Hi. My name is Eric. This is my journey after being paralyzed in an off-road motorcycle accident on January 22, 2011. I suffered a fractured T12 resulting in a ASIA A Complete spinal cord injury. I have no sensation or motor function from my waist down and am in a wheelchair. My wife, two young daughters, family and friends have been supporting me in this journey.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bio-Fit, Injections & Lightening - June 22, 2011

On days Eric has Bio-Fit therapy and injections it is a busy day.  


Therapy started with stretches and abs.  Next Eric worked through a bunch of exercises from a kneeling position.  These were to focus both on abs strengthening, balance and upper body strength.  He performed arm lifts, push ups and a military exercise.



After therapy I picked up a Subway sandwich to eat back in the room later.  A few hours later we were picked up and taken to the clinic where Eric received another lumbar puncture (in the spine).  Back in the room Eric rested and read for a few hours.  

Tonight was the big Panama vs US futbol (soccer) game now in the Americas tournament semi-finals.  Last week Panama beat the US but both teams moved onto the semi-finals.  Eric, Scott and I went to Scott's favorite restaurant around the corner.  It was very quiet tonight because most people were watching the games in one of the two casinos across the street.  Our restaurant did have a TV though and we stretched dinner and dessert to watch the whole game.  This time the US won and advances to the finale against Mexico.  While I am proud my country won, I feel bad for the Panamanians who are really, really into their futbol.  Back in our room that night we were entertained by a magnificent lightening show with ligthening shooting across the sky in the distance.  It went on for several hours.  There is frequently lightening in the evenings which we enjoy watching.

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