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    Rope Course with One Leg!

    well, it has been seven weeks since my first surgery and two weeks since my second surgery.. nearly two months of unable to bend my right knee! it drives me nuts unable to do anything and keeping my leg straight for so long..

    since I won the battle last week I got to keep my job and was required to go this student government retreat (camping) with all of school organizations' presidents, vice presidents and directors last weekend - about 50 minutes down by the da lake and there was a rope course too. I of course wanted to be in part of this challenge! call me crazy if you want to but at least I didn't dance.

    I am certainly pooped out, been crutching all over campus today with sores I got from crutching in piles of soggy leaves, muddy trails, gravels, uphills and downhills... (it's nice to have height adjustments on my crutches for going up and down the uneven grass hills!) somebody had to laugh when one of crutches was two inches shorter than another. okay, onto pictures ..

    a hop start!


    looking down how far up I am already.. (this pole is about 35 foot I think?)

    (oh, don't mind my SANDALS.. shoes? nah, rare.)

    almost on the top! figuring how to get my good leg on the other side so I can get to stand on the top of the pole alone.
    this goal is to jump off and grab the swingpole about 10 feet ahead.


    yay, getting close..


    fans ...or worriers?


    a little help by the rope with balancing one leg.
    I couldn't get my foot up right top on the pole so my foot stayed on the highest latch.

    (yikes, this is when it starts raining! you could see raindroplets on my pants - xtrachallenging, very slippery)

    jump! well, a TWISTed jump since I jumped in the different direction.

    (I think you now can see the swingpole there)

    . . . .
    Last edited by sandragonfly; 09-24-2007 at 09:43 PM. Reason: a correction: seven weeks, not six!

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    after one and half swing, I dropped down - swingpole was so wet!
    kept my bad leg straight as flew.. can lift from the hip now!


    cheering with others - in deaf culture, we wave our hands in air - not clappings.


    interpreter helping me landing gently... so I'd not crush my leg!


    back there, safely, getting my crutches back.


    whew, feels so good accomplishing one of those challenges! I've always wanted to do this again since I was little. did a few other more after but no pictures. I hope to do this again some day...maybe I'll have the both legs next time!

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    and lastly, thanks everyone for the congrats in catty's thread - I was out camping so apologizes for delay responses - just responded to all of you!

    p.s. my PM now is open again, down to 50!
    rest and sleep softly sweet locke..



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    "Whew, feels so good accomplishing one of those challenges!"

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    That's amazing Gina!! You sure have alot of guts. Way to go!!


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    Woohoo!

    You must feel 10 feet tall after doing that!

    Many hugs and scritchies to your Ark!


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    Wow, that is wonderful Gina.
    I remember doing stuff like that back when i was in girl scouts.
    Very fun to do the ropes course, lots of fun.
    Wonderful pictures glad that you got to do something in return from all the crutching everyone at camp.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow! You are an amazing woman. I don't think I would have attempted to do all that stuff with a hurt leg like that. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep on doing what you do and you'll be just fine. I hope that things continue to get better for you.

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    That's great! I have two working legs and I think I'd be too big a chicken to try that.
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    aw thank you. it was a really long weekend but so much fun that it went so quickly.

    val & smokey, if I could then you can too!! I swear.. it's just the support and encouragments you need.

    oh and by the way, I didn't needed a bubblewrap roll this time.

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    OMG! That scared the crap out of me just looking at the pics! I've done obstacle and rope courses stuff when I was in 4H camp, but I think I had more guts for that stuff when I was younger (These days, my bravery consists of dealing with the young punks in the alley by my house, lol)

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    You have more of a sense of balance even on one leg than I would with two perfectly functional ones!

    (And I love your new signature image, by the way!)

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