Yeah, I'm up early this morning. Here's why.
Mrs. AOW's cousin has a backyard swimming pool something like the one below. Except that there is a built-in table with umbrella on on side.
This afternoon, Mrs. AOW is hauling me out there for an afternoon in the pool. It's a heated pool.
Mrs. AOW rolls my wheelchair up to the edge and dumps me in. It's sink or swim! Getting me out is hell, but Mrs. AOW's cousin is a Marine and strong enough to lift me if I'm stuck.
I do well in the water. As a kid in Southern California with our own pool, I learned to swim very early. I also surfed as a teenager.
Getting into a swimming pool gives me the chance to exercise my arm and leg more than I can on land. It's all about gravity!
Mrs. AOW is off the diet she was on, so maybe I'll even get pizza for dinner out there at her cousin's house. I hope so!
I'll sleep all day tomorrow after exercising in the water. I slept all day yesterday after last PT and OT sessions last Wednesday and Friday.
My next therapy session at the hospital is on Wednesday, so I have time to recover from all that exercise in the water.