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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Roof, PT and DERBY....Oh My!


This AM I still have men banging around on my roof!  All week this has been going on and all week, my poor kitty, Murphy, has been in hiding.  She is terribly unimpressed by the noise.....as am I.  They 'say' they will finish up this AM and I sure hope so.  Murphy & I want our "little piece of quiet" back!

I thought that yesterday was my last day of Physical Therapy, but NOooOoO.......PT Dude says that I am doing so well and so far advanced with my progress, for only being 3 weeks and 5 days post-surgery that he wants to give me some more challenging exercises.  Joy, joy, happy happy. :) So, he'll be back 2 more times next week, after he checks with the good Doctor to report on me and get authorization to 'step it up'.  Actually, it's all good, especially since I'm doing so well because I'm so "young"!  Weeeeeeeeeee.  Gotta love THAT!  {and I DO.  Truly, indeed, I do!}  I ditched my walker at least a week ago and am using my cane.....when I don't walk off and forget it.  Have I already told you this?  Probably.  Sorry :-D.  I no longer have much hip pain at all.  Mostly some discomfort when I over-do it.  My back bothers more than my hip, at this point, but I am hoping that the continued exercises will strengthen my ab and back muscles and help with that.  I'm pretty sure that since I'm 1 year 4 months post spinal surgery, that my back is pretty much as good as it's gonna get.  But I am so thankful to be able to walk again, that I will deal with it!  Trust me!

I'm so anxious to get in my trusty Tahoe and drive......just go somewhere, anywhere.  Being cooped up 24/7 since June 20th is grating on me.  But it IS a bit better now that I am able to do more besides "sit" and "lay down".  I mean, I can do laundry (except for the carrying), I can cook, I can sweep and mop (carefully and not perfectly, but, hey...it's something!).  Best part is, I can take showers by myself now, but I sure do miss having Chuck scrub my feet! {cuz I still can't bend over and he was SO good at it!}

Okay, enough about me....let's move right along to my latest favorite subject, Roller Derby!!!! Yay!!!  Gonna share some great photos of the last couple practices.  I sure wish it was me there shooting the pictures, but alas......I must enjoy the pics taken by others and be thankful that I get to see such great new shots every week!

First up is my sweet Xander!  Yes, folks.  The little man is on skates and determined to be a referee for the Midnight Sun Roller Girlz.  hee hee.  That's Camo Cazi helping him and my Emily (Emma Lee the Strange) in the background.
 He went down....but look at that smile!  How fun!
 This amazing action shot is the girlz practicing jumps over a skate board, in this case.  {They'll jump over anything...or anyBODY, for that matter!} We have my Riley (Boom-Dot Saint) on the left, Chelsee-U-Inhell in the middle and Camo on the right.  I really don't know why Riley looks like she just swallowed a frog.....If I coulda been there, maybe I'd have more insight.  Hmmmm
 This one is of Boom-Dot and Raggedy Andi doing 'Chariot Rides'.  Tough workout for the lead dog!
 And last, but not least is another awesome shot and it's of Camo and Raggedy Andi doing 'Leg Whips'
Aren't these girlz spectacular!!  But wait!  There's more!
Next up is Maggie {Morbid Maggie} getting her 'skate on'!!  Woo Hoo!! 
 And Emily {Emma Lee the Strange} getting HER 'skate on'!  I'm so proud of all my girls.  They are so gonna rock when they get a Junior Team going!!
Well, that's it for today.  I hope ya'll have a great weekend :)

8 comments:

l'empress said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good to hear you in such good spirits. It speeds up the healing.

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on the big success in PT....You are obviously working on being a Derby skater some day! And what a wonderful family activity for your grandkids to do together. I bet that Junior group will be ready very soon.

Mama-Monroe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@l'empress
Thanks! And I know you're right. I had to force myself the 1st couple weeks and was very frustrated, depressed and discouraged {inspite of my PT Dude's perky encouragement. :)} but once I began to see and feel a tiny improvement my spirits vastly improved as well as my motivation.

Mama-Monroe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Terri
Oh, Terri, I would LOVE to be a skater one day, but falling down and getting knocked down is all part of the game, and I don't think it's a chance I'm willing to take....but ya never know! There are plenty of activities I can be involved in as a Non-Skating Official (NSO) and still be right up close and personal with the action ;). ♥

Captain Poolie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It makes my heart dance to see you writing again. And happy again.

Mama-Monroe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Captain Poolie
♥♥♥

poundheadhere said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's wonderful!!! i hope you keep getting stronger and healthier and better'n'better.

Mama-Monroe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@poundheadhere

Me, too!! Thanks so much, Girl. Glad you found my new spot :)