In The Summertime

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you dont know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.
— Anne Frank


Summertime was a season of change for me, so I thought it was time to share a little life update with you all.

It was a summer of good times and good news.

I started off with a summer camp in south of Sweden for folks with spinal cord injuries. I enrolled myself in a rehabilitation program that combined physical therapies with skill-building activities and counseling. I had the chance to meet a bunch of inspirational people that has gone or are going through the same shit and also I had the opportunity to learn a bunch of new stuff. Do you remember when I wrote about milestones? Well, my friend, let me tell you something. The 'Milestone' business was booming during  those warm and long summer days.

I relearned how to swim and I also how to jump "daredevil style" for the first time in the sea. I swam by myself for about 10 minutes and got back to the deck and back to the chair. All by myself. 

Another good stuff that happened is that I increased my hours at Funkibator and also continue to develop the project on accessibility. I really want to create an easy way to share accessibility while on the road. Let's see what happens. 

I also gradually decreased all my medication to zero. Null. Nada. Niente. Ingenting. This made a huge difference in my life because I started to think clearer and to have more energy. Stop taking Lyrica and baclofen consequently gave me more neuro pain and spasticity, but I kind of have a good control of my spasticity doing daily stretches and adapted yoga. The neuro pain still a pain in the ass, and that's the thing I am currently working on. 

Lastly, I also have traveled by myself to France, Germany and England and could check out their accessibility. Apart of all the fun and the excitement of being traveling again I learned a lot of new stuff. I am becoming more and more wheelchair street wise. Which leads to this last video;

Many milestones were collected during the last summer and even though, sometimes it feels that we are moving very slowly, it makes me glad to know that we are moving forward.

"My plans have been drawn, and goals have been set. The road to follow my dream is becoming clearer than ever in this 'slow pace' and beautiful life of mine"

Slowly, steady n' forward folks. Always.

Be well and have a lovely autumn everyone.

 

Roddy X