this is a photo of me and Esmeralda. She has helped me become such a independent individual words cannot express. I know some of you wanted to see a picture of her. Esmeralda is a Golden Labrador retriever. I received are from can-do canines out of new hope Minnesota. I got her July of 2012. I can remember when they first brought her out to me I started bawling because I knew my independence was going to go through the roof. I encourage anybody that is following this blog to type in can-do canines into Google or type my name Chris Dehncke and you can read my story of how I went home every weekend. Some of my pet pevs when it comes to service dog’s are with their client their working. Don’t ask the client if the dog can be pet because they can’t that Dodge are specifically trained for a specific purpose and they should not be bothered. I can take you how many times I’ve had to yell at people in Walmart because they cannot read the sign on her jacket that says that she is working at dries me completely bonkers. Especially if they have a little child with them and they point out that dog. Then I have to explain that the dog cannot be pet. I know it seems a little mean but service dogs cannot be pet when they are working regardless of the situation. It seems a little crazy that I have to explain this on the blog but I feel like this is the only way to really spread awareness about service dogs and what they can do for their partner.
No pain no gain
This quote was given to me by my physical therapist his name is Bill Warner he was the only one I could get me to do my exercises. Some other of his favorite quotes that I live by today where you’re not going to get anywhere in life unless you tell people what you want. To me these quotes really stuck with me through all my life because I have had to fight for what I wanted every day. I have gotten handicapped accessible doors put in the post office in my hometown do to me being in a wheelchair. No pain no gain comes from when Bill used to stretch me in physical therapy. Because it hurts so bad at least in my mind he always told me Nokay no game you I said with a little pain can’t get anything from your experiences and I found this to be true in life because even though I’ve been through a lot of pain due to having 13 surgeries throughout my whole life and more still pending. I have gained a wonderful service dog I have gained a sense of fearlessness that no matter what situation I’m going in to I’m always going to come home okay. For these reasons besides having amazing family these old quotes are encoded in my brain will stick with me throughout the rest of my days on this earth and I hope to give you more insight on what other quotes have stuck with me throughout my life. And until I blog again tomorrow good night everybody.
I love my Minnesota sports overall I think they have a pretty good season. I watch the twins today even though they still lost I am still a diehard fan. I didn’t do much today because I wasn’t feeling good I am a type one diabetic. I tested my blood glucose level and it was 286. That is extremely high for a diabetic. I have one that constantly pumps in to my body because my pancreas is not functioning correctly. I am so glad to have my service dog Esmeralda for times like today. She no I wasn’t feeling very good so she alerted me to check my blood sugar. She is not trained for this aspect of my life. She’ll lick my hands constantly to let me know to check my blood sugar. She is also saved my life. I was stuck in the snow day and she has the ability to pull me out when I am stuck so that I don’t have to wait for Public Safety. She is also able to go get help when necessary. One day I fell out of bed and because I can’t want assistance in getting back in the bed so she woke my parents up” been downstairs so that they could help me get back in the bed. Without her I don’t know where I would be today without her. Because of those Myrover my grades have improved drastically and I used to go home every weekend because I had nobody there to keep me busy. Since Esmeralda my self-confidence and my drive has improved.
Hi everybody, This will be my first blog it could be anything from how I’m feeling today to what I’m up to it could also range from sports to video games since that’s what I like to do but I hope you guys stay tuned and I’ll keep you up to date with all my daily life is going. I will also be posting pictures of my service dog Esmeralda since she is my helper with the day-to-day tasks I maybe having a good or bad day. If you have questions or comments are just need to get something off your chest feel free to blog with about movies or anything I look forward to starting this blog and it should be a interesting and fun summer. Here are some things I like to do I like to watch TV or play video games, spend time with my family. I pretty much enjoy anything anybody else would enjoy the only difference IS I have to do things a little bit different because I am in a wheelchair. So I hope you guys enjoy learning about my family and friends and anything else I can think of throughout my day. This should be an exciting adventure and I can’t wait to start this ride with all of you.So sit back and buckle up and enjoy the ride.