The Anonymous Widower

Daily Bulletin – March 7th, 2020

I seem to be getting weaker in my left leg every morning.

Look at this picture of my left toes.

They are all dry with the nails in a bad way.

This second picture shows how the left foot is redder than the right.

I’ve noticed this before in my life and I certainly have a problem with my left knee, which I told my doctor about three months ago. As he suggested it, I now wear a support bandage, which doesn’t seem to help much.

Could it be that the reason I fell last Friday night was that the knee just gave up?

Blood Pressure

I’ve just measured it at 08:10. It was 132/47/75.

An Aside On My Physical Health

Every morning and evening until I had the fall, I used to do twelve sets of physical exercises; including press-ups, Superman stretches and arm openings. I used to finish by standing for twenty seconds straight on each leg.

I can still do the right leg for twenty seconds, but I can’t do more than a few on the left without support.

March 7, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , | 4 Comments

Exercise On The Go In Brussels

I saw this crazy device, called a Workstation, with a guy peddling away on it, in Brussels Midi station.

Exercise On The Go In Brussels

Exercise On The Go In Brussels

I suppose, I could do with a bit more exercise!

June 21, 2013 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

It’s Gibbon Time

I took a New Bus for London up to Piccadilly Circus this afternoon and it was surprisingly busy for a Sunday afternoon.

A Busy New Bus for London

When I got off, I used the rear staircase and I found that the vertical hand holds were alternated for my left and right hands.  So I swung down the bus like a gibbon.  I’m not sure, whether all buses are like that on the top deck.  But if they are not, they should be! The slightly rough texture of the hand holds also gives a good grip for my gammy left hand.

Incidentally, note in the picture, how the handholds slant outwards.  Does this effectively make the gangway wider? Or just appear so?  I must take my tape measure with me to check!

After all, when you are rehabilitating from a stroke, like I am, isn’t it a bit cheaper to get free exercise in everything you do?

May 20, 2012 Posted by | Health, Transport/Travel | , , , , | 2 Comments

Shower and Exercise

My morning regime has changed now that I live alone.

Our/my bedroom used to have a two large wardrobes and since I only need one now, I removed the wardrobe, extended the bathroom and put a walk-in shower in the extra space.  It has no door and is electronically controlled so that I just switch it on and never bother about the temperature.  It has been completely reliable.

After my shower, I perform a set of exercises for my shoulder.  As I said in Bullying, this has almost completely cured the problem, so it is very much worth doing.

But it does set me up for the day.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Health | | 2 Comments