Dr. Suess

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed! Yes indeed! Ninety Eight and Three Quarters guarenteed!"

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Pearls and Dreams

Dagnabit! Twisted that danged right ankle again.

Catching my balance with my left leg ... don't know if that was a smart idea, now my knee is burning ... it's not swelling, so that's good. Maybe I just irritated it. I'll tell the physical therapist about it in the morning. The whole left leg is throbbing ... ugh. not just the knee ... this should make PT interesting to say the least.

I am really enjoying the work out in PT. It makes it easy to get the exercise in that the endocrinologist said to get in too. That's helpful. I think I like the recumbant bike & the all body gym the best. Not sure about the isometric biofeedback one ... don't know if it's because there is 50 of those, and 50 of anything for a myasthenic is difficult, or if it is because watching the number go down ... is discouraging.
LOVE doing the squats on the wobble board. If you'd told me a few years ago that I'd be strong enough to do A squat, I'd have laughed at you ... now I can do 3 sets of 30 of 2 different kind of squats and on a wobble board no less!!!!

Maybe ... the cellcept is working? I really really think the combination of my first round of Physical therapy for the injuries a few years ago, that taught me how to deal with MG & joint pain, that we found out last year was actually lupus, has helped to increase strength to a degree ... but to a large degree, I think a lot of it is a combination of learning to live a new way on this planet in addition to the Cellcept which seems to be much more effective than the Imuran ever was. I mean, when I was on Imuran, I was also getting IVIG and I'm no longer getting that, but I'm significantly better ... sooooooooo ....

Now if I could just figure out how to be healthy enough to keep the schedule I'd LIKE to keep ....

oh well ...

I will one day learn that resting before I get into trouble (ie ..taking a break during the day is better than twisting the ankle at night ...thus putting stress on the entire body)

Oh well ... at least I am thouroughly enjoying my life inbetween slips and falls and pneumonia's and skin cancers ... and those seem to be the incidentals to my life now instead of the bulk of my life.


  1. Hi, I just stopped by to see what's happening, good luck with your leg, my right knee is still dinged from a fall I took on the ice a month ago, but it's getting better.

  2. Hope you feel better soon. :)


  3. Thanks ... I had fun at PT today until I told the PT that I was having fun with the working out ... never tell a PT you enjoy PT .. they will immediately find a way to make it real PT!

    It went from working out to balance time ... I have no balance (which has something to do with me falling and twisting and etc) and ARGH!!!

    It was all quite funny and amusing, especially for the other patients and therapists in the room ...
    A good time was had by all as we learned that Pk should really not stand for even 2 seconds on one foot with her eyes closed.

  4. I hope you're on the mend quickly. You've enough on your plate as it is. And I also wanted to say thank you for your kind words on my jewelry - I finally noticed the comment (I'm not the sharpest tool in the woodshed sometimes). Thanks. And get better soon!