October 3, 2014


Hi everybody. Welcome to the blog about the present and I'm presently sitting here with my friend on a beautiful fall day. We're outside. The leaves are starting to turn, it's really beautiful, but my dog has the most outrageous gas. Thank God it's windy.

You know, the other day a friend of mine said to me, "Oh, captain demando, you are." I said, "Whaaat?" Apparently I'm very demanding. Well, you know what, maybe I am, but if you couldn't feed yourself or walk, you'd be demanding too. I try to feed myself, but I end up stabbing myself in the lip. And when I'm brushing my teeth, I'm brushing my eyeball. So, you see, I am a little demanding when I ask people to do things for me. I can't do anything but talk and I couldn't even do that a little while ago.

This week actually was yesterday, I went to get into the therapy center at Burke. I wanted to try out some other bikes. It was just me and one other guy. The head person there said, "We have a few volunteers that will help you." All of a sudden about ten 24 year old girls walked over. You know, I think I had a dream like this. Back to reality. They helped me get on a recumbent trike. It's very low to the ground and a three wheel bike. It's a hand pedal bike. Anyway, I forgot to mention I can stand up and get on the bike, but before I could speak, ten women picked me up and started to carry me towards the bike. I was about to say something, but then I thought I'd just give in. It was kind of crazy cause it took about ten minutes to get me on the bike. I said, "Wait a minute, wait a minute. Do you guys come with the bike if I buy it?" Well, they nervously laughed and put me on the bike. They strapped me in everywhere. I felt like a freaking christmas tree because I had so much bracing on me. My hands were strapped to the handles. My chest was strapped to the back. My feet were strapped in. You got the idea. It was a bit too much. I appreciated their help, but give me a break. The cycling went well. I just took a few laps around their track. I invited them all out for drinks but they all walked away.

The other thing I've been doing, I've been going back to water therapy a lot. It's really great because as I mentioned before, you can walk in water by yourself. It's fun, a little exhausting but it feels great to actually walk.

I wanted to mention before that I wanted to dedicate this to my friend who passed away. She was really cool. Like a sister to me. Anyway, I didn't go to the funeral because any kind of stress could cause a seizure. I didn't want to take a chance of having a seizure at her funeral. I mean even the morning news sets off mini seizures. Now it's a fine line between medicine that works and keeps you active and medicine that works and turns you into a drooling piece of meat. Just an observation there. Anyway, I'm gonna leave it at that. I'll include some photos from my current work.

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Talk to you all next week. Love, B. Nice