Sunday, March 9, 2008
still here, CMK March kit projects, and an update on my ankle
I have been neglectful of this blog lately. I have been in a funk and have spent minimal time on the computer lately. I haven't wanted to scrap or do much of anything I normally enjoy. I sure hope this passes soon.
These are my projects made with one of the March kits from CMK, the Spring Fling kit. These are such awesome kits and the DT rocked the projects once again. You can check out there work as well as some of the projects the members have uploaded here.
I do have some good news that I am happy about. Thursday was my last day of Physical Therapy! Yahoo!!! It's been such a part of my life lately and I am glad to be done, but I will miss the people there. I know that without it (and them)I would never have made such awesome progress. I seemed to have turned a corner about 2 weeks ago and have been improving in leaps and bounds since then (although I still can't do leaps or bounds. lol!). I have been crutch free for 2 weeks now and even though I have put them away I am still not used to walking so upright. It's an odd feeling, and I have become a sloucher, but it's nice to be "normal" once again. However, my back has been giving me problems and I wake up with not only a stiff ankle, but with a sore back so I seemed to have traded one thing in for another, but it's to be expected. I bought a Yoga ball and it's helping a bit but I think a visit to a Chiropractor is in my near future.
Even though I am done with physical therapy I am no where near healed. I still have a long road ahead of me. I still need to regain my stamina and strength and hopefully get to a point where I don't walk with a limp. I get around pretty well but I still have a lot of pain and strain even just walking around the house by the end of the day. I have pushed it a bit here and there and am able to make it around the stores, but I feel it the next day. I will still have good and bad days and I just need to find a balance to get more good than bad. I had 3 bad days this week and I dislike them. A lot.
I signed us up for the YMCA about 10 days ago and we've made good use of it. We have talked about rejoining for awhile now but the need for me to continue low impact exercise gave us the push we needed. I took a water aerobics class last Wed. and it was tough, but not too bad. I worked at a slower pace and opted for the class with the "mature" ladies. I think it's going to be beneficial. My plan is to go each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I can. My plan is to hit the weight room/cardio area at least twice a week on the days I am not doing the water aerobics. My workout there is limited; 7 minutes on a bike, working my way up as I can handle it as well as working up resistance which is more important at this point than time, as well as some light lower body weights and just overall balance. It's fun now that Kara is old enough to go up there because she's been encouraging me.
Well that's about it for now. I just wanted to do a quick update. I have more stuff to post so I will work on that the next few days. ;)
Have a super week!