Mother’s Day…Brunch, Flowers & Family

I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that acknowledges me on Mother's Day! This year they bought the brunch and flowers to me! Mother's Day Bouquet The above bouquet was part of my Mother's Day present. My daughters made brunch which consisted of: Quiche, homemade coffeecake & whipped cream for berries with mimosas. [...]

Part 9 – Ankle Injury: Gave My Boot the Boot!

Update on my Progress: Two weeks ago, I returned the scooter and have been walking with walker. I began to use cane to see how I would do. Some exciting news... Today is my first day without the CAM Boot! It's hard to believe three and a half months ago I injured my ankle, was [...]

Part 8 – Ankle Injury: “From Non Weight Bearing To…”

In case you missed it... https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/25/part-7-ankle-injury-another-milestone-pt-begins/ Finally! Yesterday I had another doctor appointment to evaluate my ankle, another set of x-rays to evaluate the healing and what is the next step. I was taken for an x-ray, no big deal. Except that I have not been weight bearing on [...]

Part 7 – Ankle Injury: “Another Milestone…PT Begins”

In case you missed: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ PT Exercises Today PT started, the next phase in this journey. I had my range of motion was measured to see where I am at. I still am non weight bearing for a few more weeks. After that I was given six PT exercises that [...]

Part 6 – Ankle Injury: “No Weight Bearing-Rest and Recovery”

In case you missed it: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ Part 4 - Ankle Injury: "Life Learning Begins...My New Normal" https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ Next Step…Purple Hard Cast My post op appointment was to examine the sutures, take off the splint and give me a hard cast. The cast will stay on for two weeks. When I return to have [...]

Part 5 – Ankle Injury: “Ready or Not it’s Surgery Day!”

In case you missed: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ The day of surgery I was scheduled to be there at noon. I was required to get up that morning to shower again. I got myself ready, we left about 11:20 a.m. for the hospital. Since I did all the eCheckIn, my admitting process was sped up. [...]

Part 4 – Ankle Injury: “Life Learning Begins…My New Normal”

In case you missed: Part 1 - "Oops I Slipped!" Part 2 - "Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much?" Part 3 - "Facing My Fears...Doctors, Test and Surgery" Now I had to mentally prepare myself for surgery. I had to be absolutely sure I am not bearing any weight whatsoever on my left foot/ankle. [...]

Part 2 – Ankle Injury: “Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much?”

In case you missed... Part 1 - Oops I Slipped! I knew there was a problem, but I was afraid to find out what that problem was. I had to decide, do I face my fears or continue to be afraid and in excruciating pain. I told myself, "Even if I do not go to [...]

Part 3 – Ankle Injury: “Facing My Fears – Doctors, Tests and Surgery”

In case you missed... Part 1 - Oops I Slipped! Part 2 - "Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much" As this situation unfolded, it became apparent I was going to require surgery, my greatest fear! We discussed what we thought would be best. We chose to go to an Orthopedic practice affiliated with the [...]

Part 1 – Ankle Injury: “Oops! I Slipped!

At least once a year, I stumble, slip or fall. I try to be careful, but no matter what precautions I take...I have my "Annual Fall". Just after Christmas, I stepped into the shower, I immediately slipped and fell! It was so unexpected, so quick, there was no time to catch myself or grab hold [...]