Cat with Nine Lives..
Lately I’ve almost fallen out of my wheelchair a few times and I almost ate it again today! I was talking to a wonderful lady while waiting for my ride. She reached out to shake hands but was a little too far away. I almost dove off the front of my chair lol. But she damseled my distress by giving me just enough support while we shook hands for me to scramble backwards into my chair. We laughed so hard then she came in for a hug. Dang I feel like a cat with nine lives with all these near falls!! 😛
The first time I flipped over I decided to go to therapy and work on flipping over and climbing back into chair. At first the therapists thought I was unhinged in asking for a potentially dangerous scenario that is always encouraged to avoid, not prepare for. And also in that I am a quadriplegic and this strenuous activity is technically far out of my ability. But I was determined and in a couple short months I developed this technique and proved everyone wrong. I remember what broke the barrier for me was I had to stop focusing on technique and just look at my chair like a tree and climb it!
Posted on May 30, 2013, in News and tagged Awesome, C-6, damon boiser, Disability, Falling Down, Ground Transfer, hawaii, Hugs, Mahalo, Paralized, Pilot, Pioneer, Quadriplegic, sci, sports, Therapy, wheelchair, Wheelchair Sports, Wheelchair user, Wonderful Lady. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.