Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since I posted and want to give an update. I am doing well!!!! My walking continues to improve and I can even walk without the cane unless I am shopping or very tired. I feel the leg has really improved in the last 4-6 wks and I am working hard to have it continue. I work out at least 5-6 days/wk. I have been outside riding and the longest so far has been 24 miles with 1900 ft. of climb.

I am still working on getting my pace and climbing legs back. The riding is going well, but mounting and dismounting continues to be a struggle. I will get it - right now I have to have something/someone behind me when I dismount. I am still struggling with switching dominate legs for mounting/dismounting - it's like changing from left to right handed.

Easter was a wonderful time this year because I was able to have it at my house again!! Lots of people, good food, just a good time. We had my most recent great niece and nephew meet each other for the first time. They are adorable!!

Medically, I had to switch antibiotics because the 1st one was causing problems with my kidneys. I think it was the result of the use of whey protein powder. Within 3 wks of stopping it, my function improved to better than it was before I started to use it. I am currently testing the first one again and doing blood work every two wks to stay ahead of it. It is just a much more user friendly drug than the the 2nd one. Time will tell.

I can't believe it is May 1 and I will make it through this whole school year. My only absences were for medical appts. in Hershey. Three wks ago, I took a couple of personal days and flew to Alabama to visit friends. The next w/end I helped with the World Team Sports Face of America Wounded Warrior ride from Washington D.C. to Gettysburg. It was a very rewarding and therapeutic experience for me.

I will continue to update as I have things to report. Hope all are well! Thanks again for prayers and support!