last saturday night i was on my own, it snowed all day non stop and was still snowing come bedtime. i decided to go to the downstairs loo before heading up to bed.so unfastened my jeans ready to transfer to the loo. but on my way there found the dog waiting by the back door so opened it to let her out. snow tumbled into the house.... that was my first mistake,
as my son hadnt shut the gate propery i cursed him out loud then without thinking pulled forward in my wheelchair to try and slam it shut. not a cat in hells chance, it was wedged wth snow. and now i was almost competely outside. wheels spun but i wasnt going anywhere, i was stuck and fast turnng into a snowman. i shouted for help but noone came.
so i sat there trying not to panic as images of my dad calling round in the morning and finding me frozen stiff outside the back door flashed through my head.
i lent back and managed to undo the handles that let someone manually move the wheelchair then tried rocking back and forward. no chance. by now i was wet through and shivvering. only option now was to try and stand up. i was so wet my trousers and knickers made their way down to my thighs as i struggled to my feet. now it was do or die time!
grabbed the fence and managed to turn round and get hold of the wheelchair and push and push till the wheels went back through the door then collapsed back into it. im not religious but something helped me do all this as under normal circumstances i would have struggled without snow and the freezing cold. i was out there for almost an hour. managed to peel my clothes off and get up to bed only to find a rather wet dog under my quilt!
so be warned you wheelies, they are bloody useless in snow and dont be as stupid as me and get yourself in such a pickle!