YOUR AMBITION is your responsibility! Own it!
Mine is mine, that I understand. Informing/ SHARING what I know can help every single person with ease is the task at hand every second of my day. MOVING ON!
This morning I intentionally caught up with a future star’s contact person and reminded them we are looking forward to helping them grow their reach and efforts. Maxie Randell, you’ll remember is located in December 18’s post, It’s In The Genes (https://www.kylekeech.com/2017/12/18/its-in-the-genes/).
Maxie has Canavan Disease, a rare genetic “disorder that damages the ability of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain to send and receive messages. This disease is one of a group of genetic disorders called leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies disrupt the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath, which is the covering that protects nerves and promotes the efficient transmission of nerve impulses.”
Learn more about Canavan Disease at (http://www.canavanresearch.org/about.html).
While it’s on my mind… Right now, I’m sitting in my temporary office looking at THREE aides that help me walk better and better. My “inside walker” is the sturdier metal frame walker I’ve had for a few years now, that I use indoors. It’s made by a company called Drive.
Check out their site at (www.drivemedical.com/walkers).
Right across the room from me right now is my BIG CHRISTMAS PRESENT/ new walker, LifeWalker.
Check out their site at (www.lifewalker.us/home). I still have to get used to it but standing for longer durations and working on standing tolerance is my goal.
** I do stand much more upright in it and I have recently noticed the degree at which my hips are more under my shoulders allowing me to intermittently lock my knees for less and less pressure on my hands and arms. **
WITHIN ARM’S REACH, is the custom-made WALKING STICK my good friend, neighbor, Mr. Fred Lake made for me. I especially like the broader hand grip.
** I can hold it with either hand while holding onto, standing with my walker as of now. I’m still experimenting and testing each grip to figure out which helps me stand more erect. **
My name is etched into it nicely and it does have a nice, rustic feel to it. The height of the stick does make me think my triceps will get a nice workout every time I stand with it.
**Performance in each aide is certainly to improve the more time I spend using them. I am excited about that.
Thus far, I am able to stand up holding the cane in my right hand and walker in my left much easier than I expected. **