After stroke tips…your mobility

My first wheelchair was the model T Ford of chairs. Very basic unit given to me to use by the convalescent home. I had no idea about  getting on under their care. I took what they offered me thankfully. I determined to do what theylaid out For me to do in therapy. My main form of mobility was my trusty wheelchair.  I learned to get around by pushing myself backwards with my left foot! [this foot was not quite as dead as my right one]

My daughter would pick me up twice a month and bring me to her home for some time away from my institutional environment. She began thinking out of the box for me. On one of these trips she told me we were going to see a fellow who had a power wheelchair for sale. Now I hadn’t even thought of this..a power wheelchair…a great idea. Well it turned out his dad had it and had passed on, so it was just sittin around. So I was able to try it out…we brought it home that very day. 

I found it most useful for getting around her house. A new independence for me. Now it turns out that I couldn’t use my new electric wheelchair at the convalescent hospital because no one else had one and most of the others were a brick short of a full load [if you catch my drift]  Rather than fight this I decided to cooperate and go along with their general feeling. I used my power chair at my daughters house and became well acquainted with it’s use.

So in closing let me say…be open to new things, life’s not over after a stroke.

Comments

  1. Ha Ha Dad,

    You are definitely not “a brick short of a full load”! It was always strange to see you in that place…you really didn’t belong. I’m happy you are where you are! xoxo

    Renee

  2. Ha Ha Dad,

    You are definitely not “a brick short of a full load”! It was always strange to see you in that place…you really didn’t belong. I’m happy you are where you are and I’m glad you were able to get the electric chair..the grand-kids sure love to take rides on it with you!

    Renee

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