Hi folks, welcome to my last Mobility Monday!
Well, for a little while at least.
I’ve had a wonderful journey over this past year with my Lith-Tech Smart chair 1XL. In many ways I can’t actually believe it’s been a whole 12 months that I’ve had my 4-wheeled best bud with me.
On the 28th December 2019 I wrote my thank you blog, The Kindness Of Others, detailing the amazing coming together of my family, friends and strangers to fundraise for my super duper electric folding wheelchair from the fab UK company Lith-Tech. Even though a year has passed, I’m still in shock and awe that so many people were so selfless, generous and wonderful to me and my little family. I knew it would be a life-changing purchase and I wasn’t wrong.
This year has taken us all through so many emotions and anxieties. The one thing I haven’t had to worry about in 2020 is how I’m going to get around. My wheelchair has been my rock and many times, the only way I’ve been able to get out for a snatch of fresh air in between weeks of confinement, due to faulty lifts. There is no way anyone would have been able to carry my NHS wheelchair down three flights of stairs so I could get out of my high rise block. Even though I have been stuck in due to a mix of shielding from Covid-19 and broken down lifts for a huge proportion of 2020, having the few moments of freedom due to my family helping get my extra light wheelchair (and me!) down and up stairs has been a lifesaver.
So, where have I been in 2020?
We had so many awesome plans for travelling this year but unfortunately all of it came to a stop for ours and others’ safety. We spent a lot of time in our local parks, we had a few hospital/GP visits and headed to supermarkets a few times, too. Honestly, that’s been about it. I can’t wait to reinstate our travel plans when the world is a more healed and safe place for us. I’m excited to try travelling on a train, going to the seaside, spending time at a holiday house, travelling to museums and live events too. It all feels like a bit of a distant dream at the moment, being back in Tier 4, but I’m hopeful these times will come again.
What are my plans for 2021?
I’m moving into 2021 by planning to do just that… move house! That is now our main focus and will be taking up a lot of our time, as it’s a complicated situation with access and finances. Look out for posts coming up on that! My oldest son is taking his A-Levels and we are continuing to home educate our youngest son. I am excited to build and stick to a fitness routine and inevitably will still be coping with the complications of my chronic illnesses. I am determined to make 2021 a year for fresh starts and hopefully these moves will all lead to taking pressure of us all as a family.
I will still be making the occasional Mobility Monday posts as and when we do something that is content worthy. I will also be blogging a bit more about other aspects of our lives, too.
So, what else is left to say other than thank you. Thank you for a wonderful year of Mobility Monday posts. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting such lovely and encouraging words. Thank you for reaching out to me privately about issues and for recommending or contacting Lith-Tech yourselves for mobility needs.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year. See you in 2021!