I have had the emergency services out twice in the past fortnight. The first time struggling with my increasing paralysis and restlessness I launched myself to the floor in pure frustration. The second incident two nights ago I woke up on the floor unable to move. Unable to reach any of my care alarms the only way I could get help was to shuffle across the floor on my back, which took an hour, to kick my bedroom door to get Mums attention sleeping in the next room.
I mentioned in my last post that I was going to be starting to use a conveen sheath to make peeing an easier affair. I was apprehensive and not too keen on having a sheath on my manhood attached to a urine bag strapped to my leg 24/7. However I was pleasantly surprised when I started using them as they were very comfortable and convenient until an accidental mutilation in a health care venue where I was staying! I was being hoisted from the bed to my wheelchair with my conveen sheath attached however the full urine bag had not been secured to my leg and as you can imagine gravity took over which almost ripped my dick off! I was left with a few stretch sores at the base of my penis which I am still waiting to heal before I can use the conveen sheaths again. On the plus side I gained a few inches! Lol
To finish off with some nice news, I visited one of my bucket list destinations in the middle of August and spent a week in Cornwall with Mum and my two elder sisters, Emma & Anouk. The journey was epic and I had a very numb bum sat in the wheelchair in the back of the van the whole way. Every bump in the road felt like whiplash! But it was worth it as the accessible accommodation at Gwel an Mor in Portreath was fantastic and a great base to explore.
Highlights were Lands End, Godrevy and Marazion beach at St Michaels Mount. Wheelchair access was good at these locations however one of the biggest let downs was wheelchair access to the beach at St Ives without having to get around the narrow bumpy traffic jammed streets of the town. There was access from a path behind the railway station but it was much too steep in places for my powered wheelchair never mind a manual wheelchair! Sort it out St Ives!
It was a great trip and possibly my last, who knows, but I am hoping to get to another bucket list destination, Edinburgh, for a long weekend sometime this Autumn. And hopefully London to see some old friends and work colleagues. It will definitely have to be by train though as there is no way I am sitting in the back of the van for a long drive again!!
I wish I could have one more experience on proper transport, an Airbus A380, though !
|Qantas Airbus A380 taking off from Sydney Airport. |
I miss doing photography and living near an airport!