Today I got the new wheelchair seat, it is very good, it makes a big difference, nice to be sitting straighter and higher in the wheelchair.
Lovely to feel I am more stretched out, I no longer have a potbelly, actually I never had one, it looked like I did because I couldn’t sit up straight enough.
Shame Johanneke, my previous occupational therapist, had not noticed that I needed more support, which a new seat would have provided.
Other things should also have happened last year, such as trying out the electric arm support, it supports your arm so you can eat, read, type.
The IPaq gadget I have that opens the doors, adjusts the bed, turns on light, TV, operates the telephone I should have got in 2008 not November 2010.
Johanneke it seems did not research the support cushions well; she did not look for another better solution then Quattron who don’t have suitable support for me.
I spent months waiting from January until July to get the support cushions; since I have them they have been ok but not as useful as I had hoped.
Maurits does not think the cushion supports me; he suggested a couple things we can do to help me maintain a sitting position, while he finds a better solution.
Edith, my council mobility advisor was here too, she noted that the wheelchair arm supports are too high, neck support needs adjusting; she will see they get done, a good start to the new week.