Wednesday, November 30, 2016

And they wonder why I am superstitious

Got home.  Took a nap.  Started to unpack.  Got the clean clothes out of the suitcase to return to the closet before putting the dirty clothes in the hamper.  Slipped while reaching up into the closet.

When I settled on the floor, the right leg was pointed out in front of me.  The left leg was in an "S" shape to my left.  Before I could leave the apartment complex I was in full AD (autonomic dysreflexia, a very serious complication some SCI's (Spinal Cord Injuries) can get that could cause a stroke and even death.)

As I make my way to the ED (Emergency Department) I tell everyone I am in AD.  They use their portable devices to look it up on WebMD and all ask if I need to cath myself.  For eleven hours I pester the triage nurse and she keeps asking me if I am in pain.  I know I could lie and say yes, but then it may be hard to explain why I am subject to AD.  Not good to lie to the medical professionals.

After 11 hours I get to see the doctor, and xrays are ordered.  They tell me I have a broken leg.  Since I use a wheelchair, and have no sensation, I can get around without a plaster cast, and would not know if pressure sores are been created inside the cast, so a removable cast is used to splint my leg and discharge me.

Like I have said, there will be trials as I try to complete my goal.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just take in a deep breath and relax

Took a red eye home from Seattle.  I should be napping in my bed.  Instead I am in the luggage office working on a claim.  The case in which I pack my racing chair has been broken, and the racing chair damage between now and when I entrusted it to the airline in Seattle.  One thing for sure, will need a loaner for the next marathon.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Finished the marathon.  One more state notched on the headboard.

One more state to go in 2 weeks.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

In Washington

So close to the end, there will be trials. When I was picked up at the airport, the driver slammed the door on my thumb. Right on the joint. Even though I was wearing gloves, the skin was broken on the thumb joint.

I just need to finish, I don't need to go fast, just fast enough to finish before the race closes the course.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


With marathon finish, another state done, so very close to completing the goal.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Another marathon finish and another state done.  Cold enough to need face covered during the race.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Another marathon finish and another state done.

Monday, November 14, 2016

In Nevada


Another marathon finished and another state done. Early morning picture of me out on the course.  Now over 90% done with the goal.

Sunday, November 13, 2016