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Thursday, 05 January 2017


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Esther A

That's brilliant! It looks like you have a range of movement better than the average person (I'm not sure I can reach that far!). Your determination has paid off!


Good news about your recovery! I rebooted my blog a few months ago and it has been great fun. Hope 2017 treats you well.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea

This is wonderful to see Alexa. It's been a long and trying road for you. You're so right about those comments, they really can lift your spirits on a difficult day. I'm happy to have made many lovely connections through my blog and sad that the little community I was part of, in the beginning, has almost disappeared. I must admit I considered hanging up my blogging hat at the end of last year. I loved meeting you in the Summer and hope to make it to the Bloggers Weekend (for a day visit) later this year. Wishing you well in 2017.

PS My husband cannot get his arm into that position behind his back!

Barbara Eads

Your recovery looks to be just about complete. Here's hoping 2017 will be a banner year for you!


YAY!!! and *hands clapping* - I've been blogging for nearly 10 years and I think the supportive community we have online is one of the best things about it. Here's to 2017 - let's hope it's not as bad as we think it might be ;-)


Oh, that's brilliant news!



A friendly "hello" can really lift a day: you are absolutely right. And when that virtual hello turns into a real one, now that's really special :)

Rosie Radcliffe

So pleased to hear that you are all healed. I have had a glimpse of the problem via a "frozen" shoulder, so know how disabling this can be.


Well done you with the improvements in shoulder/arm movement. Working at a physio clinic with two amazing therapists, I know the importance of homework (exercises)& what a huge difference it can make. Your joints will continue to thank you.

So glad that you plan to continue with blogging, crafting & sharing of that. Cheers to a healthy & chatty new year.


I feel sad that blogs have gone out of fashion.....I started mine as a way of 'recording' things we did so I had a record so it was for me first but so lovely when you have other people read and comment on it also for the interaction. Happy New Year to you and your family and thank you for your lovely encouraging words on my blog as I've really appreciated it. Glad that your health has improved also. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane Australia

Melissa Gross

Oh Alexa, the best thing about this post is that wonderful smile of yours!! Yippee - so excited to see that range of motion!

It's such a bummer that so many are leaving the blogging world, but I can understand. I still enjoy posting and connecting through blogs and the record it provides of our life.

Happy New Year!!


Yay for refound flexibility. Glad to see that smile.


such a sunny look of achievement as you reach up - must feel wonderful to have that mobility again


Hope you feel good and this new year will bring you happiness


That's great news Alexa! Happy New Year to you and your family, and I look forward to reading more about what you do this year! XXX


happy new year and hugs to you xxx


Awesome news! Regaining range of motion makes every day so much easier. It was a very tough year for you, but you never let it overwhelm you, and you are an inspiration to us all!


This is the best news I've seen in a month of Sundays, at least. Hooray for you Alexa! I am delighted that you have regained your range of motion... cartwheels next?! That smile is the very best! Makes my day.


Linda Hoye

Congratulations on a full recovery!! I'm dealing with what they call a frozen shoulder right now and, as a result, have limited mobility in one shoulder so can appreciate how wonderful it,is for you to have it back. Onward!


I'm so pleased you have recovered, it must be so liberating. Your words too made me want to comment more on blogs, I always think no one is really interested.

Missus Wookie

Hurrah to new strengths and flexibility, Wookie worked on my back and I was able to twist and turn again happily, never take it for granted.

Wanting others to blog made me determined to actually blog more this year too.


It seems that, while I was naughty and stopped blogging (I took a rather extended break in 2016) that you have been on quite the journey. I am so happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I know first hand quite how painful a shoulder injury can be and how difficult it can be to recuperate!

And, it seems appropriate to say here a massive thank you! I have really appreciated all of the kind comments that you have left for me recently (since my return to blogging.) It's lovely of you to pick up where we left off and I want you to know it's very much appreciated xxx


You look SO happy in those photos! I'm so glad to hear the shoulder is finally healing (healed) and I have to say that I can't even put my hand behind my back like that.

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