Friday, March 18, 2011

New Wheels

We've had a good week and welcomed warmer weather by walking around our yard picking up sticks and giving Lady a little exercise.

Finally unloaded the last of Sweetie's stuff from the back of his truck today!!! Yesterday he removed the truck topper and tried to scrape the driveway muck. It's in better shape by the garage but a total loss near the road. Thankfully, we have parking space to the south of the driveway entrance. However, this means using the front entrance which has four steps up to the deck. A makeshift ramp on one side gave me and Lady easier access.

An email to local friends gained me a FREE nearly new Nova walker with four wheels, a seat, basket, brakes and a great paint job. At tomorrow's art class, while others make collages and paint, I'll jazz up my walker.

Once we got it home, I realized how much I've been sitting in order to avoid falling. Though I have another ancient walker, it was a two wheel model with no other features. I was always letting to of it to carry something and often the inevitable happened: down I went with broken stuff and/or fluid on the floor.

The MS flare ups have increased while my energy level has decreased. And, as much as I've resisted using a walker it's been a blessing to have SAFE mobility.

That's all for now folks.



Kyddryn said...

Oh, Mizz Treesong...

I wish I lived nearby and could help y'all in some way. Seems to me there ought to be a pair of hands that could help out from time to time.

What the Hell is wrong with the younger folks, who can't/won't be bothered? Sigh...

I'm glad you have a new walker...can't wait to see how you tart it up!

Shade and Sweetwater,

Bellen said...

Your walker is nice but will be much better when you jazz it up. How about a horn for it? A friend, who also suffers with MS, just loves to startle people with hers - especially 'cause she can look so innocent when she does it :)

HermitJim said...

Looking good with the new "helper", my friend! Now if I could only get my Mother to use hers more often...!

vlad said...

It's good that you got the walker. I walk with a cane, and use walker at flea markets and gun shows. A grocery cart is a good walker.
Keep on keeping on. Never say die.

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