do things from the "other side" while I'm there!!! LOL
I won't be doing any biking out on the paths, but plan t0 ride the stationary bike and do a lot of walking while my hand is in the cast and recovering.
This will be my 3rd orthopedic surgery in 3 years due to arthritis, prior injuries, etc. Enough is enough, already!!!!!!!!!!
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