It's been a couple months since I have posted but it definitely isn't due to lack of activity. I am working out with Steve Sobonya, physical therapy, and recently started swimming at GB3 as well. Once I'm done with my workout for the morning, I head over to help out at my parents office or go visit at our restaurant in downtown. Life has felt more like.... Life. I have moments where I force the smile on my face when I'm in pain, frustrated with spasms, etc. but that's all that I allow it to be, a MOMENT. I don't stay at home every day like I was last year. I workout, work, and hang out with friends. I even helped toward the end of Clovis East's volleyball season (Div. 1 Valley Champs!!!
Sep 22, 2014
A couple weeks ago, I had to cancel my therapy at Project Walk (you should all know by now that I love my sessions at Project Walk)...I keep getting infections that are causing me to have AD (Autonomic Disreflexia, which is a way my body tells me that something is wrong). My blood pressure was sky high, my spasms were super crazy, and I would have a fever. It was not fun. Doctor sent me for xrays and ultrasounds to see if there was a more serious underlying issue.. but results showed that I was in the clear. One new medication later, I started feeling better!
Back at it at Project Walk, as you can see in the picture on the right, I am standing with my trainer on a power plate. This machine vibrates your ENTIRE body. Once I get past the awkwardness of my head vibrating, this power plate helps me connect to the lower half of my body. My right leg is slacking a bit, but my left leg feels a lot!
ANYWAYS I was standing pretty gosh darn straight. Which felt awesome! You guys know that feeling you get when you beat personal record, or complete a big project at work or school? It feels awesome right? That's the excitement I get (and my trainers get) when I am able to stand straight.. Especially when I'm able to stand "completely unassisted," no straps around me, no trainer holding me. Then to get my name up on that milestone board as I posted in that top left picture! Get ready to see more pictures of my accomplishments on that board!
I promise I will post more guys.. Even if I have to report the bad stuff.
Aug 13, 2014
With heterotopic ossification in my hip (abnormal bone growth) and dealing with severe spasms, I am made it to Project Walk this week. While standing, I was able to shift my weight from side to...
Jul 19, 2014
The session on the treadmill at Project Walk was hard to top, especially for me! It was incredible to watch my daughter walk on the treadmill, even though she was completely harnessed and her legs...