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Have severe edema in both legs...saw doctor today...
Thursday, January 19, 2017      3 comments

I have some strange wraps on my legs for compression that I can take off tomorrow evening, then put on every morning until follow-up in 2 weeks with doctor. She made 2 changes in my medications and hope to see improvement soon. Also have to ke... Read more
Deep breathing, etc.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      1 comments

Trying to deal with the stress, but so far I have been like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand.....I have been tired and sleeping too much and avoiding the gym. I think prayer and meditation will help calm me. In addition to pr... Read more
Glad the days are getting longer....ordered 2 items to help me cope with winter in MN....
Friday, December 30, 2016      2 comments

I ordered a reflective vest that will fit over my winter coat (and other layers when it is -20 to -40) so I won't be quite so afraid to be out around sundown. I ordered on line and it should be here pretty soon. It might look unfashionable, bu... Read more
Dreaming of wintering someplace warm....
Sunday, December 18, 2016      1 comments

It is a farfetched hope to live in Minnesota during 3 seasons and the 4th (winter) somewhere much warmer. Not only is it the cold that I want to escape but also the short, dark winter days, the ice and snow (my walker does not operate well in t... Read more
It was a dark and below zero wind chilled night....
Monday, December 12, 2016      3 comments

I made a bus ride to the library and when I got there I could not access my outlook email and when I tried to get a text message on my phone I realized I left my iPhone at home. I had planned to go home (after dark) on a cold (5 above zero with... Read more
I figured out how to come after dark from the gym...
Friday, November 11, 2016      4 comments

As I was walking home from the gym just before dark, lo and behold a bus came by that goes right to my apt building.....So if I leave the gym about 6:00 I can take the bus to my doorstep for 75 cents. I am going to leave for the gym on foot abo... Read more
Can't wait to get in the pools at the gym today!
Thursday, November 10, 2016      2 comments

Even though I am tired today I am going swimming to help my back, etc. get stronger. If I get too late of a start I can't go cause I am afraid to walk alone in the dark (1/2 mile). I have joined the senior center and hope to find some members ... Read more
I walked a mile in my shoes today to go to vote
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      7 comments

I am making efforts to increase physical activity. One roadblock is that my gym's swimming pool has been closed for about 5 days and won't open for 2 more days. When I walk to the gym and back it is 1 mile. I walked there 2 days ago... Read more
Who said retirement means taking it easy?
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      1 comments

I retired last August and I have not had much time to do things I was looking forward to like swimming a few times a week and spending time on SparkPeople, to name 2 things. If I spent an hour really thinking about things I would like to do I ... Read more
Busy filling out applications and getting ready for tax time....
Saturday, February 06, 2016      4 comments

Hopefully, I will be getting respite care for my husband who has Alzheimer's and it should be in the next month or two. Lately I have had difficulty getting him to go out with me and have started to feel housebound which is one cause of careta... Read more
will start PT on February 1st...for deconditioned state and home program...
Sunday, January 17, 2016      0 comments

Orthopedist was a bit alarmed at the degree of disc degeneration in my entire spine. He recommended PT to get me on a home exercise program. I have a nice treadmill at home and know some of the exercises that help my back pain and strengthenin... Read more
No company for Christmas and staying home and relaxing...
Friday, December 25, 2015      4 comments

Don't have to worry about the weather or anything....just having a couple of sloughing off days and sleeping in. Didn't even get dressed yesterday and lounged in my pink flannel PJs.... Read more
Back to Spark People after hiatus.... feeling better now!
Friday, December 18, 2015      5 comments

I rejoined the gym and actually went swimming today for 30 minutes and enjoyed the whirlpool after swim, I plan to go as often as I can. Bought membership including my husband and hope to get him to be more active in the pool, too. He i... Read more
The budget is done...
Friday, November 13, 2015      2 comments

With present income, I am short $999 a month. My brain hurts from thinking about it. emoticon... Read more

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