Friday, August 10, 2018

First Real Meals

I've just finished my first day of  three 'real' meals since Feb.  And they were delicious!  A salmon fillet tonight as good as any I've ever eaten.  I am really impressed with the food here, and three meals provide three more events that I can enjoy during the day.  What a big change in my life here very suddenly.

I'm almost ready to post pictures of my meals as some of you do.  Those have been a real inspiration to me the last few weeks as I got closer to real meals.  And I'm really looking forward to savouring every morsel once we get home!  I will never take good food for granted again.

As for the wheelchair, it really is  magic - for the price it should be!  You steer it with a joystick, which also controls acceleration and braking.  But it's not easy at first to drive in a straight line.  The curves on the other hand, are great.  It will turn a complete circle on itself very easily.

For an hour I was fitted to the chair and learned about the controls.  Then I tried driving it, which is pretty intuitive except for those straight lines in narrow corridors.  And then we were allowed an hour on our own.  Sadly, the chair had to go back with the sales rep, but I expect to get one on Monday that will keep for several weeks.

For those of you wondering, it really doesn't go very fast, but it gives you a lot of independence compared to being reliant on someone to push you.

A good day today, my closest cousin visited, I had those three great meals, and this evening got good pictures of a Hummingbird Moth with my cell phone camera.  I only wish I could post them to show you.

22 comments:

  1. That is amazing 3 good meals, much better than the no meals you have had for many months.The wheel chair will take some getting use to and soon you will be whipping around like crazy doing your own thing. Keep up the good work Stew.

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  2. It sounds like a wonderful day! Much to look forward to now FG.

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  3. I love salmon fillet!
    Sounds as if you've had a very good day …
    Here's to many more.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  4. Joyous news. I am so happy for you, real meals, a wheelchair, and a visit, you are so positive and cheerful, and home is getting closer every day. Mrs F.G., get the flag ready,I think of you so much too.

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  5. Well, sounds like you are about to become the poster boy for 'Meals On Wheels'. That must have been quite an experience after no real food for half a year. On the internet check Google and You Tube to see how to 'turbo charge' a wheelchair. Keep up the positive attitude, it's working wonders for you.....

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  6. You show that many of us take for granted some very important things like a good meal.

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  7. Sounds GOOD! -- both the food and your motor driven steed. The day of your release is coming closer and it sounds like you're quite ready to head up the road toward home.

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  8. Oh that is wonderful that you are able to eat again. You are discovering all over again the simple joys. You are an inspiration.
    Your learning to drive the wheelchair reminds me of learning how to mow the lawn on the no 0 turn mower! : )

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  9. You'll get used to the chairs as they become familiar to you.

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  10. you just have the BEST attitude!! when the little things become the big things and that is so refreshing!!!

    they have awesome meals where i have to go occasionally and it's called "room service" and i just love it.....

    good luck with the wheelchair, it seems you are on the right path with that and it will give you a lot of freedom!!

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  11. Happy to hear your good spirits. Keep plowing onward.

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  12. I was so happy to read your first post in so long in previous posts. I have been reading along since.Just keep on getting better and stronger. The chair will be great to get around.

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  13. Hello, you spirits and mood are awesome. I am glad you are enjoying the food too. having you own wheelchair will give you more freedom. Great news. Enjoy your day!

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  14. Just catching up with your blog Stew, what great news to read! Onwards and upwards. Gord.

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  15. I've heard of a hummingbird moth and have seen them on YouTube, but never in real life. How cool. So many new things in such a short time. The motorized chair will be a great way to get around and do things on hour own. Independence will make your progress go even faster. Yea!! - Margy

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  16. Good food and moving around in a chair...you are making progress! :)

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  17. I’ve seen a lot of hummingbird hawk moths on Instagram lately. They look huge and quite scary to me. Well, my grandmother was terrified of moths and I remember her screaming when I was small. Not an ideal example to set your granddaughter.
    So pleased to learn you are able to eat again and even better you find the food on offer tasty.

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  18. That is all such wonderful news. I'm so glad you are back to eating again and slowly returning to activity. The wheelchair sounds like it would be fun to drive. :-)

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  19. Sounds like life is getting some fun parts back

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  20. Yay and double yay!!
    Your attitude and perception of everything is infectious and I'm positive that has kept you on the right track to getting better. Soon you will be home tasting and contributing to your own delicious meals.Obey the speed signs in the halls.😅

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