physically, but at the moment I have a terrific attitude. That’s more important, really. The body may be on its last decline or I could last for decades, there’s no knowing and the drs. are no help at all. So I am poetry free this evening and I can’t type for s**t so trying to find photos on the computer to share is not going to happen. I love that I can use one finger to type on the iPad and it fills in most of the words for me.
I went to Be’er Sheva for an mri last Monday; to Jerusalem in celebration of TH and I being married for 35 years (woo-hoo!!!)((almost everyone thought (and told us) that we wouldn’t make it)); and to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to be reviewed for a medical procedure that could (mind you, I only said could) hugely improve my quality of life. The trip for the MRI was without incident, the restaurant and movie theater afterwards was properly handicapped accessible. No complaints. When I went to Tel Aviv we lucked out in that all the crip parking available was of the right sort to deploy the wheelchair lift. One store we went to (in Hod Hasharon) had all the crip spaces in use, but TH was able to leave me at the front and it worked out okay.
Jerusalem. It was built long before there were wheelchair vans and people worried about accessibility. It was a nightmare. We picked up my brother and went to meet some people and it was exciting but doable. The hotel we were at near the Old City made no claims to accessibility so it’s really not their fault, but it was a nightmare. Honestly, it’s taken this long just to recover from that disastrous experience. We left as soon as the sun was down, and all I wanted to do was go home to a bed I fit in, to a bathroom I could use without the threat of grievous bodily harm. Oy!
So, don’t do it. I am going to find out if there is an accessible hotel in the Old City that is even sort of affordable, in the meantime the next time that I want to go someplace different (that is not Eilat) I think I’ll head to the Dead Sea. I love Eilat but TH can’t go in the water – which is half the point of going there for me. We’ll see if the Dead Sea causes problems for him – unlikely.
That’s all the left index finger is up to for now. Laterz