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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Getting old and maybe wiser…

It sucks when you realize that you cannot do what you used to do in the past. I have been in a chair for 20 years and it is starting to catch up with me. Now don't get me wrong I still do a lot, probably more than most do in my situation but I am beginning to slow down. I used to get in the chair every day for at least eight hours. And I did that for quite a few years. Especially through college and about 10 years afterwards. I would get in the chair around 10 AM, get to class around 11 AM, come home around 4 PM and stay up till at least 10 PM. Now if I am in the chair over six hours a day I am not going to be able to be in the chair the next day. Unless it is something very important. This last year I have rarely been in the chair in back-to-back days. It takes a lot more planning now, knowing when and where and how long I will be up in the chair. Now when I get in the chair it is for a purpose and not just to be up. The six surgeries over the last seven months probably haven't helped anything. But what can you do. Shit happens. All you can do is improvise, adapt and overcome… Speaking of that motto, hopefully getting some new padding/supports for my electric wheelchair in the next couple weeks. Hopefully this will alleviate some pain and let me get back to what I used to be able to do.

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