Sunday, April 26, 2015

Life with my new chair

It's been two months since I got my wheelchair.
And, I must say...why haven't I done this sooner!!!
I've lived with this pain for 20 years...
TWENTY YEARS!
I've been on Vicodin for most of those twenty years and I don't exactly like taking it.

I'm not in as much pain everyday, though it's still there. 
It's easier for me to get around. 
I can carry my own plate in the cafeteria.

I'm also getting really good at wheeling.  
I've gone down a curb, and around campus...
even without the Smart Drive...
And, now that I can get places without so much pain, I'm taking care of more business.

BUT...
My doctor wants me in a power chair because my hands are continuing to go numb.
I'm not sure how I feel about this, but right now I'm trying to make the best of a bad situation.
I'm able to be mobile, though not very well.  My hands are going numb, and there is pain.  Different form when I used the crutches, but still there.  
I've been trying to work out in the mornings, but lately it's been exams, quizzes, and papers.

The biggest thing I need right now is a decent cushion, though that is around $350 and hubby is still upset about the funds I spent for the copay for the chair.  It seems we will never catch up again.
And, if anyone is feeling particularly nice, this is the cushion that I would like: 
So, there it is.  I'm enjoying life again, and now need a cushion. LOL