Daddy’s test results are back and he will be fine as long as he follows the doctors orders. He has some new meds, a new diet plan and some orders he must follow and as long as he does that he’ll gain some weight back and start to heal and feel better. God willing all this will give him many more years of being a son, brother, husband, daddy and grandpa.
I went to the doctor and had my leg check and the tear is healing nicely and if that was all that was going on I could be back on the treadmill next week doing what I want to but since I’m not ever that easy it’ll be a bit longer and then differently also. Because I was complaining, or really just telling, about the pain in my thigh and also behind my knee and my calf still swells and my foot is always cold he did some checking and without some expensive testing he says I have a deep varicose vein behind my knee that is bad and a surface one on my lower thigh that is also swollen and a pain. Most of this has been there for a while but it hasn’t bother me until this tear happened and now of course it’s all together but really that’s not bad either because this way the tear can heal, I can learn to wear a compression knee brace and still do two more weeks in the pool. There are rules too for me when I get back to exercising but I’ll learn.
So there you have that my friends, all is good in north central Minnesota in the Riley household. Learning new things and learning to adapt because it’s just what we have to do to get healthy, stay healthy and keep going.
I am guessing that our challenge with Allan is over. That’s sad because I’ve been working with him since last years October but I have to say I’ve learned a lot and will just keep working on that and learn some new things along the way. I’m still part of Mir’s Christmas Dress Countdown Challenge and am still working on getting into that red dress. I won’t make any promises that it’ll ever fit like it did when I was 18 but I do know I’ll get it on and model for Jim (and I’ll have a picture for you all too).
So this week I’ve been in the pool for 3 1/2 hours so far and tomorrow will make another 2 and since I have the okay to walk I think this weekend I’ll do just that. Brenda and I are going to a huge Christmas craft bazaar and then I think I’ll have her and I take a walk on the hiking trails. I know I can’t push it yet but it will feel good to go for a long walk.
I’m working on our next load of this. And I got the septic covered but told the guys never again alone, it’s was so hard to handle that hay and tarps (they are 30’x50’ tarps and almost impossible to get down alone). Just left to do is the camper to cover and boat and then the snow can come which by the way is here today but just flurries and cold.
I made this for lunch for Joss and I today. And yesterday after school the kids and I made these. So lunch is taken care of as well as left over for supper.
Time to head outside for a bit. The chickens are still in and need out to roam and I have some wood to carry and Joss and I of course have to go check out the little bit of snow and also swing while we still can get to it. So off I go. I hope you all are having a great Thursday. Blessings my friends.