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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Number of posts: 108,582

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Small Things

I was busy today, on purpose...

I didn't sleep well last night, so I was determined to do as much physical work as I could, so I'll sleep tonight...

It was not much, just a bunch of small things, but for me, it was remarkable.

One thing I did that struck me: I pulled my sleeves up to do the dishes. Before, I was so weak that my husband had to pull them up for me, while I braced against him. I don't need to do that now...

I did a bunch of laundry, filled the ice trays, scoured a dirty pan...Like I said, not much. Before, in my pre-surgical days, I would have laughed at these as Accomplishments.

Not any more...

I am getting stronger, even when I don't realize it.

I thank all of you for your support as I pass through this challenging time...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 AM (29 replies)

Well, today has been mostly a wasted one for me...Until a moment ago.

I looked out my window, and this is what I saw:

And then I felt as though somehow my day had been redeemed...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:34 PM (25 replies)

**More Update**

Well, it's been 3 weeks since my shoulder replacement surgery and today I saw my doc.

I told him I'm feeling very tired and with low energy. He thinks this is due to the fall I had beforehand, and then the surgery itself.

And of course, the remedy is time.

He said I can take off the sling now and then, which is both scary and a relief. He wants me to start using that arm a little...

I will continue with the home visits from PT which will also get more active instead of passive range of motion.

On the positive side, I can now shower and wash my hair! That will be so good....sponge baths just don't cut it all the time...

So here we are...

I really appreciate all the support you've all shown me.........

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:08 PM (92 replies)

Great Toon on the Hispanics and the Republicans!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:31 PM (11 replies)

Why We Fight--documentary made in 2005.

A most excellent film, one that I recommend highly.

From the IMDb website:

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Link to IMDb site:
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:35 AM (24 replies)

Another astonishing sunset! Look...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:03 PM (24 replies)

Winter Sunset Tonight...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:36 PM (18 replies)

California for Beginners: found on Facebook!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:31 PM (34 replies)

Ken Werther's Photo: Hillary 2016

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:09 AM (13 replies)

So my doc is happy with my progress.....but there's other stuff going on...

I'm so tired, and it seems as though it's that way most of the time...I felt pretty good this morning, though, and did some laundry!

Sometimes it's so hard to sleep. But I have trouble turning my thoughts off...getting really relaxed takes effort, odd as that may seem...

I'm really not left-handed, so eating is strenuous. Even drinking my coffee is harder because the table I use is set up for right handed use...

And the nightmares. Every night, a different one...last night I dreamed that someone was going to kill me. I woke myself up and then I sat up because I was thinking as long as I sat up, they couldn't hurt me...

Luckily, my husband was awake, and he comforted me till I relaxed...

So, yes, I'm doing better........but it's weird.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:35 AM (64 replies)
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