The Hot Rod

It arrived in the mail on Saturday, and it only took ten minutes (and three people) to put it together.

But now I have some additional mobility.

Let me explain.

Last week, I smashed my ankle into tiny little pieces.  The doctor told me that I could not put any weight on that ankle for a minimum of four weeks.  And although I’ve tried maneuvering around with crutches … it’s very difficult and cumbersome for me.  I keep feeling like I’m going to tumble over and fall on my face.  Or worse – tip backwards and try to break my fall by standing on my not-yet-fully-repaired foot.

So I ended up with a knee scooter called the “Kneerover.”  It is a four-wheeled pushbike with bicycle handlebar brakes and a padded knee rest.  The turning circle isn’t that great, but I’m not trying to do 720’s at the skate park like Tony Hawk.  All I need it to do for me is to get me from the bed to the bathroom, from the bathroom to the living room, and from the living room to the bed.

At least for now, anyways.

You know me.  I hate being immobile.  I hate being sedentary.  I feel this urge to break through and do what I can.  But this whole adventure is a lesson in patience and humility for me.  I have to work with what I have.  I have to heal bit by bit.  Patience now means pedestrianism soon.

I’ve kept busy with various personal projects – since I still have my lap top and cell phone, I can still blog (you did notice I’m still blogging, right?), and I spent the weekend actually working on something extra-special.  You’ll see it soon.  Trust me on this.

Oh, and when I ordered this knee scooter – which I’ve dubbed the “Hot Rod” – it came with a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

Prior to this, I avoided signing up with Amazon Prime, just because I felt that I really didn’t need deliveries in 2 days or less.  I didn’t need to make Amazon workers jump through hoops and run around fulfillment centers to speed an item to me.  I was more than happy to wait for something to arrive.

Well, guess what.  I saved $20 on the knee scooter and I get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

So I’ll make my decision in about 25 days from now as to whether I keep Amazon Prime or not.

But for now … I have more mobility.  It’s not perfect mobility – I have to be very careful on this knee scooter, especially when going from bare floor to carpet – but I’m doing okay so far.

At least I’m making progress … right?