Yesterday, my new electric wheelchair arrived. But by the time it was delivered I'd lost all of my new-found confidence. It's one thing to think/talk positively but it's something else altogether when it comes to putting those thoughts into practise. In truth I was dreading it!
Gray coerced me into having a practise run up and down our driveway, and we ended up going 'around the block' a few times. Nothing's ever as easy as it sounds, and believe me, 'driving' an electric chair is not only difficult but it's dangerous too if you lose your concentration for a moment.
The plan for today was to try out a local supermarket, and let me tell you, I was scared - not least because my dizziness was back with a vengeance! However, I was amazed at the level of my confidence once I was through the doors. It was almost easy!
In fact, by the time we got home, I decided I was ready to take my first trip to the country park. With reluctance I allowed Gray to take some photos (see below). Warning: I'm overdue a hair-wash and I didn't have a scrap of make-up on - I can't believe I'm posting them!!!!!!