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Starting a new journey

Life is full of new journeys, first steps and new twists and turns in our path. Sometimes interesting, sometimes painful, sometimes by design and sometimes they can be rude surprises. This one is by choice. I have been watching a … Continue reading

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The fear of Mortality

We all have an understanding of our own mortality at least once in our lives. Many times it happens after the death of a parent or loved one. All of a sudden, we recognize that there are no givens in … Continue reading

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Health Update

 It’s been a long and emotional 5 weeks since I left work. My world has gotten very small, concerned with getting in and out of bed, and having home health care coming in for occupational and physical therapy. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Nothing important, just thinking…

Despite the fact that my world has gotten smaller lately, I still find that I look forward to the weekends. Two whole days to do what I want without physical therapy, or occupational therapy or a nurse coming over. I … Continue reading

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Last Week was rough

The last week was an emotional week. I was recovering from my doctors visit which crippled me up a bit. My usual time to ‘get back to normal’ used to be about 2 days. This time, it was almost 5 … Continue reading

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Regression

I’ve had 3 weeks of physical and occupational home therapy. In the larger picture, I know that this is a small moment in time. Both of my therapists have noticed more endurance and improvement. I can see my own improvement … Continue reading

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What else do you do/Who am I?

I saw a blog about who you were or what you did when you weren’t blogging. Any time someone says ‘who am I’ it starts a chain of remembering that can go to many places.   I’m 64 and just … Continue reading

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The Journey seems to be emotional

It’s odd how some days my emotional equilibrium is stable and some days I’m a basket case fighting frustration. I thought, foolishly that after menopause I would be more stable, but I guess every journey has its own stresses to … Continue reading

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Tuesday is Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy came today. I do upper body/arm exercises with them. Today it seemed as if we breezed through them quickly and didn’t have to rest as often and wasn’t huffing and puffing like last week. So I am improving … Continue reading

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A little tired today

Therapy doesn’t come on Sunday so I was excited to have a day off. It occurred to me that I probably should begin walking across my kitchen using my walker since I’m not walking 6 times a night to the … Continue reading

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Change

Changes are inevitable. Sometimes they are gradual like progressing from a cane to a walker and then to a wheelchair. Sometimes they are sudden such as one day you are working and somewhat mobile and functional, and the next day, … Continue reading

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It’s time for Christmas Cards!

It is always nice to receive an unexpected pick-me-up, whether it is a phone call or a card in the mail. That is part of the “mission” of the Angel Card Project.  http://www.countrychurchcrafts.com/angelcardproject2010   You can go to this web page … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions

You know how some days you just feel a little off? You’re not sure why, but you just don’t feel quite up to normal. I began thinking about things, and trying to figure it all out. Church was good, as usual. … Continue reading

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Knee replacement surgery

Well, I’ve taken the first step in checking out my knees. They are permanently constricted..that is, they are in a bent position always; I can’t straighten my legs. I’m not sure how long they’ve been that way, several years at … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Most of us spent last thursday with family or friends eating turkey and giving thanks in the only national holiday set aside for that express purpose: to give thanks to God for what we have. I want to express some … Continue reading

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