I have enjoyed a lovely mini break with my girls and Dan, to day we drove over to the seaside. Dan and the girls went on the beach to skim pebbles and look for shells etc, I was left on the concrete path that ran across the top of the beach, but I couldn’t go along said path because there was too much sand on said path. As you can see from the photo above, my wheels sank in, this was less than a meter into the path, and the chair refused to move.
They walked a fair distance down the beach to where Dan used to play as a kid on holiday with his nan and grandad, I was sat alone for about an hour.
You may ask why I didn’t just go up onto a different path and ride that way…… well it is because my wheelchair doesn’t go straight. Dan has to direct the chair while I press the control to go forward. The chair has a mind of its own. The breaks also don’t kick in quickly, ending in me on the floor, or as happened today, Freya on the floor under the front of the chair.
I know I seem like I am constantly moaning, and yeah, actually, I am, but wheelchair services don’t deem me as needing an electric wheelchair. I am hoping that the OT will be able to help when I see her, but I’m not hopeful!
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So, the winter is finally here. It snowed quite heavily in my part of West Yorkshire on Saturday (much to my kids delight). Where I live the snow didn’t really settle, but up where Dan works still had a fair bit of snow this morning.
I didn’t do the school run this morning as Moo is still quite poorly and I don’t want her out in the freezing cold. My amazing friend Mel took Colb to school for me, however he insisted on taking his scooter and fell before he had got 50yard from the back gate. I told him to leave the scooter at home but he refused and I didn’t want to have Mel in the cold with her little one while he kicked off. Tomorrow if it’s like this he WILL NOT be taking the damn scooter, I will just have to deal with the tantrum!
I had a thought after seeing him fall, how am I going to manage with the icy and possibly snow covered paths in my wheelchair. We have already seen I can be thrown out of my chair (into nettle bushes and main roads) on a lerfdd red cat dry, sunny day, how am I going to manage when it’s slippy? I have already had one near miss when my brakes didn’t apply quickly enough. To be perfectly honest, I’m scared at the moment. I know I will soon find out, but the school run is going to be an apprehensive one when I finally attempt it.
I have to say, I went to Asda while it was snowing, and I was wearing my M8 Apparel hoodie. It is one of the warmest and cosiest hoodies I have ever had. If you get chance pop by their website and have a look, tell them I sent you! https://m8clothing.com/
Could you also take the time to pop over to my gofundme, and if you cannot donate, please give it a share, or recommend anyone I could get in touch with to help/ways to try and raise some money so I can get my new chair, it’s winter ready and would make me less nervous going out on my own/with the kids. https://gofund.me/03c3b97d