This morning my wonderful husband fetched me the post.
This contained two magazines one called ABLE and the other Your Cat.
ABLE magazine is a publication aimed at disabled people but with positive attitudes and focus on what disabled people can do rather than what they can't.
Your Cat is full of ideas of inspiration to motivate my cat, but also motivates me in my writing.
This afternoon we braved the cold and went shopping for provisions in case the gas supply does run out. This involved purchasing a halogen heater. Argos had sold out so don't bother looking there.
The shopping experience did make me nervous as I have a fear of being knocked when venturing out in my wheelchair. I did have a couple of panic attacks but perserved.
While queing in a disabled checkout lane and waiting for able bodied people to be served I got chatting to another wheelchair user. Her idea is anyone who can't be bothered looking where they are going and are likely to hurt someone in a wheelchair is "go get them first". I asked her what she meant and she said "if they don't look where they are going they don't see you coming you can do the damage first before they do it to you; that way they think twice before bashing into you".
This made me smile but made me think is this the right way to solve the problem?
We then ventured back to the car after two hours Yes I did say TWO HOURS of shopping (which is an achievement for me). It had been a successful shopping spree and I was happy.
After unloading the car we went to see some friends. It was here I heard some thought provoking things and it made me realise how lucky I am compared to others.
This will inspire me to write and do more to help others so I am still motivated despite everything that has happened in the last few weeks.
This time last week I was in hospital having a doctor argue with me over the reinserting of a venflon. Tonight I am in the warm, at home with my cat and my wonderful husband.
I am coping with my health condition as well as I can. My plans for this year may already have gone awry but I know I can cope, no matter what life throws at me.
I am counting my blessings tonight and the thing I am most thankful for is the fact that I can write.