I am not a doctor. I am providing information based on experiences that my mom has with natural remedies. The purpose of this blog is to help folks to educate themselves. Use this information with your own discernment.

17 September 2010

Jo the Stair Master

Today my mom had acupuncture and then we stopped in and visited Patricia, bringing her a sandwich that I had made for her.  It's what we do every week after my mom's Acupuncture appointments; visiting Patricia is part of our routine and my mom loves it.

Once we arrived at the office building that Patricia manages, we got to the elevator where we noticed a sign, "Sorry for the inconvenience, Elevator Temporarily Out of Service."  Oh great I thought to myself.

I noticed that my mom was walking pretty well and the way she has been dancing lately, I figured walking up five flights of stairs wouldn't be a problem for her.  It was raining and I didn't want to walk back to the car so I said excitedly, "Come on Ma, let's find the stairs!"

"Ok."  She said as we walked and found the stairwell up to the 5th floor.

She did really well, she walked up the stairs pretty fast for an old lady.  You'd never guess that she is 81.

Here's a little bit of a video showing my mom climbing the stairs, mastering them as though she was scaling the highest mountain with ease.  My mom continues to prove that it's never too late to take care of yourself no matter how old or sick you think you are.  My mom's new nickname is Jo the Stair Master.


  1. Well done!
    Walking and dancing is good for all of us!!!

  2. Yes, she did great! I feel like we have more time with our mom, it's exciting.

  3. 5 flights of stairs????? Wow! I don't think I could make it up 5 flights and I'm a lot younger than your mom!

  4. On the way out we took the elevator, it was back in service. Walking to the parking lot my mom had a spring in her step, she was walking and keeping up with me. She is Italian with short legs, fortunately I inherited my dad's height... My stride has always been a problem for her. Today... She was keeping up! I said, "Ma, how do your legs feel?"

    Her reply, "I feel GREAT!"

    Me, "Excellent, let's take the stairs on Monday!"

    Ma... "O.K."

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