If any of you are manual wheelchair users and would like to be understood by your significant others, may I suggest doing what this clever young lady does and set up some challenges for them to perform in the wheelchair. I can guarantee that they will appreciate the struggles that you face on a daily basis . The first challenge should be to make their way to a nearby store so they can enjoy the shitty treatment from the general public, but this woman apparently loves her husband VERY MUCH, and likely thought that would be too mean. I really appreciated the fun loving attitude that the husband had throughout each challenge. The physical effort involved is nothing, when compared with the lack of energy and the inevitable brain fog that occurs when the injury is a brain injury. The exhaustion is physical and mental. Videos like this one really make me appreciate my power wheelchair., even though the mental exhaustion and brain fog still exist, because of the concentration that has to happen while driving any vehicle, it IS much easier physically.
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.
I had no idea that even one step was possible in my wheelchair!
The first video of a new series
Monday is makeup Monday with everything from GRWM to inventory to artistic beauty looks etc.
Wednesday is What I learned the hard way Wednesday with many topics.
Saturday is disability day and will deal with both physical disabilities and disability aids.
Please join me.