I went to the doctor today and he put me in a sling for a week or until I find out if my shoulder is torn. I don’t know how I’m going to function since my wheelchair is manual, but to be fair, I only have to wear it at home and at work when I’m stationary which is for 30 minutes at least.
It’s been cold and snowing lately here in the panhandle which makes it really hard to go around in a wheelchair.
Over the Christmas break it snowed one weekend and I was trapped in my apt. until the snow melted a little. Well, when it did I took the first chance to try getting out of my apt.
The day I did make the attempt, my ramp was still covered in snow so I grabbed my dust pan and started shoveling myself out. As I was digging I started slipping much like a car would in ice or snow, that’s why I hate it so much. I grabbed onto the rail to try to stop myself but with no success and in the process almost took my thumb off.
As I had finally made out of my confined space (I actually made it pretty far) one of my neighbors saw me and was wondering what I was doing out in such freezing weather and with so much snow on the ground. I explained to her my situation. We both laughed and she kindly helped me get my mail and then back to my apt. She then says if I needed anything to call her; there was no need for me to be outside. I laughed and said thank you. She went on her merry way and I stayed inside for the rest of the day. It was way too cold for me to be outside anyway.