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    Newly diagnosed on 5/10/2022

    Shortly after I was diagnosed, I had to stop working and go on disability. That was one of the hardest things I had to do, from an emotional standpoint. I loved my work and worked with a wonderful group of people. When I stopped work I found that I spent most of each day doing paperwork. It...
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    Adventures at the Grand Canyon, Spring 2022

    We left the RV park in Moab, Utah at about 11 in the morning and did the beautiful drive to Monument Valley. We stayed at a KOA in Monument Valley, which was spectacularly beautiful. The drive was amazing. After all the troubles of the day before, it was nice to be driving on a beautiful day...
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    Adventures at the Grand Canyon, Spring 2022

    There is a funny story about our first night's stay in Moab. The RV park was in the process of changing their reservation system when my wife made our reservation. Somehow, we wound up with 2 reservations. The first was for a delux, pull-through site. It was more expensive, but we decided to...
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    Adventures at the Grand Canyon, Spring 2022

    We had scheduled various spring and winter trips to the Grand Canyon in 2020 and 2021. Unfortunately, due to Covid and issues with our motorhome, we had to cancel each of those trips. Being the optimists that we are, we went ahead and scheduled a trip to the Grand Canyon for spring of 2022...
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    Adventures in Utah: Winter 2022

    I will wrap up this thread with this post and then start a new thread about our trip to the Grand Canyon. Our trip to Southwest Utah was really wonderful. Despite all the uncertainty about how the motorhome would behave, we wound up having a great time. We look forward to being able to go...
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday or whenever]

    Kevin, yes the trip was with the motorhome. Once again, quite an adventure. We are starting to get things sorted out, but as you well know, there is always some new issue to fix on a motorhome. I plan to start a separate thread under stories of hope to let everyone know about the trip.
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday or whenever]

    We just arrived home from a trip to the Grand Canyon. I will write more later. For now I will note that I am very tired. I can do less than on our previous trips, but progression is still slow. It was well below freezing the first nights of the trip and snowing when we pulled up to our house...
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday or whenever]

    Kevin, I have been unsuccessful in adding a post to the thread about our trip to Utah. I will try to summarize our motorhome experiences on that trip here. We certainly had a few issues. 1. The air system would lose about 50 pounds of pressure in 24 hours. We could generate enough pressure...
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday or whenever]

    I continue along about the same. I have had a few health issues, but am dealing with those. Yesterday I was able to go on my first real wheelchair ride this year in our town (I rode quite a bit during our vacation to Utah). It was great to be out and see the snow finally starting to melt. We...
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    Adventures in Utah: Winter 2022

    I am glad that folks have been able to enjoy some of the stories of our trip to Southwest Utah. It is a pretty unique place with many beautiful areas. One of the fantastic trips we did while we were there was to mostly circumnavigate Zion National Park. The trip was a little under 200 miles...
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    PALS ROLL CALL NEW THREAD (PALS ONLY) [Wednesday or whenever]

    Kim, it is really wonderful to see your post. I am very glad to hear that progression still remains slow. What great news! I am also very sorry to hear that your pain issues persist. Steve
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    Adventures in Utah: Winter 2022

    As I have mentioned in previous posts, we were able to go to Zion National park several times during our trip to Utah. It is a beautiful park and in the distant past I have explored parts of the park that most people don't visit. I had never really considered how wheelchair accessible the park...
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