I got my new electric wheelchair on Friday – Surprize! – I wasn’t expecting it for a couple of months. Friday I went for two (2) wheelchair walks and it made me so happy! I ‘walked’ around the moshav for the first time in years. I’m sorry I didn’t take any photos but apparently it wasn’t in Hashem’s plan. I was going to take family photos for a proposed shidduch (marriage arrangement) for Oldest Son but that didn’t happen either.
Saturday (actually starting Friday evening) was shabbot, and so no electric wheelchair and already I missed it. Today I started a regimen of trying to walk as much as possible using my walking frame. For some reason my left knee keeps trying to bend backwards. Other than that I am wobbly and the body keeps falling over, but that’s why I have a walking frame. I wish I knew what was up with that knee.
I had a plan for going through photos I took visiting the zoo and never posted, but, you guessed it, that didn’t happen either as also didn’t happen the Hebrew lesson I had scheduled or the appointment with a counselor this afternoon. Instead, I went to Be’er Sheva (no photos) and saw a plastic surgeon for a hernia repair and tummy tuck. Oy! With my electric wheelchair and I was positively buoyant as going out with so much independence is positively unheard of lately. The past year, plus. So I wandered up and down the mall, shopped for some shampoo, looked around. I wasn’t entirely alone, Youngest Daughter was with me, lest you get the wrong idea. The world is still safe from me for a while yet.
But I am hopeful and I have plans. The first is to (hopefully) build up until I am walking more like a person. If I survive the surgery I am going to visit Finland. Next year is hopefully England. And so on. I have plans. Hashem willing and things keep working out. Oh, and I only had to pay 10% of the cost of the wheelchair. Never going back to the old health care. Never.
That’s all as the fingers still don’t support much typing. Laterz