Monday, July 6, 2020

Blindshot Big Boy #2



Mama wants me to tell you about this Big Red Ball
NOPE! not MY ball! It's Hers.
This is her story and she took my blog...


It only takes a few a day to make a difference. My pointer and thumb on both hands had no strenght at all. I had to ask Bob or use a butter knife to pop the top on a lid on
Mustard
Ketchup
Hand Cream,
 in fact all lids that pop.
I sat the red squeeze ball in a lid, on the kitchen counter. It is by the dog treats that live in the Tostitos dip jar, on top of the journal where I count calories and right next to the phone.
I see the ball MANY times a day.
Two or Three times a day,  I pick it up and do 20 squeezes per hand, and 20 pointer/thumb squeezes.
I can now pop the tops.
And I stopped dropping things........
Talk to your doctor before you do this if you have problems with your hands.

Warning found on Web MD
Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged.

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a great idea! They even sell balls just for this purpose. I have a little adjustable squeeze machine that P.T. gave me when I was recovering from my surgery and got so weak. This is a gorgeous pic of B.B.! I read on a blog that blogger will take away the option of choosing the old format! I will never be able to learn it, I was counting on keeping the old. The more things change, the more they suck.

easyweimaraner said...

love the idea,.. and how great it worked !!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I have a squeeze ball I use all the time - since I broke my wrist it has been worth its weight in resistant sponge!!! YAM xx

Ann said...

Excellent idea with the squeeze ball. I remember my aunt using one after she had a stroke.

Ella said...

Hello my dear boy!
I've missed you very much!
I hope everything is good there! Do you have a new toy?
Hugs for you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looking cute BB! I was giving a ball to squeeze after having my thumb surgery..I was bad and did not continue my therapy. Enjoy your day!

Brian said...

Howdy BB! That red ball sure does a good job!

Mevely317 said...

Big, your momma is brilliant! A LONG, LONG time ago when I sprained my wrist, my mother would have to take me to the hospital's physical therapy unit where I had to squeeze one of those balls under warm water. Can you imagine people actually DOING that in this day and age?
Love the bright red and green, both in the front and back. :)

Sandee said...

I'm so glad it's working for you. That's amazing. You did a great job telling us about this red ball, Big Boy.

I linked this post to Awww Mondays as usual. Big Boy is a huge Awww.

Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

ZOOLATRY said...

OOOO, LOVE close ups! So handsome is this BIG boy!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Awww, what a sweet pup! I'll try the ball thing, I do have some dropsy issues, thanks!

My Mind's Eye said...

What a wonderful idea!!
Hugs Cecilia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's awesome about the ball helping you!

Susan Kane said...

My P/T helped relieve the pain in my left thumb. I have a pink ball.

The Gang at LLB said...

So glad you found something that works!!

KB said...

Hey! That's great! You are a smart and determined person so I'm not surprised :)

Ruby said...

That is very smart! Ma has SO much troubles with her tendons (always has), so she tends to deal with them on her own, and never really went to the dogtor for help, cause there really isn't anything they can do unless it's REALLY bad, and so far, Ma has been able to keep things from getting there. Though, nows that she is older than dirt, it does take TONS longer to heal. she is not happy abouts that at all ☺
Keeps squeezin' that ball my furiend!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
Pees: if you wants, I can gets it nice and slobbery for ya! BOL!

lexitheschnauzer said...

That is FANTASTIC! I know those kind of results will encourage you to keep doing it, too. I'm really glad for you.