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 4 – Ankle Injury: “Life Learning Begins…My New Normal”
In case you missed: 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. I had to get really accomplished at getting up and down from my chair, toilet transfer (it's a thing I'm learning!) again without touching my [...]
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 – 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 [...]
I wanted to provide an update about our Hydroponics Garden. We saw growth and buds. Eventually after many flowering buds, we did get a few small green tomatoes. The plants were growing, but the flowering buds were not producing any tomatoes. The PVC pipe size was small and my husband could see the roots were [...]
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 [...]
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. For a very brief time the trees change colors & the colors are spectacular! Fall Color This brief moment in Fall reminds us of the beauty in nature. Burning Bush Door County Happy Place View Autumn Bouquet For this very brief time, the trees & bushes are [...]
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