Sunday, September 3, 2017

Check-In

It's been a while since I've posted. Not much has been going on.

Grandson Noah graduated from high school (hard to believe how he has grown).
View from our house heading out to ride
Al went to his graduation in Alabama & en route he stayed at a hotel in Lake Charles, LA. While in the shower he slipped & fell & was taken to the ER. He had 3 fractured ribs & has been on "light duty" since then. He did manage to go to Noah's graduation & made it home but is still having some issues so he's taking it slow.


While he was gone handling Christi was an issue. She's very strong & likes chasing bunnies. I have never been able to walk her because of my shoulder & neck so Al did it. With him out of town for a week friends tried to help walk her but couldn't. Al was the only one able to handle her but with fractured ribs he was out of commission. So I had to put her in boot camp training. I worked with her every day working on leash & then doing fun play/training & got her a different leash so now even I can walk her. She's doing really well but I need to be the one walking her because Al isn't consistent & she needs that to sustain the level of training I do with her.

We have both been trying to stay active. Al has to be careful but we've been trying to stay in shape. My doctors are happy....Blood Pressure is stable. Blood Sugar has dropped below the "Diabetes" threshold & I've lost weight. 

The doctor gave me some knee braces now so I can walk a little bit with Al & the dogs & I have gotten the rein's back walking Christi so she doesn't regress with all the training I did with her again. In addition to the short walks I have been doing some water exercises to work my knees, hims & most important, my shoulders. Al has been joining me as well. I'm back on my recumbent trike 5 days a week & up to 6 miles & It's a lot of fun to ride & I really enjoy riding it & even better...no pain. I really enjoy when I ride outside the community so I get to enjoy the scenery in the area & not just go around in circles in our community which gets a little boring. 

Christi & Shadow are doing well. Shadow is going to be 10 years old but watching him play with our 2 year old "wild indian" you'd never know it. He manages to keep up with her but paces himself. Our vet thinks she's keeping him young. Thank god he's smart enough to know when & how to pace himself so he doesn't over due it!  

We are blessed that our area was not impacted by Hurricane Harvey other than all of the hotels in the valley are booked solid & the shelves in the grocery store are missing a lot of items because of food being sent to the towns that were in the direct path of Harvey & also because our big grocery chain in Texas, HEB is based in San Antonio & has it's bakery in Houston so everyone in central, south & eastern TX is impacted to a certain extent, some much more than others.


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