I’m Hilton and my wife is Jeanne and I have some problems with my legs. I started having back surgeries in '11 and we’re up to lucky #7. They did a myelogram today to see if they can find out what’s wrong with my left leg since the second to last surgery in July '17. They found another pinched nerve and another surgery this past July. Now there’s a screw loose and we’re thinking still a pinched nerve since there’s still numbness and lots of atrophy in the left calf and thigh. Wednesday I get the results. I’m not a happy camper but I can still walk with my walker and only short distances.
We moved to San Antonio about 19 years ago thinking it would only be temporary at the suggestion of Jeanne’s work. We’re still here and it’s not our favorite place to be, so we travel, a lot. Our last big trip was to Baltimore, Hagerstown, Martinsburg, and Winchester. We hadn’t been to the east in about 8 years. It was so nice to have a real crab cake again!
We play a game called Munzee. You go around the country capturing QR codes. Here in Texas, Florida and California they have what’s called historical munzees. Those are our favorite type to capture. They teach you a history lesson with each capture. We have over 1,500 historical captures. It’s a fun little game that I am still able to play. We used to geocache but it’s too hard for me to walk the trails anymore.
Jeanne is able to retire but right now she’s working for insurance. My last two surgeries cost us nothing. Between her insurance and my insurance it cost nothing and it’s great. She will never make as much money as they have paid for me to have surgeries.
OH! Yesterday I was able to go motorcycle riding for the first time in forever! They were little electric mini bikes with very wide bases and fat tires. Very easy to ride and I only had to use my right leg to hold it up. It was so VERY COOL! If you’re ever in the San Antonio area and can use one leg and two arms I highly recommend it! It was called Your Biker Gang. It was a two and a half hour, 8.1 mile tour of San Antonio. Again, it was so nice to be on a bike again. You all would be surprised I even tried with all the metal in my back and neck. We just had so much fun!!! The picture is all of us in the group yesterday on the tour.
So group, that’s our story. So happy to be here and to be able to share.