How to Passat the time

Well, a lot has happened since my last post, where I introduced my triride. I was due to have an appointment at the hospital to pick up my new wheelchair, which fell through due to me getting an infection. The infection gave me a high temp, which led to me needing a covid test, and therefore I couldn’t make the appointment. Oh well! I’m desperate for the new chair, but I’ve been waiting a long time now so a few more weeks shouldn’t kill me. The covid test wasn’t as bad as I expected either – but more on that later.

If you have eagle eyes, you may have spotted a little something in the title of this post, something akin to a car model name… no, it’s not a spelling mistake, just a terrible pun (as standard). This is because, at long last I am finally a motorist again! 2/3 weeks ago Sarah and I visited a VW showroom in Middlesbrough, and on Wednesday we picked up a stunning VW Passat estate, complete with all necessary hand controls and adaptations that make it viable for me to drive. I want to do a dedicated post on my new car and how I drive it, so that will do on the subject for now, but please look out for my next installment which will explain in detail how people like me are enabled to drive!

So, besides not getting a wheelchair, getting a car, and fighting an infection, not a great deal has happened recently. That is if we don’t count last Tuesday, known to us as Sarah’s birthday! As I kind of spoiled her 21’st by being in HDU rather than Centre Parcs, it was nice to repay it a little by just being able to be there. We spent a nice morning relaxing with presents and cards (obviously flowers were included). We spent the afternoon at Sarah’s Mum’s having food, which as anyone would agree is a prefect afternoon for us.

We also met up with a friend I met in hospital last weekend, which was a lovely thing to do at long last. What with covid, my lack of triride etc and general life getting in the way, it was a long time coming but I’m glad we finally got to meet again. Between running around chasing ducks and getting ice cream, the kids (big ones included) had a lovely time, and we’re all looking forward to doing it again soon!

Hopefully I’ll be able to write soon about more exciting things coming my way, most importantly my new chair. I’d like to thank everyone for sticking around and still reading; my posting has been rather erratic again mostly due to lack of anything to post, but now that I am mobile and independent I aim to write a lot more. I’m hoping to be able to highlight some issues people in my position face, but obviously it won’t all be negative. I hope everyone is staying safe, and I promise regular programming will resume shortly!

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