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Out and About – Week of September 8th

A couple of weeks ago, I had my final pool therapy session at Health TRAC, here in Three Rivers.I had nine sessions altogether, which is what my neurosurgeion had prescribed rather than cutting open my back and scraping away on my spine in order to relieve the pressure on my nerves. Anyway, the pool sessions were fantastic, but tiring, and I’d heavily recommend it to anyone in need of the therapy. My left leg has become stronger and my pain level remains at zero.

I’m planning to continue using Health TRAC, with most of my time being spent in the pool. I’d like to thank Becky for scheduling my sessions. She knows her job and has a way of making you feel welcome by addressing you by your name as you enter the waiting area. I felt more like a client than just a number.

Mary Beth was the therapist who did most of my assessing. She had a way of making me feel good about my accomplishments. I’ve worked with her before and, if I ever need to return, I’ll feel great if she is the one who handles my discomfort and pain.

Jennifer and Janet worked with me in the pool area. They ran me through my exercises and also made me feel good about my progress. One time I had the privilege of working with another therapist, because it was an extremely busy time. I apologize for not recalling her name, but she was as much a professional as the others. I want to thank the entire staff at Health TRAC for your professionalism.

I’ve asked severeal Health TRAC members as to why they don’t have special rates for senior citizens, because many of these clients spend quite a bit of time there during the day. The answer made sense to me. They don’t need to, because senior citizens already make up a large portion of the membership.

It depends on the time of the day that is conventient for a person to attend Health TRAC. You’ll find working people there early in the morning and later in the day. From 9 AM until around 4 PM, you’ll find that the majority of the crowd has white or gray hair and a few more wrinkles. I’m entering my seventh decade, so I’ll spend a couple afternoons a week in the pool. I commend those who are still working. Keep on trucking, because I need my social security check.

Here I go again. I’m going to mention dining out. We recently spent a weekend near Cadillac, Michigan. Whenever you travel, dining out is your only choice when you get hungry. Over time, I’ve heard many greetings from restaurant servers. I heard a new response from a server during our Cadillac trip. When we asked if we could have some more coffee, her response was, “Of Course”. She used this phrase more than once. One of our favorite servers here in Three Rivers has a phrase that really makes us feel great about ourselves. When we place our order, her response is usually, “Excellent choice.” There is a fast-food franchise that we swear teaches their counter people the phrase, “Sorry about that”. My wife notices this final thing. A majority of servers we’ve encountered greet us by saying, “How are you guys this evening?” My wife looks around to see if there is another male sitting with us. It seems to me that it would be just as easy to greet us as “folks”. By the way, I’m married, so I’m no one’s “Honey” or “Sweetie”. If a server addresses my wife as “Hon”, she has been known to reply, “I’m not Attila”.

Something that I recently learned about dining out is that, if you plan to pay with a credit card, you should not include the tip with your credit card payment. Leave the tip in cash. I’ve heard that if you include the tip with your credit payment, there is a chance that the server will not receive the tip. I prefer to not take that chance.

Would you rather not have bad breath? Press a slice of cucumber to the roof of your mouth for 90 seconds. It can eliminate bad breath by increasing saliva.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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