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“Lingerie Break” and NHL hockey

In time for the 2019 Playoffs..Reprint From 2008:

The NHL Network had a vintage game on yesterday. It was played at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium and was a match between two of the Original Six – the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a honest-to-goodness 1965 classic broadcast on Hockey Night in Canada that just had my spirit a fluttering. 🙂 The “Lingerie Break” made it even better.

What? Among the many superbly entertaining moments found during this game, the second period contained a “lingerie break”. It turns out that Chicago Blackhawks goalie, Glenn Hall, had snapped his suspenders and they needed repaired. 🙂 How entertaining is that? A true NHL “lingerie break”. lol

While this short break in action occurred, Bobby Hull was the recipient of a small rubber ball from the Olympia (Wings) audience. What did he do with it? He hit a clean goal shot. And, both the camera and broadcasters picked it up. Everyone cheered. What fun!

Speaking of Bobby Hull, that reminds me of something that happened about 30 years ago. While watching Hockey Night in Canada, Bobby Hull was being interviewed. I commented to my friend (a former hockey player) what an attractive smile Hull had. I heard, “You like his smile, huh?”

“Yeah..Plus, I like his smile. He has a nice set of teeth,” I replied.

“Huh. How about his hair? You think he has a nice head of hair?”  I thought that was kind of strange coming from him. But…

“Well, now that you mention it, yes. He’s got a full head of hair,” was my answer.

“His teeth are false and his hair’s fake,” was the reply I received. “His front teeth are knocked out and he’s bald,” he went on to tell me.

“Hmm”, I grunted. So much for being impressed with pretty smiles and shiny hair…

OK, back to the game. It was wonderful seeing Gordie Howe, Alex DelVecchio, Ted Lindsay, Phil Esposito, and Stan Mikita play. Wow. Ah…sweet memories…:)

Ted Lindsay got a roughing penalty and if looks could kill, his opponent would not have finished the game. Seeing the “stink eye” look combined with Lindsay’s notorious nose was just priceless. 🙂

Gordie Howe got a roughing penalty and if hockey sticks could shoot bullets, his opponent would also have been a goner. It was funny watching Howe point his stick at his attacker. At one point both hockey legends were sharing the penalty box. What a nice, nostalgic sight. 🙂

During the first intermission Sid Howe was interviewed.”Are you related to Gordie?” asked the interviewer.

“No, I’m not. And Gordie will make a point of letting you know that,” he replied. 🙂

Anyways, Sid Howe played for the Red Wings from 1934-46. At the time, he scored the most goals in one game (6). He also scored the fastest overtime goal, which occurred at 25 seconds. It happened during the face off. It was wonderful seeing Sid Howe. BTW: He’s been on 3 Stanley Cup championship teams. How cool was that?

The third period had some broadcast difficulties. “The fog comes to you courtesy of our sponsors. Do not adjust your screen, ” we were told by the broadcasters. (There was snow on the screen.) I found that delightful.

It was great seeing broadcaster Ward Cornell of Hockey Night in Canada. It was great hearing the game’s play-by-play broadcast. It brought back a lot of good memories.

The game had 30-25 shots on goal, with Detroit leading. There were 15,000 hockey loving fans in attendance at the Olympia.

Insight: I used to work down the street from Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. The neighborhood was not a good one (in fact, it was kind of scary), but there was something magical about seeing that wonderful stadium. 🙂

The NHL Network rocks for bringing this game to us!

Hope this brings smiles to other hockey-loving readers. 🙂

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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.

Vestibular Exercises: A Fun Way To Improve Your Balance

Hi everyone! For years I have been doing balancing exercises to maintain my vestibular system health, overall body alignment, and good health. This is due to years of double vision, closed head injury, leg length discrepancy and other conditions. I’m not your average bear. I’m better looking.

You may already know this, but the vestibular system is where your inner ear is located. The health of this system determines how well your balance is, your overall level of well-being, and how engaged you are in everyday activities. Wow…see how it’s important to keep it healthy? That’s only a very simplified description, too.

Anyways…I found an easy and safe way to regularly do some balancing exercises. It involves the water.

For a little background information: Vestibular rehab exercises typically involve sitting upright on a bed. Then, the exercise has you quickly fall to your left and stay in that position until you’re not dizzy. Slowly return to the sitting position. Repeat this exercise to the right.

A chair-based exercise involves sitting with your feet firmly planted on the surface. You keep your eyes open and quickly turn your head to the right. Keep it there until all dizziness subsides. Slowly return to center position. Repeat exercise to the left.

For more information, feel free to visit the Vestibular Disorders Association website at:
https://vestibular.org

These are good for land-based maneuvers. (Good, but NOT fun.) But…who wants land when water is available??!!

Recently I was in the swimming pool. I thought it would be fun to quickly do some log rolls. What could it hurt? I couldn’t fall. That’s the benefit of water exercises. 🙂 It worked out perfectly. It was a fun way to exercise my vestibular system.

And yet another reason you need to start heading into the water and working out. The water’s buoyancy naturally supports your body weight, making it impossible to fall. You could be the clumsiest person in the world, but the water doesn’t care. It’ll lift you up. 🙂

You say you’re afraid of water? Many people are. I’ll keep my tongue in check, but quickly say that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. A number of YMCAs offer swimming lessons to introduce others to the wonders of water.

Remember to keep your vestibular system in good shape to improve your longevity and overall health. You’ll be glad you did.

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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 blogger 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.

Blog Posting Courtesy Rant

Hi everyone. Well, something has come to my attention which I believe needs addressing here and now. We will “nip it in the bud”, as the saying goes. In technical terms, this is known as a blog posting courtesy rant. (SEO compliance.) It involves writing comments to this site. Here goes…

With thousands of wonderful, caring comments posted to various articles throughout this site, there will always be one or two which remind me that the commenter’s mental neurons aren’t operating properly.

So…Kindly do not post a comment if you do not intend to receive a response. Try to remember what you post. I personally respond to as many posts as possible in an attempt to bring friendship and support to everyone involved. I believe it is crucial for maintaining a personalized approach.

We all know that tkr recuperation is a harrowing experience. That is no reason to attack anyone. Perhaps some commentors are on mind-altering drugs. Perhaps they possess a mindset that is unfit for proper communication. Or, maybe they have had one too many alcoholic drinks.

Whatever the reason or excuse, KEEP YOUR HOSTILITIES TO YOURSELF. THIS BLOG IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOUR NEGATIVE VENTING AGAINST ME OR MY SITE. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE WHAT YOU READ, LEAVE. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. STOP YOUR USELESS AND POINTLESS JAW-FLAPPING.

I recently had someone post a comment that involved the individual receiving hindering surgical care. The person was left with a life-long debilitating side effect. He asked for suggestions about what to do. I have mentioned many times throughout this site that I DO NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE.

I replied to his comment in a friendly and professional manner. Suddenly, I receive a response from him asking me where I got his information. He went on to ask how could I possibly know about his health condition? He was definitely not going to return to my site. Good, glad to hear it. We don’t want you or your attitude.

End of rant and blog posting update. Thanks for listening.

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This healthline.com award-winning 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.

Gratitude For Shoe Lifts

Hi everyone! Some may think that wearing an orthopedic shoe lift is a hindrance. After wearing an external 1.75″ version for over 40 years, it is easy to become frustrated. Part of my post-tkr includes adjusting my shoe lifts. It is a difficult. So..that is why I have sat down and developed reasons to be grateful for wearing them.

Decreased back pain. Properly sized shoe lifts straighten your spine. When this happens, spinal alignment improves and everything starts to function at an improved level. The risks of developing pinched nerves, internal organ stress, strained muscles, and other conditions diminish.

Lessens leg length discrepancy. People with even length legs likely take this for granted. Us with leg length discrepancies know better. When one leg is shorter than the other, all kinds of health concerns result. A properly-sized shoe lift will improve the situation.

Better balance. An imbalanced body lays the foundation for a number of mental and physical ailments. Shoe lifts even out your body.

Better mental functioning. Something as insignificant as a shoe lift can improve your mental outlook. Nothing is more pleasurable than being able to walk without pain and/or discomfort.

Less strain. Failing to wear a shoe lift when needed results in placing extra strain on your opposite side. Your “good side” will be taking the brunt of pressure. This can result in muscle swelling/inflammation, painful hip and/or knee joint, and lower back pain.

Puddles. Depending upon the thickness of one’s shoe lift, puddles can easily be walked through. Your shoe will not get wet, unlike your “regular” shoe. This statement applies to shallow streams, also.

Self defense. If someone starts to give the wearer a hard time, the shoe lift can be used to place a heavy kick to the groin. (That is if you can lift your leg that much. :)) The extra weight will make for an extra punch.

Toe stomping. Shoe lifts are perfect for this. If needed, it could be part of self defense. This is especially true for an external lift.

Bug killing. The extra weight of a noticeably-sized shoe lift can provide for an easy kill of bugs that are otherwise hard to eradicate (such as a Palmetto bug..aka heavy duty cockroach.)

Just properly position your shoe over the critter and press down firmly. It saves the little critter from experiencing a lingering death. Be sure to apologize to them before the killing process, though. They usually don’t mean any harm.

Gait. I can’t think of anything funny about this, though. 🙁 Just a plain and simple, hard, cold fact. It has helped out tremendously since my total knee replacement.

Why am I writing this blog post? I have been wearing a shoe lift for so long, I forget that others are confused about wearing this walking aid. Numerous people have approached me asking for insight. Hope this helps others going through the same thing…

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read my tkr blogger post! Hope it helps you and others going through a similar situation.

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This award-winning 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.

Appeasing My Marketing Guru…Last Minute Book Promotion

Hi everyone! Please pardon my last minute shameless book promotion pitch. I am appeasing my marketing guru and valued team member. Seems it would be very wise to put my personal feelings aside and share what I have to offer with my readers. So…

* Do you know of anyone – including yourself – who is going to have a total knee replacement surgery? If so, I have authored a valuable PDF-formatted ebook titled “Patient’s Perspective on Preparing For A TKR”. You can purchase it via Paypal.

* Have you, or someone you know, already had a tkr (total knee replacement) operation? Are you experiencing sleeping difficulties? If you are like me, you will be experiencing a solid 10 months worth without a solid night’s sleep. Insomnia prevails. Sleeping only two hours at a time is on a lucky day.

If any of this sounds like you, or another, you could benefit from my book titled “Dealing With Insomnia After A TKR”. It is a compilation of over 100 real-life stories to help you ease stress and aloneness.

* For something completely different: Have you had a fractured jaw like I have? My book titled “Why Do You Talk Like That?” would be helpful. It contains exercises, surgery insight, and recipes.

* Are you done with your post-tkr physical therapy and anxious to get into the water? It is a well-known fact that water exercises are great for the joints and musculoskeletal system.


If this sounds like you, consider buying my “Water Exercises After A TKR” ebook. The exercises were developed by me and are enjoyed to this day…Give it as a holiday gift and/or use it throughout the year!

All of my books are offered for sale through my website. Just click on the Books page and scroll down until you find the applicable book. If you buy via PayPal, you can receive the book as soon as your payment clears my account. The ebook will be sent via email in PDF format, for ease and convenience.

My books are also available on CreateSpace, an Amazon publishing store. They can be found on Kindle, Nook, Lulu, and Smashwords also. There truly is something for everyone!

Well, I see a smile on my marketing expert’s face as he reads through this book promotion post. Ahh…I have received approval for posting. 🙂 Here goes…

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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 physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.






Happy Spring Holiday 2019

Hi everyone. Whether it is Easter or Passover….Happy Spring Holiday 2019! Enjoy this blessed day and time of year…

Passover

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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 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.

How To Naturally Heal TKR Scars With Food

Hi everyone. Scars seem to be a common subject among you, my favorite readers. I just got done reading an interesting article on how to best heal scars the natural way. Knowing what a doozy we all have, I thought it would be fun to write a post about how foods can be used to naturally heal a tkr scar.

Personally, I like my tkr scar. It’s healed just fine. Nine years after my total knee replacement surgery, it has blended in well. In part, I believe, is the fact I eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Food is my healing agent.

Below is some information that provides insight into my reasoning. My data comes from personal experience as well as backup content from the American Dietetic Association. Here goes….

Vitamins that can benefit scar healing are high in antioxidants. The antioxidants are essential for healing of wounds/scars. These include Vitamins C, E and A. I’ll talk about Vitamin C now, for no particular reason other than it’s fresh on my mind. Here goes…

Vitamin C is found in more vegetables than you probably imagine. It is found in dark leafy vegetables such as spinach, mustard greens, collard greens and various dark-colored lettuces (like red leaf).

The vitamin is also found in winter squash, green peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts (or mini-cabbages as some know them) and cabbage varieties.

If you have a sweet tooth (which fruit can satisfy), you’re in luck. Vitamin C is found in berries such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, marionberries, blueberries and huckleberries. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are also rich in the vitamin.

Mango, watermelon and pineapples are other sources that contain ample amounts to help in skin healing. Snacking on a mango..oohlala! Mixing some fresh fruit into plain yogurt is another option…:)

So you know, I’m talking about the fresh varieties of fruits and vegetables. Personally, I’m not a fan of canned foods, but they do come in handy. One occasion involves using them in my minestrone soup base when ripe fresh ones are unavailable.

It’s also nice to have some canned food on hand for emergency power outages or the like. For everyday/consistent eating, though…no. Nothing beats a freshly steamed pot of veggies and serving of protein.

Well, hope this helps others going through the same thing. Take action to start naturally healing any total knee replacement scars. Remember… You are what you eat.

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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 blogger 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.

Early Morning Stretches For A TKR

Hi everyone. I have received some inquiries lately regarding ways to reduce stiffness upon waking in the morning. Seems many of you are like me and need to start using some early morning stretches for a tkr. These are also good for anyone else. So…here are some of my faves that may work equally well for you:

Forward Ankle Stretches
While still laying in bed, gently move your feet so your toes are facing the ceiling. When done correctly, you will feel a stretch in your hamstrings (back of leg).

Hold this favorite of early morning stretches for five seconds. Slowly return to original position.
Repeat as many times as desired.

Toes Away Stretches
Work your upper ankle region by gently pointing your toes away from you. Feel the stretch in your arches, ankle, and tibia areas. Hold for five seconds. Slowly return to original position and repeat as needed.

Ankle Circles
The title is self-explanatory. While still laying in bed, start making circles with your ankles. You can do one at a time or both simultaneously. Do this slowly and gently to avoid undue stress.

All-Body Stretch or Cat’s Meow
Have you watched a cat wake up? The stretch is something to behold.
Do your own by laying on your back in bed. Start by lifting your arms overhead while pointing your toes away from you.

Slowly and gently turn your torso to the left. Hold for a few seconds. Repeat this maneuver to the right side.

When done correctly, this will feel like a natural maneuver that gets the blood flowing.

Hope these exercises are as beneficial for you as for me. Feel free to share any feedback below. 🙂

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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 blogger 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.

How To Safely Maneuver Stairs, Steps and Ramps

Hi everyone.  As you all know, having knee issues presents a unique set of concerns regarding everyday life. One main issue is conquering elevated surfaces.  Here are some helpful suggestions on how to safely maneuver stairs, steps and ramps to minimize knee stress.

Back by popular demand..here is a previous post:

Test the Area
First and foremost, do a safety check. Not all stairs, steps, or ramps are created equally. Check the surface material. Is it wet, dry, asphalt, cement, rubber, etc.? The material will determine your caution level and the type of footwear needed.

Before starting any attempt, make certain you are comfortable using the surfaces. The step may be thicker (steeper) than the standard version we learned to use during tkr recuperation. It may be narrower, have rounded corners, or contain uneven surfaces. All of these factors matter.

For instance, the steeper the surface level, the more physical exertion needed. Rounded corners are easier to misjudge.

FOR UPSTAIR MANEUVERING

Use Railings
I know this is common sense, but I have seen people too proud to use these helpful devices. Forget pride. Hold onto these with a firm grip whenever possible. They were developed for a reason. Always make certain they are securely attached to the wall before using to prevent injury.

Walk Sideways
Instead of taking the surface head-on, turn your body sideways. Place your “good” leg on the surface, then lift your body up until you are firmly on the surface. Don’t rush it. You will feel your quadriceps working.

“One Small Step”
Instead of alternating legs like you would when climbing stairs, place your “good” leg on the surface. Lift your body up until your knee is straight and supporting your body weight.

Gently lift your tkr (or hindered) leg and place it on the surface. Stand upright. Repeat this until you reach the top of the stairs, steps, and ramps.

To visualize this method…, you will be standing (full body) on a stair, step or ramp before moving to the next one.

Use a Cane or Crutch
This may take more time, but what’s the hurry? Remember that it is always better safe than sorry. Place the walking aide in your nonaffected-side hand. Hold firmly and apply pressure to lift your body weight up onto the stair, step, or ramp. When done correctly, your arm muscles will get a good workout.

FOR DOWNSTAIRS MANEUVERING

Walk Backwards
Turn your back to the stairs, steps, or ramp. You may feel strange, but forget what others think. Hold onto the railing, if available. Very slowly start walking backwards, one foot before the other.

When done correctly, you will feel your hamstrings (back of knee) muscles working while doing this maneuver to conquer stairs, steps, and ramps.

Walk Sideways
From personal experience…Avoid this method if you wear an external shoelift unless you have strong ankles. For all other interested parties, conquer the elevated surface by pretending you are a crab. Go slow and be successful.

Well, that’s all that comes to mind now about how to safely maneuver stairs, steps, and ramps. Do you have any suggestions on how you conquer these walking surfaces? We would love to hear from you!

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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 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.

How To Stay Healthy During Hot Summer Days

Hi everyone. Warmer climates in the USA are here and with that comes a ton of outdoor events. Combine those fun-filled events with higher temperatures and you can easily overdo it without realizing it. You need to learn how to stay healthy during hot summer days. This is key to avoiding, and/or lowering your risks of heat-related illnesses.

Some of you have contacted me asking about ways to stay healthy in these warmer temps. I have written previously throughout this site about living with the after effects of a fractured C-1. There is a reason I mention this.

This fracture severed the nerve that sends signals from my body to mind about overdoing it. In other words, I cannot tell when I am overdoing it until I start to get sick..by that time symptoms quickly appear and build upon each other. So..Here are some things I do to ward off emergency/paramedic trips:

* Use the buddy system. There is a reason safety experts across the board suggest people use the buddy system. You watch each other’s back. One of the beginning signs of any heat-related illness is getting flushed. Another person can spot this sign before you can.

* Carry minimal weight around. The more weight you carry around, the more energy your body exerts.

* Use an umbrella. Check with the event staff to see if these sun savers are allowed. A light-colored one will protect better than a dark-colored one. Golf umbrellas are excellent for this purpose.

* Wear light-colored clothes. Light colors reflect the sun. Dark colors attract, or absorb, the sun waves. That seems common sense, but I am regularly surprised how so many people wear black clothes, then complain about the heat. Apparently, this fact is not as well known as I previously believed.

* Use sunscreen. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays will help keep you cooler. Be sure to use a SPF that suits your individual physiology and needs.

* Drink cold water. This is another common sense solution, but must be mentioned. Get a hold of an insulated container. Fill it with cold water and ice beforehand. Buying cold bottled water on-site can cost a pretty penny.

* Put a frozen ice pack into an insulated cooler. Place your food and beverages on top of it. Place extra ice over the contents.

* Use ice. Rub it over your face, hands, neck, back, and chest. Do this periodically throughout the event/day.

* Use a spritzer. Fill a spritzer bottle full of cold water. Spray yourself throughout the day for an instant cooling.

* Wear a hat. The larger brim, the better. Your hair will also thank you. Sun exposure burns hair very quickly.

* Cover your skin. Exposed skin not only burns easier, but heats up quicker. Protect your skin.

* Wear lightweight fabrics. Gauze is superb. Some companies make action wear clothing that keeps you cool. It costs a little more, but is worth it.

* Women: wear sundresses and/or skirts. Perfect way to do your best to beat the heat.

* Wear sunglasses. Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection keep damaging sun rays from entering your retinas and eyes, in general. Believe it or not, it does help to keep your eyes cool.

* Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of cold water and/or electrolyte-enriched drinks. Drink them even when you are not thirsty. Dehydration can lead to all kinds of emergency sicknesses.

* Wear comfortable footwear. Flip flops are great. Sandals are another popular option, but not everyone can comfortably wear them. Know what is good for you. Remember to put sunscreen on your feet.

* Eat cold food. That’s the purpose of an insulated cooler. Fill it with chilled sandwiches that you make at home. It will save you money and health.

* Wear the proper socks, if needed. Keeping your feet cool is crucial for keeping your body temperatures within a safe range.

Well, that’s about it for now. When I think of more, I will update this article.

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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 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.

Monitoring Yourself During Exercise

Hi my favorite readers! The importance of monitoring yourself during exercise was recently highlighted during a YMCA workout.  Someone failed to do that and ended up on a gurney  going to the hospital. Here are tips on how to monitor yourself during exercise:

Regularly take your pulse. You want to be sure your heart rate is within your target range. When, and if, you ever feel it racing…stop doing what you’re doing immediately. The same applies if you notice heart beating irregularities.

Notice your breathing. Are you getting out of breath easily? Are you incapable of taking deep breaths? Or, maybe your breathing is short and difficult. You must take the time to notice your breathing.

Whenever it becomes labored…stop doing what you’re doing. Rest for a bit. In fact, sit down and sit up straight. This gives your lungs and respiratory system more room to function properly.

Slowly begin to take deep breaths. Not breathing properly, or at a healthy pace, can lead to serious trouble. In the topic of this discussion’s case, his lead to lightheadedness. He became dizzy and could not control his body.

Notice your vision. Is your vision getting blurred or difficult? Are your eyes becoming painful and/or dry? If so…stop what you’re doing. Rest your eyes. It’s as easy as closing them for a few minutes. While closed, gently massage them with your hands. This increases circulation and provides welcome relief.

Pay attention to your exercise time. Time yourself, from the time you begin your exercise routine until you end. It’s also wise to notice the time throughout your workout.

Whenever your body signals fail, if they do, you can always count on a clock or timer. Train yourself to start out exercising for only a few minutes and gradually work up your time and intensity level.

Start monitoring water consumption. Drink water throughout your workout to avoid hydration. Many times your body will be thirsty, but not show any signs until it’s too late.

Even when you are not thirsty, drink water. Hydrate yourself to avoid injury. This applies even if you are exercising in the water, or swimming.

I certainly am not a fitness expert, but I definitely know what it takes to avoid overdoing it. And…I use these techniques on how to monitor yourself during exercise. You also need to.

Protect yourself and remember that safety is always better than hindsight.

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This award-winning 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.

Why You Must Not Quit…

Hi my favorite readers,
Here’s an uplifting and inspirational poem titled ‘Why You Must Not Quit’ written by American author John Greenleaf Whittier. I believe we could all use it….

Why You Must Not Quit
by: John Greenleaf Whittier

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:

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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 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.

Advertisers: Promotion Requires Tact

Hi everyone. The Internet brings out all kinds of people who want something for nothing. Or, a quick fix. I recently updated my listing to numerous sites in an attempt to increase publicity. What’s happened? I forgot about the existence of tactless product promotions that exist out there. Advertisers: Promotion Requires Tact.

I have received numerous comments about how someone just read about certain things they see on my site. Well, in the comment, individuals leave their website address. It turns out that the commenter sells the products. That is not the way to gain publicity.

If you sell a product that provides miracle cures, is the best thing since cut cheese or one that you simply cannot live without…..keep it to yourself. It doesn’t belong on this site. It will go into my Trash bin. Promotion Requires Tact.

And, listing these type of comments is an unsolicited form of advertisement. It is not appreciated at all. In addition, the comment is a negative reflection of yourself and product.

If anyone is truly interested in letting my readers know about a product that may help them, contact me directly. Discuss the topic in intelligent terms that spark interest and a want for further information. It is that easy.

That’s all there is to that. Remember….Advertisers: Promotion Requires Tact. Thanks for your time.

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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.