People with dogs who don't pick up the dogs business should be taken outside and shot, in fact no that's a little too quick something a bit slower and more painful would be more suitable!.....so having said that, I'm guessing you can see where this little outburst is going!!
|Cartoon by Tony Husband|
....so yep I got back and got sorted out and then at the second time of asking had a nice trip into Southport, aside from a very miserable bus driver on the way there but it's just some people's disposition it seems!
We visited M&S to buy some lunch and it is a little like being a kid in a sweet shop every time I visit a supermarket at the minute as it hasn't happened too often in five months, so deciding exactly what I want takes a while and usually culminates in me buying far too much! There was a nice role reversal too when I dropped something off my lap and I had a 70 odd year old woman bend down and pick it up for me, makes the level of ability all a little too real!
On a much more positive note I've managed to spend a couple of nights off the ward, firstly a night at the Hughes residence one weekend followed by a night at ma and pa's the following weekend. Aside from a few minor issues everything went pretty well really. I think the biggest difficulty was trying to get back off sofas! I tend to forget quite how soft they are, so what looks like being relatively level with my chair, becomes a near vertical ascent after I've sunk into it and turns into quite a workout getting off it! Thankfully with a bit of clever thinking by Jen I just about managed to escape it via a second chair en route to my wheelchair.....oh actually there was another mini drama as we had the fun and games of my first puncture to deal with! The tyre was good enough to wait until we arrived back at Jenna's rather than go while we were out, but it meant an evening of wonky sitting, with the flat side being about an inch lower, there was also a definite tendency to go round in circles too. A quick repair job the following morning had me back on track and going in straight lines thanks to Lynsey and Peter!
And lastly I had my first bash at wheelchair rugby yesterday! I wasn't allowed in the full contact bit just yet but it was pretty full on, a few people tipped out of their chairs after heavy collisions! All were fine I must add....all I did where some of the drills of passing and fitness sort of stuff which I enjoyed and was suitably knackered from, so apologies to everyone I went out to tea with for my persistent yawning!! I'll definitely be giving it another go soon and will hopefully remain in my chair!
...here's a pretty unflattering picture of me in action!.....
Thanks as ever