- This morning I made two appointments. The first was to see the ophthalmologist and the second is to see an audiologist. I have been noticing that my hearing seems to be declining a bit in that I cannot always hear clearly what people are saying. I also am more comfortable with TV when I have the closed captioning turned on. In the last year or so of his life, Fred’s hearing deteriorated a lot but he wouldn’t get himself tested. In order for him to hear what was on television, he needed to have it turned up very high or use his earphones. He did use his earphones when I was in the room but when I was out, he just turned the TV up high. There were times when he refused to believe he had hearing problems and it was all the fault of the person speaking to him for not speaking clearly! Unfortunately, from what I understand, Medicare will not pay for hearing aids if I need them, but I will tackle that problem when it comes.
- After I am finished here, I am going to Lowes to get myself a stiff outdoor broom to keep my little patio clean. I have a straw brush which is just not stiff enough to sweep the patio without a lot of energy! I am all for conserving my energy since these days I have nowhere as much as I used to have.
- This morning I did exercises with the large ball and small one. I am finding the small ball can be used while I am watching TV. I am not going into details about the exercises since I think that basically the details are not of interest to anyone but me but I am keeping a record here for a while, anyway. I may find I do better with a notebook.
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier. It is not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
PT: leg exercises with large and small exercise balls.