Today has been one of those days, started at 08.00 with my wheelchair being collected so the new steering could be installed.
Richie took his bike off for the gears to be mended and came back and not long after he hoisted me out of bed.
After Richie gave me a great shower and I was dressed, we were expecting Annelies advisor from the council and Harm from Welzorg to arrive.
Just as I was brushing my teeth the phone rang and it was Annelies telling me they would be a little late, they arrived an hour later.
When they got here with the wheelchair, Richie put me in it and I tried to steer with the steering right in front of me on a Perspex table attached to th wheelchair.
I found it very difficult to steer at first and was not keen at all about it, worried me for abit, could not work out how or why it felt so bad.
Then Richie pointed out that as there were no arm supports, I had to hold my shoulders, this was causing me a lot of stress and pain.
This will be solved by the steering mechanism being installed into my own Perspex wheelchair table with arm supports.
I will test it out tomorrow when I have to go to the hospital for the first catheter change, which is quite handy as it will give me an opportunity to test the steering.
This evening I am very tired after this afternoon and getting so upset by the new steering,hope I will get the hang of it soon, sure I will.