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New and old

New and old

I had my sister and brother-in-law over yesterday. Love them ❤️. I was showing off my new wheelchair that I have not been using. Between learning how to maneuver the wheelchair unsuccessfully and Minx being so tiny, I thought it was best to stay with my more familiar hooveround for a while longer. So I put the new chair in the closet temporarily. Minx loved my hoveround although we had a few mishaps. There were a few yelps from him…

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Defensive driving course for wheelchairs

Defensive driving course for wheelchairs

My daughter always says I can’t drive. She doesn’t mean my car, she is talking about my wheelchair. I have had a few mishaps and rolled over a few feet and possibly a paw or two. In my defense they weren’t paying attention to my lack of direction and could have moved out of the way faster. However looking around my condo, I might see evidence to support her argument…. I didn’t even take pictures of the kitchen and the…

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Physical therapy, physically exhausting

Physical therapy, physically exhausting

I had my first physical therapy appointment of the year yesterday after my occupational therapy. I knew I’d be exhausted after but I completely underestimated how exhausted I’d actually be. It took me hours to be able to move out of my chair when I got home. Hours!!!! I’m working with a new therapist. She is very nice but she is going to be tough. No different then the other girls I’ve worked with but the difference is she is…

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Making my disability work in new environments

Making my disability work in new environments

Not a bad place to be to write a blog post. It is a rare morning because it is actually only my sister and myself awake at this moment. She is in one chair reading her book with a cup of tea, I’m in the other with writing with a cup of coffee. It is so beautiful up here. She lives about 2 1/2 hours away from me in upstate New York. If we continued another 45 minutes we’d be…

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A list of thankful Thanksgivings

A list of thankful Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is here again. It’s time for family traditions of certain dishes made once a year with an extremely large turkey that is never eaten and always consumed for at least three days after today. My family all contribute a dish. I always make my carrot soufflé which I’ve learned to make for every single diet I am following. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/03/16/carrot-souffle-vegan-or-non-vegan/. My mom makes a corn soufflé and the stuffing. My sister makes the soup and sometimes brings a vegetable. We…

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Oops I did it again

Oops I did it again

Another nasty fall on Saturday morning. I took off the towel rack in my daughter’s bathroom for the second time. My contractor asked if I wanted to install a more secure bar like I have in my own bathroom and like an idiot I declined. Now I asked for the more secure bar to installed next time he is here. In the meantime I am using my own bathroom which both my wheelchair can get in and has the safety…

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Wheelchair walks up the mile

Wheelchair walks up the mile

I had a lovely day yesterday. My sister and brother in law visited with their foster girls who are so precious. I was so excited for them to meet my dogs and see my wide collection of humpties that I love dearly. My dogs were a hit, my humpties showed I was young at heart and they loved being here. Win, win, win ❤️❤️❤️. Was super happy about that. My sister and I took a walk up the nautical mile…

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Falling again all week

Falling again all week

I’ve been really good lately. Especially since I switched to my wheelchair outside my condo. I went from falling almost daily to a couple of times in a month. That’s a big difference. It goes to show you how much the walking was really causing me to just exhausted myself. Yes I needed the van to make my life easier but I also needed to admit to myself the time has come and I really couldn’t walk anymore. It was…

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I’m getting a new wheelchair

I’m getting a new wheelchair

Another good day with good news for me. My insurance is covering for a new Hooveround MPV5. I bought my original one used a few years ago and I loved it but it always had issues. First of all it doesn’t drive straight. The chair’s steering was always messed up and to get it to go straight meant I had to steer slightly to the right. Sometimes if I went to fast I zigzagged and ran over peoples feet. The…

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My first outing alone

My first outing alone

I received a call early in the morning that my aid’s son was sick she wouldn’t be making it to me for the day. However, yesterday was mahjong and I wanted to go. This is why I got a handicap van for my independence, right? So I decided I was going to go. I was more worried about getting out of my house without my dogs running out the door on me. I decided to be very proactive. My word…

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