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. [...]

Hydroponics Update

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 [...]

Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”

Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]

Year End Garden & Hydroponics

It is warm & humid so our garden is continuing to grow. I remember several years ago pulling out the garden mid September. Vegetables are still producing. We are at the end of our growing season but will take all the extra vegetables we can! I dice the tomatoes & freeze them for soups or [...]