Thursday, February 8, 2018

Two Steps FORWARD

Today was a better day.
I managed to get in touch with the surgeons office to get my pain meds changed (downgraded for sure) starting tomorrow. Too bad I was too late to get them sent out today, but oh well. I've been taking near toxic doses of regular Tylenol in an attempt to kick the pain down.

My dear friend Marlene came out this afternoon for a lovely visit. She picked up a broom and swept my floors, bless her. With two cats and a dog, hair sweeping should be done daily which wasn't happening. I am truly appreciative of her help.

I watched some physio videos today and managed to figure out one of the exercises that was baffling me. I could NOT lift my operated leg at all. This video showed clearly how to do this exercise, which essential REMINDS the leg how to lift itself. Using a big tin can wrapped in a towel, and a belt, I pulled my leg up for two sets of ten repeats. I rested for two minutes then tried to get the leg to lift itself - and it worked! I can't lift much, maybe a couple of inches, but it's a lift in the right direction!!

The yoga is still being very helpful at night. It relaxes me and limbers up my stiff legs somewhat.
Hopefully sleep will soon be on the agenda!

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  1. Very good of Marlene to come on by and help you out.

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    1. I know eh! She is such a peach my sister-friend

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  2. You are sounding better! Keep working away at that physio. How nice to get your floors swept. -Jenn

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    1. Something so small means so much these days. I am thankful for my friends and loved ones

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  3. Well glad to hear things are improving!

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    1. It's hard to see through the discomfort sometimes.

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  4. I'm glad things are looking up a little, especially with the meds. It will be better -- and now that you've figured out how to do the exercises (never fun) that will help.

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