Saturday, January 30, 2010

Better! And birthday!

GrannyJ is safely ensconced at the Good Samaritan nursing home. They are making her do physical therapy for two hours every morning, and the end result is that she is doing better. She had a Burst O' Energy this evening while I was visiting, and actually walked around her room on her own without me flailing the imaginary whip and chivvying her along. The best part? When she was done, she checked her blood oxygen level, and it was still over 90%.

The lesson here, we think, is that old cliche: Use it or lose it. They're making her use it, and thus she is finding it again.

Of course, this is an up-again, down-again process, and will probably take weeks. But it made me happy (oh, yes!), made her happy (oh, yes!), and I thought all her readers would like to know.

Additionally, GrannyJ's birthday is on Monday! So if you would like to leave her birthday greetings in the comments, I will be sure to print them all out and take them with me to read to her when I visit on Monday.

42 comments:

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Happy four-score and three. Keep lifting them weights and trottin' on the cross-trainer and drink plenty of water (or gin as the spirit moves you).

Hermano

PS: Disregard the spam above, I think that the author thereof has popped one too many pills.

gumo said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on your improved health. You gave us all a big scare and we look forward to you being able to blog again if you feel like it.

Get well soon and enjoy your birthday Monday!

A voice in the wilderness said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on your progress!

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNYJ.
It is ok to blog about your adventures during your treatments. We miss you down here in Texas and look forward to more from your observations.

3Triangleforge said...

Happy Birthday, Granny J & all kinds of good wishes from AM & me for the continued good effect of your PT!

quilteddogs said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday! And happy, happy day for all us followers that Granny J may soon be back on her feet to continue enthralling us with her daily doings.

So glad to hear you are on the mend.

Catalyst said...

Happy birthday, Julie! Here's a thought to keep in mind: 83 is only a beginning! We're all looking forward to seeing your photos and writing again.

Kate said...

Woohoo! Now that's a fabulous birthday present to you and Granny and all of us, too!

Happy, happy birthday, Julie! (Tee hee, now that I know your real name you can run, but you can't hide!)

Best wishes,
kate

Amos and Friends said...

Happy Birthday GrannyJ! I want to say thank you, I am moving to Prescott at the end of the month after throwing a dart at the map and your blog has helped me to have a better idea of what I'll be moving into. Keep healing up! There are a lot of people out here in the blogosphere who are pulling for you!

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday! Hoping you can feel the Joy of Movement today, even if limited. Take care, hope to hear that you are feeling better soon. Thanks so much for your blog.

Karen of Scottsdale said...

So glad to hear of your progress! Happy Bday my blog friend.

Warren said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad to hear you are improving. Thanks again for all your interesting past blog entries! You may not know it, but you've taught me a number of very helpful things about blogging by the way you do things on your blog and the examples you set.

Thanks! -- Warren @ touchthewind

azlaydey said...

A happy healthy birthday to you Granny J.........that's the best news I've heard in awhile. Kepp up the good work!

Steve said...

Happy Birthday. I sent a special greeting from Germany to her email address.

Jean W said...

Definitely a very Happy Birthday to you. For 21 days we were the same age - now you have leapt forward another year. So very happy to hear you are getting better.

Anonymous said...

Feliz cumpleanos, GrannyJ, from the Left Coast!

So happy for you (and OmegaMom) that you're feeling better and better.

Please keep on keepin' on... doing what you need to do.

Your fans miss you deeply and dearly, and we want you back on your blog, if you'd so choose.

You have enriched so many lives in many ways... across this planet and not just in AZ.

My darling hubby sends his love, too, and we want you to recover 100% so we can meet you at The Raven again!

Love and hugs,
~Anon in AV.

P.S. OmegaMom's "use it or lose it" comment is now affecting me... guess I'll start my exercise program, too. ;-)

Boonie said...

Get well Granny J!

Boonie

Wandrin said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and hopes for a speedy return to share a word -- or two -- at Walking Prescott. Missing your words.

Wandrin Lloyd

bb said...

Happy birthday, Granny!

Anonymous said...

Granny J., happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for the last three years and find your photos and thought processes educational, fun, and inspiring - thank you!

All my positive thoughts are with you for continued improvement. You have a great many fans that would welcome hearing from you about this experience as well - please feel free to share - because we care about you.

Patricia in Prescott

AZ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPPPPPPPY BIRRRRTHDAAAAAY DEAR GRANNNNNNNYYYYYYYY J
HAPPPPY BIRRRRRTHDAAAAAAYYYY TO YOU
I don't sing well, but I sing loud! :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, GrannyJ !! I wish I were there to present you with a cake!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, GrannyJ !! I wish I were there to present you with a cake!

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday Granny J! It is already Monday here, but I might be in time.
Hope you continue to improve, Hugs from Oz XX

CinBud's Gold said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Anonymous said...

Teilweise ziemlich verwirrend!

Changes in the wind said...

Today is Monday and a very special Happy Birthday to Granny J...So glad you are doing better and keep up the good work!

TomboCheck said...

Glad to hear she's pushing to get better. :) A happy birthday indeed.

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday to ya! Glad you are feeling a bit better =) praying for a full and quick recovery!

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

Such good news.

Happy Birthday, Granny J!

And thank you for the faithful posts to my blog. Your documentary of life around Prescott has always brought joy to my day.


Best regards from Ireland.

Avus said...

A belated, but sincere Birthday Greeting, Granny. How wonderful to see your many other greetings from across the blogosphere.My heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery and I look forward to reading your "Prescott Journal" once more in the near future.

dagnygromer said...

Happy B-day GrannyJ! Sorry I'm a day late here. Good to hear things are improving for you.

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday GrannyJ. Your blog is my daily inspiration and hope you will be able to get back to it. If not with pictures, with your infinite wisdom. God Bless you and keep working hard to get better. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jarart said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Julie! So glad to hear that you are getting better. I can't wait to read what you will post about all this.

Yavapai Central said...

Happy Post-Birthday Granny J. We miss you. Sounds like it's OK to come visit now. I'm headed off to Tucson for 3 days but I'll be over when I get back with tales of the bead (and beady-eyed women). Keep on getting better!!!

Sandybee said...

Happy Birthday to ewe,
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HappybirthdayadaylatebecauseIforgottocheckyourblogyesterdayforthelatestupdateonhowyou'redoingandwhenyou'regoingtogetbacktophotosandblogging

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Ron Bloomquist said...

Woo Hoo! Go Grannyj!!

Happy Birthday!!

I'm holding the Fort here in Fort Bragg!

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stitchwort said...

Just dropped in to see how things are in Prescott, and found out you're not too good.
Love and best wishes for feeling better VERY soon.
M

Anil P said...

Belated birthday wishes. Am glad to hear you're doing well.

Cathy said...

I'm a little late but the good wishes are strong and true for all that! Happy Birthday - AND MANY MORE!

Your blogs have been a joy for years. You inspired me to start.
Cathy

Andy & Dana said...

Sorry to miss your Birthday Party! Keep on exercising.

 
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