Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Looking Forward To Happy Outings.

Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket

James Abbot McNeil Whistler.


Some good news today, an appointment has been planned for 23 November at 10.00 am with the Amsterdam council mobility advisor, Welzorg and Permobile.

The alternative steering for the back of the wheelchair has been ordered and should be installed then, was overjoyed to get this information this afternoon.

We will also discuss other methods for me to steer, which is good news, be absolutely brilliant if the steering is really put on the back of the wheelchair on the 23.

This means we just have two weeks to wait, much better than 2 to three months which we anticipated, this is indeed excellent news.

Sadly my advisor Annalies won’t be there, she is on holiday, not too happy that her colleague will be here instead.

When I was getting my first wheelchair, she advised a big, heavy one saying she liked it, which was weird seeing as she could walk and I could not.

The wheelchair was too big and heavy for me, yet this is what I got, sadly could never use it,  just too heavy and clumsy for me.

Bought my own wheelchair with help from friends, a light, nippy wheelchair, a Wolturnus, worth every penny.

As that is now three years ago  so I will give her the benefit of the doubt and trust that any decisions made about alternative methods of steering for me will be made with my best interests in mind.

As she is a well trained occupational therapist who specialises in advising people with progressive diseases, she will, I am sure look for the best option to suit my needs.

Feel brighter today, Spike too is better today, much brighter especially after Richie baked the dogs some delicious crunchy oat/peanut dog biscuits.

What cheered me up too was a YouTube clip of Trini music which was put up on Face Book by Sita, a Trini blog friend, really needed that right then, it gave me such a boost.

Feeling optimistic now, since the news of the 23 November appointment, that soon we will be out and about again, I can’t wait for that to happen.

Will do my very best to stay patient and looking forward to many happy outings soon, be good fun.


Webster said...

Hurray. Two weeks will pass by quickly. How is the diazepam helping in the meantime? Can you get out at all right now? I can see how the Trini music helps elevate your mood. It's very lively.

Hope Spike has more good days.

And I'm sorry I forgot to mention Richie's Dad. Losing a parent is always tough - no matter how old we are. I guess he's doing okay - well enough to make dog cookies! (how nice!)

Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
Brilliant only two week to wait this time, could hardly believe it expected heaps of appointments before seeing the supplier and getting the extra steering for Richie to take me outside.
The diazepam helps, I use it when it feels my hand is going to be a problem.
Have not been out because I have not got much strength in the arm but on the 23 we will for sure go out.
Spike still has good days like today, he is verey happy and playful sweet to see.
Richie i vedry sad about his dad dying but glad he is no longer in pain.
Thanks for coming by.