Getting around in my wheelchair was better and harder than I thought. I was grateful that I finally had some mobility. Getting around with my walker was tough because my ribs hurt so much and my leg felt so heavy. (To hear the whole story, go to my podcast, episode 4) Being able to wheel around was nice and I could finally hold my child.
The hardest part in the wheelchair was always being in the seated position. I don’t normally sit for long periods of time so this was a challenge for me. Nothing made me feel comfortable. No matter what position or how I angled myself, everything was uncomfortable.
Since I was living on the first floor, I was able to wheel around to the living room where my son spent most of his days. I was also able to get into the kitchen to some things. It was hard, because my counter was still too high for me to chop or even spread anything comfortably.
The best parts, were I was able to feed my son and wheel him around the first floor of the house. Before I broke my leg, I walked my son around a lot. I wore him in the Baby Bjorn every day for at least an hour because he loved it. That was not an option once I broke my leg. So I would sit him in the wheelchair and wheel him around the first floor where I could fit.
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