Archive for October, 2010

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October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 31st:  I have been going to the gym on a regular basis getting stronger with more mobililty every day.  There is still some tenderness but I have almost full range of motion. My mom is improving also.  She is out of the hospital and recovering in a convalescent home.  On Thursday I took a practice ride of 7 miles and later in the day another 10 miles.  Today I joined with my bike club and went on a 30 mile ride with them.  Of course I rode my bike to the meeting place and after the ride I rode to visit my mom and then back home for a total of 48 miles.  I didn’t think about it today, but I should have brought my camera.  On future rides I will bring my camera and post pictures of the scenery on my local rides just as I did on my journey around the country.  At present I am planning to resume my ride around the country in the early spring.  Until next time . . . Remember to wear your helmet . . . Saving one life at a time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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October 23, 2010

Saturday, 23 October:  Good morning everyone.  I am still doing very well in my recovery from my accident.  On Thursday I had to go to the dentist.  I was having a problem with one of my teeth.  Sorry to report that the tooth could not be saved and had to be removed.  During the same time that my tooth was being removed I found out that my mom fell and broke her hip.  Went directly to the hospital to see her.  She was in good spirits considering everything.  My youngest sister, Darin, and her family, also came to visit mom.  She was carrying laundry out to the laundry room, when the door opened just as she got there, startling her and causing her to fall.  She had her operation yesterday and is feeling good.  I suppose the medication helps with that.  I will visit with her again today to keep her company.  Later this evening I will be attending the Annual Banquet for my bicycle club, SCORccc.  As a reminder, In my quest to cycle 10,000 miles around the United States and raise $10,000 in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma, I was able to ride 9,646 miles and raise $4,120 until I had my accident on 24 September.  Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can still be made by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  I am still planning on finishing my ride and will do so as soon as I am able.  Until next time . . . Remember To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy     http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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October 20, 2010

Wednesday, October 20th:  Everything is going well.  Still getting together with family and friends.  Attended the monthly meeting of my bicycle club, SCOR, on Monday.  They held their annual election of officers and had a pot luck.  Yesterday was my 61st birthday.  Judy took me out for lunch and had dinner with friends, Mike & Loi Barman.  I am trying to go to the gym every other day.  My strength and mobililty seems to be  improving every day.  I am to the point where I only need to take 2 or 3 Tylenols a day for pain.  I still have to wait a few more weeks before I see the doctor again to find out when I can get back on the bicycle.  Hope everyone is doing well.  My thanks to all of you.  Until next time . . . Remember To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile At A Time . . . Wes & Judy

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October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14th:  Good morning to all!  It seems that each day is a little better than the day before.  My range of motion in my right arm is increasing each day, but it still hurts if I move it too much.  I am starting to go to the gym and do light exercises on the lateral pull-down bar with no weight to help me with my range of motion.  I also get on the stationary bike to keep my legs in shape for cycling.  Two weeks ago I was taking pain medication every 3-4 hours, but have been able to gradually reduce the frequency of medication and I am now able to get through the day with only 3 doses of pain medication between the hours of 6:PM and 8AM.  I am looking forward to the day when I don’t need to take any pain medication at all.  My next doctor appointment will be in mid-November.  Looking forward to hearing some good news.  I really want to get back on the bicycle and get in shape again so I can finish the ride I started.  My ride was put on hold in Tucson, Arizona after 9,646 miles when I had an accident on my bicycle which fractured some bones.  My goal was to cycle 10,000 miles in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.  I only have 354 miles left to meet this goal.  As of today a total of $4,121 has been donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through my website.  My goal was to raise $10,000 in donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  I am very impressed with the donations received so far.  I have $5,879 left to meet this goal.  If anyone is interested in having a fund raising meeting we could be there to talk about our adventures and show pictures taken during our trip.  I am not sure when I will be physically able to complete my ride, but donations can still be made bly visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  I am interesting in seeing if I will finish my ride first or if I will reach my donation goal first.  I will continue to keep you informed of my recovery at least once a week.  Until next time . . . Remember To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy     http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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October 8, 2010

Friday, October 8th:  I am still getting better every day.  I have started visiting with some of my family and friends.  I still have a lot more that I haven’t seen yet.  On Wednesday, I went to the VA Hospital to get X-rays and returned back to the hospital on Thursday for the results.  Not much that theycan do for me except give me advice and pain medication.  At one point the doctor was moving my arm around to check my range of motion and show me how I should be trying to move it myself.  He moved it a little too far for my comfort.  So much that it brought tears to my eyes and he had to give me a shot for my pain.  He also applied a cold solution of Lanacaine to my shoulder blade where most of the pain was coming from.  He gave me more pain medication to last me until my next appointment in mid-November.  

My goal was to cycle 10,000 miles around the United States, raising $10,000 in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.  I came very close to reaching my 10,000 mile goal, by cycling 9,646 miles before my accident.  I am also very impressed by the amount of donations that have been received through my website for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Total donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are now at $4,121.  Donations can still be made by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and to those who have helped to make my ride possible.  Until next time . . . Remember To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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October 4, 2010

Monday, Oct 4th:  As promised, I am keeping you up to date on my recovery and continued donations being made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The pain from my accident is getting better.  I am still waking up often during the night, however, to take medication for pain so I can get back to sleep.  I have made follow-up appointment with my doctor to see how I am recovering.  My range of motion in my right arm is also improving, but not by much at this time.  Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through my website is now at $4,121.  I am happy to see that donations are still coming in.  Every dollar received helps in the fight against this disease.  You can still make your donation by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  I will continue to keep you updated as my condition improves and donations keep coming in.  Until next time . . . Remember To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1st:  Yesterday morning we packed up, leaving Tucson, AZ.  On the way out of the RV park, Judy noticed a truck that she thought couldn’t decide if it wanted to be pick-up or big-rig.  As we were leaving Tucson area we crossed over Ina Rd overpass.  If you stay on the highway, just past the exit,that is where I had my accident.  There are a few hills and lots of cacti along side the highway.  We got to see one of those tiny tear-drop campers on the road.  Can you picture Judy and me trying to get in and out of that thing?  We cross over into the state of California.  We drop to sea level elevation and within a few short miles we are up to an elevation of 4,000 feet.  A lot of the hillsides in the area are covered with sand.  There are also concrete barrels filled with water in case you need to fill your radiator.  We arrive at Sunland Circle RV Resort.  Laura gave us a great discount price for our stay.  It was a very nice park, but we didn’t spend a lot of time there.  Perris Reed, a friend that I served with in the Army Reserves lives with his wife and family in El Cajon.  We spent the evening at heir home with Sylvia while Perris worked through the night restoring electricity in the San Diego area after a wild lightning storm.

  This morning we returned to their home for breakfast and to continue our visit with both Perris and Sylvia.  In the picture is Buddy (the dog), Perris, me, Judy and Sylvia.  Our visit was over too soon, but we do not live very far away and will try to visit each other again in the near future.  We head for home on the Southern California Interstates.  Surprisingly, the traffic is very good with no incidences.  We are now home and will put my bike ride on hold until I am healed enough to finish this ride.  After 6 months I have cycled 9,646 miles in my goal to cycle 10,000 miles around the United States in the fight against Leukemia & Lymphoma.  In my goal to raise $10,000 in donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a total of $4,021 has been raised through my website.  While the cycling portion of my ride may be temporarily on hold, you can still help me reach my $10,000 goal to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS and making your donation.  Until next time . . . Rememer To Wear Your Helmet . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com