Thursday, December 7, 2006


A photo from the iBOT test drive 


I had the test drive today. I need to let it all sink in before I write
about it. I will say one thing though. I was there with my daughter
and 3 friends, and the most incredible, undescribably fantastic
part was being raised up, in balance mode, and I was having a
conversation with the rep and my friends and we were all about
the same height. I didn't have to strain to hear what everyone
was saying, and I didn't feel left out of the conversation. Because
I was only 8 years old when I was injured, I've been at a much
lower level than the average standing adult for my entire
life. Tonight, being the same height as everyone else, was...
fabulous.

I didn't get many good photos to share. There will be plenty in
the future. In the above photo, I am going up the stairs by myself.
It was a bit harder than I expected it to be, and the body position I
was in felt a little awkward. After 5 or so steps, my arms were
feeling it, but I know that it's something that will become much
easier with practice.
 
More tomorrow.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!

Barbara said...

you've got me curious about the iBOT now! I never would have considered a powerchair, but maybe through following your adventure I might be tempted. I am also T4 (nearly 7 years injured). Thanks for starting this blog.

Wheelchair Revolution! said...

Well that makes all this worth it Barbara! I really do hope to help other people in similar situations and so it's so great of you to share that with me.