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.
Take me a long time to be able to do this.
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.
Today One of my four points broke on my seatbelt, so I attempted to get a script from the doctor. By the way when the nurse from hell answered I knew it was going to be a bitch getting the script I need it. She kept arguing about the order in which things had to be there and I told her the wheelchair company said the opposite. I would like to point out this always happens with this particular nurse. They are the nurses and Dr. H is ood about getting Scripps but this nurse is a raging bitch. When I attempted to call a second time the same nurse answered, so I hung up and tried again. The third nurse was completely understanding and sympathetic about my dilemma.
What I’ve come to learn is that is small victories. Life is better when you compete against yourself, instead of others.
I want you to take something positive from this blog. Even if you decide things I do are not right, you can use me as a example of what not to do in your life. I just want you to know that we are all struggling with something, and when I find a little little trick that makes life easier I want to pass it along. I will like to show you when I get down some , because we all go do it. I want you to know how grateful I am that you all have decided to come along on this journey with me. I did not get any comments, but I got a lot of likes for my feedback request, so I am going to take that as a sign keep going.
Duoderm and Neosporin with pain relief really said my skin. My wheelchair cushion is causing major damage my skin. At first I was a little timidated to use duoderm because most of the skin was gone. Only after a day The skin is completely healed. I also took time to lay on my side during the day to get out of the chair.
Well I have done something I never thought I would do, I bought me an iPhone. I got to say I like that you could take a car without having to unlock your phone. I love that you can store your passwords. The fingerprint scanner is difficult at times, but it’s nice when I can get it to work.
Gone are the days of expensive environmental control units. Thanks to Amazon Echo, I can now control my lamp with the sound of my voice. You can buy smart plugs that turn your dumb appliances into smart appliances that can communicate with Alexa. What I mean is you can take a standard Appliance and buy a smart plug and now your Appliance can now communicate with Alexa. The instructions for a little complicated, but it was easier once I started to fiddle around with the app myself. YouTube was valuable for setting up Alexa. I plan to get more smart plugs so I can control my appliances via Alexa. Now I can turn on lights in my apartment without asking for help. My next piece will be automatic curtains. The small things insignificant to an able-bodied person, but you’re person with a disability the small things are major victories.
I can now control my living room lamp thanks to Alexa and a smart plug. I am hoping to get automatic curtains that I can pair with Alexa. Thanks to smart plugs being inexpensive I can turn my standard appliances into smart appliances. I can now make crystal clear hand free calls with Amazon’s Echo.