Had ME for 15 years and has spent the last 12 years in a wheelchair.
After that reminder of how wonderful the process is I thought it might be time for a little update. Please be warned this is in random thought form. I’ve got far too much to do to be writing essays 🙂
The last time I used my wheelchair was one month ago. I have to be careful how far I go but I’m getting used to putting shoes on and walking out the front door and I don’t intend to use it again. We think I’m walking 1.5 – 2 miles now and I’ve got a computer on my bike which is currently averaging 2.5 miles a day.
I’ve got two sets of wheels for my wheelchair, one pair with road tyres and one pair with knobbie off road tyres. I sold the second pair of wheels yesterday so there’s no going back.
I’m not sure when it happened but I’ve started seeing myself as unfit rather than unhealthy. In the space of two weeks I got a cold, chest infection and then a nasty virus of suspicious origins. The good thing in all that is that it’s not taking me forever to get rid of things anymore.
My crash course in cooking is going well, I am now able to feed myself which was one of my biggest problems when it came to being independent.