Hoping to Get Some More Mylotting in Later Today

© 2017 Marsha Musselman All Rights Reserved. Two bulbs planted last year, not sure what they are
Midland, Michigan
May 26, 2017 11:35am CST
I'm heading to work within one hour today, for the first time since the end of February when I had my knee replacement. I think I should be fine unless I bend down incorrectly and my back starts hurting, but I can't continue to take off for that. I'm hopeful that exercising at Planet Fitness will strengthen my muscles to help my back get more relief. Rather than playing games on my breaks and lunch, I'm planning on using my tablet to mylot with. For the most part I'll probably just interact and not post discussions since I won't have a way to upload a photo. I do have a few stored on my tablet but not many and I've used many of them already. I work from 2-10:30 EST today, tomorrow and Sunday. Then I have three days off to 'recuperate' if needed although I'll be doing windows other than Monday. The white flowers are what I planted last year, there's a third but it would make the image too far away if I captured that one too. I just remembered I have to box they came in. They are Easy Snow Glories. One of them bloomed last month and didn't last long at all. That was in a different bed. Now I just need to get rid of more weeds so I can see them better.
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@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
26 May 17
Hope you have a good day at work and your back does not give you problems. I am sure that you are glad to be getting back to work I know I would be I get tired of sitting at home all day every day.
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• Midland, Michigan
26 May 17
A part of me is ready and the other part not so much. I have gotten tired of being home a lot, but the past several weeks I've worked our window business so it's not been too bad. I'll make more working though and everyone misses me and it will be good to be back, I hope.
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@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
26 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I'm sure everything will work out I under stand making more working. I am hoping to find me a job once I have the baby and the 6 weeks is over so I can get out of the house.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
@Jdaw1985 If you lived in Michigan, I'd put you to work., There are more jobs available than many people think, so hopefully you'll find something somewhere that will work around what hours you have free.
• United States
26 May 17
so sweet 'n delicate, those lovely flowers. hope all went well fer ya't work. i'm still'n shock that folks bring their gadgets to work 'n use 'em durin' breaks'n such. i'd be a horrid employer coz i'd ban such 'xcept fer durin' lunch/supper breaks, lol.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
Well we can only use them on breaks and such. We're not supposed to get any of them out while working. In fact, a few will take pictures when working and I think they're breaking the rules doing that too, but some have been doing it so long that they don't think about it anymore I guess. I don't have any smartphones, and I keep my tablet in my locker until I punch out. I tried to mylot today, but my tablet was running real slow for a change. I've no idea why, but I could barely access my notifications and then when I finally would get to that page it wouldn't let me scroll down to the bottom to catch back up again. Eventually I gave up trying.
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• United States
27 May 17
@MarshaMusselman i think i read someplace here that the site'd troubles earlier today?? perhaps that 'twas the culprit. i can see some need fer bein' able to document some schtuff'n the workplace, but some've taken such too far :(
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
26 May 17
Don't overdo it! Pretty, dainty flowers.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
I expected it would be fairly easy since I get a break or lunch so often, but it was a bit harder than I thought. The standing wasn't hard, but walking right after standing was a bit difficult until I did a certain amount of steps and then I could walk more naturally again. I was a bit upset at first that I didn't think of volunteering to work the holiday. We have to request doing so if we want to work it. Whether we do or not we still get holiday pay, but we also get time and half if we work. Then I decided it was probably best that I not be doing it yet as it will give me a three day break after working three days. After those days off though, I'll probably have to do quite a few in a row before my next days off, so I'll make sure not to overdo it while off to ensure I won't be too sore when working again Thursday on next week.
@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
29 May 17
I hope things go well for you at work, and that you have no pain!
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• Midland, Michigan
29 May 17
There is no pain whatsoever on the surgical knee, just my other joints. I was stiff the first day with both legs, but once I walked down a few lanes going to my break or lunch it worked itself out. At least it's not continual and I'm sure it will improve the longer I work. I have a three day break starting today, but will be doing windows tomorrow and the rest of the week. Still that's easier than standing in place for two hours. I'm planning a visit to the chiropractor for my back and that should help everything else work better too.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
30 May 17
@MarshaMusselman The pool has been great on my knees. Now my lower back is killing me when I walk. I attribute that to my weight, so I need more time in the pool. I see my doctor tomorrow and we'll see what he has to say about all of this.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 May 17
@CRK109 I've gained weight since I was off work and that could also have something to do with my back pain even though it didn't bother me before I lost the weight a few years ago. Go figure. I did some weeding though, last night and discovered it wasn't my back that bothered me then it was more my hips. I took breaks in between and eventually they let me work without being a constant pain, pun intended.
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@LadyDuck (170711)
• Switzerland
27 May 17
It's hard to get rid of weeds if you cannot bend easily. Take care and do not make unnecessary efforts.
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• Midland, Michigan
28 May 17
When my back is questionable I've used a lawn chair before when needed.
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@LadyDuck (170711)
• Switzerland
29 May 17
@MarshaMusselman My back hurts time by time, more when I sit in the car several hours than when I work in the garden.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 May 17
@LadyDuck Mine was bothering me before I had my surgery and is possibly partly from having a type of sciatica a year or so ago. That is pretty much gone, but my lower back still hurts mostly at work and when I'm trying to sleep. I've decided to call the chiropractor and make an appointment. I may need several visits before getting the relief, but I've gone in the past and it's completely taken care of my back issues. Walking with a limp before surgery probably didn't help my back either, and if it's out of whack it will need intervention to get it back in place. *(edited)
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@Corbin5 (112976)
• United States
26 May 17
I do wear a back brace, one I got at Walmart that did not cost much at all, if I do work that may cause my back to ache, and that helps a lot. I also do 3 simple exercises each day to prevent back pain, and that seems to help. I do hope you have a good day back at work!!!
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
WHat type of exercises do you do each day might I ask? If they have a name I can look them up, but maybe you can explain them a little. If you'd like you could also share about them in a post and tag me so I'll know. I didn't get to Planet Fitness much this week but I'll try to make it in the morning as I know it's been helping me out a bit. I've added a couple more exercises for the abs. I know that if our abs aren't strong that it can be a major factor in how our back responds to life. I think part of the cause of my back hurting is also that our bed is old and we need a new mattress and springs. The bed and sleeping on it didn't bother me until after the surgery. I have money in savings that I'm hoping I won't need and we can buy a new bed sometime this summer.
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@Corbin5 (112976)
• United States
27 May 17
@MarshaMusselman Well, the exercises are to strengthen one's core, and a strong core is necessary to prevent back pain. Back exercise starter moves that are really easy. Daily stretching and strengthening exercises can help to prevent flare-ups of back pain related to muscle strains and sprains. Perform these three exercises daily after a back pain flare-up subsides and your doctor says it's safe. Take it slow, and stop if it hurts. 1. Starting with the knees bent, pull one knee to your chest and hold the stretched position for 5 to 10 seconds. Alternate sides; repeat 5 to 10 times each. 2. Starting with the knees bent, pull both knees to your chest and hold the stretched position for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 5 to 10 times. 3. Starting with the knees bent, flatten your lower back to the bed or floor. Hold the back flat for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Jun 17
@Corbin5 I've done some of these or variations of them after getting sciatica a year and a half ago. I found pulling my knees to my chest and holding them worked nice to ease the pain. I never thought of doing those for my back pain too. I'm wondering now whether it's not really my back but more my hips that are becoming bothersome, but since I don't know I may see about getting an adjustment with the chiropractor soon and see if relief comes that way.
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@Ruby3881 (2000)
• Canada
28 May 17
I hope work hasn't been too difficult for you. Going back after an injury or surgery is not easy. The flowers are very pretty. I just got some little white flowers too. But I got lily of the valley. I bought what I thought were going to be just a few plants from a neighbour. But she sent at least a dozen plants! She also surprised me with some gladiolus and creeping Jenny that I hadn't asked for. When my oldest gets back from her class, we'll have to get some planting done!
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• Midland, Michigan
28 May 17
That sounds like fun, both spending time with your daughter and working in your garden. My daughter will help me get our dining table back into the dinette where it belongs and then I hope to weed and get some seeds into the ground tomorrow. Thursday was difficult not the standing while working but the walking to breaks and lunch. Once I walked a bit, though, things limbered back up. Yesterday was better but it was pretty slow. Thanks for stopping by, I've missed seeing you around. Are you staying around longer now or just bopping in and out?
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@Ruby3881 (2000)
• Canada
28 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I think I'll try to pop in more regularly, though probably not every day. I'd like to reconnect with those I don't see elsewhere. And it wouldn't hurt to make cash out for June, either!
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@RubyHawk (28313)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 May 17
Pretty fragile flowers. I hope you make it all right at work. Exercise should help strengthen your muscles. My better half started his therapy today to strengthen his back and legs.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
It was harder than expected today. I did fine standing there but I was pretty stiff once I left for my breaks or lunch until I walked a ways and then I walked more naturally. I hope it gets better with time and possibly as I continue to work the muscles it will improve also.
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@RubyHawk (28313)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I hope so. My better half expects to get stronger with therapy. It really helps to strengthen muscles.
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• Philippines
28 May 17
A very full day going ahead of you.
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• Midland, Michigan
28 May 17
It didn't work out doing much mylotting because my tablet kept wanting to reload over and over again. That's partly or maybe mostly due to me being a week behind on my notifications and it took forever to get to the bottom so I could catch up.
@marlina (76610)
• Canada
26 May 17
I hope that your day at work will be okay, try to be careful.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
While working, I did fine. The walking after standing for the two hours was a bit difficult at first until I walked a bit and then everything loosened back up again.I hope my body will adjust with time.
@Kandae11 (40251)
26 May 17
Try to take it as easy as you can.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
Don't worry, I won't run any marathons for a while. Actually, with knee replacements, they recommend that you give up running entirely, which is fine with me. I've not run in years.
@Gabugs (1755)
• United States
29 May 17
I had no idea about your knee surgery @MarshaMusselman Glad you have come out it and taking cautionary measures. Get well soon my friend.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
27 May 17
I hope you are able to get back to work without hurting yourself, I am sure it has been difficult.
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@just4him (123977)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May 17
I hope you are able to work well and the knee and back don't give you any trouble.
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• New Delhi, India
26 May 17
I'm glad that you are feeling better now
• Midland, Michigan
27 May 17
I'm pretty well healed from having the surgery and that knee is doing exceptionally well. I thought working would not be a problem because I've been going out with the crew for about a month now to clean windows and most recently I've been able to work longer without getting too tired out. Unfortunately, it's a bit harder walking after standing for so long than I expected. I hope that within a week or so things will improve quite a bit though, and I'll be as good as before.
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• New Delhi, India
27 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I wish all the good luck for you...take care
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