No serious itching today, well, at least not to the extent of having to take anti-histamines, apply Beprosalic ointment or scratching like a monkey till the skin breaks. William will be dropping by in a short while to take me to the bank. I told him to give me one hour to get ready. I need that much time because of my new wheelchair.

I like my new wheelchair very much. It is compact, comfortable, gives me a good posture, easy to propel and has a very short turning radius. Considering the fact that it cost me a few thousand, it is still money well spent. The only problem I have with this chair is dressing myself up. In my previous chair, I could dress myself up in 10 to 15 minutes. In this, I need at least 20 to 30 minutes. Its compactness restricts some of the limb movements I need to wear trousers. You win some you lose some. I just need to get used to doing things in this chair.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.