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.
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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.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful that my depression was lifted for Two whole days.
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.