Ive just come back from a fantastic day in Chester. I met my sister and my nephews with my girls and their friends and Rochelle and the twins and of course Frazer. But my chair decided to throw a wobble. Ive only had new batteries since September and they are already playing up. Anyone with a power chair will know the panic you feel when it starts flashing red. My nephew pushed me to the station and then it seemed to recover a bit on the journey back to Frodsham …well it was okay going down hill but Molly and her friend had to take turns pushing me up the hill back home … As I said in my title it thinks it’s a tortoise. Maybe it’s just protesting I did have my twin granddaughters on my knee for most of the day. But apart from that we had a fantastic day playing on the park and smelling all the soaps and bath bombs in Lush . And eating fish and chips in blackstocks . Even Frazer was happy… Naomi and Laura dropped the odd chip on the floor, he was just a bit shocked by the sour taste of the lemon slice that Laura dropped the on the floor , his face was a picture. Any way we are back safely…exhausted but happy I’m just relaxing under my heated throw and Frazers curled up in front of the fire. Michelle and Frazer xx
Glad you had a lovely day in Chester, just a shame your chair has chosen today to be a pain, but glad between them they managed to get you home. I know from experience the feeling of that panic when your chair plays up, last time (luckily) I was quite close to home, and hubby was home, so came and rescued me.
If I were you, first thing Monday morning ring WCS and ask them for a visit as a matter of urgency, as these things can knock your confidence.
Take care, woof from Alfie to Fraser.
Nice to hear about a good day.
Well done to the family for getting you home. Would you believe sometimes I cycled to Froddy from Wallasey. i always ensured that my first piano pupil was the highest up the hill and the next was always lower. On Thursdays however, I had to finish at the top of Carriage Drive.
Oh how life has changed.
Woof, xx Steve.
Thanks Pam , I’ll ring them on Monday , it’s covered by Ross care because it’s a nhs chair I’m a bit disappointed because I’ve only had it a year and the batteries were paying up in September. I don’t think they should wear out that quickly. I charge it every night it shouldn’t be running out after a day in Chester. My other chair was a lot older I’d had it over 3 years before the batteries needed replacing. Michelle and Frazer xx
Steve that’s a memory I bet you were tired. Lee always loved cycling he used to come all the way from Bolton to Hyde where I lived on his bike , he could do it in an hour and it was about 25 miles. That was many years ago before we got married . He still loves his bike but hardly gets out now . Work and famiy commitments and then he’s older so not as energetic. We went to delamere forest recently I was in my chair with Frazer it was good but i couldnt keep up . Michelle and Frazer xx
XX Glad you got home okay Michelle. My chair went slow when I first got it but its okay now.It was me I had tipped it back to far and it goes at half speed then tipped it straight and it went fast again but I had forgotten those instructions …silly me
Thanks Don , I did wonder if it was something like that . My little granddaughters are monkeys and will touch all the buttons on my chair. I think it is the batteries though, the last time Ross care came out the engineer said that some of the batteries werent great because they’d been on the shelf for a long time. I’m going to call them out when the snow clears up, I’m not going very far in this weather, its so cold i just want to stay close to the fire. Frazer agrees with me he likes being curled up warm in front of the fire. Michelle and Frazer xx