July 26, 2013

Knee Replacement? Hip Replacement?

I found this site last week and love it. Answers, forums, reassurance, support :) For pre & post folks.

My Total (left) Knee Replacement was July 1st 2013, 25 days ago.

BoneSmart.org is a website for joint replacement patients presented by the Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine (FARM) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. BoneSmart® is a national public-awareness campaign for candidates of knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery. The site provides information and articles regarding implant options and surgical technologies, and is intended to raise awareness and abate fear among prospective joint replacement patients, and connect them with leading joint replacement clinics in their area via its joint replacement clinic locator. The website also boasts an active online community forum where pre- and post-operative patients share experiences, knowledge, and support with one another.

July 24, 2013

For Ballentine SC and surrounding cities

"I SHOP 4U, BALLENTINE!" is almost ready to re-open! I will be recovered from my total knee replacement soon & ready to get my business available to you once again! If you or a loved one need someone to grocery shop for you, pick up prescriptions, or veterinarian supplies, please *email* me your address (do not respond here for others to see), and I will mail you a full info packet that also includes my professional references: phyllisasherer@aol.com. I will also be glad to meet one-on-one.

This was first started for our local elderly, shut-in, & disabled neighbors. I was working for the Ballentine Food Lion when I noticed certain elderly folks and the problems they were having with shopping. It broke my heart. I made some calls and found that there were NO shopping business locally they could use, so I decided to start one myself! I love to help people. I don't like to see people suffer.
Also for busy moms or dads, pregnant women, caterers who *gasp* forgot something, people who just have their hands full, yes, even for lazy folks, I'm here to help! I offer my services for Ballentine, SC and surrounding towns within 15 miles. I am very affordable at $10 for grocery shopping and $5 for vet or pharm pick-ups.

I even offer foot washing to post-op patients who have had hip or knee surgery, (or pregnant women), for only $10.00!
I've been there! When you can't bend, you can't  touch your feet! I will use disposable non-latex gloves and treat you very gently. I have a CNA background with references.

Feel free to join my Closed FaceBook Group here:

July 20, 2013

Remembering the Aurora shooting victims one year later

Remembering the Aurora shooting victims

The 12 people killed in last summer's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

The city of Aurora, Colo., will host various events Saturday as part of a day of remembrance honoring victims of the mass movie theater shooting that occurred one year ago.
The day’s events begin at 7:30 a.m. MT with a community gathering on the lawn of the Aurora Municipal Center.
Following that, there will be a short ceremony of songs, prayers and addresses by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Gov. John Hicklenlooper. Volunteers will then disperse to work on community service projects, such as creating a memorial garden, constructing a healing wall and sorting medical supplies for hospitals in need.

John Thomas Larimer
, 27, came from a military family in Crystal Lake, Ill. Like his grandfather, Larimer served in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer, third class. He joined the Navy about a year before the shooting and was one of two active-duty service members killed.The 12 shooting victims who died attending a midnight screening of the film "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012, ranged in age are remembered below: 
Rebecca Wingo, 32, was a single mother with two daughters. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where she served as a Chinese translator. At the time of the shooting, she was working toward an associate of arts degree at the Community College of Aurora.
Alexander Sullivan was killed the night of his 27th birthday. Sullivan was known by his friends as a huge fan of movies and comic books. The Sunday following the shooting would have been his first wedding anniversary.
Alexander J. (“A.J.”) Boik, 18, dreamed of becoming an art teacher and opening his own art studio. He was accepted at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design; he planned on starting in the fall. Boik was at the movie with his girlfriend, who survived the shooting.
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, was the youngest of those killed. She had just started swimming and was about to start taking lessons. Her pregnant mother, Ashley Moser, was shot twice. The shooting caused Moser to miscarry and left her paralyzed.
Jessica Ghawi, 24, was a college student and aspiring sports journalist. She moved to Colorado from Texas about a year before the shooting to intern at a Denver radio station. In June 2012, she survived a shooting at the Eaton Centre mall in Toronto that left two people dead.
Gordon Cowden, 51, had gone to the theater with his two teenage children, both of whom were unharmed in the massacre. Cowden was a small-business owner and an outdoorsman whom his family described as a “true Texas gentleman.”
Micayla Medek, 23, went by the name Cayla to her friends. At the time of the shooting, she was working at a Subway sandwich shop and taking classes at the Community College of Aurora. She planned to graduate in 2015.
Matthew McQuinn, 27, died shielding his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, from gunshots. The couple had dated for over two years and worked together at Target. Yowler was shot in the knee, but she and her brother Nick survived.
Jonathan Blunk, 26, was a father of two who served in the Navy for five years. He had left the Navy in 2009 after three tours in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea. He was at the movie with his girlfriend, whom he died protecting from the shooter.
Jesse Childress, 29, was a staff sergeant in the Air Force reserves on active duty with the 310th Forces Support Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base. He was from Thornton, Colo.
Alexander Teves, 24, had recently graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and was planning to return to school for a doctorate in physical therapy. He was with his girlfriend, Amanda Lindgren, who was not injured.

July 18, 2013

Kirk Cameron's upcoming movie

Could it be?! Is this the new movie I've been working tirelessly on for a year, finally ready for you to see?? Yes!! UNSTOPPABLE has arrived and I'm so excited for you to tell me what you think. I literally finished the trailer for my new film last night, and I want my favorite peeps to be the first to see it (even before the press hears about it) so you can tell me what you think. Please watch it now and SHARE this post with your friends on Facebook so I can get the most feed back possible from you before we release this to the critics. There is still time for your input! This is going to be big. Can you guess who is singing the song? (Also check it out at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom!)