After I was discharged from VMC, I had to find a gym to work out at so I continue my strength training exercises. I found out that almost every junior college in California is required to have an adaptive PE program for people with disabilities. I signed up for adaptive PE classes at Gavilan Community College in Gilroy. They have a fantastic adaptive gym for people with all kinds of disabilities. The place is neat, clean and very well organized. They have a lot of equipment to use and the people who run it are very helpful and friendly. My dad and I go down there 4 times a week to work out. They have motorized leg bikes, a standing frame with glider, hand bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, parallel bars, and a room full of new workout equipment. They are working on getting a rickshaw to build those much needed triceps muscles for transferring, pressure reliefs and wheelchair propulsion.
I also returned to VMC for outpatient therapy once a week for 2 months to work on a few more skills. I was taught how to get back into my chair from the floor, how to go up and down curbs, steps, ramps and my favorite...wheelies!!! I am done with therapy for now so I need to keep practicing everything that I have learned.
Now it is time to move on to other things.