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  1. Hi Brenda! I just researched lambs wool and mole skin padding for rub spots. Amazon had several options and I bet your local Walgreens does too! Maybe these would be helpful💕

  2. Brenda, so happy to hear about PT! Take it slow, do your exercises and I guess what and see where it takes you. I am happy you are not experiencing pain, that has to feel good after all of these years.
    Have a great week!

  3. So far, so good! PT, as you know, can be brutal. And exhausting. One day at a time…all on the road towards healing.

    I love that photo of Ivy all stretched out on her tower.

  4. Brenda..
    You are on your way.
    Congratulations……….won’t be long now, looking good!

  5. Can you ask your PT guy if there is something they can do about the boot rubbing? Some type of pad or something to protect you? Good luck with your PT.

  6. So glad to hear things have gone as well as they have, Brenda!! GOOD NEWS!! I was at the local doc today for my first appt with him…so helpful…sure like his ideas and he was most encouraged by recent blood work. So am I!! I also had some laser treatment to my recently injured knee…feels much better…won’t know for a bit if I have to have more treatments or not…but wow, as far as an easy treatment, it sure was!! I also let him sign me on to be a guinea pig…he is going to be doing some kind of trial treatments to help folks regrow hair!!! I figure it will be a near miracle in my case but why not an old woman like me…to try it out. It has to do with taking your blood, removing your own stem cells and putting into the scalp. So we shall see…sometimes maybe we have to be open to more unusual things to help us regain some health…or hair!!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth for stepping up to be a participant in a trial which could or could not make life better for just one more person. People like you are needed to continue to perfect medicines and treatments available as options work for some to keep them alive longer. Thank you again!

  7. PT sounds very hopeful.
    Down time enjoyment, Face Book “ A day in the life of a retired Gardener”, shared a post. A woman put a camera on her bird feeder. Really cute and fun pictures.

    Here’s to fast healing for you.

  8. I’m so glad to hear you are recovering from surgery so well! You must have been so relieved when the PT guy said everything looked good! I’m having surgery Thursday! Bladder lift and hysterectomy.

    1. Keeping u in my thoughts and prayers that your surgery on Thursday goes well Joyce and that u heal fast!

  9. That is wonderful news! So far all the reports pre and post op have been very good too.
    I see Ivy has some feline acne. Ma laden products can also help with that, plus the other precautions you have taken.

    1. Changing cat’s bowls to glass, stainless steel or ceramic helps. Usually plastic is the culprit.

      I can’t find the products you mentioned. Could you share the website? Thanks!

  10. Brenda, it sounds like your PT is really hands on and encouraging.
    Plus you have your girls and all kinds of folks in your internet circle to cheer you on. And then there is Ivy. Funny Ivy. You have this and you are doing great!!!!

    1. Ivy is a real character. She could have been in pet commercials, because she loves to pose.

  11. I’m sooo glad your first PT went well Brenda! Yay, your on the road to recovery!
    Keep cool and dehydrated!

  12. Ivy must have good balance not to fall off her cat condo when she is lying on her side like that! I’m so happy to hear that your first PT went well, and you are now entering a new phase of rehab. I so enjoy reading your blog every day and just know that you will do well! Blessings to you, Brenda!

  13. Sure glad to hear it’s going well. Just take it easy. It’s too hot to do much of anything anyway.

      1. Yes. You have planned for your plants to be watered so stay inside. It is safer.

  14. This news is very encouraging! I hope all the rest of your PT appointments go this well, and that you will be up and running and feeling back to your normal self soon. With any luck, you’ll be feeling better in time to go out and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and colors. It’s way to hot to be outside right now anyway.

  15. I love that picture of Ivy. She’s a crack up!
    I think your first PT appt went well. No pun intended but with baby steps things will, hopefully, be much better for you and your quality of life.
    Continue to take it easy.
    Enjoy your day, Brenda!

  16. Let’s hope you have a rapid healing period. I assume the PT will help you build up muscle tissue around the ankle and it will get stronger over time. That boot thing sounds like a monster. It’s too bad there isn’t something else you can wear that is less cumbersome that will still give you the support you need but not rub against the healing areas. That picture of Ivy on her cat tree – OH MY! She is quite the acrobat.

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