I got out on my first wheelchair expedition today. It was only a few blocks over to our small local hospital to get my quarterly bloodwork done, but it was a big step toward more independence!
We've been having wonderful sunny days for late March, still chilly at 9.30, but not cold. I bundled up, loaded with my paperwork and phone, and after plotting the safest route headed out. Not all roads even have sidewalks, so I was driving on the quieter streets to get there. The one block of sidewalk was the worst part, bumpy enough to throw the wheelchair off-course.
The 8 a.m. rush was over when I got there, so I was in and out in minutes. Ride home wasn't quite as quick 'cause I kept running into neighbours and stopping to chat. Mrs. F.G. even called to see what the delay was. All in all a quick and easy trip that bodes well for more.
I think for Mrs. F.G. it was like her boy going off to school for the first day though, so I'm glad there were no glitches. She was waiting outside to be sure I got home safely. I did, so I fully expect to be headed off downtown for coffee by myself soon.