Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back in the saddle again...

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago I had open-heart surgery to remove a tumor (left atrial myxoma) the size of a golf ball from my heart. The tumor was benign and my recovery is going very well. My first TravelScoot ride after surgery was the day I was released from the hospital when I rode my scoot instead of using a wheelchair to leave the hospital. My legs felt like lead, but I was able to lift them up onto the foot rests and steer myself out of there.

While I'm recovering, I'm moving pretty slowly, so it's also great to be able to get on my scoot and zip around to get to my medical appointments and do some shopping. Alan and I were at the hospital Monday morning and in between appointments we got some breakfast in the cafeteria. On the way to a table I passed a man who had a scooter with him, but he couldn't take his eyes off mine. We struck up a conversation and his most important question was if he could use it at the airport and take it on a plane. He was delighted to find out he could. (Read more about it here, ) I was happy I had some TravelScoot cards with me.

Several of you have sent me emails with questions and things to post. I'll get to them as quick as I can. If you have an adventure you'd like to share with everyone, send it to me via email, .


  1. Hi Elizabeth, it is so good to see you back aboard and doing well. Was so very happy to hear the surgery went well and the tumor benign!

    Isn't it amazing how excited people can get when they ask you about the Travelscoot. I was in Home Depot this past Saturday scooting through the store and got that same envious eye from a fellow on a store scooter. He stopped me and asked me all about the Travelscoot and I let him take a spin on here. I think I made a sale for Tony LOL ;)

    Again, welcome back and I am looking forward to more of your blog posts!

    Denise "nieciez" (some reason the site wants to make me Anonymous LOL)

  2. Woohoo! Glad you see you back in action.

  3. So glad to have you back. You disappeared just as I found you.

    I rode my scoot into a store for the first time yesterday. It was a Segway and motorbike shop and the owner was fascinated by the scoot. He's going to look into carrying it as a product. How's that for my first official outing on my scoot? :)