Monday June 1st 2020

Today is mom’s third day in therapy. She fell and broke her hip.

Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia
Middle Georgia State University, Macon campus.
Janice sent this to me today. Those were good times, really good times. This picture was taken at High Shoals Baptist church, near Amicalola Falls.

My sister in law and I are alternating days visiting mom. There are 3 hours of visiting while in therapy.

May was a month . . .

Mom is in the hospital because of a broken hip. She has had four days of therapy.

Total miles, slow jogging, for the month – over 113.

Stretching, bicycling on the stationary bike, light resistance and balance workouts were a pretty regular part of May.

Middle Georgia State University is the backdrop for many of my miles.

Total steps per day – over 14,000

Gotta Keep Moving . . .

Wednesday May 29th 2020

This was mom’s second day of therapy. They seem to keep her moving a good bit. Yesterday, when family arrived she was sitting up, today she was in bed. Their report was that she had a good day.

Today
Yesterday

Wednesday May 27th 2020

Mom’s been in the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia for a few days. She will be here a few more.

She fell and the fall resulted in a broken hip. The doctors repaired the hip and she, according to the nurses, should be going to rehab, possibly today.

My caregiving duties began four years and four months ago, and I have done the job well.

Besides mom, my own health is, of course, a major concern for me. The hospital situation presents some challenges, but my plans are to proceed with due diligence in both areas.

Mom fell and cracked a hip bone

The EMT’s took her to the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia

I hope she doesn’t mind me putting this picture on the blog.

It’s almost 7:00 PM and she is in the recovery room. She will soon be in her room.

The doctor informed me that all went well. We will proceed one challenge at a time.

No matter what occurs, we keep moving. Life is good.

Change the World!

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. If, by chance, you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.” ~ Admiral William H. McRaven

William Harry McRaven is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014.

For me, there is a lot of truth in these words

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

May – so far

Today’s the 19th. The jogging is over for the day.

My average total steps per day are approximately 15,800.

My average healthy steps per day are 13,332. (slow jogging pace)

The approximate miles per day jogging is about four and a half.

I’m proud of these numbers.

Keep Moving?

Why?

If ya don’t use it, you lose it. Is that it?

My gut tells me it makes sense and that is good enough for me on this.

My very own clinical trial lasted about 35 to 40 years. About half of that time yours truly was an obese couch potato and did not feel good most of the time. The other half I was not an obese couch potato and feel like a champion most of the time.

118 pounds is one of the differences in my life.

Middle Georgia State University, Macon campus

Law enforcement, the maintenance folks and the construction workers are very respectful and encouraging. They see me slow jogging often and many of them wave and speak from a distance.

Even before the onset of COVID-19 there were folks that come on a regular basis to exercise and see friends.

Since the virus made its mark, the numbers seem to have grown.

Social distancing is practised here.