It's X-Mas Eve... I've been meaning to write long ago.... My Mom Lee arrived the first part of November, and it has been such a blessing for me, for all her help is extremely appreciated, as is her company.... especially around the Holidays.
My progress at Project Walk is what I expected....Slow-but-Steadily and moving forward. It's true, really each time I go my instructor Jason and I notice an improvement! He also sends me home with extreme nerve pain for the rest of that day and the next!....But thank Goddess I feel something and I am moving forward.
On another positive note I have found a wonderful doctor. Dr. Suzy Kim -- she's with the Irvine Medical Center. Her website: http://www.ucirvinesportsmedicine.com/faculty/kim.html
Dr. Kim has been spinal cord injured since '97, from a boogie boarding accident at Newport Beach. She understands my issues and is proactive in my case. For those who are spinal cord injured and reading my blog: "Neurogenic" bladder issues....I was going every hour!! Dr. Kim prescribed Ditropan to help control the number of times I go, and possibly help with the nerve pain too. So far it seems to be helping some what with the number of times I go, but my nerve pain is still something I have to deal with 24/7. I am also hoping Dr. Kim can help me with acquiring a standing wheelchair....it's a wheelchair you "pump-up" to a standing position and for weight-bearing.
"Christmas is a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved."
Thinking about you all and Wishing you Warm and Happy Blessings on the Wind for the New Year! ~kk & wilbur
p.s. Thank you Heather B Freer for checking in and sending strength and love.