Just A Common Soldier Poem

Hi my favorite readers! It is that time of year to thank and pay tribute to our Veterans. Both Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day are fast approaching. Nov. 11. I believe it is time to reprint a poignant and touching poem written by A. Lawrence Vaincourt, titled “Just A Common Soldier”.

Enjoy…

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Joe has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier–
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

Pass On This Tribute to as many as possible. We must never forget…
YOU can make a difference!

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Happy Father’s Day

 Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all the father’s among us a special day of celebration. All types of dads, whether of humans or animals, deserve extra special treatment today. Take some time to be spoiled, loved, and treasured. You deserve it! You touch lives in a manner that words cannot describe.

“A father is a boy’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.” I sure know mine is.

Enjoy!

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Get Physical

Can Seniors Lower Their Risks Of Getting The Flu? YES!!! Read On…

Hi everyone. Not only are we dealing with our COVID19 cautious times, but flu season is upon us. Yikes! You may be wondering “Can seniors lower their risks of getting the flu?” Luckily, the answer is YES!! There are a number of ways. Read on…

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), an average of five to 20% of the United States population contracts the flu. This costs the nation an average of $87 billion annually. These costs include flu-related illnesses and hospitalization. The senior population is especially vulnerable. Even though there are no 100% guarantees against contracting the flu, you can do your part to lower your risks.

Since many of us in the total knee replacement population are seniors, I believe this information is particularly vital.

On a personal note before I start: I can proudly state that I am 66, am on zero medications, and have not contracted the flu. Why and how? I believe sharing my insight can help you lower your risks. Here they are:

**Eat a healthy meal plan.**

You need to nourish your entire body, especially your immune system. The healthier your immune system is, the lower your risks of getting the flu.

As we age, our immune systems fight harder to fend off harmful attacks, according to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information, a branch of the National Institute of Health).

Here are some things you can do:

  • Eat plenty of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. The brighter the color, the more antioxidants.
  • Prepare your own meals.

By doing this, you can control what ingredients actually go into your food. You will also limit the chances of contracting germs from an unhealthy food handling.

It is true that even though restaurants have healthy menu options, you still do not know all the ingredients (including preservatives) that go into the delicious food.

  • Make some soup. Soup is comfort food. You will be treated to some warm, nourishing, and delicious food. Personally, I love preparing some fresh veggies, then putting them into a crockpot or large stockpot with plenty of water.

Add some spices, put on a cover, and viola! In a few hours I have a tasty delight that just cannot be beat!

Then, I separate cooked soup into airtight containers and freeze for future use. Nothing is easier and/or quick to keep my, or your, energy levels up on colder days/evenings.

**Keep Germs At Bay**

You need to be aware that harmful germs are everywhere around you and can negatively impact your health. Keep them at bay by doing the following:

  • Thoroughly rinsing and drying fresh produce before using.
  • Regularly cleaning your hands. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are important dos and don’ts you need to follow.

Do:

Before and after preparing and/or serving food

When putting in contact lenses

When dealing with sick people

After using the toilet

Handling garbage

Touching an animal, its food, and feces

Don’t:

Use hand sanitizers containing less than 60% alcohol.

Rub your eyes, nose, and/or mouth without cleansing first.

Etc…

Limit your chances of transferring bacteria, microbes, and viruses by using a proven hand cleansing technique. The Mayo Clinic states that hand washing is the most effective way to avoid spreading germs. Visit their website for a detailed cleansing description.

Keeping your home’s interior clean. There are a number of ways for you to accomplish this goal:

  • Clean your doorknobs, computer mouse/keyboard, phone, faucet handles, and other places you regularly touch. Use a disinfectant.
  • Clean your bathroom: shower curtain, tub, faucets, sink, toilet, seats, etc.
  • Add a small amount of bleach when washing your clothes.
  • Dry clothes thoroughly before wearing.
  • Change your air filters. These are found in your kitchen, furnace, and air purification systems.
  • Change your vacuum bag regularly.
  • Thoroughly sanitize your cutting boards and utensils after using.
  • Dust. Dust contains a wealth of airborne microbes that can play havoc on your health. Be sure to regularly dust your counter tops and other surfaces.

**Maintain An Ideal Weight.**

Being overweight leads to many poor health concerns, including increased risks for getting sick and contracting the flu. Stay healthy by maintaining a recommended BMI.

Get Physical
Physical activity is crucial for improving health and fending off illnesses.

**Get up and move around.**

We all know that exercise is important to overall health. Exercise improves circulation, among so many other body functions. It is known for extending the aging process.

Exercise enhances the immune system by allowing your blood to freely move throughout your body – carrying vital nutrients where needed. It improves circulation, in other words. This is according to many studies, including one discussed in Harvard Health Publishing.

This is especially true for the aging and senior population. It does not matter what age you are, get out there and do it. There are so many fun and easy ways to incorporate exercise into your daily regime, start getting involved.

Here are some tips:

  • Find an activity that you like. This increases your chances of sticking with it, according to the AARP.
  • Start out slowly and gradually increase your intensity and duration levels.
  • Alternate days between strength, balance, and flexibility training.
  • Find a personal trainer who is knowledgeable about senior health, if desired. They are specialized and will work with your individual situation.
  • Stay hydrated!!!! Dehydration leads to all kinds of health dilemmas. This applies even when swimming and/or doing water aerobics. Sip before you are thirsty.
  • Take classes with friends. Some find support helpful and encouraging. With the pandemic in place, many fitness clubs offer online classes.
  • Join your local Y. Many offer senior programs that can save you money, while offering socialization opportunities.

Start your own home exercise program. You may be surprised by the number of exercises you can do without using any expensive equipment. For instance, fill up a gallon jug with water and use it as a weight. Do wall pushups. Do chair yoga. Use resistance bands. Etc…

With so many options available, there is no excuse for you not to get up and move. It is a privilege to reach a point where you realize the importance and impact that exercise has on your body. Reach that point and be proud of yourself! You can do it!

Even your tkr recuperation exercises will help on many levels. Stay with it!

**Get vaccinated.**

Consumer Reports highly recommends older adults get both a flu and pneumonia vaccine each year. According to Harvard University, the vaccinations significantly lower health risks for the senior population when compared to those choosing not to be vaccinated. Flu shots are covered by Medicare.

**Get a Wellness Check.**

Wellness Checks were implemented by the Affordable Health Care Act in an attempt to prevent chronic diseases and improve public health. They are free for Medicare recipients.

Yet, only about 15% of patients take advantage of this option, according to the AARP. So…what are you waiting for? Become proactive with your health and schedule an appointment today.

**Remember Your Mental Health.**

Your mindset play a key role in determining your overall health level. How many times have you seen and/or heard someone complaining about everything possible? These people usually end up aging faster than those with a positive,”can do” mindset.

I am so pleased that modern science has finally come to the conclusion that our mind and body are tied together. Harvard Medical Publishing has written a wonderful article about this.

Sure, everyone has days when things just don’t seem to go correctly. Let yourself have a good cry, if needed. It will do wonders. You are human, after all.

Here are some other useful ways for keeping a positive mindset and lowering your stress level:

  • Brain training exercises. These are different than games meant to pass the time. Find a reputable source that is scientifically-backed to train your brain to healthier functioning.
  • Writing. There is something magical about putting your thoughts into words on a paper..or blog. 🙂 Keep a journal.
  • Meditation. For me, driving my car on an open road is a form of meditation. Find yours.
  • Deep breathing exercises.
  • Watch a comedy. Laughter is medicine. Certainly, you have heard this saying.
  • Listen to music. Or, if you are lucky enough, play a musical instrument.
  • Learn a new skill and/or talent. Be creative.

In closing, always place your health first. It is the greatest asset you have. As seniors, we must do everything in our power to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of the flu. Start using a motto of: I WILL DO MY BEST TO STAY HEALTHY!!

Good luck! Let me know how you are benefiting from my insight and research.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. https://www.wegohealth.com.

Sharing The Appreciation Philosophy During Difficult Times..

Hi everyone! Here are some interesting facts to ponder during those days when it seems everything is going wrong. We all have those days, especially during our troubling and difficult times.  So, here I am resharing the Appreciation Philosophy during difficult times. Unknown author. If you know the author, kindly inform me so I can give appropriate credit. Thank you…Enjoy and contemplate….

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness …..
you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation …you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.   

If you can attend a church meeting …even outdoors…without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death… you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof 
overhead, and a place to sleep… you are richer than 75 percent of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a
dish someplace…. you are among the top 8 percent of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married…….you are very rare.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly
thankful…… you are blessed, because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them, or even touch them on the shoulder….. you are blessed, because you can offer healing touch. During our troubling and difficult times, Zoom meetings and other methods provide virtual means.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in
that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than more than two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing is an award-winning site owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a tkr blogger, published author, and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40 years.
 
Her mission is to help total knee replacement patients and others to find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Her mission is for individuals to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other health concern.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. https://wegohealth.com

 

We Remember

Hi everyone. It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States. This is a time worth sharing a poignant poem titled ‘We Remember’ . Read on…

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
–Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army
NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This multiple award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. https://www.wegohealth.com.





Tips For De-Stressing Your Home

Hi everyone. By special request, I am resharing this post containing tips for de-stressing your home. Having a comfortable place to live is important for everyone, especially those recuperating from a total knee replacement (tkr). Here is an article I found on Dr. Andrew’s Weil website (http://www.drweil.com) that I found interesting and wanted to share. Enjoy!

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6 Ways to De-Stress Your Home

Your home – whether big, small, or somewhere in between – should be your sanctuary, a place where stress is left at the door and your soul is nurtured. For a more comforting environment, gradually implement the following changes into your home:

  1. Bring the outdoors in. Green plants, cut flowers and blooming bulbs, or pieces of wood, rocks and other organic elements can create a feeling of nature indoors.

  2. Paint a room to suggest a mood. For instance, blue and green promote a relaxed feeling and may be good choices for the bedroom, while warm colors (maroon, coral, burgundy) suggest a cozy environment and may be inviting in a family room.

  3. Surround your senses with beauty. Artwork, fragrance, smooth textures and calming sounds all provide a pleasant environment in which to relax.

  4. Set aside a room or area for peace and calm. A place for spiritual reflection and meditation can provide shelter from noise and distraction.

  5. Clean out clutter. A low-maintenance home is refreshing after a day of hectic meetings, errands and chores. Fewer items can mean less frustration.

  6. Create an atmosphere of love. Display handmade or meaningful gifts from loved ones and photos of family and friends.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other health concerns.

This multiple award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. https://www.wegohealth.com.

Walking Victoria, BC, A Total Knee Replacement, and Hockey

Hi everyone. I was recently asked to reprint an experience I had written about before the pandemic hit. It could equally apply to today…post pandemic. Here it is…Walking Victoria, BC, a total knee replacement, and hockey. Enjoy….

It’s beautiful. Holiday lights are up everywhere. Greenery is plentiful. Landscaping is immaculate. Waterfront has a great walkway. The Empress is stunning.  Butchart Gardens is spectacular.

Great place for exercise. Victoria BC is a wonderful walking community. To say I walked a lot, is an understatement. Thank the powers that be for icing. My bionic knee was very swollen.  This is how I’ll tie in a total knee replacement with this blog post.

Downtown has shop diversity. There is something for everyone here.

Bakeries abound. That’s all I’ll say about that. 🙂 (I forgot to bring my stretch pants).

HOCKEY IS EVERYWHERE!!! (Well, maybe not everywhere…but more than the area I live in). In the restaurant I went to…a game was on a projection screen. Two other games were on smaller televisions. Hockey fans were enjoying their sport. Nice. 🙂

Sports store. The sports store owner and I had a great conversation about hockey. Woohoo!! He even told me some history about the Detroit Red Wings that I didn’t know. Cool…

Buses. A gentleman stepped aboard while sporting a Vancouver Canucks jersey. He just happened to sit in the seat behind me. “So, you like the Canucks, eh?” I asked. “Yep,” he replied. I pointed to my Red Wings jacket…”Detroit Red Wings,” I answered proudly and knowingly. With that, he shook his head, look disgusted, and said “Huh”. I needed to change my course if I was going to get a decent hockey conversation going.

You know, Luongo is so much fun to watch. He makes his position look so easy. It’s too bad he’s out with that groin injury,” I said. That was the beginning of a wonderful conversation for the remaining of the 20 minute bus trip.

As he got up to leave, I said….”Hey, maybe we’ll see each other at a Canucks game. I like watching your team lose.” He ignored me. At least I was entertained. 🙂 

Victoria, BC is a wonderful place to experience any time of the year, especially during the holidays.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing is an award-winning site focusing on helping others with total knee replacement, double vision, shoe lifts, leg length discrepancies, and other health conditions realize they are not alone.

This site is operated by Marie Buckner a tkr blogger, patient, and author. She enjoys sharing her personal experiences living with a number of health conditions to build community.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.  https://www.wegohealth.com.

How to Get the Most Out of Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement Surgery

Hi everyone. With so much information available knowadays about getting the most out of your total knee replacement, I thought it would be worthwhile to re-share a guest post written by the experts at The Joint Replacement Therapists. I am certain this insight about how to get the most out of  physical therapy after knee replacement surgery is the key to your success. Enjoy…
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Physical therapy is an integral part to any individual’s knee replacement recovery. There are thousands of physical therapists and physical therapy clinics throughout the country, and the majority of physical therapists are professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

Your therapists will provide you with all the information and resources you require to have a successful knee replacement. What you get out of your rehab after surgery will be a direct reflection of what you put into it.

With that being said, we’d like to share our advice for how to get the most out of your physical therapy after your knee replacement surgery.

Start Before Surgery

Rehab begins before surgery. This is known as prehab or preoperative rehab. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of physical therapy and physical training before surgery. Individuals who train and exercise before knee replacement surgery have better range of motion, strength, and overall function after the surgery.

This leads to a quicker recovery. (See our blog post titled: What is Prehab? )

Learn About Pain

Pain is complex and many factors in your life contribute to pain including physical, social, psychological, emotional, and environmental. The more you can learn about the contributors to pain, the more you’ll be able to make positive lifestyle changes to manage the pain effectively.

Understand the Process and Have Patience

Recovery takes time. You may only notice small improvements initially, and that is okay. The average course of outpatient physical therapy can last 12-16 weeks, but you may not experience 100% recovery for up to 6 months. Keep doing all the right things and eventually it will pay off with a great recovery and outcome.

Follow Instructions

Everything your physical therapist tells you is for a reason. Any instructions we provide is based off the goal of you having a full and positive recovery with no avoidable setbacks.

Ask Questions

Your physical therapists, and all the healthcare professionals, are there to help you. Do not feel intimidated to ask any and all questions. Being well-informed and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of your recovery will only benefit you more. There are no stupid questions.

Be Consistent

You won’t notice much change in strength or range of motion after just one therapy session. However, if you remain consistent with your exercises and activities, and regularly attend therapy, little by little you will see the fruits of your labors.

Consider Your Complete Health

Many factors play a role in your recovery after knee replacement surgery. Consider all aspects of your health and determine where you can make some positive changes. Consider things like nutrition, sleep, emotional health, mental health and more.

Continue After Therapy Ends

Your recovery does not stop once you are discharged from physical therapy. It is important to continue with all the exercises you learned in physical therapy and perform them on a regular basis.

It is also important to find ways to maintain the health of your knee and whole body. Great activities to try include walking, aquatic exercises, yoga, and much more.

About the Authors

The Joint Replacement Therapists, Doctors Jordan and Luke Pedersen, are two physical therapists and the founders of the Joint Replacement Therapists website at The Joint Replacement Therapists.

Jordan and Luke are orthopedic therapists who have worked with many individuals before and after joint replacement surgery.

They realized the shortcomings with a lot of the educational material available to individuals considering joint replacement surgery. The Joint Replacement Therapists strive to provide thorough evidence-based information in an organized manner for individuals considering or planning joint replacement surgery.

Their hopes are the information gained will help decrease patient anxieties and improve confidence regarding the entire joint replacement process.
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 Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other health concerns.

Booktoots’ Healing site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.  https://wegohealth.com.

When is Too Much, Too Much Exercise After TKR?

Hi everyone! I am resharing a popular post of mine regarding figuring out when is too much, too much exercise after a tkr? In other words,  knowing when you are overdoing your tkr exercise. Many of you have asked for it, so here it is. Hope it helps you. Keep on working….

While going to my physical therapist for my total knee replacement rehab, I asked her how to tell if I was overworking my muscles. “How do I know when too much is too much?” is what I asked her. She told me very matter of factly….”You can tell you’ve done too much when you hurt for two hours after your exercise is done.”

I’ve been using that as my benchmark ever since. It may work for you and other total knee replacement patients, also.

BTW…..I totally trusted my physical therapist. She was the only one who truly knew what I was going through. If you go to a physical therapist, you need to trust the person. You are in their hands, literally and figuratively. You two work as a team.

Hope this helps others going through the same thing.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This award-winning  tkr blogging site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.  https://wegohealth.com.

Notice To My Readers…Beware Of Scammers!

Hi everyone. I just became aware of scammers visiting my site and contacting readers. Usually they contact those leaving comments. This appears to be very common nowadays with online communities. So…notice to my readers…Beware Of Scammers!

If anyone contacts you posing as me…Booktoots or MarieB….ignore them. They are known to ask for money or personal contact information. Most notably…the scammers are from Russia and the United States. How do I know? I check my Live Traffic daily and notice them and their failed login attempts to both this site and my comment section.

Know that I will NEVER ask for your money or personal contact information via my Comment Section. The only time I ask for money is if you are purchasing one of my books.

It is too bad things like this are happening, but we are living in upheaval times.

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Author Note: Booktoots Healing is an award-winning site that is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr patient, and tkr blogger who is living with various health conditions such as leg length discrepancy, double vision, total knee replacement, and after affects of various injuries. She enjoys sharing her personal experiences to help others feel less alone.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. WEGO Health has recently become part of Health Union. Visit them at https://wegohealth.com.

Distracted Driving…STOP IT!

Hi everyone. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with seeing people talking or texting on their cell phone while driving. I do informal surveys and find that it happens in three out of five cars.  It is known as distracted driving.

When someone tells me that using a cell phone while driving is not a distraction, they obviously have never been in a serious car accident. It does not take much to be distracted. And, all it takes is a split second. Driving is a privilege and needs to be treated as such. Vehicles are not toys, but lethal weapons. You can be killed or injured for life in one. Wake up.

There have been campaigns in the past such as  Oprah’s “No Phone Zone” campaign to put an end to this serious issue. Do your part to value the privilege of driving. If you do not appreciate your own life, kindly appreciate others.

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Places To Donate Orthopedic Shoes

Hi everyone. Here is hoping you are safe and healthy, plus doing the best you can with what you have. Some of you have approached me wondering where to donate orthopedic shoes. It’s time for an update. Thank you, Linda! Ranging from helping a veteran to cleaning our planet, there are a variety of nonprofits available to assist you. Here are some places to donate orthopedic shoes:

Happy New Year 2022!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2022! Here’s wishing you and yours only the best in the upcoming year. 

Once again, Thank you  for all your continued support throughout the years.

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. https://www.wegohealth.com