I guess once is enough

The Rolling Stones

In my last post, I said that I would get tickets or die trying. Well, I tried HARD, but it wasn’t meant to be. Honestly, I’m fine with that. It’s still a LOT of effort to even get me there, and do I really want to spend hours in such a huge crowd? As much as I’d love the concert itself, it’s just too much. I mean, it’s not the ticket price, which is admittedly astronomical but doable, but the wheelchair accessible seating is something that the venue makes far too difficult to purchase.

So, another Stones concert occurs with me singing Miss You to myself .

I’m surprisingly far less disappointed than I expected I would be .

Bad news and…

I’ve just arrived home from a 3 day stint in hospital, where everything I did I had someone up my ass… literally. You can now add colitis to my chart. At least it gives me something in common with the girl in the song Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Unfortunately, it means I’ve had my first full colonoscopy. Let’s just say that I’m not a fan.


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES are playing in Vancouver likely on the day after my death,but will I get tickets? Or die trying?

Place your bets now.

Optomize your prescription eyeglasses

Over the past few months, I’ve been getting some bad headaches, and after my latest brain scans turned up, nothing unusual for my brain I had my eyes checked. Not just checked, but more thoroughly examined than ever before through a process called optomization in Canada or neurolens in the USA . The process is based on the connection between eyes and brain,and I highly recommend it to anyone who has had a stroke because it can help with things like spatial reasoning and balance. For instance, I suffer from left side neglect from my stroke, and you’ll never guess what they did to address it. There is now a small peice of translucent tape on the inner corner of my right lens that forces my left eye to connect with my brain better, giving me somewhat better balance and making the neglect far less. Also, I’m now wearing a bifocal for the first time ever, and I’m liking it . The exam and glasses were somewhat pricey but well worth it for the improvements that I’m seeing. And the headaches are gone.

So, without further ado,here I am in my new glasses …

Safety, security, and independence in your next power wheelchair?!

Meet Luci,a system of cameras and sensors that can keep you from falling off curbs, running into people who stop short in front of you or even help with spatial reasoning. For instance, I still suffer left side neglect from the massive stroke I had more than 8 years ago and if I had LUCI installed on my wheelchair i wouldn’t have to worry about scraping the door frames everywhere i go. If you know anyone who could use something like this ,please watch the video below for more information about this very necessary technology.

Not that I subscribe to magical thinking…

You have three magic genie wishes, what are you asking for?

But as you asked I would ask for my paralysis to be removed

I’d also ask for good enough health to keep me out of a hospital until my death

And finally, as I have everything else I need, I’d give my final wish to the genie in gratitude

Iceland, the number 1 country for gender equality,but they aren’t celebrating

Possibly because 48 years ago, the women of Iceland went on strike to demand it, and today, on the anniversary of that strike, the women of Iceland are striking again. Although they have the most equality when it comes to opportunities, they’ve slipped down to 2017 rates when it comes to equal pay. Women are making 21 percent less than men. Violence against women is still a real problem,hence the strike. Today, the nation’s men will experience life without women working, even in unpaid work . The last time this happened, the country shut down . I hope that the women of Iceland achieve their goals with this strike because the world is actively trying to push us back in order to make things great for rich men “again. ” Now is the time for the most equal of us to push forward AGAIN.


I could try it 🤔

What’s something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail.

If you could GUARANTEE success, I would attempt to walk to my refrigerator, or perhaps even my toilet. Because I’m not stupid enough to take your GUARANTEE as fact and the fact that I’m permanently paralyzed down my left side. I’m sitting right here in my lift chair until I need to do those things, and then I’ll transfer to my power wheelchair.

This topic wasn’t fun for me.

Wheelchair accessible helicopters?!

I live on Vancouver Island and would love to travel to Vancouver via helicopter, if only to cut down the travel time from downtown in my city to downtown Vancouver. Currently, we have to drive 30 minutes to the airport, board a plane and fly 30 minutes, then find a cab and ride for 40 minutes to get downtown in Vancouver, which uses up more time and energy than it’s worth. If we had wheelchair accessible helicopters on Vancouver Island, we wouldn’t have to drive to the heliport because we are close. Then we just have to board the helicopter and fly for 20ish minutes and land in downtown Vancouver,wasting far less of my precious energy. I might have to make this my mission to get wheelchair accessible helicopter travel to Vancouver Island. Meanwhile, check out this video from Maui. If this man can travel via helicopter, a 130-pound woman with hemiplegia certainly can!