Category Archives: Nightmares From The Chair

I really hesitated over talking about this. I know. You can’t please everyone go so because this is my blog and my nightmare I am going to share. This is something that has been happening consistently over the last month or so. And accessible washroom each live in the building, so four in total and a few hundred people in the building at a time. I expect there to be a line for the washroom. I am not against that. When I have to go back-and-forth to the washroom two or three times just to get into it when I know I am one of the two wheelchair users in the entire building and the other one is male,That can get annoying real quick. I know it is important for me and I am no means am I wanting to pass judgement on everyone, however, my brain go to a…

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You would think after getting beat up by the Garmin took yesterday I would be careful around things like that. Well today I needed to grab something from my storage room which is cordoned off from another room using a curtain. Guess what fell on my head – yup not only did the curtain fall, but the tension rod holding it up fell as well. Now that hurt. I thought I may have had another concussion but no I think it’s just a goose egg. I don’t know what’s worse the factI am used to this or that it keeps happening. I need to watch out, at the same time I’m just me living life, and it just happens. I can’t wrap myself in bubble wrap, although knowing me a trip over it and end up on the floor. Now that would be funny. I should say, I make myself…

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First off, let’s define garment hook up. I didn’t know what that was called until I was looking for one, So let’s just get on the same page that week. Garmin took in Mindy’s world: “The clothing hook used in stores to assist someone in getting down a piece of clothing that is out of reach. Not to be confused with a reacher which often looks like a garbage picker.” I bought one of these a few weeks ago for my closet because I knew I was going to put up a second clothing rod creating additional storage. My closet is it is shorter so that those on wheels don’t have to struggled to reach their clothing. This is awesome, but, doesn’t allow for it the maximum use of space in the closet.My solution, a second clothing rod. The clothing rod and clothes went up without an issue, yesterday. Today…

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I was sleeping. Sleep is sometimes hard for me to come by, but I was sleeping. And at 1:30 in the morning someone came into my place without knocking and told me I had attendant help now. What? I don’t have Help in the middle of the night. But never mind that I thought this person was subbing for my morning help and that I was therefore late for work. No not the case, she just got her schedule confused. And the last thing she said to me leaving apologetically was what is that? Commenting on my hair towel. I was so confused and still a.m. Did I get back to sleep? No, I did not. I did however talk to the supervisor about it and she will look into it. This is just annoying, not to mention a bunch of other things but annoying is the one that best…

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The moment you realize you know more about your smart drive then the technician sent to fix your issue. The conversation literally goes: Him: Oh so it’s not charging? Is the battery dead you just need to charge it. Me: [No Dah idiot] Me out loud: it won’t change that’s the problem. Him: oh how do I fix that? Me:[Face Palm] Me out loud: you’re the technician! *As he googles on his phone* Him: Oh well this is new

Don’t mess with me and my chariot. I will run over your toes and have no qualms about it. [Also, my legs may not work like yours do you, but my ears work better. Don’t whisper about me. I can hear you. That’s the one thing I hate over all else. That’s also the first way to get on my bad side] I recognize that everyone has their own challenges, and that your stress is it exactly that you’re stress. This means just because you’re stressed doesn’t mean I need to be stressed too. People need to slow down, take a breath and think a minute. It may actually help you.

Well it was fun while it lasted. Apparently the smart drive isn’t that smart. I placed my bag on one push handle and not the other to find out not even two minutes later the whole bag got sucked into the wheel and broke it. It won’t change anymore. I’m sure the place I got it from will be able to get me a replacement but I had plans this week including tomorrow and now I’m not sure they ate going to happen. It will all work out as it should I have been around to long to not know that to be true. Right now though as I sit on hold with the accessible transit service holding my breath to see If I can get a ride home tomorrow. I have never felt more disabled.

Let me start off by acknowledging one simple fact, I know how lucky I am, and I would say it 1 million times if I had to. I know not everyone gets this opportunity and has these resources, I know how lucky I am. The Cerebral Palsy association where I live is very supportive and totally gets my situation I know this is not the case everywhere I know how lucky I am. Yesterday May 25, 2019 I became the owner of a Smart Ddrive MX2 with push tracker. And then a chair and chilled downpour happened and I was stuck inside all day. Today I was able to actually use the smart drive for the first time. I had trial that for a week prior to getting it but I knew it would be different if it was actually my own. I was right. Today was the perfect day…

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Today was a life-changing day but I will get into that in a different blog post in a couple of days. Suffice to say, I had the day off because I needed to be home to except Of life-changing delivery as well as a few other smaller packages that all happened to be coming today. Yeah, this morning when I woke up I could just tell my body and my brain did not want to get out of bed. Well one side of my brain, the other side was going through everything that was going to be done today trying to figure it all out and when it couldn’t this side of that wanted to sleep took over. I let it for a few minutes, but then, as I felt myself slipping into what I now know as the depression spiral, I distinctly remember saying, to myself “Mindy-you’ve been here…

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For those of you who don’t know I used a manual chair and love it. What I don’t want to love is I can’t push myself up steep inclines and have a bit of a hard time on uneven ground. So after work I went outside to wait for my transportation because I heard it was nice out and it was. I don’t have a window near my cubicle so seeing the sun is a chance I jump at but this week I haven’t really taken until today. I’ve pushed myself up a very steep ramp and close to the front the front sidewalk of our building I am minding my own business hoping my transportation comes soon because they are running late. I’m listening to music and thinking about my upcoming nail appointment and the fact I may be dealing with a nail disaster in a few weeks. When…

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