Thursday, October 30, 2008

Doing ok

I have been fooling around with backgrounds this afternoon and surely messed up some text and comment colors and don't know how to correct them and can't sit long enough to fool with it to find out. I should have let well enough alone LOL.
Yesterday I went back to my back doc and he was well pleased at how I am coming along. I can do my exercises without any pain and can walk down the street for around 10 minutes without very much trouble. I am not taking any pain meds now. The doc dismissed me for two months unless I have some trouble, in that case I am to contact him.
I am back into my old habit though of not sleeping well. I think I slept myself out when I was on so many meds.
I just pray that my back stops hurting soon. It has not quit yet but is a lot better since I first had surgery but am still hurting like I was before surgery. I am holding on though with faith that I will be a lot better soon.

Sorry that I didn't get any pretty fall pictures yesterday. The trip was rougher that I thought it would be plus no pretty leaf changes yet. I told Ken let's just come on home and not try to find any pretty colors yet.
Have a blessed night and weekend everyone.
Love to you all,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hello everybody. Just another short entry to let you all know I am still getting better. Slowly but surely. Still doing physical thereapy three times a week. I didn't get to get out and walk today because it has been raining all day. I did get out in the front yard a couple of days ago and made the above picture. It was hard squatting just a little to get it above the house LOL. Sorry to do such short entrys but a stay at home person not able to get out any yet there isn't much to tell.
Thanks again for your prayers and good thoughts for me and my family.
Have a blessed weekend everyone.
Love to you all, Helen

Friday, October 17, 2008

Doing fine

Hello everybody, I am happy to report that I am coming along great with this back surgery. I can now walk around the house and do some physical therapy. In fact the physical therapist has just left. The biggest problem is sitting.
I want all of you to know that I really appreciate all your good thoughts and your prayers. When I went into surgery I was not afraid at all. I could feel every ones love and prayers surrounding me. Of course it was really rough for the first couple of days after surgery then I started getting better. My biggest problem now is sitting. I am limited to how long to sit. I have a limit of 30 minutes and if I overdo it my hip tells me about it. I have to go now and get off this sitting.
I think Ken enjoyed making entry's and reporting on my progress and reading all the comments you all made.
I forgot to ask you all to send prayers and good thoughts up for my daughter Mira, After taking care of me at the hospital and sleeping on that hard couch she has been down in her back also and needs your love. She has been working this week in a lot of pain. Thanks in advance.
Thanks again to all of you.
Have a blessed day. Helen

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hoping for a new beginning

Sometime tomorrow morning is the day for my back surgery. The hospital will call today to tell me a time to be there. I had some requests to do a reminder entry when the time got closer. I am hoping for a new beginning of being pain free or at least not nearly as much pain as I have been having. I will be going to Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham Alabama for the surgery.

If I do ok after surgery in the morning then they will have me up walking that afternoon. Then if I am still doing ok they will start physical therapy on Wednesday morning. I am thinking they probably show me some exercises. If I am doing ok then I can come home on Wednesday. If not then I will be there a few more days. They have already told me to take it easy for three weeks afterwards, to walk around some and not lift over five pounds. I am going to follow instructions
to a T.

I want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for your prayers and good thoughts. I will ask all of you to please keep remembering me in your prayers and good thoughts for a safe surgery and a fast healing time. I am thanking you all in advance. I have no idea how long it will be until I can do another post.

Love and hugs to you all.

Have a blessed week everyone.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wondering if I messed up

Just wondering if I messed my blog up because I tried to add a 2 on the end of the name for moving my files from AOL, then my blog disappeared and somehow I got it back on. I could not get it back on by going to my favorites or to my task bar icon and went to another blog that had me listed and pulled it up from there I hope it will work ok now. I have put it back in my favorites and reinstated it back on my task bar. I'm really trying it out to see if it will take a new post.