Sacramento is HOT, but thankfully not as humid as Thailand. My life reminds me of the movie Ground Hog Day. Wake up, get dressed, stretch, eat, appointment, eat, PT, appointment, eat, stretch, undress, go to bed, repeat……………… I have been busy since my last update. As you all know I started SCI-Fit and am really enjoying it as they are pushing me hard which is exactly what I need. I was able to do walking motions on the treadmill two weeks ago while being assisted by the PTs. Last week they had me up in a special type of walker and I was able to take a few steps. The focus right now on my PT is core strength, arm strength, and back strength. This week was the first time I have actually felt sore which is an uncomfortable but good feeling because it tells me that my muscles are waking up. I am gaining strength in my triceps, back, and abs with my current goal of being able to prop myself up and roll in bed.
I met with Dr. Zhao last week who is the SCI doctor at UC Davis. She is astonished by my progress given the level of my injury and is excited to see how I will progress. While focusing on my present condition and what needs to be done she shined some light on my future and potential ability to drive and work. I am working on weaning off of all of my medication which makes me very happy as most of you know I do not like meds. I met with the urologist yesterday for my pre-op and will be going into surgery next week to aid with bladder functioning. I’m continuing with massage, acupuncture, and daily PT with Aunt Sally. She has me sweating and doing lots of work all while I am hooked up to a heart rate monitor so I get instant feedback on my iPad as to how hard I am working. This is very motivating to both of us (thanks Aunt Sally).
In case anyone was wondering my cell-phone decided to go swimming but failed to realize that it is not water proof so it is out of commission. I will be getting a new one shortly so if you need to reach me you can do so via email and I will get back to you when I am able.
I am enjoying the Big Rigga mobile and took it to Ancil Hoffman yesterday to participate for the first time in a long time in a weekly golf game with my buddies. When I say participate I mean drive around the course like a mad man and talk smack to my friends. Just like old times. It was great to be out in nature and spend some time with friends.
The new website should be launching shortly and has been completely redone (A huge thank you to Ben Koo and his team). I am very excited about this new site and all of the potential it brings. Once it goes live I will let you all know. You can also “friend” Loving Lane on Facebook to stay up to date on what is going on. Both the website and Facebook pages will also have an upcoming events calendar on them.
For now the upcoming events are as follows:
Zumbathon: Friday September 19th from 7-9pm with cocktail hour to follow.
A big thank you to Aunt Sally and her friend Corene Marshalek for putting this event together.
Wine for Lane!: Friday August 29th 3:30-7:00 pm at Ridge Vineyards
Facebook: Wine for Lane!
A big thank you to Dan Cronin for organizing this event.
Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support!