Double Vision EBook

Announcing “My 45 Years of Living With Double Vision” Ebook available for sale. By a patient for a patient.

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 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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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.

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.

Sign Up Now To Receive My Popular Booktoots’ Healing News! Here’s How…

Hi everyone. Many of you have asked me about signing up to receive my popular Booktoots’ Healing News. Here’s How…

First of all, thank you for your interest in staying in touch! Look over onto my right sidebar. There you will find the Sign Up Form…

Simply fill in the boxes with your name and email address. It is that simple!

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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 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.

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.

Proudly Announcing Booktoots Healing Being Rated One Of The Best TKR Blogs In 2019!

Hi everyone. I am very humbled and honored to announce this site – Booktoots’ Healing – as being rated one of the best TKR blogs for 2019 by Healthline.com! Eight years running!

This best of tkr blogs award could not be possible with the support of everyone who takes the time to visit this site, support each other, and write comments. Thank you!

Marie Buckner (aka Booktoots)

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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.

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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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 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.