Thursday, June 4, 2009

More progress

The outing today was to the Goodwill Industries gym in Santa Ana, somewhere I've been before - another reminder of just how long my stay here has been. Rather than go on the outing I stayed at the Casa, and in return I got a morning pretty much devoted to my elbow, with stretching, weights and more for three hours. I was pretty worn out by the afternoon, but my arm is feeling looser and stronger every hour. The transfers are getting better, wheeling the chair is easier, and I can do more things that I couldn't do before.

I've taken to calling the CPM machine the "Constant Pain Machine", not because it hurts, but because it eats up all of my day trying to fit enough time in. The recommended time is four hours, and today I should be able to manage close to that, but it will take almost every minute of spare time. If I could stay up later than I usually do everything would be so much easier, but I still need to get in bed by 8:00 or so in the evenings. Luckily I've got a table close by with the laptop, iPod, a book, a book on CD and some snacks, so I've cured the boredom issue pretty much.


  1. Hmmmmmm constant pain machine... is that made from leftover CBR900 parts? Most of my memories of that bike are painful..

    Glad to see things are advancing rapidly again. Sounds like you're already past your previous bests.

    Hope you're home soon!


  2. Awesome to see that hinge of yours is tuned up and that you're already feeling the effects.

  3. Well Hey there Mr.Tre'V!! Ricky Bobby here!! Sorry its been a while, but ive been reading your blog daily!! Money told me he feels its bout time for a lil Ricky Bobby prayer!!!
    "Dear Baby Jesus!! Grown up 210 lb golden tan baby Jesus!! With your Cleanly shaven bald head!! Shinining in all its glory!!! We'd like to thank you Big Bald Baby Jesus for the Final operation on My Buddy Tre'v's Elbow here!!! we know it was actually you doing the surgery!! We'd like to thank you for all the Amazing People Mr.Tre to the V has around him!! and that at any time he could be my Wing man!! OH Wait!! wrong movie!! Oh Quit cryin Kal!! I didn't mean it like that!!! Your still my bud!! but we can let Mr.Tre'V join us in some Slingshot'N!!! And once you feel your ready to wheelie your chair with a LIVE Cougar sittin on your lap, we'll know your ready!!! Hell I hear your ready right now!! Maybe we can get that Kento dude or Mikolas Man to bring the kitty over!! Hell I may just drive her myself!! Done it once..I can do it again!!! So thank you Grown Beautiful Baldylox Jesus for Makin our friend Mr.Canada, Mr.Tre'V, Mr. Trevetto Burrito, Mr.Tre'v orroniiie!!! Mr. Damn hes got alot of names, The man he is today!! the World is a WAY Better place because of it!!! Funny how someone soooo small can make such a difference!!! But you were once small baby jesus!!!! Tiny infant lil 9 lb baby Jesus!!! Well thats all I got to say for now!! Kal is over there crying thinkin im tradin him in! hell if I was gona trade him in, it would be for some of them Really Thin Pancakes things!! Crepes!!! Oh thats them!! Anyway Grown Golden Brown Jesus!! All I can say is Bless that Darn Trevitt Family!!! (sniff sniff) (dont let let'em see ya cry Ricky)!!! Ok,Ok, Im comin Kal!!!
    Great Job Mr.Tre'v...Great Job!!!!
    Ricky Bobby!!! (I approve this message)

  4. How long did that one take you Emoney??
    Mr.Canada, Mr.Tre'V, Mr. Trevetto Burrito, Mr.Tre'v orroniiie!!! Mr. Damn hes got alot of names,
    thats my favourite part of the whole thing.
    so glad my uncle has you.
    this probably cheers him up everytime he reads your comments!! :P


  5. WALKER! TEXAS RANGER! You git yer buttz in here right now and listen while Ricky Bobby prays for that nice Mr. Trevitt!! How the hell you think God can release his almighty power without you innosints here to listen and chime in at the proper appointed time with a 'amen'? WALKER! TEXAS RANGER! I ain't gonna tell yous again! WALKER! TEXAS RANGER! You listen to your mamma! I AIN'T GONNA TELL YOUS AGAIN! Ricky Bobby! Kal! Whichever one of you's the natural born daddy of those devil children, go kick their butts and git them to sit down and pray with you!