Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm Walkin'


I've finished one round of PT exercises this morning, which was 5 leg extensions, 5 pelvic tilts, being up and walking for about a 15 minutes with the walker - which is also good for the arms, and hip abductors/aductors - I can only do a couple. I'll do another round tonight. It really doesn't sound like much but I'm still super sore, even with pain meds.

For the next 4 weeks I need to have my blood checked at the lab because I'm on a blood thinner. I went in to the lab yesterday. When I was called to the cubicle, the tech had this perplexed look on his face when he saw me. He said "What's wrong with this picture?" "You have a great body but you're using a walker?" "Old people use walkers, and you're not old." Nice compliment, though, but I have a feeling I'm going to be doing a lot of explaining having the walker. It's really hard to be under 80 years old and make a walker look cool. My son's friend suggested that we trick out the walker with racing fins. I expect to be using the walker for a short time, and I can deal with it.

Since I won't be running in the marathon, I offered to volunteer at the 23.5 mile track club tent. I can do something as long as I have a place to sit. I'm taking my son with me.

Yesterday's song:
Down But Not Out - J.J. Jackson



PEACE

7 comments:

barbie2be said...

fats domino.

irene, i had a pulmonary embolisim in 1991 and had to take cumadin for 6 months. it wasn't pretty. i wished they would just install a spigot so i wouldn't have to keep getting poked every day. what a pain in the arm. ;)

feel better. don't overdo it on the PT.

leslie said...

Thinking about you, Irene!

Kana said...

Hey woman....happy to hear the surgery went well. CRAP...you with a walker- yeah...that doesn't add up :) Be good to yourself....I know this will be tough, that is, for you to stay still! Love ya girl..enjoy your weekend. Dee

WADDLER26.2 said...

Hang in there!

Evelyne said...

Thinking about you and sending healthy thoughts your way!

Anne said...

Great to see you today. I still can't get over how well you're doing. Keep it up!

Irene said...

Barbie2be,
My arm is looking especially purple these days... I'm getting a lot of rest, but there isn't much else I can do at the moment.
Winner!!!

Leslie,
Thanks!

Dede,
The guy was pretty funny, though.

Waddler26.2,
I am, as best as I can. Thanks!

Evelyne,
Thanks for always checking in on me.

Anne,
It was wonderful to see you, too. I think Michael enjoyed your company as well. Thanks for the goodies!