Friday, April 16, 2010

Siiting For The First Time Again In My Electric Wheelchair

Irish Art.

The situation with Online has not been resolved just yet but I am hopeful that it will be by Monday.

Had a supportive e-mail from MSweb, an MSForum, which is much used here, they are outraged and will write a cross letter to Online.

Had a hectic afternoon with a very good friend Anja, who is my best and oldest friend here, we saw each other in 1983 at mutual friends and in the squatters bars and got to know each other in 1984.

Anja was delighted to see me sitting in my electric wheelchair when she arrivedf, today was my first time, as we forgot to charge the battery for yesterday.

Much as I wanted to sit, I had been somewhat apprehensive about sitting so was very relieved and happy it went so well this afternoon.

Anja came by today to socialise and help with the tax forms, I forgot what a huge job it is, she was busy searching and finding documents for me for quite awhile.

Anja started when she arrived at 14.35 and had got all the documents together by 16.00, we did talk during the process but at 17 pm she left to photo copy and post the copies in our letterbox and the original in the post.

Feeling quite tired as I had to answer a heap of questions but it is all done and next week another friend will take it round to yet another friend Evert, who is a book keeper, who does our tax returns.

Now Anja has got all the paperwork together, I can write up the amounts that we are asking back.

Once I check out some facts and figures think I will ask see if Evert can collect otherwise I will ask our great friend Cecile.

Feel very good about today, it is really good to not have these things hanging over our heads anymore.

Well the paperwork is still here in neat plastic folders plastic folders ready to go next week once I have dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s.

Good way to start the weekend think I am going to enjoy it very much indeed, the sun has been shining all day and there is still no air traffic which is great.

Off to find some pictures and post this and then I shall enjoy the sun and the quiz program on BBC Radio 4.


Stephany said...

YAY!!!! that is wonderful Herrad!!!


Have Myelin? said...

How wonderful for you! I bet you enjoyed sitting up! Did it feel different than you remembered since it had been so long?

I am delighted for you. =)

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Love, Mary

janis said...

KEep your chair charged my dear! Much to see sitting upright. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Herrad, hope you are fine. Please excuse this late arrivel - wishing you all the very best for the beginning of the weekend and most of all, saying Concratulations !!!

awb said...

That's great news, can't wait to hear how it goes with a charged battery. Boo taxes! Later


Webster said...

So now you're up- soon you'll be about!

Nice to have taxes taken care of, too. Sounds like a busy, but good day all around.

Me? I did nothing. Have a sinus infection.Going through tissues like mad.

Enjoying the Ride said...

I am so happy for you Herrad, that you were able to sit today. Good luck.


Anonymous said...

A long awaited day has finally come! Congrats on being able to sit up in wheelchair. I bet it was very exciting for you.

Taxes: You get to tell them how much you want back???? Something is wrong with the US system - they tell us how much we have to pay. No asking involved!

Have wonderful days sitting up in your chair with an appropriate cushion (I hope).


Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by, it is great that I can slowly sit again, 30 minutes per day then a week later 1 hour and 30 mins and so on.

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for your comment and visit
It was good sitting again, a touch worrying but great to do.
Glad that finally I can sit again.

Hi Mary,
Thanks fro coming by and leaving your comment.
It's good isn't it, we are very happy.

Hi Janis,
Thanks for your visit and comments.
We are keeping the chair well charged.

Hi Robert,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Hoe your weekend is good

Hi Andy,
Thanks for coming by, sitting yesterday and today was very good.

Hi Webster
Good to see your comment, thanks for coming by.
The tax returns every year are horrible.
Hope your sinus infection is gone and you are better now.

Hi Mitch.
Thanks for coming by and leaving your happy comment.
It is great sitting even for only 30 minutes every day.

Hi Anne,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.
It is great sitting up again and thinking about going out.
Sorry for giving the wrong impression, we do not tell them how much we want to get back but we can claim back for certain things.

Thanks for coming by and leaving your comments.
Good to see them, thanks for all your kindness and support.
Have a good weekend.


Libby said...

herrad!! i'm so excited for you~!! it surely has been a long time for you! i have a weird you feel dizzy sitting up at all? i only ask that, because, my balance is so nmessed up, it would make me dizzy as hell to go from laying down all the time to being upright...but it's a GREAT thing to sit up, soo, keep it up!! {hugs~!}

Herrad said...

Hi Libby,
Thanks for your visit and comment, have not felt at all dizzy but it is scary sitting upright all in one go feel I will tip out of my wheelchair.
Have a good week.