Allo dear friends, from the title of my post, some of you will yawn and say,
Whats Boudica on about now?`
Honestly, I really do mean this with the kindest and most caring of intentions.
There have been several posts lately from some of our members who are having a worse than usual time with their decline in mobility.
My own decline happened rapidly and I went thru the angst of using a wheelchair for the first time.
In fact the true first time I acquired a wheelie, was when we were on holiday. I was falling every day, dragging myself around, feeling rubbish and hating myself.
I went to a Red Cross office and hired a self propel chair and it was put into my car boot for me.
I got back to the campsite and my hubby saw the wheelie and we just looked at each other. He looked annoyed somehow, so guess what? That chair never came out of the boot all week and I took it back. It was never spoken about.
12 years on, I`ve gone thru quite a few manual chairs, power chairs and made mistakes…expensive ones.
Now I have an electric tilt in space, reclining wheelie. it`s good, but is costing me £102 a month on Motability. The local Wheelchair Services had such a massive waiting list, that I couldnt wait for an upgrade on the last one they gave me, and I kept slipping out of it!
So guys, my message here to those of you at that horrible crossroads of
shall I? or shant I, go for wheels? is do it, it`s tons better than falling, using precious energy dragging your selves around and missing out on so much.
I promise you, you`ll be glad you did in the not so distant future.
luv to all,
your gobby mate Polly aka Boudica…you can see how I got that nickname, eh?