I ordered my new recumbent trike and commenced to make detailed plans. I couldn't wait to meet all the different people across the country. (Like this man). In September I injured my back.
Having ruptured a disc five years ago I thought I could now do the exercises necessary to correct the problem. After two months I was really in a bad way and went to my family physician. He sent me back to the Wadsworth Family Therapy, the miracle workers who had helped me before.
When the therapists started to work with me I could only walk for a minute and fifteen seconds before the pain became unbearable. Soon, they had me try riding my trike on the trainer for five minutes. Correction of the back eventually took second place to working to regain my strength.
Today my back pain is gone. I can walk without pain. Last Saturday night I called a square dance. Last week I commenced to ride my trike continuously for an hour. Today I made my last trip to the therapist.
Due to the general physical deterioration that comes with age, my agility will probably never be above 85 percent and my strength above 80 percent. I would rate my agility today at 75 percent and my strength at sixty percent. I was given a long list of specific exercises to increase both strength and agility. There is no restriction on trike riding.
I ran into an obstacle. I changed the time to six weeks later than originally planned. On the way to do the trike ride I had to make a detour to the therapists. I never changed my destination!
Life is good. God is merciful. Let the good times roll!
Reach for the sun. If you miss it you will still end up with the stars!