So I made a change, not big, its mostly in the way I need to think.

I have finally been to the doctor WOO HOO. 

My legs are totally disabled and not ever going to get better.  Sooooo.  I can sit in this house and rot  or I can do something about it.

The biggest thing that has lowered my quality of life, besides pain, is not being able to enjoy my valley.  I love the valley and spent my life walking in the park system or reading by the river in times of trials and stress.  In 4 yrs I have been to the park 3 times I think. 

Let me say I can walk, with a decided limp but I can walk, I just shouldnt.  Like the more i do today the sooner I will be dependant , that kind of thing.

So  I decided I am in need of a wheelchair, so I can go to the zoo, the park , I havent been to the mall in yrs as there is too much walking there too.  The same day I decided to look into a power chair ( independence is an important variable here) I got the best opportunity!

My DIL heard what I was thinking and got on the phone and voila I will have a hover round that should allow me to go to many of my favorite places, and I will have it by the end of the week.

The deal was 200 for a battery and 200 for the chair.  The first 200 needed to be down payment and he would do payment arrangements with me at like 20 bucks a week :)  200 cash was an issue but I made a call and someone is helping me with it.  I am so excited.  I will be able to enjoy the beauty around me this summer.

I know something could go wrong but it looks like I will have some freedom and I am so happy.  God does provide and he has a lot of good people here who help him.  I am so thankful!

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Apr. 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I'm happy for you, Rene, and I'm sure that was a really tough decision for you.  I sincerely hope that this will improve your quality of life and make you happier.  I'm sure the grandkids will enjoy getting to go out with you.  I'm sorry you had to make a deciision like this but I'm excited the Lord is working everything out for you.  And a HOVERROUND!!  WOW!!!!  That is really nice.  Good for you!

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Apr. 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Excellent news!! Congrats!! I hope you enjoy your freedom!!

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