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@College_Tri mmmmm.. fantasy factory! I'm not brave enough to drink tonight, but I think I'll be ready to party and watch the Vikings destroy the Saints on Sunday. First step towards winning the super bowl at home!!!
I love how the team goals for 2018 thread has turned into a cheerleading session for me to take a shit...lol... Thanks for the support.. now I will spend the rest of the day on the toilet.. but at least it's my toilet and not at the hospital!
I have lots of goals for 2018. First, is to transition from using a walker to a cane. I am close, I can walk pretty well with two canes. Even though I will look like a pimp with my cane, I hope that I can be walking with no assistance at some point in 2018. Second, I would like to be able to swim between 3000-4000 yards per pool session by sometime late winter or early spring. I am around 1500-1800 right now, and definitely see lots of room for improvement. Third, I would like to be riding bike outside by spring. I can spin for 5-10 minutes on my trainer and am not even close to being able to get on and off a bicycle myself. I also need to find the right saddle that will work with my mangled up gooch. I damaged an aweful lot of tendons and the nerves down there are pretty wild, but I am confident that I will find something. Fourth, is something happening right next week. I get to have my colostomy reversed!!! It will be wonderful to not have a shit bag hanging off of my stomach. Hopefully the surgery goes well. I will also be getting more hardware out of my back. I think this will take place around May or June. There are a couple rods holding the weight of my upper body on my pelvis while my spine continues to heal. The doctor said everything is healing great, and they are very pleased with my progression. Once the rods are removed, I should become more flexible, which would be GREAT. Next, I will learn to put my own damn shoes and socks on. With improving flexibility and mobility I hope to become more independent. I am tired of asking people to help me with little things and can't wait to be self sufficient. I think all of these goals are pretty attainable, and I will work my ass off to get there. The goal for 2019 is to rock to dirty kanza 200, and getting back on skis. Triathlon is not in the picture for the foreseeable future, due to running. I might try an aquabike though!
I got my gift from @Steve Halewski a couple days before Christmas! I got some killer IPA's from Colorado that I drank the night I got them. I also got some good chlorine shampoo and a nice beer holder for my walker. Luckily I'm using the walker a lot less. I reserve the walker for ice/snow outside or if I have been drinking