Jul 18, 2013

BBQ’s ~ Fire ~ Physio

Do you practice safe BBQ techniques?

This 52 unit complex was been destroyed on Tuesday due to a propane BBQ started on a 2nd floor balcony.

The building was only five years old ( Colin had done photos for the developer ) and the flames quickly went up the outside of the building to the roof which quickly burnt and caved in onto the 4th floor condos.  It has been one of Kelowna’s most horrific fires.  We suspect that the BBQ tank was leaking and that the propane was just floating in the air ready to combust.  Our fire pit developed a leak last January in Mazatlan and we stopped using the tank as soon as we smelt the propane.  We now place a fire extinguisher near the fire pit when in use and now we will do the same with our propane BBQ here at home.

Yesterday was mostly miserable with showers then the sun came out. Just as we were about to leave  late afternoon, Colin came running in to get his camera.

The sky was very very strange looking and then the heavens burst open.

We were on our way to my first official physio appointment at the hospital so we just had to take the girls along.  There was no way we could leave them alone with the thunder and lightening.

Dan basically reviewed my mobility and flexibility and how I did my exercises.

Yes it did hurt somewhat, see my expression. Pulling that left hip to the side is not fun.

So now I have a new program to work on at home and an outdoor walking program.  I am allowed to use crutches in the house and even outside once I am comfortable.  Not yet.  Today, I did walk once around the block with my walker and then had to have a wee lay down.  I had seen Dan ( my physio guy ) a few years back but only 2 or 3 times.  One of the first things he said to me yesterday was “have you lost weight”?  What a perfect question to ask a lady. He was impressed with my 36 lb loss and explained that my recovery would be much easier because of it.  Good news indeed. Once my hematoma heals I can start doing pool therapy.

I am going to be walking that Isla beach come November!



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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “BBQ’s ~ Fire ~ Physio”

  1. Chris says:

    Lookin’ good. Keep going. Maz isn’t far off.

  2. Connie in DE says:

    You go girl!!!

  3. Janet Ashworth says:

    Wonderful news !!

    • contessa says:

      Janet…..thanks, I am going to get there sooner than later.

      Peter…will do…..I can hardly wait.

      Marty…we will walk the beach together soon.

      George…almost time to hit the road.

  4. Peter says:

    Ways to go! Keep prepping for the beach!

    Cheers! Peter and Shelagh.

  5. marty says:

    You’re sailing right along!

  6. Soon you be ready for that beach and can get on the road.

  7. Elaine says:

    Yay you….you are on the homeward stretch

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