Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am Loosing it…

No – not my mind… although that’s probably not far off.

I’m loosing muscle tone.  What pathetic muscle tone I had anywhere and everywhere – it’s slowly slipping away from my being so inactive.  It’s been 4 weeks Monday since I busted up my knee – and 3 weeks today since the surgery to fix me up.  Last week I went in for my annual mammogram.  I got the worst charley horse in my right cheeky as I was standing on one leg whilst the 2 techs worked together – one scurried back and forth working to get me set up and then she’d dash in behind the other who was waiting to push the buttons to ‘photograph’ me.  Good thing I don’t have much to push and pull into place… if ya know what I mean! 

Yesterday I went with my daughter out to do a couple errands.  We stopped in at my MIL’s  to deliver groceries my daughter had picked up for her.  My FIL is in the hospital following knee surgery last Friday.  Yeah – a family of gimps!  LOL  At 84 he’s going to end up in a rehab facility in a couple days… he won’t like it – but if he wants to get back home he’s gonna have to work hard to get back his strength and mobility.  We then stopped at a knit shop to pick up a Knitty Knobby for my granddaughter to use.  And those two events wore me out.  Today I am really sore from that little bit of getting around with the walker… everything hurts.

I’ve been doing a lot of pondering these past couple weeks… like every time I haul myself up and down the stairs – I think about those 30 40 50 pounds I should have lost.  I think I have found my incentive…

6 comments:

Judy said...

I love reading your blog Cheryl. You certainly haven't lost your sense of humor. What is a Knitty Knobby?

Anonymous said...

OK Cheryl,
Any incentive is good when trying to get weight off. I need a mindset again as I gain 2 lbs and put it back on, etc. I see you have green up for the big day next week. I loved your pain at the mammograpy session. That is where my sciatica began a couple of years ago, and I thought "ouch" when I read it. We really don't appreciate the body when it is working right do we? It will come back and you'll probably be better than new.
Jayne

Greenmare said...

oh my you just hang in there, as soon as you are more mobile and the WEATHER cooperates it will all just fall off you! did you get snow again when we did on Wednesday? I thought of you because I did the splits in the driveway! ugh I am toooooo old to do that!

MH said...

Glad to hear your Daughter is still with you !
Things don't look good for Hawii

At least you don't have to worry about them.
Hope everything is ok !

I don't have your email address. Send me yours if you still have mine

Mary

Mama Koch said...

Hey..I'm right there with ya. I think I gained 20 lbs when I was on crutches for 5 weeks. Immobility is horrible! It's gonna take me FOREVER to get that 20lbs, plus the weight I shoulda lost before off.

Lori said...

I've always wondered--why don't they lay us face down and let those parts "dangle" for mammograms?? Sure they would be easier to squash that way??