On the road to recovery at last !

I just had to post this as I feel like telling the world πŸ˜†

Yesterday I started physio for my hip and lower back pain it went really well I'm going to have them weekly for a while At last I have an exercise plan to follow Today I tried a little local trip in my car first time since May 25th as I was told it would be OK It was very nerve racking but the feeling of getting my independence back was so amazing πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

I feel I will able to move more now and drive to nice local parks etc for walks rather than just plodding round the block I know it's still early days and mustn't overdo it but I can see light at the end of the tunnel at last πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

It's like I've come alive again and I'm so looking forward to some lovely autumn walks πŸ‚ πŸ„ πŸŽƒ 🍁

Hope you are all having a good day it's a bit grey and drizzly down here in Hampshire but in my heart it's brilliant sunshine πŸ˜„πŸ’•πŸ˜„πŸ’•


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  • That's great news . Autumn is a lovely season . It's grey here as well but luckily it's not raining here as we are having our central heating system replaced & all the doors are open.

  • Thank you I'm thrilled

    Hope all your central heating is now installed πŸ‘πŸ»

    Have a cosy evening 😊

  • Yes , they finished it a couple of hours ago & I've just had a lovely shower. Just got to sort out the kitchen & I can start cooking properly again πŸ˜ƒ

  • Ooh bet that was a real treat a nice warm shower

    Hope you get the kitchen sorted and enjoy your cooking again

    I love it when the work is finished and all back to normal again


  • Thanks. We've got more plumbers round on Thursday to hopefully fix the bath tap & slow filling toilet . Then in about a months time we having new flooring & carpets laid & then new sofas.

    Both using a weeks leave to get jobs done.

    Be lovely when it's all done

  • It's so exciting to get nice new things for the house isn't it How lovely for you we just had new sofas and love them

    Enjoy it all x

  • We can't wait πŸ˜„

  • I bet you can't have you just moved there or just having a make over ? All really exciting

    Have a good day I'm listening to the robins outside my window not emerged from bed yet the joys of retirement!! x

  • We've been here for 12 years & our cats have pretty much destroyed our carpets so we have ended up getting a loan to get everything sorted.

    Enjoy your day πŸ˜ƒ

  • Know what you mean Our last cat was an expert in destroying carpets we have wooden floors now downstairs !

    Still we wouldn't be without them would we

    Enjoy x

  • I know - were getting wood laminate downstairs as well. They also were trying to learn how to be heating engineer kitties yesterday 😜

  • It's the best thing we did to get laminate floors they look so nice too and fantastic to keep clean πŸ‘πŸ»

    I can just imagine them yesterday how many do you have ?

    We only have one now called Maisie she was a rescue kitten from the RSPCA she's ginger and white and absolutely gorgeous She is 2 now 🐈

    We lost our beautiful Rosie aged 16 a couple of years ago and couldn't bring myself to get another cat but as the months went by I couldn't bear the house without one It wasn't "home" 😒

    It's lovely choosing new things for the house isn't it ? πŸ˜†

    I hope you have a lovely time getting it all done

    Sheila πŸ˜€xx

  • We have two sisters ( both black) adopted from cats protection nearly 3 years ago.

    Our first cat was a black & white female called Jess & when we lost her it broke both our heats & we had two new cats within a couple of weeks as I couldn't bear coming home to an empty house.She was about 17 not exactly sure as she was a rescue cat too.

    They are both adorable & one looks like & acts like a kitten still.

    Lynne 🐱

  • They sound beauitful I love black cats

    We always make sure Maisie is in if we are going out for a long time and she always appears coming down the stairs when we get in I hated the house without a cat it's just not home is it ?

    It is absolutely heartbreaking when you lose a cat people who aren't into pets don't understand

    it will be nice hearing their little paws patter over your new floors ☺️

    Sheila x

  • I'm looking forward to it 😸

  • I always remember a lady at work commenting" I hope you've bought some nice thick slippers it will be cold "πŸ™€

    We'd already ordered it and I wondered if we had done the right thing We don't find it cold at all we love it 😻

  • That's good to know. We are having a reflecting underlay installed to keep the warmth in. I have a lovely warm pair of slipper boots so I should be fine xx

  • Oooh yes you will be mega cosy 😻

  • Can't wait now . I'm sure it will be worth all the upheaval . The cats are going to their holiday home so they won't get stressed or in the way. Lucky things .

  • Hi cat 33,

    What a nice post ,nice to hear from you .

  • Thank you and nice to hear from you too

    Hope all ok with you


  • that's great! so pleased you are getting the treatment you need and are feeling much more positive about life 😊

  • Thank you that's kind of you to reply It's been a long difficult summer for me but can start to look forward now πŸ˜€

  • I am so pleased you have some help and feel so much better. It's a fantastic feeling when you can go wherever you want on your own even if it's only a little further afield.

    I love the Autumn all the changing colours and especially when we have a crisp frosty morning makes you feel glad to be aliveπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    Best wishes for getting better every dayπŸ‘

  • Thank you yes it's such a lovely feeling to get my freedom again I've looked at my car on the drive all summer and felt so frustrated that I couldn't get in it even to do short trips

    Oh yes autumn is beautiful I love it and yes crisp frosty mornings are gorgeous I love to see the seasons change πŸ‚πŸ

    Thanks Bev πŸ˜€

  • Awwww this is great news am the same with my leg but am still trying to get where you are all the very best don't over do it live Kim xx

  • Thank you Kim I do hope you aren't too far from recovery

    Yes you are right don't overdo it so easy when you start to feel better I must keep telling myself that

    All the best Sheila x

  • So pleased for you Cat33 😊 It's been a long time coming! You have been so patient 😊 Good luck, don't over do things! 😊❀️

  • Oh thanks Anna that's kind of you

    I do hope you are well on the mend now too and feeling good xx

  • It's so easy to overdo it don't you think ? 😐

    Yesterday I was so full of "I can do this I can do that" now but then in the afternoon I was really tired and achey and had to give myself a talking to So I sat and caught up on some tv progs I'd missed and knitted and felt much better πŸ‘πŸ»

    Today I'm going to just potter do my exercises and listen to my body

    I'm planning a little trip locally in my car there is a beautiful lake I can try a little walk πŸ‚πŸΏπŸπŸŒΏπŸŒ²

    I do hope you are recovering well it's over a month now isn't it so hope you are feeling much better πŸ’•

  • Thank you Cat33 😊 I so understand about the roller-coaster of recovery!! I am fine one minute, full of energy, then exhausted the next πŸ˜• Also my joints are bad just now, (it's a side effect of the surgical menopause apparently πŸ˜•) But as long as I keep moving gently and don't try to do too much it's ok 😊 Worst is my wrists, but I've googled some wrist strengthening exercises to add to the list!! Lol πŸ˜‚

    I'm back on track eating wise which feels optimistic 😊

    Onwards and downwards 😊

  • I'm absolutely delighted for you Cat! What a lovely, uplifting post! Enjoy your new-found freedom, but take baby steps until you're stronger :)

    Here's to Autumn walks :)

  • Thank you so much it really means a lot to have such lovely replies

    Just had a trip to the supermarket just to get a couple of things felt I could have gone on to somewhere else but thought no a little trip a day until I feel better So tomorrow will be a little walk πŸ‚πŸπŸΏπŸπŸ‚

    AND I've lost 2 more lbs this week πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • Slow and steady is the perfect way to go :)

    Wow! That's a fantastic loss! Well done you! :)

  • That's great! Well done 😊

  • Thank you Anna xx

  • Thank you I know I wouldn't have done it without this lovely forum as I've been fed being inactive and feeling poorly and I was comfort eating until I joined πŸ’•πŸ˜€

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