Monday, August 31, 2015

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Universe - Dr Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer passed at his home over this past weekend. I believe it was a battle with leukemia. He died peacefully with his family all around him. I have been watching and following Dr. Dyer for years. He taught me how to look at life in a new way. To focus on looking inside of myself. He has so many of his lectures on You Tube. Very inspirational, and no nonsense. He was such an awesome teacher!

Friday, August 28, 2015

The State Fair Experience

Yesterday, we went to the Minnesota State Fair. It was the first day. I thought since it was the 1st day, that it wouldn't be quite as busy? WRONG! I was even with some of my favorite people in the world, and it was hassle after hassle! There we were hanging out at a precious table near O'Gara's Bar when all of a sudden I was face to face with a huge rolling trash receptacle coming right towards me! One of the guys guiding the dumpster had let go of it. I yelled out, "hey guys!!!!" and boom! it crashed right into me! Of course on my left arm where my breathing tubing is located! It didn't hurt (too much) but time did seem to stop for a moment. My daughter screamed out and everyone was staring at me. That's when I knew it was starting to get really over crowded. It's the kind of crowded that is really hard to deal with! The Fair has become having to "deal with" everything; loooong lines,like 25 people long waiting in each food line, less parking,(they closed the St. Paul Campus lot that I used to be able to cruise into., we parked for free about a mile away, more grumpy people than ever, (and why do you go if you are in a bad mood?) I witnessed several people who would run with urgency to a bench or a curbside! When the Horticulture Building is even packed, you know that's it's going to be jam packed everywhere! The 2:00 pm daily parade caused so much congestion that it became grid locked. 5 people deep, it was next to impossible to see anything! I did manage to have a lot of fun and laughs with my youngest sister and my kids who later joined us. So all was not lost! When I started running low on battery charge, it was time to get the heck out of there! I want to thank my Nurse Jen, sister Jenny and my kids for helping me navigate, share laughs with and taking such good care of me! Update on my leg...it is so much better and I am greatly relieved. Thanks for checking in friends! Beware of the Fair.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Merrily We Roll Along!

First, an update on my leg injury. I am happy to report that it is definately getting better each day. This wednesday, it will be three weeks and has made me sooo aware at how fragile not only I am, but everyone around me! So, I've been trying to do the normal things that I do, but just in a "less is best" attitude, but still trying to push myself to get back to "normal.". I will go on the trail, but more supervised and not as far. It's been hard. On top of that, I realized that my trusty wheelchair needed to be serviced. I am dealing with a "loaner" for a few days and is quite challenging! It has the capability of "turning on a dime" which I don't understand. It is rear wheel driven and feels like I am wheeling around slippery scary ice! This is tough, when you are trying to avoid pain and stress!!! It took me an hour or so to get the basic feel of it and luckily, my old chair should be ready for me late tuesday afternoon. I am just trying to more than ever, take one day at a time. It's been hard though because I'm not usually a yeller. I find that I have been yelling whenever I am in pain or scared! Trying to go easy on myself, but find that I am feeling guilty at the same time. I have to stop and thank my "team" of helpers and supporters. Friends and family and my nurses have all made my recovery possible. Also my Reliable Medical Supply workers. They helped me as quickly as possible to get me back out there! Thanks for checking in. Love you all!