A DAY OF MANY ‘FIRSTS’ (AND I WANT ONE OF THESE!)

Yesterday was completely chaotic and a day of many ‘firsts’ for me. My Support Worker is on holiday for two weeks and she usually takes me to all my appointments etc.

When I got up yesterday, I was in a ‘determined’ mood! I felt a could fight a Muhammad Ali in a boxing ring, before his decline, and win!

I had to get to therapy at 11am and decided to go in my new wheelchair as the weather was good and there was no-one else who could help me out so I decided to ‘go for it‘! I allowed an hour to get there but did it in half an hour so I stopped by at a local church where they kindly made me coffee and a biscuit, for which I thanked them, of course. On to therapy which went well and the journey back which was fairly non-eventful.

However, in the afternoon, I had a dentist appointment at 3.20pm so off I zoomed again.  I got to the dentist and back (nightmare journey, potholes, cars parked on pavements, overgrown bushes and got stung by nettles, etc!). It took me 3 hours, there and back! However, getting over the NON-disabled-friendly doorstep and through their door was risky (I nearly took the narrow door off its hinges and hurtled into the waiting room, nearly killing myself and several other patients like skittles!). NOT my driving, I need add but the lack of provision of a ramp to get in and out! This is an ongoing issue and campaign that I am having with the surgery and I don’t intend to give up until they get a ramp of some sort, which is a legal requirement under the Disability Act anyway. Needless to say, I’m not exactly ‘flavour of the month‘ there at the moment!

Add to that time, 15 mins for getting lost and then a much-needed 15 min detour to the sweet shop to get a much-needed large Mars Bar which I eventually got home and ate the lot as a reward for all my effort, lol! (I was a bit worried at times as to whether my wheelchair would have enough ‘umfph‘ in it to do all this cavorting about). But it just about made it but then I had a thought, “I know what I want for my birthday. I want one of these please…..”!

tank wheelchair

6 thoughts on “A DAY OF MANY ‘FIRSTS’ (AND I WANT ONE OF THESE!)

  1. Hi, ellie! So…what does that wheelchair look like? I bet you were tired after all that zooming around! I know I would have been! Great you did all the apts by yourself though, happy travels! Heres to many more days like that! XXX

    1. I was really tired after all that but I slept ‘like a log’ last night and even overslept and was still fast asleep in bed when my carer came this morning….whoops! There’ll be no stopping me now…..Look out world, here I come! Thanks for your encouragement, Ellie xxx 🙂

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