Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Friday, December 05, 2008


My physical therapy for my shoulder has been great. It has not taken long for PT to give me relief from the accident that took place on July 7, 2008. My pain could have been alleviated much sooner if only my skills had been good enough to get past the doctor's bully nurse. Next I had to get x-rays, MRI and referrals ot specialists from insurance.

What has been the biggest problem with two days a week of PT? Not the exercises. They have been great and helped so much. The problem has been having to be somewhere at a certain time on such a regular basis. That has been too much like going to work.

My days in the workplace of Corporate USA ended in June, 2000. At first I actually missed being gainfully employed. How do you miss getting dressed up five days a week and trudging off to your 9-5? It was a habit. I was a robot of routine. Now my routine is whatever. The animals (spouse included) are fairly demanding about their meals but even they will wait for me to get moving.

We believe we are secure for the future, but if worse would come to worse, would my memory serve me well enough to return to banking? And do you think they would let me wear jeans and loose flannel shirts to work and keep a box of baby chicks under my desk?

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  1. I doubt I'll ever learn the full joys you have. I simply can't retire.

  2. Your memory is probably good enough but the box of chicks could be a problem.

  3. A regular routine would be a shock to my system now days for sure....Glad your PT is working though!

  4. Hi, I hope that you don't mind that I was here... Found your blog from Ms. Renie. You got a nice blog. :)

  5. I seriously doubt anyone would let me keep a box of baby chicks under my desk!

    Enjoy...and I hope the pain stays away.

  6. If you want to dress like that, become a florist!!

  7. Hi, have a good time.
    Hope PT works well.
    Take care.

  8. wow the luxury of not working it's worth it's weight in gold I tell ya....but I'm sure you put in your years worth so enjoy every minute as they won't let you bring chicks to work at the bank!!! LOL

  9. My sympathy for your shoulder pain and I hope the PT continues to work. Shoulder pain was the worst pain I've ever endured (before I had both shoulders replaced.) Continue to enjoy your retirement and the chicks,

  10. You referred to Ron as an animal.
    I'm betting he's a carnivore.

    I'm glad your therapy is working.

  11. Kay, there was certainly a time I never dreamed this would be my life. I hope you find all the happiness you deserve.

    Oh Ralph, surely banks today would allow a few chicks.

    Linda, I too am glad the PT is working. This has been a horrible ordeal.

    Grace, I'm eager to look at your blog. Thank you for visiting me.

    Riot Kitty, thanks for well wishes. You sure are keeping me entertained on your blog.

    Judy, do you mean to tell me that a florist can wear jeans and flannel shirts to work? Wow, you must love that.

    Venus I'm so thrilled with the success of the PT. You take care too.

    BEM, not working is worth it's weight in gold and I worked in banking for 32 years. Total of 40 years of gainful employment.

    Olive, you're so right about shoulder pain being horrid. It really slows a body down. However I don't think I'll be a candidate for shoulder replacememt. Bless your heart.

    Yep JD, my Ron is an animal....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr:) And he is a carnivore.