Books

A Real-Life Story About Nerve Damage, a Shoe Lift, and TKR

Hi everyone! I’ve had a number of inquiries lately regarding nerve pain associated with a total knee replacement, so I wanted to share a real-life patient story about nerve damage, a shoe lift, and tkr I experienced in an attempt to help others out…Here is an excerpt from my upcoming ebook:

It was a beautiful sunny day. After just finishing a tasty fundraising breakfast, going home just didn’t sound like a good idea. I was wearing business casual clothing, including my walking shoes. (As I have discussed in other posts on this site, my left shoe has an external 1.75″ shoe lift attached).

I hopped into the car and decided to go for a nice drive. There’s a beautiful waterfront community nearby that I knew had benches that provided a wonderful view. There’s where I was headed.

As I was approaching the town, I noticed signs stating a festival was taking place. “Oh oh”, I thought. Parking is difficult enough as it is in that area, let alone during a festival. Anyways, I proceeded.

Someone (as usual) was watching over me that day, since ONE parking spot was available in an ideal location. My parallel parking skills came in handy. 🙂

After taking in the scenery while sitting on the waterfront bench for a bit, I decided to partake in the festivities. It was a medieval faire. WHAT A BLAST!!

However, to tie this in with my tkr and shoe lift story, the majority of festivities took place on open grounds containing uneven land. My ankle and shoe lift were getting an interesting workout!

More in upcoming ebook….

This book is currently available for purchase via Amazon to be read on your Kindle reader:

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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.

 Booktoots’ Healing is a  multiple 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.

Proudly Announcing Newly Updated TKR Water Exercises Ebook

Hi everyone! We all know the importance of exercising regularly after having a total knee replacement, or for simply living a healthier lifestyle. So…I am pleased to announce the release of my newly updated 38-page tkr water exercise ebook titled “Water Exercising After A TKR”….

As soon as possible after my tkr, I began using water as my exercise medium. Water’s buoyancy supports body weight, making it less stressful on joints. YAY! It also is easier to move in water.

I developed many of the water exercises, while others are time-tested by exercise professionals. All prove very useful for my tkr recuperation and lifestyle. So..I am sharing my insight to hopefully help you! Water makes exercising fun!! Yes, you read that correctly. Fun!

In addition to the knee exercises, you will gain insight on exercises for warming up, hands/wrists, upper arms, abdominals, and lower body. In other words, a complete workout.

There are also chapters on safety, nutrition, and benefits. Do you know what treading is? Well, turn to Chapter V. (Yes, I use Roman numerals. I happen to like them!)

You do not have to be a swimmer to utilize these my water exercises for tkr patients. There are exercises for shallow to deep water depths. All the exercises can be done by almost anyone, even those not having a total knee replacement. The majority of people can benefit from water exercises.

Thanks for taking the time to read this tkr blog post about my updated ebook titled ‘Water Exercises For TKR Patients’. Here’s hoping you find it useful and take action!

To purchase the ebook, click on the Buy Now button below. You will be taken to a PayPal page to complete the transaction. YOU DO NOT NEED PAYPAL TO BUY THE BOOK!

Once I receive confirmation of your purchase, I will transmit the PDF-formatted ebook via email.

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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 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.

Meditation and Yoga For Seniors – Why You Should Include Them in Your Daily Practice

Hi everyone. Living during our COVID19 times can be trying at its best. Here is a guest article about Meditation and Yoga for Seniors by Hazel Bridges with AgingWellness.org. Enjoy!

Meditation and yoga have seen a significant surge in popularity in the last few years — this is best shown in the number of Americans who have started doing yoga, which has jumped to 50 percent in the past four years. While it is mostly assumed that yoga and meditation are ideal for those working stressful jobs, this overlooks the incredible potential of these practices for seniors. If you are a senior or a caregiver to one, now it’s the moment to introduce the benefits of meditation and yoga.

Meditation in Yoga

Meditation can also be part of a versatile yoga experience, although when most people think of yoga, they associate it with physical practice. Learning to meditate in yoga takes more than sitting still for a couple of moments each day. The reason is that your mind might still be burning through a stream of worries and thoughts.

However, the more you’re able to sit with your thoughts, which will eventually quiet your mind, the more you’ll experience a sense of presence. Research shows that being in the moment helps develop that unique mind-body connection most people seem to have lost during their lives. There are also numerous other benefits to yoga meditation, including overall well-being and good mental and physical health.

Reasons to Consider Meditation and Yoga

One of the best reasons to consider introducing a daily yoga practice is to enhance your overall health. As we grow older, we’re encountering several health-related problems, both physically and mentally. These issues can often lead to some more significant concerns. For instance, isolation is known to lead to depression, which, in turn, can create issues with oral health and even malnutrition. Besides, seniors do not often follow a healthy diet, which can create an imbalance in the gut, leading to indigestion, mood swings, and skin issues.

Fortunately, meditation and yoga can tackle several different mental and physical concerns that often trouble seniors, allowing them to live healthier and fruitful lives; according to studies, both yoga and meditation have a powerful impact on a person’s overall well-being.

Yoga 101

Seniors sometimes assume that yoga is only for young people as it has various challenging poses. However, there are many yoga forms with gentler variations that are ideal for seniors looking to boost their muscle flexibility. Other benefits yoga is known to promote include anxiety and stress relief, reduced inflammation, heart health, and chronic pain reduction.

One of the easiest ways to get started is to practice yoga at home by using technology. There are hundreds of YouTube videos for seniors that teach a yoga level that’s not too vigorous for a beginner. Other solutions are fitness apps that can be installed on your smartphone for a more organized practice. Usually, these videos and apps are created by experts in the field, so they are ideal when you’re just getting started with yoga.

Meditation 101

Efficient meditation doesn’t take all day. At first, it is great if you devote just a few minutes and work your way up to extended periods. Meditation becomes easier if you start focusing on your breath first and become aware of it as you observe your thoughts. Acknowledge the wheel of thoughts and allow them to fade away rather than ignoring the thoughts that want to pull you into a state of anxiety or distraction, use this time to perceive and relativize them.

Meditation also has numerous benefits that both medical experts and practitioners have reported. These include decreased anxiety levels, reduced stress, boosted emotional health, improved self-awareness, more kindness, better focus, pain control, better sleep, and decreased blood pressure.

The Bottom Line

Both yoga and meditation are two incredibly healthful practices for seniors; in fact, doctors often prescribe yoga for their patients. Getting started the right way doesn’t require much, and you can find resources everywhere online. There are hundreds of videos on YouTube and numerous apps that can help you get started and practice yoga or meditation with ease.

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

Happy Thanksgiving 2020….

Extending my wishes for everyone to enjoy this special day…Happy Thanksgiving 2020. Even during our trying COVID19 times, please remember there is something to be thankful for.

I am thankful and grateful for you all.

Book Buying Message

Hi everyone. It appears something is amiss with my book buying software program. Many of you have contacted me after not being able to complete purchases. So..here is my book buying message…

Please contact me directly at booktoots35@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing any of my books. All are immediately available via instant downloads once payment is received.

I apologize for any inconvenience. As a way to show my appreciation for any convenience, I am offering a reduced rate.

Believe me when I say I am as frustrated about this as you are.

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

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Announcing New Ebook Titled “My 45 Years Of Living With Double Vision”

Hi everyone! I am excited and proud to share with you information about my new ebook titled “My 45 Years Of Living With Double Vision”. Yes, the main jest of Booktoots Healing is my tkr, but I also have vision issues worth sharing with you and others affected.

After searching the Internet, I realized that there was no independent patient information available. All I could find was tied in with clinics or surgeon’s offices. Since I have been living with the condition for decades, I felt the need to write about it since I am sure others are dealing with this troubling eye condition. Some of you have already responded positively. Thank you!

For some background: A head-on car accident caused my head to hit the dashboard/steering wheel/and go through the windshield. This impact resulted in a closed head injury, multiple fractures, traumatic brain injury, and …among other things….double vision. “

I am asking you to come explore my 45 year history in dealing with eye care professionals, triggering mechanisms, pre and post prisms, and strabismus surgery. You will also learn how to naturally lessen symptoms.

Do you experience the progression steps of double vision that I have? Do you know about triggering mechanisms? How about dealing with the vision care professionals? My experiences can help you.

This book is a must read for others who are living with this bothersome and uncomfortable condition. You are not alone.

This information -packed, tried-and-true ebook is immediately available for download from my Booktoots’ Books page.

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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 concern.

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

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Come Join Our Community At Booktoots’ Healing News!

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Here’s hoping your tkr recuperation is going well. I am inviting you to come join our community at Booktoots’ Healing News!

My newsletter will contain new developments, helpful exercises, fun tips, and a multitude of other information intent on helping you improve your overall life.

Being a total knee replacement patient myself provides me with first-hand insight that is worthy of sharing with you – my reader!

So, please take a moment and fill out my Email Signup Form found on the right sidebar. We will be helping each other! Let me be your partner throughout your tkr recuperation journey and beyond.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon! Stay safe and healthy..especially during these surreal COVID-19 times. Remember, we are all in this together.

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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 concern.

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.

No Paypal? No Problem! Helpful “No Paypal” Tip for Book Buying

Hi everyone. Some of you have contacted me wanting a helpful “no Paypal” tip for book buying on this site. Here it is:

You do not need PayPal in order to buy a Booktoots’ Healing book of any kind. Any credit card is accepted.

PayPal is the platform for my book purchasing. Once you choose your desired book from my site, the process will guide you step-by-step until you need to choose your payment method.

At this point, enter your credit card number. You do not need a PayPal account.

Hope this tkr blog post containing information about my Helpful “No Paypal” Tip for Book Buying answers any questions.

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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 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.

What Is A Search Box? Why Am I Asking?

Hi everyone. Our society is a quick fix one, with reading and searching becoming lost arts. Recently, many of you have contacted me asking a specific question that is answered elsewhere on my site. I believe it is time to ask “what is a search box?” and…Why am I asking?

Many questions are posted as comments to my Contact Page or other article that has nothing to do with what is being asked. People are not taking the time to look for what they want on this site.

Some of you have sent me private emails asking a question that is answered elsewhere on this site. Kindly peruse my site before contacting me.

Here’s another example: Someone wants to know if their 10-month tkr recuperation is “normal”. So, a comment/question is posted to one of my “Thank You” blog articles.

So…Here is the scoop: This site does have a Search Box. It is located on the upper portion of the right sidebar. (Look to the right). What is a search box? It is a convenient, quick way to find blog posts/articles on the topic you are interested in.

All you need to do is type in the topic you are concerned about. You will then receive a list of blog posts/articles written by me on this site.

Please start using my Search Box. Since this blog has been in existence for over 10 years, there is bound to be an article/blog post that covers what you are seeking.

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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 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Happy July 4th To My USA Readers..

Wishing all of my USA-loving readers a healthy, happy, and fulfilling Independence Day – July 4th – 2019. Enjoy this festive day in any manner that suits your fancy or floats your boat.

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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 healthline.com award-winning site is owned and operated by WEGO Health Patient Leader 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.

I Am Nominated For A WEGO Health Award!

Hello everyone. I am honored, humbled, and extremely proud to announce that I am nominated as a Patient Leader for a coveted WEGO Health Award!

Taken from their website: “These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy.” #WEGOHealthAwards

What is a Patient Leader? A Patient Leader uses their own health journey to raise awareness, share knowledge and help others. They leverage social media to amplify their voice, connect with peers, and build community. They are the thought leaders and transformers industry leaders turn to for insights and expertise they need to build a more patient-centered, consumer-driven health care ecosystem. – reprinted from wegohealth.com.

Click on this link to be taken to the WEGO Health site. Here you’ll learn more about the organization and all it offers…including the Patient Leaders. 🙂

https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/13741

This would not be possible without all of your suppport. Thanks for taking the time for visiting my site, reading my content, and posting comments. You all rock!

I will post voting information as it becomes available. You do know how much I will appreciate your vote, correct? 🙂

Enjoy your day and keep going!

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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 healthline.com and WEGO Health award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, WEGO Patient Leader, tkr blogger, 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.

Sharing An Accomplishment..Healthline.com Best of TKR Blogs 2019

Hi everyone. Here is a link to the article by Healthline.com explaining this year’s best of tkr blogs 2019 winners. !! Enjoy..

https://www.healthline.com/health/total-knee-replacement-surgery/best-blogs#1

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