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Feeeeerking wheelchair!

It’s been a minute or millions, but I’m back….

Oh sand, how I would love to be able to travel on you

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.

On the beach.

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.

My phone has a good camera to pick them up roughly 500m away!

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!

As always, please consider donating to my gofundme, share my blog, and check out my other social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook.

Sending lots of love from me to you xxx

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F*** you wheelchair services

Stupidity

I don’t have words right now other than F*** you wheelchair services in Wakefield. Because I don’t need a chair for in the house then I don’t qualify.

My chair dumped me again the other day, and yesterday just stopped working in the middle of The Range when I hit one battery light, usually that gives me enough to get back to the car, thank goodness I wasn’t in the middle of the road.

I honestly don’t know how I am going to manage to get a chair that works properly and meets my needs.

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Snow joke…..

Snowy Saturday (27/11/21)

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.

Dan’s drive to work at 5:30am on Saturday morning (27/11/21)
Chapel Allerton this morning (29/11/21)

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

Snowy days!
Inspecting a snowflake.

Stay safe and stay warm

Lots of love, Sx

Mwah
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Looks can be deceiving…..

What’s going on inside…..

What do you see in the photo above? I have a smile, I’m posing for a photo, using a filter to make me look better, this is what I do day by day, I put on a face, I smile, I laugh, I do things with my kids, but in the background, what’s really going on…..

I’m thinking of ways to raise money to fund a new wheelchair I am desperately in need of as the one I have is not doing the job it was purchased for. I have researched so many charities to help my chair plight, but they are all turning me down.

I am thinking about how I am going to make Christmas perfect for my kids after missing out when I was having my treatment, and I also need to make sure they have all they need day to day.

I am in pain, but I’m always masking it, I’m so good at it it’s become a norm not a challenge, I have it down to a fine art.

I’m trying to run a home and make sure my partner and kids are fed and watered and have clean clothes and a clean house. That often means I go without things to make sure they are taken care of.

I’m thinking about the way society sees me and views me, do people talk behind my back about me? Do they think I’m lazy for not working, and I guess for asking for help to raise money for my chair, an item most people will say I don’t need, are they commenting on my weight gain from not being able to be active, do they say I’m lazy?

Anyhow, my point in this – when people say I’m ok, they probably are not ok, they just put on the “ok face” so think how you can help, be kind and be careful what you say as words can and do harm.

Lots of love Sxxx

If you could, please pop over to my gofundme, and even if you cannot donate, please please share it for me.

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Bloody hamster…..

Yet again this little sh1t has escaped the cage.

We had tie wrapped the corners of the cage together to stop them coming open, the little sod has chewed through the tie wraps and had a field day. This time however, we think she may have been gobbled by a cat. We watched her on our camera until around midnight then she vanished not to be seen again!

Also, if you have chance, please can you go over to my gofundme, and if you cannot afford to donate, please share, or suggest places I can approach for help!

Lots of love

Sx

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I don’t know what to do

Hey all, sorry I have been quiet again, I have been on antibiotics and steroids for a chest infection.

I’m starting to feel my dream slipping away, I have £110 in my gofundme, the chair is roughly £10,000. This chair would change my life, but I just don’t know where to turn for help.

People suggested contacting local sports teams/players Etc, or businesses, but I don’t think they would want to help an individual like me, plus I’m not the most confident person.

If you can help please donate or even share

Thank you xxx SJ xxx

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Will anything ever go right for me……

Let’s go back to 8:10am today, Monday 18th October 2021……

I was ready…..

The kids were ready…..

The bags were ready…..

My wheelchair was ready…..

I closed the door and put in the key, which then did this……

Donkey princesses and no more….

I noticed the key was bent, looked at it, and next thing I know it is in two pieces in my hand. This is the last thing I needed as we were going to pick up Colby’s best mate on the way.

I had to think on my feet…. I came in, closed the door, pushed the sofa over the door and went out the back.

I sent Colby round to bring my wheelchair, it should have taken 30 seconds, instead they went the long way round and left me waiting, needless to say, I wasn’t impressed. They then had to just about jog to school so we were not late.

I got home and had to come through the back and get my chair through the kitchen which is a nightmare in itself when you have mobility issues.

The only key we now have is Dan’s and he is working, luckily my parents are grabbing the monkeys for me tonight.

I’m chilling on the sofa in my pjs and oodie watching tv.

Have a great week, see you soon

Lots of love xxx

Just a quick reminder – I am currently trying to raise money for a new electric wheelchair. Please go check my story out, and if you cannot donate can you please at least share for me. The link is https://gofund.me/03c3b97d

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Giving up…..

Do you ever feel like just giving up? Like you don’t know where to turn, who will be there for you, who will help you……. At the moment I feel like giving up.

Everything is getting me down at the moment, and my mental and physical health are suffering. I have no energy, I am sleeping less than I normally sleep (I only get 3-4 hours usually), I’m in pain, my anxiety is majorly high (I cannot stand being in the room as Dan and the kids when they are eating Etc, it makes me want to cry) and I know that I am holding my family back.

There is so much stuff the kids and Dan want to do, but because I cannot join in, they don’t get to do it. I know it stresses Dan out because he knows the effect it has on me mentally, and then there is Colb, he wants to do so much and when we are snuggling on a night he will say “mummy I want to do……… BUT I know you cannot”, to see his face and hear the crack in his voice makes me want to cry.

What’s the point in this post you may ask, well to be honest I don’t know, I am just letting my feelings out.

If you get chance please could you pop over to my gofundme? If you cannot donate can you please share for me, or if you know of any charities that might help can you send me their link.

Sending lots of love from me to you as always

Sx

https://gofund.me/03c3b97d