Sunday, April 12, 2015


Sundance RV Resort
Casa Grande, AZ

Where has the time gone, since I last blogged?  I guess I've been busy trying to learn how to walk again.  I was told I could take the "boot" off for awhile and walk a little bit.  

Physical therapy is three times a week.  I must say it isn't fun, but I think I'm making progress.  Sometimes during the day, I don't have too many problems or pain walking.  The worst times are early in the mornings and in the evenings.

Sherry and Dave had us over for Easter dinner.  I really thought I was doing fine and then the pain and swelling started up.  After about 2 hours, I had to leave.  I've been keeping it elevated and that does relieve the swelling.  

Bill on the other hand, has had some ups and downs.  Last Monday he started physical therapy for his back.  He really thought it helped a lot.  The next day, the pain was as bad as before.  

Wednesday we both had physical therapy followed by a trip for Bill to have his MRI.  He had a 10:30 appointment and an appointment in Chandler at noon for the pain center.  He was in having his MRI a lot longer than anticipated.  His claustrophobia wouldn't allow the procedure.  They did something else which took a lot longer.  This caused us to have to call and reschedule his appointment for this Wednesday.  

This morning Bill drove the coach up to Mesa as we have a Tuesday appointment to get the level ups checked.  One jack is leaking some hydraulic fluid. It's much easier to take it up on a Sunday than have to deal with rush hour traffic.  

I wanted to visit the Mesa Marketplace and see how far I could walk while we were up in the area.  I walked the whole place.  It wasn't easy, but I did it slowly.  I was so proud of myself.  

Bill found this great Navajo signed turtle as a way to celebrate  my walking.  This was at the Superstition Mountain Traders store in the Mesa Marketplace.  They really have some beautiful high quality pots.  While they have a lot of other things, I'm always attracted to their pots. 

The owner, John McCord asked if I collected turtles.  I told him it started with RVing.  I've always said, we carry our house with us, as turtles do.  When I started blogging, I always signed off, "turtle safely".  Sharon and Don Del Rosario were with us in the gift shop at Sabino Canyon and I saw a stuffed soft turtle which was made in the USA.  After that the rest is history.  
I've been trying to lose the weight I gained while I was so inactive so I picked Subway for lunch.  It was a tough battle, but I didn't get any chips.  I really wanted some though.  I think part of my weight gain has been Gerri Beckman's fault.  She's the one who let me sample some of that Chicago Mix popcorn.  But not to be the only one addicted to that popcorn, I bought a bag of it for Roger and Sharon Hime while they were in town.  

I wanted to drive the truck home and see if I had any problem with the accelerator or brake, but after that walking decided to pick another day to see if I had any problems driving.  

I've been a little down this past week, thinking I would be walking like normal by now.  It will be two weeks on Tuesday since I've been able to walk.  After today's bout, I'm feeling so much better.  

I've been so worried that I would be holding everyone up when our daughter, Shay, and soon to be husband, Doug come for a visit on the first.   We're counting the days until they arrive.    

Turtle Safely...........

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