Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Days.



The LipStick mouse has really added so much to my life since my darling Richie bought it for me  in September.

Finally I can access the internet, send emails, write my blog, at last after nearly two years access is no longer denied.

 Since getting the LipStick, I have been practising lots, learning how to use it, that reminded me of learning how to use  a mouse for the first time.

Learning how to use this one is just as hilarious, I have opened things I did not mean to open and closed others that were just opened.

Deleted emails and am generally having a laugh at my mishaps, have noticed that I am getting confident using the LipStick, this means I can gradually increase the speed.

This has given me a huge boost, it has done the same for Richie, it has cheered us both up, happy days! 
                        

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brilliant to be able to post again.



its enjoyable finally being  back online thanks to the Lipstick mouse, what a wonderful invention from shannon electronics.

brilliant to be able to communicate again, nearly lost hope began to think i would never be able to use a computer ever again,

now my life has been given a huge boost thanks to richie getting me the lipstick and a new laptop.

have to learn how to use both,windows8 looks very different to vista.


hope to be able to post regularly soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Brilliant being online again.

Feels wonderful to be able to do this thanks to the LipStick invented by Shannon Electronics.
 http://www.shannonelectronics.nl/

this invention is life changing, i  sent a mail with positive feedback to the inventtor thanking him.

Brilliant to be able to do this again, but it is tiring learning something new,i am tired now but happy.

Thanks to all my dear blog friends for your ccomments, they made me very happy.

Hope to answer them next time,lots of love to  you all.

Really apppreciate your visiting my blog especially after nearly two years of silence.

When i lost all function in my hands it was no longer possible to use my laptop which was extremely upsetting, i had hoped that my little finger on my left hand would keep going for awhile longer.                          
More from me next time, i need thc and  a drink.                                          

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Really moved.

It was so good seeing my blogs again yesterday, first time since March 2013, its so good to be back.

I was really moved to find comments from dear blog friends  which I had not expected to find.

Thanks for your lovely comments, I hope to be posting reguarly soon as I get the hang of this LipStick mouse invented by people from the Technical University in Delft.

It is not very difficullt but it is quite tiring moving the mouse with my lips I am quitee tired after doig this short post  so will stop now for today.                                                                          

Monday, September 08, 2014

Just to say hello.

Just to say hello and Herrad is learning how to use her lip mouse and hopes to be blogging again soon
Richie

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Feeling positive despite limitations.




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Roberto Matta

Two appointments I was dreading one yesterday and one today went very well which was a tremendous relief for Richie and I.

The appointment yesterday was with my case manager as well as my advisor, they both work for the councils mobility Department.

They are both very good women, who have to work within tight parameters nevertheless they do as much as they can for me who is admirable.

2 other people were also present and they were Percy from Welzorg and Ruud from a company called Summit, they make the custom-built wheelchair backrest.

We were both not looking forward to this meeting however as soon as Jacqueline my case manager arrived the appointment started positively.

She suggested we make a list of all the things we did not like about the wheelchair, and there were many points all of which were noted.

By the time everybody was here the list was completed, at first the four of them turned their attention on the wheelchair examining it thoroughly.

Finally Percy said that there was nothing that his company Welzorg can do to improve the wheelchair finally there were no more prevarications.

Right away Jacqueline decided that the only cause of action now was that I needed a new wheelchair.

This means a new supplier so I do not have to deal with Welzorg anymore about my wheelchair which was fantastic news this cheered me up tremendously.

On the 30th of January I have an appointment at 1400 with Annelies my advisor and somebody from the new wheelchair supplier Beenhakker to discuss the new chair.

In the meantime Ruud from Summit will temporarily adjust the backrest on the wheelchair, as soon as it known which wheelchair I will get he will make a custom built backrest for the new wheelchair.

Richie and I are very pleased with how things went yesterday this really is progress and this time we will make sure the new wheelchair is a good one.

At 1200 today I have an appointment with the doctor from the rehabilitation clinic as well as Milou the wound nurse.

This was the appointment I was dreading the most as I knew that Janneke the Dr was going to cut some hard skin off around the edges of the wound.

In order to stop myself lying awake all night thinking about it I took a sleeping tablet which worked very well.

The procedure seemed to take forever luckily I don't feel a thing nevertheless I was relieved when it was all over as it's not my favourite activity.

Janneke was very positive about the wound saying it was looking good and nearly healed up which was good news.

Hopefully trimming off the hard edges will help the wound to finally heal; it would be great if that were to happen at the same time as I get my new wheelchair.

Despite my increasing limitations I'm feeling very positive about the future and I'm looking forward to being able to get about again.