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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Diary Entry

Well it’s been a few days since my last entry. I am beginning to feel a lot better as the days pass. The weather is so much better which always makes for a better mood.

Over the last four days or so I’ve been using my Magic Mobility Frontier All-Terrain wheelchair to good effect!

After months of being on the charger this thing is finally getting some great use in this wonderful weather we are having, every time I reacquaint myself with his wheelchair, I fall in love with it all over again.

I’m still waiting for some repair work to be done on my everyday wheelchair (the TA mid wheel drive from Denmark) from what I understand it at the very least needs a new suspension fork and various other fixes done to it maybe some new tires at the front.

This may take some time to implement.

Next week I’ve also having a couple of wheelchair specialists coming to look at it and look at my seating in particular to see is that anything that they can do to improve it.

I must admit I find the seating in my magic wheelchair to be far superior to that on my everyday chair. Maybe this just relates to the bitter suspension that my all-terrain wheelchair has compared to anything else I’ve only clocked up 1220 km in four years on this beast; as opposed to over 3217 km on my other wheelchair.

That’s all I’ve got a report for now but watch this space. Thank you for reading

Malcolm.

Hospital Visit

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hospital Visit

From 9 November 2019 for approximately nine days I was in hospital having and recovering from kidney stone removal.

Truly, it’s another world going into hospital it’s another realm completely. Has very vague references to the outside world, the hospital’s internal processes are very much of their own making and it probably be entrenched for a number of years.

After about three days of being in there despite myself, I became used to these routines and I kind of relaxed into it. I surrendered in many ways my sense of self, because I had so much physical involvement with the nurses and medical staff in general that any pretense to modesty went out the window.

There were long periods of being extremely bored, where nothing particularly happened and again, I had to surrender my sense of time passing to the hospital routine!

My biggest challenges while in their was communicating the basic need of not being released to soon as I had tubes and bags coming out of me and I really needed to communicate that releasing me to quickly from the hospital would radically mean that I couldn’t function properly at home.

I basically waited for this operation roughly about a year and four months, so I had a lot of time to over this. Since release from hospital I have actually had a rethink about medical procedures and so forth; no longer do I stress unnecessarily about the idea of these things if they need to happen, they will happen, hopefully for my own good.

The fact that I ended up there for nine days I think was a win for me, because it meant that I had an opportunity to recover properly before coming home.

The quality of caregivers

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Blog entry

The quality of care givers if you are dependent on people to assist you with daily living is imperative! Just putting anybody into the caring routine does not work! They must be quality people with personal dignity and empathy towards others.

The most difficult times I have is dealing with people that don’t have communication skills, don’t have the desire to actually be in your home and don’t view the work seriously!

Over the 27+ years that I’ve had experience with carers I’ve seen the good bad and the ugly in terms of service provision. Unfortunately, because of the numbers now, it is very difficult to get the quality up of the individual service you get.

Yesterday and today I’ve had some challenges with getting clearance support luckily right in the middle of writing this blog entry this had been resolved.

There is a limited pool of very good carers, for high needs people like myself there is a certain stress level involved with this, this has always been a case, but I think communication has improved I’m pleased to say

Major Updates to My Website and Content Completed

I have been working harder than I ever have before on

1. Completely .redesigning my website.

2. Updating the content.

I’ve added new content to both’ My Favourite Places’ Area (links to external websites). Which I will continue to do as I find interesting material.

Completely redesigning the video section of my website, now called’ Video Showcase’, plus an updated external links section called’ Favourite Web Places’.

There are some interesting videos on computing history compliments of the’
archive.org On Both the Atari 520ST and Amiga 1000, 2500, and 3000 series. This website is an absolute treasure trove if you are looking for any kind of media content that you can view or download for free, I would thoroughly recommend it!

Over the last 10 days or so I’ve gone through an extreme learning curve – learning how to create graphics or rather I should say refining my skill to a point that I’m happy with. The creation and the maintenance of this site is what I had been planning to get around to for more than 10 years, it is truly a real achievement for me to get something up that I’m personally very proud of – and what’s more there is a lot more to come!

Take care,

Malcolm.