Daily Life

Kindness and Carabiners

Myself, sitting outside and wearing a Yankees baseball shirt and sunglasses, smiling. Logo in white in the bottom left corner. When I wrote my first Kindness post, I definitely did not anticipate that I'd get to write another one. Cynical? Maybe. Little faith in other humans? A bit dramatic. Realistic? Totally. Call me Pleasantly Surprised!… Continue reading Kindness and Carabiners

Daily Life

Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

So, my first post on this topic was written all the way back in March of 2020, a year ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Here's how. In those days, I'd just had SDR. I went to physical therapy four times a week, Monday thru Thursday. It was hard but necessary work.… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

Daily Life, SDR

A New Kind Of PT

Following all COVID-related protocols, I recently started personal training, a key component of my rehab from surgery. I've done a bit of personal training in the past and loved it. Was super excited to start up again. Well, happy to report that so far, so good. Thought I'd go into a little bit about my… Continue reading A New Kind Of PT

Daily Life, SDR

Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus

Source: Stock Photo from DepositPhotos So I've been trying really hard to keep up with my exercise regimen at home, especially now that I'm reducing the number of formal physical therapy sessions during the week. My regimen includes stretching and strengthening exercises like straight leg raises and bridges, among others. I've tried to do these… Continue reading Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus

Daily Life, SDR

Conquering Stairs

Over the years, stairs and I have had a complicated relationship at best. It started when I was young. My old house was a duplex and the stairs didn't have a railing yet as we had just moved in. I know, I know. What were my parents thinking, not putting in a railing right away… Continue reading Conquering Stairs

Daily Life, Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

Being Physically Disabled During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has now invaded pretty much all aspects of our daily lives. It's on everybody's mind, on all TV sets turned to the news channel. Society is afraid and the media breeds on fear. I'm willing to bet that disabled folks out there are afraid, too. Disabled lives are just as valuable as… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During a Pandemic

Daily Life

My Personal Lifeguard, My Fish in the Sea

I've just returned from vacation somewhere sunny with my boyfriend; my love. We spent lots of time by the beach and pool. It was plenty relaxing, which is exactly what we wanted this time around. I personally prefer the beach over the pool, but if I decide to actually go in the water, I opt… Continue reading My Personal Lifeguard, My Fish in the Sea