Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th

It's been hot, but nice out the past few days. I've been working on my tan for the Ms. wheelchair America contest. So far coming along pretty good (except for a few good tan lines that I need to get rid of). I'm just hanging out watching fireworks on TV, lame I know but going out to watch them isn't really an option. It's hard for me to stay in my wheelchair more than about eight or nine hours. After that I start getting really spastic and usually have an increase in pain.

I hope one day that changes so I'm able to do more things in the evening. Right now I've been getting up in my wheelchair around 9 AM and getting back in bed around 5 PM. Although I don't go to sleep until 10 or 11 PM. This schedule isn't the most ideal for going out many places. If I have something going on at night that I want to be at or attend I will get back into bed around 2 or 3 PM and do range of motion and then get back up an hour later.

I think I'm going to have to start getting up earlier and staying up later in my wheelchair though. This would be to get my body used to being in my wheelchair for long hours. It looks like I'm going to have a pretty full schedule when I'm in Michigan the first week of August for nationals. Everything starts at 9 AM and doesn't end until 9 PM.

I've been doing a lot of planning for my trip. So far all of the tickets and hotel rooms are booked. That was the most stressful. Now that that's finished, my next project is to make lists of all the equipment and supplies I need to bring. Long process but definitely worth it in the long run. I'm so excited I can't wait.


1 comment:

Heather said...

Is this the first trip you have taken since her accident? I've taken several car trips since getting the diaphragm pacer since it's a lot easier to get around now since I'm not on the ventilator anymore.

I've never traveled in an airplane, though. Is that how you are traveling to Michigan? If so, I'd be really interested to hear how that all works. I've been curious about if it's possible for me to fly. I know that there are a lot of quads that fly, but it's hard for me to envision how it would all work.

If you have time, send me a message on Facebook telling me more about your travel plans. Good luck!