I received a call from the people in Houston Texas that will be doing the rest of my driving evaluation to get me fitted for the equipment I will need to be able to drive. They no longer require me to have a permit before I am able to make the appointment. They understand that I am not in Texas and there are different laws in different states. So all I have to do is fill out the paperwork that I received in my email this morning and get the few people in Lafayette to send them a fax of the initial evaluation. After I get everything done all I have to do is make an appointment. The referral that I sent them last year is good until August so I have hoping that I can get everything done with the bladder augmentation stuff done get this over with. I will have to be trained in the equipment before I am able to actually get on the road with it but I'm hoping I will have everything done by next summer. This gold will be moved onto next year as well but I am one step closer now that I know I don't have to go to the hassle of trying to get a permit before I am able to be fitted with my equipment.
Sunday morning my brand new wheelchair which I received in January started acting weird and some of the functions would not operate correctly. After a few minutes the whole chair completely stopped working on me. I ended up having to get in my old chair which is way too big for me now. Today the guy that works on my will chair came by and looked at it. He ended up having to take it back to his workshop to try to figure out what's wrong with it. He is thinking it is water damage and if that is the cause of what's making it not work it is not covered under the warranty. If it is not covered under the warranty that means I will be responsible for paying whatever it takes to get it working again. I honestly cannot afford another big expense! So please keep my wheelchair in his prayers that it is something other than water damage that way the warranty will cover whatever it takes to get it back on the road.
I go back to New Orleans tomorrow morning to get some more test on my bladder to figure out exactly what's going on so that we can move forward with my bladder augmentation. We have to leave about 3:30 in the morning so I have to be up by at least 2:50 am. I am not looking forward to the drive up there which is four hours but I am ready to get this bladder augmentation finish completely.
Paralyzed from the neck down after an ATV rollover at 14, April Otwell is beating the odds the doctors gave her. She's a blogger, fantasy writer, college student, sugar glider guardian and spinal cord injury survivor. She's even writing her first fiction novel!