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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.

Feeling Down Today? It Is OK..

Hi everyone. We are living in a strange time that has us all with mixed feelings. Are you feeling down today? It’s OK…Especially during our COVID-19 pandemic.

Some personal insight into why I am writing this article:

I woke up this morning with the sun shining in my window. Songbirds chirping. Beautiful day. How nice it would be to get a change of scenery. Only thing is, we are in a ‘stay home’ situation. Bummer. Guess I will play my flute outdoors in my back and front yards. Music will change my mood. Always does. 🙂

It is OK to feel down today. Why? Some suggestions..

First, enjoy this virtual bouquet of mums to brighten your day.

Mums Bouquet

You are human. Humans experience things in their own way.

Start being easier on yourself. Accept your feelings and let them ride.

Stop comparing yourself to others. Do your best with what you have.

Stop believing you are supposed to feel “up” all the time. If that was true, there would be no word like ’emotions’ which run the gamut from happy to depressed and beyond.

Gratitude. Do be grateful for what you have. No matter what. There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.

Take news breaks. Take news breaks. Take news breaks. The fear mongering, stupidity, and negativity is enough to change anyone’s perspective for the worse…

Remember: We are all in this COVID-19 pandemic together (no matter how some may believe otherwise). Do your part to make our globe a healthier, safer world.

JOIN US: Have you joined our Booktoots’ Healing community to receive additional insight into living a healthier, more fulfilling life? It is easy! Simply fill out the sign-up form located on the right side of this 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 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.

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.

Ways To Keep Your Aging Mind Active

Hi everyone. Throughout our lives it is important to keep our brains healthy. Since the majority of people having a total knee replacement are likely in the older age range (including me!) , I thought it would be beneficial to share information about ways to keep your aging mind active.

Play Brain Games.

Brain games come in all categories. The intent is to have fun while stimulating your mind. Whether it is memory training, visual acuity, puzzles, and/or video games – there is bound to be something that suits your fancy.

Examples:

Crossword puzzles

Suduko

Word games – word search, Hangman, Scrabble, etc.

Treasure hunts including geocaching

Concentration

Engage In Brain Training..aka Brain Fitness

Brain training, on the other hand, is gym exercise for the brain. These maneuvers improve your cognitive abilities. You need to do these exercises to work on/improve memory, intelligence, navigation, communication, focus, mental acuity, and brain processing speed.

An efficient brain training program will be backed up by scientific proof (research). Scientific studies will be peer-reviewed, independent, repeatable, and published in professional journals.

Benefits:

Improved self confidence

Decreased depression

Improved driving skills

Lower medical costs

Faster visual processing speed

Examples:

Visualization

Using your opposite-side hand

If you are right-handed, use your computer mouse with your left

If you are left-handed, brush your teeth with your right hand

Etc…

Close your eyes when performing tasks..rely on touch

Of course, use your common sense

Shower with your eyes closed and feel for your shampoo, soap, etc.

Play with coins to distinguish size changes

Change your daily routine

Walk your dog at a different time

Do a different exercise

Meditate in the evening, if morning is your usual

Play A Musical Instrument

Playing music offers so many benefits, it is a shame to not learn one that suits your desires. Find an instrument that sparks an interest and go for it.

Learn to Read Music

This is a language in and of itself. IT IS A BLAST! Since studies show that only 10% of musicians know how to perform this wonderful, rewarding task – you will be among the educated few.

Read, Read, Read

Our world is turning into a video-oriented one that discourages reading. What a shame. Reading powerfully stimulates the brain. It may take longer to read than watch a video, but the mental results far outweigh the video results.

Go to your library, check out a book, do some Kindle reading, and/or subscribe to a magazine/newsletter. The choice is yours.

That’s about it for now. Can you think of another way to keep your brain healthy as we age? Kindly share in the comment section below.

Here are some informative links you may want to check out:

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/brain-exercise/

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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 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. For more information, visit: https://www.wegohealth.com

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.