When you become paralyzed you become dependent on your wheelchair, it's now your whole life. Your wheelchair becomes your legs and to some of it is a great experience but sometimes it's a total nightmare. I see and read about people becoming paralyzed and getting in a wheelchair then goes about their life.
Rachelle Friedman became paralyzed in 2010 a year after my accident and she's been in the news ever since. You never hear that she's having to put her whole life on hold because her wheelchair caused a problem. She's been sooo lucky not to have any problems but I am having some difficulty with my brand new wheelchair. I got my Permobil C300 in October 2013 and ever since then I've had breakdown after breakdown. The back of the chair pinched my back so bad that it left a 5 centimeter deep hole. I've also had two breakdowns on my butt that's been too deep to explain. I've never had a bad breakdown on my butt until then. The first sore put me in the bed for a whole year and I'm battling the second right now.
I'm not in bed but I'm stuck in tilt with my back reclined all day besides when I'm eating or when we are out and about. I feel like I've already spent enough of my life in bed or stuck in tilt because of a break down. Is there not someone who could help me get a new wheelchair that's better for me? I have a Go Fund Me account set up to raise money for a new wheelchair that stands up. It could change my entire life but I've already blogged about the advantages the standing wheelchair so I won't go back over it. If you read this blog please share my account and donate what you can to the fund.