Roscoe's Quick Notes

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Finding myself fading fast this Tuesday night, and earlier than usual. Not surprising as I woke really early this morning.

Hips were slightly less bad today than most days, I'm happy to say.

posted Tuesday 26/Sep/2023 ~20:00 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

So this Monday morning I took time to watch and study the instructional CD that details 10 exercises designed to loosen up my hip flexor muscles and help me regain normal strength and stability in my hips and lower back. Dang! If I could do all those exercises I wouldn't need to do them. Still, I'm going to try. I'll start out slowly, doing a few of them each day. Hopefully they'll help.

posted Monday 25/Sep/2023 ~18:55 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

Another quiet Sunday. Again the hips were too painful and unsteady for me to even think about going to Mass this morning. Or going anywhere else today for that matter.

Glad my Rangers won their game against the Mariners this afternoon, but disappointed the Cowboys lost to the Cardinals.

posted Sunday 24/Sep/2023 ~ 18:50 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

Saturday early afternoon finds me listening to the radio broadcast of Aggies Football because none of the TV games available to me right now are interesting.

posted Saturday 23/Sep/2023 ~12:30 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

One lesson learned this Friday: I should apply that Blue Emu ointment much more frequently to my hips. Stuff really works, but it does wear off after a few hours.

posted Friday 22/Sep/2023 ~22:20 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

This Thursday was not terribly unlike the two most recent days. So much of my time has been spent reading. Thank goodness my Kindle has font sizing that I can adjust to my wonky eyesight!

For the last few days I've been using Blue Emu ointment on my hips and lower back. The only changes it has made in my condition are: it has lessened my need for oral pain medication during the day (tylenol and ibuprofen), and has let me sleep better at night. But my hips are still very unsteady and walking for any distance at all (from my room to the kitchen, from the recliner in the front room to... anywhere) is a risky proposition.

posted Thursday 21/Sep/2023 ~19:45 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

There's nothing quite like loosing oneself in a good book. That's been the story of this Wednesday in the Roscoe-verse.

Darned hips prevented my from doing anything physical today, but it's been a good day anyway.

posted Wednesday 20/Sep/2023 ~21:10 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

This Tuesday brought another home internet outage. This was only two hours long. When it hit, ~14:10, I didn't panic. Not at all. I'm starting to get used to the darned things. Called the ISP and was told that they knew about the issue, that they had a team in the field working to fix it, and expected it to be fixed in about 4 hours. Actually, it only took about 2 hours. Service came back at ~16:10 and it's been good ever since.

Hips are still very bad in the morning hours, but they become lass bad as the day wears on. Interesting.

posted Tuesday 19/Sep/2023 ~ 19:20 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

Monday morning found me with hips feeling less bad than they have for several weeks. Less bad is still a long way from good, but it clearly was an improvement. But why?

Yesterday afternoon I did some light chair exercises that were intended to improve my flexibility and strengthen my hips. Maybe they helped. I'm trying that again today.

posted Monday 18/Sep/2023 ~14:30 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

Not much to say about this Sunday. Missed Mass again due to my wonky hips.

Watched two NFL games and both my teams won. That was nice.

Yoga mat was delivered today so I can start doing floor exercises tomorrow. I won't have to worry about falling when I'm already on the floor, will I? Ha!

posted Sunday 17/ Sep/2023 ~19:25 #QNSEP2023

— by Roscoe

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