THE KNEE AND THE GYM

Before  my knee surgery my  Doctor, who has time share on La Ropa, knew when I was traveling, his comment was the warmer weather might be good as would “no cooking no cleaning”. Obviously he doesn’t understand the Senor or those of us that travel on a “cervesa budget”. It’s a nice thought to eat all your meals out but not practical or really even desirable. A nice salad on our balcony last night was much better that walking a couple of blocks to a restaurant. I’m not supposed to walk or stand a lot so I haven’t been able to get out to the pool yet. I suppose I will have to take a cab out as I have no idea which bus will take me there efficiently.  Any bus will take me back to El Centro.

The Senior helps me a couple of times a day exercise bending my knee trying to get that 120 degree bend they say I need. I think he gets a bit of masochistic pleasure out of it. Also I  I have my large PT ball that I walk up and down the wall.

Yesterday I started a membership at the gym which is right across the street from our balcony. I must admit I have never seen so much rust in any one location, but it all seems to be functional. I am using an exercycle, with a seat with the padding so completely missing so I have to strap a pillow over the seat to avoid injury , quite a difference from the electronic elliptical I was using during physical therapy. But, hey this is Mexico.

We were successful in signing up and paying for a “contracto” for high speed internet. But it will be 10-15 days before they get around to delivering the equipment and being Mexico I suspect even longer, but the cost is so reasonable. Our phones are now set up with Mexican chips. 2 cell phones for half the price of one at home.

We are just about at that point of being all set up and ready to get down to some serious relaxing. Signing off KO

 

 

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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