Friday, March 6, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

It's been a packed couple of days, so much so that I couldn't post an entry last night, but I'll make up for it tonight. Yesterday we started with my second outing, this one to the Goodwill Fitness Center in Santa Ana. This gym is specially for disabled people. The weight machines all have seats that fold easily out of the way, allowing you to wheel in to work, and all the adjustments are easy to get to. They also have wheelchair use classes and yoga for people in chairs. It was super nice, I'm really bummed that it's so far away from our place. It did gove me lots of ideas for how to use regular machines though.

Just after that a wheelchair rep visited to fit my for my own chair. There are so many options, but it looks like I'm going to end up with something from the Ti-Lite family. It's going to be super light, but won't look all that fancy or stand out. I'm sure my friends will look after that part for me down the road!

Finally, I had the braces taken off my teeth, it was a quick procedure but I was conked out for it. The truck that was supposed to pick me up was really late, but luckily the doctor waited a bit for me and fit me in. I didn't get back until about 8:00 last night, and went straight to bed. There was no way I could have done the blog in the shape I was in. Well, I could have, but it would have been pretty loopy!


Today was just as busy. I ended up wheeling over to the hospital three times, once to exercise at the fitness center, once to get a CAT scan on my elbow, and then again for the wheelchair mobility hour. Good thing I checked my doctor's orders after my surgery, which said no strenuous activity the day after surgery...


  1. Andy, this picture shows what amazing progress you are making. Keep pushing and talk to you soon - Japh

  2. Another week, another huge advancement! You'll be home in no time Mister! Keep up the good work.

    Pete and Jenny