Good Morning everyone. . Hope this post finds you all in good or reasonable fettle. Just thought I'd post an update and have a bit of whinge about my recent wheelchair experience. Now the use of a wheelchair is something I never thought I'd need and to be honest like many peops I didn't understand or consider the needs of users. But gee whizz how my outlook on that has quickly changed. As a user my good lady wife and I have experienced the good, bad and downright ugly from our fellow human (?) beings.
Twice recently saddo guys have shouted obscenities at us / me from vehicles not having any idea of what I've endured and why I need the chair. Many folk are reluctant to move aside to let you pass especially if chatting in shop aisles and having waited and said excuse me please they sigh or tut. The pavements are so uneven you feel every raised flag and grid. Drop kerbs are a hit and miss, one on this side but no corresponding one across the road. On the plus side some folk can't do enough to ease your path and I salute them.
Was back at Manc Royal twice this week for my ECP treatment where my white cells spin off and go through UV light. Still on steroids as you can see from my bit of a moon face going on. Still waiting for an eye appt as my vision is impaired. Doc upped my water tablets to try shift excess fluid in legs and tum. My insulin was reduced a tad and once off steroids I ought not need it. My weight is improved though true weight is masked by fluid retention. And I bent down and hurt my back so need pain killers until it heals. Apart from that I'm doing ok and fairly chipper.
Anyway that's the latest. Once again I'd like to acknowledge just how much reading all your kind, supportive and concerned comments over these past months have helped to spur me on. Your contributions cannot be under estimated. THANK YOU ALL.
Cheers for now Chris