Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 2 John D” on YouTube stroke survivor

I thought you might like to see the video that sold me on the Zeen. I’m just one month away from my 7 year anniversary from being released from the hospital after 6 months and 2 days residing there. Had open heart surgery to remove a huge benign tumor from my right atria, recovered from that, and then the real work began stroke recovery. Unfortunately, I have some permanent paralysis that can not be dealt with in my left arm and hand and in my left ankle . The man in this video has found his own way to use his Zeen. This is what encouraged me to research the Zeen.

Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 1 Kristen H” on YouTube incomplete spinal chord injury

I’m ordering mine on Monday. After watching this video, it occurs to me that our friend at #wheelsnoheels might be able to benefit from the zeen as well. Invented by the same fellow who invented the steadicam and other camera mounts, Garrett Brown, after his parents had been dealing with the effects of old age and as he saw their friends deteriorating as well. Inventors have a quality that no one else seems to have, the ability to look at the current devices and see what’s missing.

The zeen team has thought of everything, including us one-handed folks. Yes,the Zeen can be controlled by one hand . Just make sure that you choose the one hand control option, and you will be able to enjoy your Zeen, sitting, standing, walking,and even coasting .

I can’t wait !

Very interesting upgrade to a walker or wheelchair the zeen

Created in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania way of walking has me intrigued. I need to work on my stamina,strength, and balance, and this looks like it might help on all accounts. And it has a one-handed control option. Do they ship to Canada 🇨🇦 🤔

It even drives through snow?! And it’s not available in Canada yet?

How is this possible? A power wheelchair that can raise you up to the top shelf at the grocery store and climb stairs and descend stairs and goes through snow like a plow and fits into the back of a tesla X. AND YOU CAN’T BUY IT IN CANADA! My rant is done.

But seriously, watch this thing take on the snow!

I found something that will allow me, a wheelchair user, to live anywhere, so we’re moving.

My husband and I have become distraught with our home situation. The things that sold us on our condo, on the ground floor, wood burning fireplace, downtown location, and the ability for hubby to smoke his cigarettes in the enclosed patio space, have been taken from us via the strata council, or,in the case of living downtown,have not been comfortable for me emotionally., so we’re looking for a new place and putting our place up for sale. I’m very excited to see some places on Monday. We’ve picked 4 places in 4 different locations around the city, and I can’t wait to start the process because of the product in the video below, we’re looking at places that are a little bit higher up than the first floor!

If you are a wheelchair user, like myself, and would love to live anywhere but the ground floor, I highly recommend you watch the video closely. I’m particularly looking forward to the 2 floor penthouse on the list that I never thought I’d be able to consider!

The new normal.

Before you pass this post up, it’s not about the pandemic. The title refers to my new normal after 6 years of recovery from my massive stroke. There is good news and bad news as with everything. The good news my energy levels are up, my brain fog is down and so is my pain, which means I don’t have to buy as many gummies. My vision is better (either that, or my glasses are better), which means I can type again.I haven’t peed myself in months. As long as nobody pisses me off so much that all 6 cerebral aneurysms aneurysms explode simultaneously and I simply die,I could have a long life. The bad news is, I’m still in the wheelchair and likely will be until that person comes along. My neurologist told me when I asked him, Is there anything I shouldn’t be eating? “Eat whatever you want “. And there’s no way that I’m ever getting my left arm back.


Hubby is now retired and we’re starting a new project on my YouTube channel. We are going to spend a couple of nights each month in a local hotel and show you if or how they can improve their wheelchair access, or how they can improve their treatment of disabled guests. 2 nights per month paid out of my pocket and I will be filming the entire hotel, or at least the parts that are wheelchair accessible. We will be going through the room with a fine tooth comb ,no detail overlooked. Then,we will suggest any improvements in writing to management . It’s my opinion that if you’re a 4 or 5 star hotel, you’re wheelchair accessible rooms should have the access and luxury perks too.

So, if you travel with a wheelchair and are thinking about western Canada as a destination, you will easily see a hotel,or perhaps a bed and breakfast that works for you.

This is what my new normal is and will look like. We were going to start this project at the beginning of this month, but unfortunately Omicron happened. Waiting until 2 weeks after we have both gotten our booster shots, before booking hotel number one. I hope you will stick with me through this next chapter, it should be entertaining, and hopefully educational.