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My Word of the Week
This week I’ve been out a lot. If I’m honest it’s been too often, and now I’m worn out.
Monday it was shopping, I had to get some birthday cards, a Mother’s Day card for my Mother-in-Law and a couple of little extra bits and bobs.
(flashback- I remember taking a very young Star into a supermarket one day and she asked me what we were going to buy. I said, ‘oh just some bits and bobs.’ Five minutes later she came up to me in the shop and said ‘Mummy, I can’t find any Bits or Bobs anywhere!’)
Out to Party
Tuesday, it was my very lovely Sister-in-Law’s 50th birthday and we all went out for a meal. We went to a pub that I’ve not visited before. I checked online and it said it was fully accessible. When we got there we entered at the front and found steps leading down to our reserved tables.
Boo spotted a ramp so I went to the other side of the bar to find that there were steps leading down to the ramp. We did notice a door on the other side though, so there was an entrance that led to the ramp. I went outside and made my way around the pub, but I couldn’t find a way around the back. So I went the other way and after fully circumnavigating the pub I finally found the entrance with the ramp. I was frustrated and upset as well as tired. At this point I just wanted to go home, but instead, I painted on my happy face and made my way to the party tables.
I decided it would be nice to park up my wheelchair and sit at the table. it makes me feel just like anyone else when I do this. An hour or so later I had to be helped back into my wheelchair. The entire left side of my body had gone completely numb and I was in danger of just slipping under the table.
On the way out, one of the staff told me they had lift for wheelchair users. It was right by the front door.
When we got home I was all but ready for bed. But first I had a huge dose of self pity to work through.
Out to Naidex
Wednesday it was time for Naidex45, a disability exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. I was nowhere healthy enough to attend, but I’d had my tickets for months and I didn’t want to miss it.
It wasn’t too bad, I survived the day intact. I didn’t find my next wheelchair as I had hoped. However, I did have a very interesting conversation with a lady about a new device which sounds amazing. I won’t say any more just yet, but I’ll spill the beans soon.
Today, I’m staying put. I’m not going out again for a while, I need some time to recover. It’s such a lovely day I’ve got the patio doors open and enjoying some of the outside while sitting inside.
So Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week?
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