I’ve been sick with a chest cold for a week. Any quadriplegic can tell you chest colds are the worst.
I was able to hold on to the exercise bike A lot longer, and when I got home today I was able to with the poncho that I was wearing over my head by myself.
The banned on straws could affect millions of disabled people around the world. Such a simple device has given freedom to a lot of people with disabilities. Most people with disabilities that have severe upper body restrictions need a way to drink hands-free. The traditional drinking straw provided a cost-effective solution to this problem, but thanks to an environmentalist movement to ban straws all of that could be threatened. I don’t know if people truly understand the lack of this device for people in the world with disabilities. Metal straws I am practical, because some people have white reflective and if they come down on the Metal straw they are going to end up Siri injuries to their mouth The solution that I use may help some people. The cost for this is $30 and is called Hydrant and it is available on Amazon.
You can see the tube on most of my pictures.
Take me a long time to be able to do this.
I tried wheelchair yoga for the first time and to be honest I didn’t have high expectations. I never saw myself as the meditation Namaste type, however after a few minutes I got into it. I’m planning to go back and give it a go, but I am still on the fence about this whole thing.
Yesterday I had gotten what started out as a sinus headache, that slowly turned into a migraine. All of a sudden, I had the urge to poop, before I knew it poop was up my back. I had to get my PCA to cut one of my favorite shirt off my body, so I wouldn’t get poop in my hair. I had to throw my pants away. Moments like this are the reason why I don’t like spending a lot of money on clothes. I hate those kinds of days.
I decided to keep going to Voices to workout. Stephanie assured me I am making small gains. I was able to open the refrigerator by myself. Plus it gives an excuse to get out of this hell hole of a building. I love the exercise bike. I need upper body strength. I think we get to a place where we all want to give up, but we can’t. We got to push through, so we can persevere.
I know I have not been around very much. I’ve been working on getting the kinks out of the new wheelchair. I finally got the headrest that was supposed to come with the new wheelchair. I am still waiting on the chest strap, which is frustrating. I believe the wheelchair company installed the ankle huggers backward, because he had the padding on the back and the thin strap was cutting my circulation.