An Update

This is by way of an rationalization of why my blogging is now additional infrequent. It follows on from my before posts (see close) about my serious osteoarthritis, ankle fusion surgery and the dying this summer season of my mother.

Base line, I’m now a Lot older than I was when I very first commenced this website

Previously this month I celebrated my 68th birthday – and I can no for a longer period child myself that I’m a spring chicken even if my confront and chin(!) have gone back to on the lookout like they did quite a few years back!
An outing for a birthday take care of at Kew for my birthday

I am also obtaining to do the job quite tricky at both:
  • training for recovery from my surgery
  • maintaining fit to reduce (with any luck ,) the osteoarthritis in equally my hips from receiving worse.
For that reason I’m now fully fully commited to every day exercise such as a wander which will take very a little bit of time out of the working day and tends to make me come to feel rather exhausted when I get back property. 
For the uninitiated:
My standard day-to-day physical exercise now suggests that:
  • I can now carry my stick fairly than use it all the time. 
  • Furthermore walk more than I have been in a position to do for a quite lengthy time – so extensive as I have regular sit down breaks!
  • AND I can now wander up and down slopes which I could not do at all for a extremely considerable duration of time right after surgical procedure. I however have to stay away from sideways slopes which are unachievable with a rigid ankle!
But I nevertheless require a adhere for uneven surfaces and for acquiring up and down stairs.
Going for walks down a steep slope – little by little – at Kew!
Having said that I still suffer from staying Pretty rigid at periods and experience main equilibrium difficulties when at residence. It is incredibly odd – going for walks now will make me experience normal, whereas I occasionally struggle to wander at home right after getting up from a seat!
Occasionally I can incorporate exercising with visiting art exhibitions – and I anticipate to be carrying out much more of this in excess of the wintertime as the weather gets worse. The pleasant point about artwork galleries is they have seats!
Base line while – I’ve got a great deal a lot less time for blogging.
It is a fantastic self-control although as it will make me think which is also superior training for the brain – so I will never be offering up. 
Even so the decreased fee of running a blog is very likely to continue for the foreseeable long run
Primarily due to the fact there’s no likelihood of my severe osteoarthritis heading absent. But also for the reason that I need to have to get fit for and then get well from my upcoming operation – which is a shoulder alternative (which I’ve needed for the final 2 yrs!)
I now require to function out how I am going to site whilst I shell out six weeks with my arm in a sling and then a have total bunch of new exercise routines to understand and do through restoration! 
I’m questioning no matter whether I really should start off executing video clips or podcasts and speaking the text alternatively than producing them! Any one with any tips – I might like to listen to from you. (see call me)

Osteoarthritis / Surgery: Past Posts

  • Get all set for surgical treatment: Update #1
  • Medical procedures UPDATE #2: Even now prepping with a steep hill to climb
  • Medical procedures UPDATE #3: I have at last acquired a day!
  • Surgical procedures postponed – my checklist of exhibitions in London to go to
  • Just a couple difficulties
  • The Superior Information
  • The Very good Information #2: Having much better!
  • Existence Situations

Angelia S. Rico

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