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Friday, July 21, 2017

Eric's Post Op Exam @ OrthoNY in Schenectady, New York




Eric goes to OrthoNY
for his Post Op Exam
on Monday, July 17.




The incision is healing nicely...





He graduated from the
foot long Band Aid to
Steri Strips.





Eric's old knee...  The cartilage on
 the left side is gone, allowing the
ends of the tibia & femur to grind
against each other, creating pain.









Two views of Eric's
new knee








Doctor Polishchuk is impressed with Eric's progress since his surgery on June 30.  He is able to bend the knee to 100 degrees, by himself.  The hard work at Sunnyview Out Patient Physical Therapy is paying off.

After show and tell and a few atta boys, we we left with a follow up appointment for next month.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Walkabout With Wheels Blog Just Blew Past 500,000 Page Views!

Good morning everyone!  Thank you for making Walkabout With Wheels one of your blog reads.

Even when you know a milestone is coming, when it arrives, it's still a surprise.  Walkabout With Wheels Blog was started in September, 2012 to keep family and friends current on Eric's and my travels.

Somewhere along the way, people across the United States, and in other countries, started reading. Suddenly, a few hundred hits became a thousand and the reading snowball started rolling downhill.... to half a million, and more.












Eric and I often talk with people who are thinking about downsizing and want to travel before or after retiring.  We encourage people to look at this lifestyle and how it may fit in with their future plans. Many people live and work on the road, with many different types of skills.  People work remotely and run businesses from everywhere, USA.  Some work in the trades.  Others are contract employees in healthcare.

If selling a home and starting a new life in 430 square feet (biggest 5th Wheel), often times less, does not appeal to you, and you still want to travel with an RV, do it.  Whether it's a few weeks or six months at a time, just do it!

For those of you who have never RVed and are curious about this type of travel, consider renting an RV and hitting the road for a weekend or a short vacation.  There are many ways to see the US, Canada and Mexico...  By plane, with hotels; by car or truck, with hotels or a tent;  by RV or by by bike with a tent, just go do it!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Eric Goes to Sunnyview Out Patient Physical Therapy in Guilderland, N.Y.






Eric is resting up....
















He has some tough work ahead of him...




Today he starts
rehabilitation at
Sunnyview 
Physical Outpatient
Therapy in
Guilderland.




Here's where Eric
will work hard,
through pain.


















Eric ices immediately 
after returning from
PT.











He prefers to work through his rehab session and ice on his own time.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Eric's Knee Replacement Surgery @ Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York






Eric gets dressed in
the Pre-Op Area at
Ellis Hospital.


















He pretends to be under
the influence of Pre-Op
medications...



















Then he pops up  off 
the bed & does the

















Eric watches some TV
before "going under
the knife.

His surgeon, Dr. Polishchuk,
 spoke with us & initialed
his artwork.














Eric, in his room, on
the Orthopedic Floor,
following his Surgery.















He has a lot of work to do before leaving Ellis Hospital tomorrow...  Talk with the Occupational Therapist, eat dinner and follow staff directions.  Eric will go to Physical Therapy tomorrow morning. He will follow instructions and show that he can uses a walker correctly, walk up and down stairs, etc. before discharge papers can be signed and he can go home.

Flashback to Gettysburg Battlefield Resort....





Eric, Adam & I are spent a week
in our 40 foot motorhome at
Resort in Gettysburg.







As my dad, Stan, would say," This motorhome has all the bells and whistles."  Eric and I live comfortably in our 2004 Winnebago Vectra: the living room has two recliners and a TV; the dining room has a table and chairs; the kitchen is equipped with a microwave/convection oven, stove and sink; bathroom with shower and a queen sized bed in the bedroom.  We have cabinets everywhere and storage beneath the living area.







Here's our neighbor,
Troy.







Troy is camping at Gettysburg Battlefield Resort while he works in the area.  This camping style is minimalist.  Troy has his SUV,  and a hammock, covered by a tarp.  He uses electricity at his campsite for electronic devices.

Traveling light has made it easy for Troy to work anywhere in the United States, including Hawaii.





Eco Serve
 Construction is here
to install insulation on
factory power plant
to make it more
 energy efficient.





Troy told me that Eco Serve Construction provides the most energy efficient outcomes when it is involved in the construction of power plants, boilers, etc.  

The companies that contract with Eco Serve Construction decrease their Carbon footprint and save on operating costs.