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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby hikerduane » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:58 pm

Thank you Cori, I work with 18-20 wimmen and stay out of trouble there, so with two married ladies I can't get into too much trouble.
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Shawn » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:42 pm

Hey SN!

Great to see you're already out and about. :thumbsup:

Seems everyone I know has recently had the same surgery (even my 79 year old Mom).

The pics are nice but I happen to be extra fond of Minaret Summit as it has become my favorite, um, "in car" sleeping place before hiking. Cool to see it snowed-in (or is that SnowNymphed?).

Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:53 am

Flip, I'm doing PT twice a week. Its been 3 wks, and still can't lift arm, but have more unassisted movement from elbow-hand. How long did it take your wife to lift arm? I'm afraid to go back to work without use of the arm. I'm a secretary to a director, and doing everything with left hand is slow, like 1 finger typing. :paranoid:

Duane, you're a sweetheart! :nod:

Shawn, MS is a good walk, with good views, and the groomed snow cushions the bouncing of shoulder. I went back this weekend again. :D

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Doing little hikes for awhile


Saturday, 7 Feb 2009
Rehab Wk 3: Minaret Summit again.

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/73 ... 7035_koLeS


Mammoth Mountain got 2 feet of snow so I stayed in Fri. I had to get out Saturday, so I walked to Minaret Summit from the Main Lodge. Same hike as last weekend, different conditions. No views due to weather, but new snow was pretty!
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Ozark Flip » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:27 pm

Snowy,

My wife actually had her surgery performed three months ago. I want to say a good 4 weeks before the arm lifting came along. So hang in there. I am having a hard time trying to tow my boat to the water this winter (I trout and kokanne fish the Mother Lode lakes during the winter/spring months) because my wife won't let me take her truck. Our other vehicle is a stick shift and she still says it hurts too much to drive it. So, three months and she still complains of driving a stick shift.

Good luck,

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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby ridgeline » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:15 pm

Cori, looks like your rehab is coming along. Good to see you out, some of the photos make your sling look like it has a racing stripe, perfect for the girl on the go!
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby SteveB » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:22 pm

Snowy, I, too, hadn't heard about your injury/surgery, but I'm glad to hear you're getting out a bit! The Sierra air is quite rehabilitating, isn't it? Hope you get better soon! :)
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby GigaMike » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:27 pm

Hi Snowy! Glad to see your still able to get outside. I hope you recover super fast :D
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:17 am

Flip, thanks! I can't see myself using the stick shift for awhile. :crybaby: I will have to rent an automatic, I guess.

Thanks, Ridgeline, SteveB and GigaMike! Being in the Sierra helps recovery time, even though I can't do much. Got a ride to go back for this weekend, so I'm happy! The streak continues!

Sunday, 8 February 2009
Tamarack Lodge to Horseshoe Lake, Mammoth Lakes

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/73 ... 8584_w8mhW


Tamarack has a groomed walking path for walkers/snowshoers next to the xctry ski track, so this was perfect.

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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:48 am

Monday, 9 February 2009
Tamarack Lodge, Lake Mary Loop, Lake Mamie in Mammoth Lakes

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/73 ... 3011_W5iby


Monday: Went back to Tamarack Lodge to walk the Lake Mary Loop, then to Lake Mamie to add a little distance

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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby ridgeline » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:06 am

Love the winter shots, Lake Mary looks sooo cold, I remember flipping a small boat on that lake, throwing my wife Linda and myself into the water, we spent the next two hours in a hot shower shivering , kind of a bonding experience :D
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:25 am

got a little behind . . .

2 wks ago, same hikes, different conditions. I don't have much of a choice of where to hike, just where the shuttles can drop me off.

Saturday, 14 February 2009
Rehab Wk 4, day 1: Tamarack Lodge - Horseshoe Lake - Lake Mary Loop (again!)

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/73 ... 7615_djL2p


This weekend I hitched a ride to Mammoth with Mo and Rick. They dropped me off at the condo Fri night. I don't have much of a choice on places to hike since I can't drive yet. So I'm stuck with wherever the shuttle can drop me off. This area is scenic and has more groomed walking than any other area that I can get to. So doing this hike again. Weather was great! Blue skies and a beautiful day!

No sling! The sling with abduction pillow is behind my back. I wasn't sure if my arm could handle the movement. It was fine.
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Sunday, 15 February 2009
Rehab wk 4, day 2: Minaret Summit (again)

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/73 ... 0303_ca8EC


It was snowing out, so I didn't rush in the morning. I hiked Minaret Summit again in a light storm, and got back in time for my ride home.

What a difference a day makes! No visibililty!
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and last weekend, found two more places to walk . . . .

Friday, 20 Feb 2009
Rehab wk 5, day 1: Sierra Meadows
PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/74 ... 8909_irwFp

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Saturday, 21 Feb 2009
Rehab wk 5, day 2: Tamarack Ski area
PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/74 ... 0533_Aq6ep

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Sunday, 22 Feb 2009
Rehab wk 5, day 3: Shady Rest
PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/74 ... 4076_nFa38


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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Ozark Flip » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:51 am

Ya can't keep a good girl down! :)

Good progress. My wife still won't let me drive her truck.
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