Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Like to Move it Move it

Well, my friends, I guess you can tell by my blog that I've been getting out more! I am driving, and in preparation for going back to work in a few weeks, I've been trying to get out of the house every day.

I've been going to Physical Therapy (pool 2 times a week, land once a week), doing some shopping (did you know that not every store has a wheelchair available?) and going to The Merc (you knew I'd get to that, right?).

I've also started going to all my yearly Dr. appointments (gyno, cardio, optomo) so that I do them before going back to work. Blah to my Tuesday Dr. who has me coming back in 9 weeks! No fair!

So, let's see, what can I tell you about my progress? I'm walking with a cane now (Go Canes! As my friend Maria would say) I am going w/o my knee brace in the house, and sometimes at the pool. I can do steps with railings really well, and I can go up steps w/just the cane, but going down is still a little scary, given my history with my left knee sometimes going out. (Do I sound like an old lady to anyone else?)

I'm also trying to cut back a little on my computer time, knit more, and do more reading. Today, though, I am also going to investigate the LibraryThing widget, as it seems to be putting someone else's books on my blog. Grrrr. (update: can't figure out what is wrong with LT - anyone else having trouble?)

Oh yea, and the rose picture is one I took yesterday with my cell phone. These heirloom roses bloom so beautifully, but only for about 2 days. They deteriorate quickly!


Jim Brochowski said...

Great to hear you're progressing well.

The roses are beautiful.

Oh and agreed - Blah to the Tuesday Dr. I am not a fan of the follow-up visit. But then, I'm not a fan of Doctors.

Except the ones who help my friend Cat. ;-)

Cheryl said...

Yay on your progress! Great to hear you are getting out and about now. I'm sure it's been refreshing.

The title of this post made me laugh - we borrowed Madagascar 2 from friends and Eleanor loves it - she is always now saying "I like to move it move it" and "I like 'em big. I like 'em chunky." (hippo part) very funny! :)