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 30, 2011

Therapy & Buses - June 30, 2011

Physical Therapy:
Last night again we did not sleep well.  Last night Eric's leg was twitching for an hour, which it normally does not do, so maybe that is a good sign.  Then this morning the construction next door started bright and early at 6:30am.  We tried unsuccessfully to sleep through it.  After the free breakfast at the hotel, we headed to therapy. 

At BioFit, Alexis stretched Eric's legs then made him do 200 crunches.  The workout portion focused on pushup type exercises. 

First Eric did pushups.  Then he did single arm raises from a pushup position.  He held himself up in a isometric position on his forearms.  He rolled himself back and forth lifting an arm at each side.  Finally he did one arm "superman's" laying down and lifting an arm which works on lower back extensions.

Panama City Buses:
After returning to the hotel, Tracy went to try to take pictures of the colorful city buses.  These are old U.S. school buses shipped to Panama.  Local people buy them and some paint them with exquisite drawings.  Our understanding is that Panama is going to put in a metro service and these buses will go out of service and be replaced with standard (boring) buses and the same drivers will be hired to drive them.

At night this bus lights up in multi color LEDs that change from green to red to blue.  It is super cool looking.

1 comment:

  1. I was thrilled to read about the twitching leg. We can't wait for you to get home. Our girls have been asking to see your girls.