Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This week has gone by fast. On Sabbath, the 26th, we went to church as usual. Church members are getting used to me in a wheelchair. My nieces (Lillian, 4, and Rinnah, almost 6) go to church there, too, and are quick to tell the story for me. After church, we went to have lunch with Jean, Daniel's sister, and Lawren (her husband) at Lawren's dad's house. Whew! Of course, my little nieces were there, too. We had a nice time.

Sunday, Daniel and I met up with Angie and David for dinner. I hadn't seen either of them since the accident and I was so happy to be around them.

Angie encouraged me to keep Tanna in shape on the off-chance that I'll be able to ride the National Championship in October. So this Sunday, Daniel will bring our round pen home from the neighbors and we'll figure out the best way to run Tanna a couple times a week. Stay tuned for more info on that! ;-)

I've been doing lower body floorwork three times a week to keep my right leg strong and keep my left thigh and glute strong and capable. I enjoy the workouts. I still can't do upper body work because of my thumb, so I stick to lower body work.

When I'm just sitting around watching tv, I take my leg out of the boot and slowly work on my ankle range of motion. It's slow and painful going, but I'm seeing some progress.

Since getting the boot, I've been able to take baths because I am able to put my entire leg in the tub. It's been very nice!! Before, I took showers sitting on a tub seat with my leg stuck out of the shower curtain! We cover my left arm split with a livestock arm-length glove.

Yesterday, I was able to crawl down the front porch steps and feed the horses some carrots while sitting on the lower step. That was great fun. :-)

Most of the time, I'm sitting in front of my computer or sleeping or resting. Allowing my body to recover and repair itself.

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