Diary of a Brain Tumor Patient's Wife

Sept. 13, 1998

Renette Davis

Paul's friend Al borrowed a side-by-side tandem for Paul and I to ride and it is the coolest thing! It looks like an old fashioned car - it has 4 wheels, 2 seats side by side, a steering wheel like a car, and a brake pedal in the middle. Each side has it's own gears, so unlike on our tandem, I can coast while Paul pedals on this one.

Al and his wife rode it over to our house this evening, and we took it for a little ride down the street. By the time we drove them back to their house it was almost dark, so we didn't take it out again, but we're planning to try it out a little more tomorrow after I get home from work.

I don't think it will fit in the van, even with the seats out. Even if it did, it is pretty heavy, so I don't think we'll be able to drive somewhere and then ride. But we're pretty close to the biking trail, so that's probably where we'll ride it.

Paul survived his day of testing at the U of C. It was from 9:00 to 5:00 with only a lunch break, so he was exhausted by the end of the day. I'm supposed to call them this week to set up an appointment for follow-up. We'll get the list of tests and the results then.

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