I have been waiting this year to post. I’m learning I get impatient, so I post even though I should wait. This year…I waited. My mother always told me, “patience is a virtue.” 2022 Garden Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce New Garden Trellis for Bush Beans 2022 Tomatoes Up Close & Personal Tomatoes Seeing all the [...]
Part 10 – Ankle Injury: Fully Released & Functioning!
On May 18th, I had my last doctor appointment. At that time, I had another x-ray taken and my ankle looks good. My doctor is pleased with my progress! I am heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, I will be officially released from the doctor. I continue with physical therapy. Why? I [...]
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... 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 my left ankle in almost three months. [...]
Part 7 – Ankle Injury: “Another Milestone…PT Begins”
In case you missed: 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 work on my ankle's range of [...]
Part 6 – Ankle Injury: “No Weight Bearing-Rest and Recovery”
In case you missed it: 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 that removed, I will be placed in a boot and have x-rays taken. Ankle/Foot [...]
Part 5 – Ankle Injury: “Ready or Not it’s Surgery Day!”
In case you missed: 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. I got changed. The [...]
Part 2 – Ankle Injury: “Why Does My Ankle Hurt So Much?”
In case you missed... 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 see the dr., there is still [...]
Part 1 – 2022 Hydroponics: Do Setbacks Lead to Success?
I have been #thepatientgardener waiting for a progress report on our Hydroponics. Here is what is going on: The Setbacks: we have had a few green beans. We have a few tomato flowering buds that will look promising than dry up. We removed our lettuce it wilted. Hydroponic Tomato Bud Successes: My husband has been [...]
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