This afternoon has gone quickly after the long appointment with Maurits, my occupational therapist and Werner, an advisor from RTD Het Dorp was over.
It started late because Werner could not find a parking space, however once he got here it was well worth waiting.
We discussed with him my problems with using the gadget that allowed me a small modicum of freedom to control some of my environment.
The iPAQ let me operate the bed, turn on the light, switch on the TV as well as open the front door and our apartment door, once I have checked with the intercom who is at the door.
I explained that I could no longer use the gadget as well as I could before my hand function got worse.
Richie backed me up totally saying that he was the one to operate the bed, turn the light on now that my hands were too weak.
Also nine times out of 10 he also turns on the television and brings me the telephone on which he activates the loudspeaker so I don't have to hold the phone which I can't do anymore.
Werner listened carefully to everything we said, he asked questions and made suggestions.
After a short time it was clear to him that I needed to have the functionality of the iPAQ on the computer that Icould operate operate by using the Seetech software.
Before the end of the appointment Maurits and Werner started getting the application organised.
When I asked, they both said that they would complete the application and would get it sent next week.
It was a very good appointment, Werner was a nice person, and most importantly he was a good listener and communicated very well with us.
I think that this application for the long awaited Seetech will be successful; hopefully it won't take too long, although there always is a wait of up to 2 months.
Hopefully this time it will be quicker, as the application is from the same company just updated to include the iPAQ functions.
Today's appointment has left me feeling optimistic, it was good to be listened to and feel that finally I would be getting what I need which is very important for me now, so that I can carry on doing the things I enjoy.