Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Project Walk

Hi All,
The pool and warm spa has paid off... along with the Bowen treatments... the left knee (with TKR) is now bending past 90 degrees! and the right is doing good...and I'm able to cycle with a stationary bike that cranks with arm peddles. It feels so good to be able make the complete revolution with the legs! The nerve pain still sucks (my mom hates that word) but when I see my knees bending and I make my small goals, I'm able to sometimes keep pushing through the pain. I'm in the standing machine a few times a day, working up to 2 1/2 hours. Kurt took Wilbur and I out canoeing last Sunday, I'm sure we kept moving for 45 minutes in the fresh air, and it felt good, until the next day I paid for it. Poco a poca, my friend Nancy Wiley say's!
Sean Cheng who was helping me before I broke my legs has moved on in his studies with personal training and Tai Chi education (we'll keep in touch). My new plans for rehab--I hope to be accepted into the Project Walk facility in Carlsbad, CA, in June ( ...if my nerve pain and bone density isn't a problem. This April, I'll be moving to Montana with my Mom, for my spring training before moving south. The logistics won't be easy to make the change with all my equipment I'll be needing, but my sister Kim and her husband Lance are helping me move with their truck and good sized trailer... whew! and I'm so grateful!
Lee is still here with me (My dear Mom ) and I have been spoiled rotten. We've helped each other out quite a bit this last year since I broke my legs and my father went to the big river in the sky last March (wow I can't believe it has been a year already). It would get a little lonely up in their Montana log home by herself, shoving snow, hauling the wood in, and watching the days slowly get shorter. So, we are both grateful we have each other. Love, kel
Part of a poem sent from Ro.
Courage is not something mysterious or unattainable....
Courage does not have to roar to be heard,
It does not mean being totally fearless and being invincible,
It could mean taking actions, taking risks, taking a stand,
Standing up for yourself, standing by your choices,
And sticking to your dreams when others jeered. ~Fion Linn


MEF said...

Wow Kelley, there are alot of changes ahead. I am glad you and your mom will have it each other. Montana should be beautiful. Your next set of treatments sound helpful. Make sure I get your address, I'll have to send you some avocado's (a little bit of california). Always on your side, ME and the B and the G. You will need to put a red bow on Wilber to find him in the snow !!!!

Heather Brooks Freer said...

Kelley, you are the absolute epitome of courage. Both Tom and Jordan's schools have been focusing on courage for a month or so and today when I picked Jordan up from school she told me about a "recipe" for "courage soup" she'd made up - 2 cups strength, 7 tablespoons friendship, etc - tons of good stuff. Tonight in the bath just before bed she said "Mama, I just remembered something else to put in my courage soup - FAITH!" From the mouth of babes. Don't forget the faith in your courage soup. We love you, Kelley - godspeed in your travels and thank you once again for being our teacher. We are with you every day in spirit!

Mojo+ELvis=MELvis said...

Kelley, it's been so long ago... my brother Matt and I were talking about you today and I did a search tonight to see what you were up to...