Monday – 5/31/2010

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Happy Memorial Day!

Please be sure to thank any veterans you might come across. You should do this any day not just today. I always make it a point to say thank you anytime I meet or see a veteran. We all owe them a debt of gratitude most of us will never be able to repay. I hope everyone enjoys the day with family and friends and stays safe.

It was another great weekend. I headed back over to Crocker Park with my sister, Lindsey and my friend, Brent. We went to a Mexican restaurant for some appetizers and drinks. My mom was able to join us for a little bit as well. It was great to catch up with Brent and relive some stories from our past. Brent was even kind enough to “drive” a little bit. Brent experienced the awesome speed and power my wheelchair exudes as he cranked it up to the whopping 8 mph max speed to cross Crocker Park. While there were no issues, I think he was able to appreciate the situation Kristy or anyone else finds themselves in when trying to control the chair.

I also spent a lot of time with the dogs this weekend. My family’s dog, Rusty, as well as another friend, Dave’s, two dogs. Fortunately for the other residents, all three dogs are very friendly. However, Dave’s two dogs, Max and Ruby, can appear quite menacing due to their look and size – especially Max who clocks in at about 130 lbs. Rusty is much smaller at a staggering 30 lbs., but a bit more curious as he often escapes down the hall into the dining room, moving table to table trying to secure food from any of the residents foolish enough to give in to his pretty looks. Needless to say, it’s always great to spend time outside with the animals. For some reason, life always seems better when enjoyed with furry friends – animals to be specific, as several of my friends fit the category of “furry”.

Memorial Day has been more subdued and spent with my parents. It’s always nice to spend time with my family, as they have done and continue to do so much for me. They also bear most of the brunt of my frustration. I often will vent over how mad I get at being so dependent. One day I will be able to do more for myself and they will probably benefit from that just as much as I will. Yet they keep coming back for more every day, to which I am extremely grateful.

In closing I continue to be frustrated over the lack of therapy (NONE) I have received over the past few weeks. Again if anyone knows an OT or PT that is looking for some additional work please refer them to me. I now have my own EasyStand and E-stim machine to use. I would like to thank my friend and veteran, Chris, for loaning me the E-stim machine. Now I just need to find someone to help me use it.

I still have my eyes set on attending a rehabilitation facility in the near future for some aggressive therapy. Since insurance usually does not cover the costs of these facilities, I am hoping to plan a fundraiser, sooner than later, to help cover some of the costs.

Again, thank you to all those men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.

As always, thanks to all for your continued prayers and support.

Scott

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