Thought I'd give a brief update on the status of my right wrist/hand and my right elbow, post surgery. I have been to 12 PT appointments, those have primarily focused on my hand and consisted of stretching exercises. They have also been giving me the electric stimulus along my forearm and the message of both scar lines. So far, there are some days the exercises really make my hand hurt and the messages really take their toll on me - my elbow is really sensitive still. All part of it, but I would much rather go through this recovery pain and have full use of both hands and elbows in 20 years than not have the use of them. That is for sure. I see my surgeon on the 3rd of February for his post op evaluation; I'll post his thoughts that following weekend. I have to go see the AME in the end of March to re-evaluate my condition for the Insurance Company in my Workers Comp case...don't know what they think will have changed on my left side, but, jump through the hoops we will!!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I have been tirelessly scouring forums and sites looking for the "perfect" set up of lights for the trike in order for me to "be seen" as much as I feel I need to in order to ride on our roads out here in the daytime. Our last visit to Costco ended with me bringing home a 3 pack of Tech Lite Lumen Master 200 lumen flashlights. Well, I had read about the benefits of using small, multi mode flashlights as trike lights, so, the price was right and so was the lumen level. I also discovered that I could use the pack of mini reflectors I had as different colored lenses!! Yep, now I have the amber front strobe lights and red strobes in the rear!! This is my starter set up, I will adapt it as I go...but I am happy to have lights on for the time being!!
Well, took the drive down to the Anaheim area last weekend to join some fellow trikers in the 'Trike Squadron' group that I will be riding with in the Tour de Cure Ship to Shore charity ride in April. Lots of fun, wore myself out riding waayyy past my level playing 'chase the velomobile'...LOL!! Here is the video of that ride, courtesy of the Trike Squadron Commander, Glenn: