Monday 29 Jan

It is a beautiful Summer’s day here. You can have a cold shower and get dressed in wet pajamas and sit in the gentle breeze eating watermelon until you’re full. I know because I just did it. I went to Pak’n’Save this morning on my power chair to get groceries. I thought it would also…

18th Day With Cogy

I pedaled in Cogy about 100m in the evening yesterday and today just like the other days. Had a really good time at the seminar and on the street today learning about and doing evangelism with my church and other invited people. https://wp.me/p88tdg-6A.

Weekend 2 of Cogy- 20-21 Jan

Saturday night – “I worked hard on Cogy today.” I biked to reception and back with one foot in a splint and the other in a small shoe with a shoelace to bend my ankle. This invention is not very effective, although it prevents my ankle paining from being straight. However, most of the force…

Third week of COGY

I haven’t written a blog post for four days…. But I have just found that I didn’t post the last one after I had written it!! On Monday night it was raining, but Tue, Wed and tonight I pedaled a good distance on COGY. It is getting faster to use, easier to pedal and keep…

Day 8 COGY Trial

Yesterday I felt sick in the afternoon, so I made arrangements and went to bed. I didn’t use COGY yesterday. After a sleep I cheered up. I talked to my Catholic neighbor for an hour after he got me the hose so I could water my garden. In the morning, I got up, dressed, had…

Day 6 of COGY

I used the COGY at lunchtime today. It took 3/4hr from start to finish. I transferred chairs in shoes and long pants after Church. My caregiver took of my shoes and socks. My ankle was taped up. She put on long socks and splints, and I did up the splints. Then foam for my ankle,…

Day Four of COGY

Today is the fourth consecutive day I have had and used the COGY I have on trial. Yesterday morning Koko came to help with my walking. She also videoed me from the side. The Orthotist cast me a new pair of splints at the hospital. Koko met Mum and they both stayed for lunch. Mum…

Day Two of COGY

Today is the second day I have used COGY- the pedal wheelchair. I have in on trial. I decided to use my splints to keep my ankles bent so I could use the COGY more and go further without hurting myself. It was a lot better, but the right splint dug into me. Aside from…

My Go With COGY

On Labour Weekend last year, at Elevate camp in Matamata, I saw a newcomer in a strange sort of wheelchair: one that is operated like a bike. I thought about asking this person where she got a wheelchair like that- but she was way too fast. A bit later I saw a different person in…