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      Alyssa Silva

      Happy Monday, everyone! As you all heard first, I got a new wheelchair at the end of 2019 and shared some of my woes in this thread here. Besides this forum, I wanted to take the opportunity to write a full-length column about it.

      I actually wrote this piece about 4 weeks ago. I knew I wouldn’t be submitting it to my editors until around now, but I wanted to write while I was in the thick of this transition. As I’m sure you know, getting a new wheelchair is anything but easy. So, the intent behind my column was to show that I, too, had my fair share of obstacles.

      A couple of updates since this column was written:

      • My wheelchair guy accidentally broke my joystick while making adjustments. I was without a chair for 5 days. The guy felt TERRIBLE, but whaddya going to do?
      • The seat took lots of adjusting— I just didn’t feel comfortable in it for some reason. After many minor (and I mean millimeter minor) shifts, ibuprofen for pain caused by my seat, and patience, I think we finally got it right.
      • My assistant accidentally backed up into the wheelchair guy’s truck in her car. Wish I were kidding. It’s never a dull moment around here, but fortunately, everyone is okay.
      • You are able to adjust the sensitivity of a mini joystick!
      • After 6 long weeks, I’m finally beginning to feel more “me” in that chair.

      Again, I’ll leave the link to my column here. Can you relate?

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      Halsey Blocher

      Glad to hear you’re starting to get adjusted to your new chair! It’s definitely something that takes some time!

    • #22400
      DeAnn R

      I’ve been going to start the process for the last year. Just dreading it. I want to get a new one while this one’s in working order so it can be my backup. Glad you’re slowly getting things how you want them.

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