• 100 days of writing,  2012,  powerchair,  Quickie Salsa,  spine align,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

    >I got my new powerchair this afternoon! It’s a Quickie Salsa M with a jay3 backrest. And it’s red and silver. The silver part of that was a surprise. I’ll post more about it when I’ve had the chance to give it a good run. But so far I’m enjoying it. I didn’t know it was coming today but when I got up (after sleeping late) I saw I’d missed a call from the supplier and found out they could come in a few hours. I got in the shower after that, practically bouncing with excitement. And I was singing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Badly. I…

  • action3,  Dad,  hospital,  jay2,  jay3,  laterals,  OT,  physio,  shoes,  spasticity,  spine align,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >Details on my new seating

    >Two weeks ago I went to Wheelchair Services for a new assessment. Two very productive hours later I left with a completely pimped chair and all new seating. And it was so easy.  I didn’t have to fight for anything and didn’t need to argue my case at all – the therapist simply saw me and talked to me and made suggestions.  That was so different to my last assessment where I thought I was constantly having to push for things (and where I didn’t get what I needed looking back).  I’d actually made my Dad take the afternoon off work to take me so I had back up –…