It’s Here!

Finally, I have my new wheelchair.   We went to Southwestern Medical at 11:30 this morning and didn’t leave till almost 2 p.m. because of all the little minor adjustments that have to be made.   It’s working great and I just love it.   Norm and I had a late lunch and got home a little while ago.   I raised my chair up the full 10 inches which puts me at about 5 foot 8 inches tall and I rode around my house.   It was a life-changing moment for me.   I am still seated, but I feel as if I had been given the ability to walk.   It’s hard to explain.   Unless you’re someone who uses a wheelchair all the time you really can’t understand how limiting it is to view the world from 4’2″ tall.   It’s a little disconcerting as well to be so tall suddenly, so I only do it in small doses.   I actually feel a little bit lightheaded.

In the privacy of my own home with my husband near me, I broke down and expressed my true emotions.   Tears of joy welled up in my eyes.   Norm thought I was upset, but I assured him it was happy tears.   He left a little while ago to do some errands and while I was alone the joy of this moment that I feel deep within my spirit began bubbling over and I could not help but praise God in words only he could understand and thank him for this marvelous gift.

I’m a bit tired and need to rest for a while, but soon I will post a picture and possibly a video.


  1. pb
    Dec 14, 2006

    So now you are my taller BlogSis!

    Go, Karen, Go!

  2. Colin
    Dec 15, 2006

    Awesome, Milady. So happy for you. go have a manatee taco.

  3. julie woodman
    Dec 18, 2006

    Thank you, Karen, for giving me a new insight on what it must be like to always live amongst giants! Congrats on your new chair.

  4. Charles-A. Rovira
    Dec 18, 2006

    Awesome, literally.

    I’m so pleased for you.

  5. David 40
    Dec 19, 2006

    Congrats! So happy for you. You deserve it.

  6. Vanda
    Dec 22, 2006

    Hiya Karen, I’m so happy for you that you have the new chair at long last.

    I’ll be back blogging agaoin after the new year.