Nick hasn’t been able to use his swim legs since he went in the pool to SCUBA over a week ago. Did I mention that his left leg got stuck on his leg and we had to pull it off. OUCH!
He got it fixed today, along with some water-proofing, and other minor adjustments. He had a two-hour appointment with his prosthetist. I swear the laundry-list of topics to address was over a dozen items long. Nobody warned us that prostheses would be so much work! Well, actually, one guy did. But only one guy out of a dozen amputees we’ve met. Ever since Nick has had legs again, they’ve been a constant work in progress; just like his RC truck!
I feel bad that Nick hasn’t raced his truck in over a week. Life gets in the way of fun all the time. It never used to be this way.
Sunday night we were at a friends house for dinner, and Nick decided to show off his sexy new one-crutch maneuver. While trucking down the hall, he lifted the crutch and took four good steps before needing the crutch again. Those weren’t punk-ass steps either. He was walking!
Everyday, Nicks excitement is growing as the realization that a life of freedom is right around the corner for him. “I’m so close,” he says. He’s right. He’s so damn close!