There are several things wrong with my chair. I am really happy that I have an appointment on Monday with a technician our of Portland. I have described all that has been happening and he is going to take my chair into the shop to fix it. He is currently looking for a loaner chair to leave with me so he can work on my chair.
As far as what is wrong with the chair. The control arm isn't working correctly, the battery won't hold a charge, and the left front wheel is bent out of shape. The whole thing needs a revamp. It looks promising now. There is a way to put it in neutral so I can push it into the house. No one ever told me that before.
About the falls. I can't get up unaided, but I can climb up on anything that is relatively stationary. I often catch myself before I hit the floor. However one of the falls earlier this week bruised my leg so bad that it is black all around the calf and the pain is great enough to wake me in the night. Last night I didn't sleep for very long because of the pain.
Gloria put me to bed this afternoon and I slept until almost eleven this evening. That was the best rest I've had all week. Now I have enough energy to get moving again. There is still so much to get done. I need boxes and can't get into town to get them. That is the way it goes isn't it.
I wonder when the mechanic will be here to fix my car. I am anxious about that. He said today, but to the best of my knowledge he didn't get here. I'll figure that out later.
It's been a busy day starting with TOPS. I lost a whole 1/4 lb this week! Had lunch with friends after the meeting, then took DS shopping. Lots of tourists in town and more traffic and shoppers than usual. I heard Fred Meyer had their best sales of the year yesterday and we think today will probably top that.
Our youngest son got here this evening and we also had friends from out of town call to say there were here so we met them at a restaurant to visit a bit. Found out DH's brother has been treated for throat cancer. He is a very bitter man and we don't have much contact because of that but DH will go see him soon. What a shame they can't enjoy each others company - they are the only two left of 4 brothers.
Patty, I'm glad you are able to stay cool.
Judy, I'm sorry to hear about you having so many falls and your chair not working. Maybe the battery?
Ann, Your party and food sounded great. I'm glad you shared the recipe here, too.
Judy that is terrible that you have fallen so much. I sure hope once you get settled in the new apartment it will be easier for you. You are lucky that you can get up after you fall. That isn't always easy. I sure hope someone gets your chair fixed asap. Do be careful.
DH took left over chicken salad, in a small cooler along with his blue grass music and went down to the bay. He got booted out of the house for my bridge luncheon. We had a nice time. It ihas been cool but a bit on the humid side. I have left overs for our supper so that is nice. They loved the strawberry dessert and wanted the recipe. DH and I had some last night and using the graham crackers for the crust sure made it so easy to get them out of the pan. Left overs for tonight and tomorrow night.
I have contacted my doctor already. We were both on that track. Thank you for your concern. I have been reluctant to stand up and walk over to my bed, but now that I have all my important calls made I feel better about moving. However, I have put in an emergency call to get my chair fixed so I can't leave my desk until they call me back.
It has cooled off here. In fact it is rather chilly this morning. I have turned off the fan and closed the doors so that we will retain the cool for as long as possible.
I didn't get any packing done yesterday. I am completely useless without my power chair which is currently sitting out in the yard. I got it back as close to the house as I could by walking beside it and leaning on it while I pushed on the control. My chair is completely useless until they come to fix it. I will be trying to get them to come out this morning.
I fell three times on Monday and have a huge very painful bruise on my left leg. I just fell again a few minutes ago as I was trying to get to my computer. I am going to have to report all these falls and I don't really want to. However, it may be important. I will send my doctor a note.
I guess it is about time the rest of the world will wake up and I am ready to crawl back in bed. I think it would be safer there. The only problem is how do I get there without falling again. See you later.
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