Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again

Hi Everyone,

Well, I'm back at it again, 5 days post surgery.  I'm amazed, if I do say so myself, that I'm doing so well, since this was a revision of a recalled product, and therefore they had to really dig around the old prosthesis  to get it out.  Yup, I'm getting around just fine, putting only about 1/3rd of my weight on the operative leg, and doing the prescribed exercises, until my two week post-surgery appointment.  At that time I'll learn if I have to keep up the same routine, or if I can put even more weight on my leg.  My sister Jackie is my (excellent) caretaker, and many other family members, plus friends, have been helping me out as well.  It's hard to keep someone with a type A personality down, but I'm managing to stay down, and hope to do a lot of work on my book "that never ends, it just goes on and on my friend..."

Because of that last statement, I shall close for now, but not without a few wellness tips:
*If you challenge yourself by entering an athletic contest, a 5K run/walk for example, and you come in last, that's OK.  You beat everyone who stayed home that day!  Plus, you have a baseline time for yourself, for that distance, and can try to improve your time next year, when you enter that same contest again!

*Some people have a hard time motivating themselves to get out the door to work out. Just remember, you've probably never said this to yourself after completing a workout: That was a total waste of time.

*Popcorn is one of my favorite foods.  That's why I don't mind sharing this kernel of information:  Popcorn has up to six times the amount of the antioxidant polyphenol, (one of the most abundant anti-oxidants in our diet), as fruits and vegetables.  Research supports the notion that polyphenols play a role in preventing certain degenerative diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and cancer. YIPPEE! Source:  2005,The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

That's all for now, folks!  Enjoy your active, meaningful life!