Unless I give it a lot of thought I can't really remember which hospital I was in a year ago. Facebook helps me. My status as a year ago yesterday said "Road trip". That tells me that a year ago it was a really big deal that I get out of the hospital for a day see my kids in their school play. It meant a lot to me and my whole family that I was there. I remember how awkward I felt in wheelchair. Some people recognized me and asked me if I was in the hospital. I said "Well, I'm still in the hospital and I showed them my bracelets, I was only out on a day pass. Like work-release."
Now I have my own electric chair get around the house and the neighborhood by myself. But I'm weaning myself from it. Yesterday I joined a gym, because I can get there with a wheeled walker. It's really good to be back in the gym it's a familiar place. I also like the familiar aches and pains you get the next day after a work out.
Today I took my longest walk with that walker yet. An out and back that was over 3.1 miles long. On the way back, on a slight uphill, I even had myself timed. I broke 10 minutes for the quarter mile. Nine minutes and 20 seconds. I'm feeling confident that I get around the 3.3 mile loop in Prospect Park in under two hours by the middle of the summer. And I think that leads to 26.2 miles on the first Sunday in November, 2016.
#FUCIDPORWHATEVER FUCK YOU!