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Exercise Feedback & TKR

Wanted to post a short message encouraging all who go through a tkr. I have been walking faithfully, everyday, for the past three months. It is approximately 3 miles round trip. Nothing fancy, just plain and simple walking. I say it’s plain and simple now that I can do it. We all know that’s not the case upon first recuperating from a total knee replacement. In fact, for 30 years I didn’t have a beneficial gait. Anyways…

The birds are chirping and singing their appealing songs. Yesterday a dear pranced across the road in front of me. A few days earlier I heard small childlike foot steps (or as Curly of the Three Stooges would say “I hear footprints”). As I kept walking, the sound was getting closer. I turned and saw a deer go into the woods on her merry way. 🙂

My tkr leg has a “normal” gait. It swings freely, like it has not done in 30 years (when I sustained the initial traumatic injury). My orthopedic shoes fit remarkably well and are unbelievably comfortable. I never thought I’d find such a comfortable pair of shoes and am just thrilled about it. It’s the simple things in life…like comfortable walking shoes. And….

I can fit into my smaller size jeans. 🙂 Plus, my eating habits have improved.

I partially attribute this success to listening to Tony Robbins. He’s cool..

Hope this helps others going through the same thing. TKR recuperation does get better.

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NHL Hockey News as of 5p PST 06/30/09

Bill Guerin has signed a one year contract with Pittsburgh Penguins
Craig Adams has signed a two year contrct with Pittsburgh
Troy Brody has signed a two year extension with Anaheim Ducks
Dave Bolland has signed 5 year contract deal with Chicago Blackhawks
Scott Gomez was traded by the New York Rangers to the Montreal Canadiens

FREE AGENCY: (partial list)

GOALIES:
Manny Legace (STL)
Andrew Raycroft (COL)
Danny Sabourin (EDM)
Kevin Weeks (NJ)

DEFENSEMEN:
Jay Boumeister (CGY)
Chris Chelios (DET)
Brandon Cullimore (FLA)
Rob Davison (VAN)
Rob Blake (LA)
Curtis Sanford (VAN)
Brent Hedican (ANA)
Ken Klee (PHX)
Marek Malik (PIT)

RIGHT WINGS:
Mikhael Samuelson (DET)
Peter Sykora (PIT)
Joel Ward (NSH)
Jason Williams (CBJ)

LEFT WINGS:
Mark Bell (NYR)
Daniel Brashear (WASH)
Mike Cammalleri (CGY)
Eric Cole (CAR)

CENTERS:
Chris Gratton (CBJ)
Saku Koivu (MTL)
John Madden (NJ)
Todd Marchant (ANA)
Brendan Morrison (DAL)
Michael Peca (CBJ)
Eric Perrin (ATL)
Joe Sakic (COL)
Henrik Sedin (VAN)
Mats Sundin (VAN)

Information from NHL Network, NHL Live!, and Twitter..individual team tweets…:)

Is This You?

“You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in a 7-11” Dennis Miller

Montreal Draft Pick

The Montreal Canadiens chose draft pick Louis LeBlanc, a Center. Hometown boy, born in Montreal. Scholastic upbringing: mom=music teacher; dad=chemist. LeBlanc will be attending Harvard in fall.

Chris Pronger Traded

Chris Pronger (Anaheim Ducks) has been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers as part of a multi-player deal. News reported on NHL Network..

Wonder what the Flyers are going to do with Briere? Salary cap considerations…

Michael Jackson quotes

In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.

If you enter this world knowing U are loved & U leave this world knowing the same, theneverything that happens in between can be dealt with.

My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
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He was an enormous talent irregardless of everything else.

Detroit Red Wings Want New Arena Lease

This news just came through the Associated Press…..taken from the Yahoo! Sports site.

DETROIT (AP)—The Detroit Red Wings want a new deal to play at Joe Louis Arena.

The team says it will not exercise an option to renew its lease at the arena, but wants to continue talks with the city on a new deal. Ilitch Holdings Inc. President and Chief Executive Christopher Ilitch said Friday that the current lease is 30 years old and not competitive to other arena leases in the NHL or professional sports.

He says the team is looking for a new lease that is “fair and equitable for all parties.”

The team had until next Tuesday to notify the city of its intentions before a 20-year option automatically kicked in.

Ilitch said the team will continue evaluating all options for a new arena.