Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Good morning, everyone!!
I've tried to get on the blog site to no avail, had to get Leslie to do it for me. She says I'm technically challenged.
Visit to Dr. was pleasant and surprising....I can go back to tennis after Oct. 3 which is the 4 month mark!!!! Plan to start with foam balls at first as that will put less stress and pull on the back muscles. I had to promise to take it slowly and I will as I have no desire to "undo" anything. It has been a long time since I've been able to play tennis without leg pain so I will behave myself. The bone stimulator is a thing of the past, too. I was under the impression that using the bone stimulator would go on for several more months. See Dr. Walpert again in 6 months but she is very optimistic that all will continue to do well.
Awesome daughter is still waiting for the decision on the new ED at VistaCare. Regional VP had told her that he wanted to make his decision by Monday or Tuesday. No word yesterday so maybe she'll find out today. She has handled this well with only a few nights of dreams, etc about the situation.
I will make a few more posts to let everyone know how the tennis goes. Fall league play is at half way mark so I will not attempt that this season. If all goes well I may try a senior match or two later this season but more than likely I won't play matches until Jan. season.
Again, thanks to everyone for their prayers and good wishes for my recovery.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good morning to all. I thought it was time to report in as it has been a long time.
I am now brace free and have been doing exercises 3 times/week to rebuild muscle strength in my back. Haven't been sent to Physical therapy yet and don't know for sure that I will be.
Am doing all the "stuff" that I want to except lifting heavy stuff and playing tennis.
It was great that my recovery has coincided with the big tennis tournaments and I was able to get a daily dose of tennis. Now I will have to be content withh "cheerleading" for my league team.
I see Dr. Walpert this week and hope that she has encouraging news for me as far as tennis is concerned.
The enbroidery business is going well...it's time to be thinking about the cute Christmas designs on sweatshirts, etc.
Awesome Daughter is still the Interim Director of VistaCare. She has applied for the position and should know something by the end of the month. She has done a magnificant job of juggling all those responsibilities.
It has been 3 1/2 months since surgery. I am much indebted to all the prayers and good wishes that came my way. Thank you very much.

Sunday, September 20th

This picture was taken at our first football party on Sept 12...thats John Callahan with her!!

Wow...it's been a really longtime since I have made a post, I suppose that is because all is really great!! Mom is rockin'....loves the way she feels and is just waiting for the word that she can start to play tennis again! I feel sure she will make a post later today now that I finally figured out how to get back on this thing, it kept telling me that my password didn't match!

For me...staying ever so busy. Since July 22 I have been Interim Executive Director over our Athens and Lawrenceville offices while still holding down my nurse manager duties. Needless to say it has been quite the challenge and I have applied for the position permanently, all the interviews are behind me and now it's just a matter of waiting for upper management to make a decision. If I am not offered the position I will be okay with that as I just look at it for an opportunity to grow and learn, even through the interim position and the interview process for such a position.

Hope everyone out there is doing well....look to hear from Mom later today!