Friday, September 18, 2009
It is a very warm and sunny day today.
After the appointment yesterday I have had a huge smile on my face, so has Richie, we both feel optimistic and really so happy.
We both kept telling each other that it was now behind us, we had successfully got through the appointment.
Had been both dreading it, as it was it went very well, people worked well together, Ludwine checked every step of the moulding process.
It was very good having our friend Jeanet, here to support us and Ludwine was incredible, she took charge of the whole proceedings.
So all I had to do was let it all happen, Elwyn was extremely competent and I trusted him totally.
At the end I was very tired and glad to be going back to bed, happy and optimistic about getting a well adapted chair.
Shame that they did not give me a well adapted wheelchair last year, do hold them responsible for losing a whole year of being mobile.
But that was lasat year, moving on to yesterday, it was noticeable, that the people responsible seemed to realise exactly why this method was needed.
And they were showing us their sensitive and caring sides.
There was no question yesterday, that Summit vacuum moulding was the only option for me, it will provide me with the support I need to resume sitting upright.
Was extremely worrying to be sitting upright after nearly 13 months of half sitting, my neck hurt and I clung to the arm rests.
There was no real danger of falling, just felt insecure and it hurt, as Elwyn slowly unravelled me, and insured at the same time that the vacuum cushion was giving me the support that I needed.
As soon as the support was there I stopped hurting and it was pleasant and easy to sit up again.
I got a taste of sitting upright and going outside and I really liked it very much, and now I believe it will really happen.
Since yesterday now that I felt the support that this adaption will give me, I am feeling very optimistic about getting out and about.
It is a very warm and sunny day today, the window is open and the soft relaxed street sounds are drifting in and adding to the relaxed Friday afternoon.
Hope you all have a good Friday.