Today I collected my first wheelchair. I have never even sat in one before, so it was an experience wheeling myself in it back to the car. This was made a little more interesting by the fact that one of the first things I had to negotiate after leaving the Wheelchair Services Dept was an uphill slope (bet they laughed themselves silly when deciding where to put the dept), and then I got stuck in a small dip in the car park, but I managed to extricate myself from there and made it back to the car, where I successfully completed a puzzle worthy of The Krypton Factor to make it fit in the boot. All the time fending off but thanking the legions of lovely people (mainly over 60) who wanted to help me. I have to be able to do this by myself.
At some point I’m going to work out how to make the thing go in a straight line, probably when my left arm is of equal strength to my right, and I can feel that my shoulders are going to be built up too if I use it often enough.
The fairy lights and tinsel are in place for it’s first outing to work tomorrow, yay!