• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Down Time

    >I’m having some down time over the next week/several days.  I did the same thing in May as I had some busy weekends planned and just chilled a lot.  It was great. But this time I’m trying to make it more of a “staycation” (although the very nature of that word makes me laugh – hence the quotes) and getting out to do some fun stuff.  Also hoping to tick a few things off of my 101 in 1001 list – well, I’m definitely doing one tomorrow but I hope to do some more if I can. Certainly given how stressed and fed up I’ve been this week I need…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >It’s almost like a tiny miracle…

    >So you may or may not know this but I’ve been seeing the nurse on a roughly four weekly basis since April or so for help losing weight.  It’s not been going particularly well to be honest in my opinion. And a big part of that is that the surgery I go to does not have facilities to weigh a wheelchair user.  Which if you ask me is totally ridiculously (and I’ve told the nurse that several times).  The nurse I see is really nice and does keep offering to weigh me on their regular scales.  But as I’ve explained to various people, the fact I can’t stand unsupported for…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >New wheelchair options

    >I went to the wheelchair clinic today to see if I needed a new wheelchair.  And as soon as I told the woman I had gone for advice on if this wheelchair still fits and is appropriate for me she just went “no” just like that.  Which actually I totally expected but it did kind of amuse me that within about two minutes of meeting me she could tell. So I will be getting a new wheelchair. Apparently there is a choice of 1 folding wheelchair, 1 rigid wheelchair or a voucher. For various reasons I’ve been anti-rigid wheelchairs for the last several years (mostly to do with not being…