Taking it Easy

@just4him (124272)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 25, 2018 4:36pm CST
There's just something about being inactive that just doesn't sit well with me. Keeping my leg up most of the day is very annoying, and feels like I should be doing anything but watching TV, which I did most of the morning. I really missed being at the pool this morning. The only thing I did do was run the dishwasher. The good news is, I'm using the cane less. My knee is still stiff and sore, but it's bearable. I'm hoping I'll be back in the pool on Monday, though I doubt I'll get much accomplished in the fitness center until the knee is completely healed. As long as I'm careful walking through this apartment, and don't turn my leg wrong, I'm in very little pain, and that's a good thing. It gives me hope it's healing. I did call the chiropractor this morning, but he was booked solid, so couldn't go see him. I do have an appointment with my primary on Tuesday. That was set up months ago after my last visit. I had thought about canceling that appointment many times, as I really hate going to doctors when it isn't necessary. Glad now I didn't, as I'll be talking to him about the knee. I doubt anything will be able to be done at that point. Especially if I do manage to get in the pool that morning before my appointment with him. My new suit arrived in the mail, so I will be trying it on to make certain it fits, and will wear it on Tuesday. I expect it will fit just fine. The new one, is an old style, only this one is a size 12 instead of 16. I think it was two suits ago I had it before. I'll try to find the picture of it. For now the notifications are finished, and I need to do something with my brain, since it's been on the inactive list since yesterday as well. So, I'm going to work on a book. I hope your day has been a good one. Thanks for reading. It's the suit on the left.
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@JohnRoberts (61194)
• Los Angeles, California
25 May
Keep taking it easy on that knee.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I plan on it. Thank you.
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@TheHorse (71155)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 May
Funny that my strategy is "kind of" the opposite. Don't do any quick bends, but get that knee "exercising" as soon as you can!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@TheHorse I'm doing that just in walking through the apartment, then today I did some walking at church, and the restaurant I went to. Though I wasn't stupid when I went to the grocery store. I used the mobile cart. I would be using the cane again if I hadn't.
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@rakski (21008)
• Philippines
25 May
Good to hear that you are in less pain and knee is going well. I hope that it will continue that way for you.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. I slept better last night, which was good.
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@rakski (21008)
• Philippines
27 May
@just4him oh that is good to hear!!!
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
25 May
Everything working out in your favor there Val
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Yes, I believe it is. My knee is doing better. Still sore, but not like it was.
@amadeo (70606)
• United States
26 May
@just4him Okay keep an eye on that.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@amadeo No cane today. My knee is much better with all the rest I've given it.
@ridingbet (57850)
• Philippines
26 May
it is nice to know you feel better now. your swimsuits are nice.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. Only the one on the left is the new one.
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@ridingbet (57850)
• Philippines
27 May
@just4him the one in the right still looks good
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@ridingbet It's a pretty suit, but not ordered from my usual site and runs small. I had to order the one on the left and wear it until that one fit. Now, I'm getting ready to wear the one on the left in a size 12 this time. Though it will be a couple weeks yet. It almost fits.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
26 May
Hi Valerie. I am happy for all the wonderful changes. Just always be careful. You have a new set of swimsuits. They are so lovely. I want to buy new ones too.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I tried it on last night. Doesn't fit yet, but close. I'll be in it before summer is out.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
26 May
@just4him You will be able to reach that goal, Valerie. I believe in you!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@mlgen1037 Yes, I will.
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@DianneN (82391)
• United States
26 May
Hopefully, your knee will heal on its own and soon. Size 12? Wow! That is fantastic news!!!!! You are doing so well, Valerie!!!!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. I will be back in the pool on Tuesday. Remember that dress I only needed to lose an inch in order to zip up and I finally did last Sunday? I'm that close to wearing this suit.
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@DianneN (82391)
• United States
27 May
@just4him I'm so happy for you!!!!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@DianneN Thank you.
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@Courtlynn (55680)
• United States
26 May
Both suits are nice. But that's awesome you're two sizes down! Keep it up. And hope the knee keeps getting better
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I tried the suit last night, but I still need to lose a little bit more to get it on, but I'm very close to making that happen. Thank you. It's starting to feel better.
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@Courtlynn (55680)
• United States
26 May
@just4him that's awesome! you got this Valerie!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@Courtlynn Yes, I do.
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@sharon6345 (135765)
• United States
26 May
I am waiting on a book I Bought I want kay to read it before me.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I hope it arrives soon.
@sharon6345 (135765)
• United States
26 May
@just4him I am waiting for June something so it will be ok.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May
So good to hear that you aren't in a lot of pain. Hope you have a nice weekend.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. I hope you have a good one as well.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
28 May
@just4him .....Yep.
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
25 May
I'm glad your knees are better. I like your blue suit. I hope it will fit you very well.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. I did try it last night. It doesn't quite fit yet, but it's close. I'll be wearing it soon.
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
25 May
Good thing you have that appointment with your primary doctor. Your brain is ready for that work on your book!!!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Yes, it is ready to get some work done. Yes, I'm glad I have the appointment.
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@NJChicaa (44963)
• United States
25 May
It is a good thing that you didn't cancel that appointment!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Yes, it is, though I do wonder what he will tell me or restrict me from and it better not be the pool.
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@LadyDuck (171156)
• Switzerland
26 May
I am glad your knee is getting better, I hope you will be fine to go to the pool on Monday.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I'm planning on it for Tuesday. It's feeling better than yesterday, so I'm hopeful.
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@LadyDuck (171156)
• Switzerland
26 May
@just4him I hope the problem is over, good luck.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
@LadyDuck It's still stiff and sore, but yes, better than it has been.
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@Hannihar (40187)
1 Jun
@just4him You really are getting down there. What size do you want to reach? This is the 2nd post with a cane and now your leg. So, what happened to youi?
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jun
I want to reach size 12 clothes. Having my swimsuit at 12 is a step closer to my goal as my clothes are size 14. So, soon, though I still have a long ways to go with my weight.
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@Hannihar (40187)
3 Jun
@just4him It sounds like you are doing really well, but, you are the one that knows best.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
@Hannihar I'll be happy when I reach my goal weight.
@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
28 May
Ohh good to hear you are better now, have a great day!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 May
Thank you.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
29 May
@just4him you're always welcome
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@TheHorse (71155)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 May
Inactivity doesn't suit me well either. Yesterday (Saturday), I had a hard time getting my mojo working. I finally "forced" myself to g to Home Depot and get some potting soil and Miracle Gro Quick Start. As for the pool, if you can make it there, would some very light kicks in the water be good for your knee? I did a lot of gentle cycling after my ACL surgery more than 10 years ago.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
It probably would, but as of today, the cane is history, my knee is much better, not perfect, and I will go to the pool on Tuesday. I might even do a light workout in the fitness center. I'm guessing the hot tub/whirlpool will be the best on my knee.
@JudyEv (130501)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 May
I hope your knee recovers soon. It is awful not being able to get around as you want to.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Yes, it is. I sent an e-mail to my friend at the pool this morning that I expected to be there on Tuesday.
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@sugartoes (42018)
• Greencastle, Indiana
26 May
good to see things are going good for you with some minor set backs at times I hope you get a good report from your doc Tuesday just don't over do it is all.
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
I'm definitely not overdoing, just testing my boundaries without the cane. My knee is improving.
@Daelii (5817)
• United States
26 May
I love the colors! I can't stand sitting still and watching TV. I have to be doing something! Anything as long as its busy work of some sort! I hope it heals quickly for you!
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@just4him (124272)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
Thank you. I have a hard time sitting still, or I should say my brain being inactive. I'm always busy in some way, but keeping my leg up on the recliner because of all the pain, even watching TV isn't my idea of being active. I did get some work done last night, and will get more done today.
@porwest (7050)
• United States
27 May
Nice suit. As for being unproductive there are days I am happy just to relax. But I know what you mean.