There are a lot of amazing people who are dealing with their injury here at Craig. A couple of them have been stuck in bed due to some medical complications. I have noticed over the last few days that I have been trying to spend some time with them in hopes of cheering up the patients here who have been struggling medically.
The point of what I am saying is that I seem to be helping those here, but the reality is that I am helping myself. By trying to encourage others, I am encouraging myself at the same time. I wish I could fully explain the benefits of helping others, but I can’t.
I do know when I get home I will be getting involved with volunteering. I recommend everyone out in the Internet world do the same thing. Trust me: nothing will make you feel better about the world, your life, and the lives of people around you.
As far as physical therapy goes, I am really starting to make some big strides. I am now able to transfer my but tabout 15 inches up in the air. That means I am close to getting myself back into my chair in the event I fall out of my chair. My balance is getting pretty good too. I have been getting into some pretty high-level balance work.
Yesterday, mom and I went car shopping. We headed out in search of a Dodge Magnum. We were fortunate to find one, and of course I struggled to get in it. I have come to understand with my length that any vehicle I may end up with be difficult to get into. Good times. The second part of car shopping yesterday was that I went with a chair that I won’t be going home with. The chair I had yesterday had quite a bit more frame to it, so it was more difficult to get into the vehicle than the chair I will bring home.
I want to give everyone a head up on something really cool. My cousin, who works at Nalgene, and my brother had a really good idea to print a design on a Naglene bottle that reflects this blog and my eventual recovery. I have seen the bottles and they really do look super cool. As far as I understand, they have been printed and are ready for fans of this blog. The intent is to sell the bottle so when I get home I get back on my feet a little sooner. From me, your support is really appreciated. I will be working with the crew to get something up on this site as soon as possible so for those looking to get one we can get you one with limited delay.
The Laughery’s also came down to Craig for lunch yesterday. We made a dash for Red Robin. I had a guacamole and bacon burger. Let me just tell ya: it was mighty tasty. And of course, MB had to enlist the help of the serving staff to sing Erin and I happy birthday. For some reason those around us seem to have the odd pleasure of our embarassment.
As it turns out Erika is coming back to Craig today. Originally she was going to come back on Tuesday. It will be nice to have her here. I have really missed her.
Well I better go. Have a great lazy Sunday.