Monday, August 29, 2011


Whew, what a day! Typical Monday: back in the swing of things. Mom started the day with an hour of qi gong, then worked out with her physical therapy assistant. She took a long walk (again, no walker anymore on these strolls), then went to the gym for 20 minutes on the bike. Her longest ride yet! And then, more walking. And that's in addition to all of the stretching and strengthening exercises. Then both my parents were treated to massages. So lovely. They were each on the table for at least an hour and said they felt so good after. And Ross timed his arrival perfectly, coming in as Dad was finishing his massage, so Ross got a mini massage, too. Back at home, I jumped on the indulgent body work bandwagon and had a great acupuncture treatment.

Mom's appetite has been minimal since yesterday, so she's working on stimulating that. Everyone keeps throwing out food suggestions that may sound appealing; I suspect it's going to take a few more days before she really feels like eating much again. But in typical fashion, despite not feeling like eating anything, she still manages to get nourishing bites in whenever she can. Mind over matter. As is everything, really.

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