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Walking Again ~ I Want It Now

Walking Again ~ I Want It Now

Good evening my friends.

My surgery on February 10th to get my screws removed from my ankle went well.  I was told I could walk with my walker and in my boot.  When I first tried to step down on the foot I was surprised it hurt so very much and that I couldn’t even come close to stepping completely on the foot.  Discouragement set in.  Now, almost 2 weeks later, I have seen a lot of progress.  I’m walking faster with my walker but still not stepping completely down on my foot.  I tried to take a step with my cane and it was a no-go for now.  🙁  I have an appointment on February 23rd to get my stitches out.  I will then get a referral for PT.  Hopefully Workman’s Comp will give me enough sessions to start walking on my own again.

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Friday ~ January 22, 2016

Friday ~ January 22, 2016

It’s 2:26 am and I’m wide awake.  That’s the way it’s been for a couple weeks now.  My days and nights are mixed up.  The bummer is that as Al is going to bed, I’m getting up.

I guess I better get my sleep schedule back on track since I now have to report to work on Sunday, Jan 24th, 7-4 pm, in my wheelchair.  Yes, I’ll be sitting at the front door, at a table (read “desk duty”) greeting the customers and handing out samples.  Don’t get me wrong, I love people and I’m good at this job, but I just am not happy about doing it in my wheelchair.  I only have 20 more days till I get the screws out of my ankle and can step on my right leg.  Why they couldn’t give me the last 20 days (of three months) at home where I’m comfortable in the wheelchair, I don’t know.  Workmans Comp – gotta love them.

I’ve been keeping busy at home getting restaurants ready for the Smart Points update.  Al then uses his magic with our restaurant database to convert the files.  It’s a big project that will take time.  We have 33 restaurants updated to Smart Points as of Jan 21st.  You can find them on the DWLZ Restaurant TOC page at:   Look for the asterick next to the restaurant name.  For a quick look at the restaurants updated to Smart Points you can keep an eye on my DWLZ Updates page at:   For those of you who have been wondering, I will be keeping the Points and Points+ values, along with the Smart Points, when available.  So you will see 3 points listed.

I missed my dinner out with the girls last night.  Yesterday I was feeling horrible and slept most of the day hoping to feel better by 4 pm.  It didn’t happen so I had to cancel.  I was bummed.  Hopefully we can have another.

Well, that seems to be my life in a nutshell.  I’m so looking forward to going to the beach at the end of February.

Have a great day everyone.

January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Glenn2016First, a very big Happy Birthday toDotRipMay2012 our son, Glenn, who celebrated on the 7th and to my little brother Rip, who celebrated on the 11th.  Two wonderful men in my life.

Al and I are planning a beach getaway February 22nd – 25th.  Rockaway is our favorite Oregon Coast spot and we got our favorite room too.  Rip is coming with us so it will be extra-nice.  We have an adjacent room with queen bed and bath and reserved that for Rip. We have our own kitchenette so will bring our own food.  Looking forward to Rip cooking us up some great steaks.


I really needed something to look forward to, after being laid up for 3 months, and I think this fits the bill.  It’s been a long time since we’ve been to the coast.  I’m hoping my leg will be moving pretty good by then (screws come out on the 10th).  If not, I have two strong men to help me up the stairs.

Nothing much happening here except looking forward to Feb 10th.

As for the Smart Points on my website,, I’ll be adding Smart Points to new foods, restaurants, and recipes from now on.  I will continue to also add the Winning Points and the Points Plus Points.  They will always remain on my site.  Al and I will slowly be adding Smart Points as we update the restaurants already on DWLZ.

Hope everyone is having a good January.  Our weather has not been too cold and the rain has slowed down.

Have a great week.



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