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November 16, 2009

The Little Old Lady from Pasadena

Filed under: About Me — sashyjane @ 11:46 am

Come Wednesday, I’ll be the proud renter of the hottest form of (temporarily)  handicapped transportation.  The Knee Walker.

knee walkerThat’s right.  This is happening.

Before you know it, I’ll be scooting around, wind in my hair, hands free to do whatever I wish.  No more sticking a can of ginger ale in my waistband and hopping back to my chair.  No more carrying my clothes over my shoulder or in my teeth while I crutch from the closet to a chair.  I’ll be able to cart things around in the little basket, my hands and underarms won’t be as sore, and I’ll be able to get from point A to point B without stopping for a rest. I’m going to be scootin in style with my new shiny blue Swivel Knee Walker.

Just look how cool this guy looks:

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In addition to my new wheels, Grandmama – who was appalled by my bare toes in the chilly weather – knitted me a bootie to fit over my cast.  I assumed it would be in some muted, neutral color that would go with anything. Instead, I’m as All-American as apple pie, baseball,  bald eagles and midget wrestling.

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I was going absolutely stir-crazy in the house this weekend.  It was gorgeous outside but I was stuck in the recliner reading elementary school novels because the house was being roofed and I didn’t want to take the chance of being hit by falling debris.  Thankfully, Mama decided to take me out for some fresh air and light retail therapy on Sunday.

Feeling like the little boy from The Secret Garden, I went on my first public outting (excluding doctor’s appointments, church and work) to Joanne’s.  I’ve decided to make my Christmas cards this year and I needed some supplies.  Thankfully, Joanne’s supplies its customers with two handicapped transportation options.  I could choose the standard push yourself around wheelchair or the electric scooter complete with shopping cart.  Needless to say, it was no contest.

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Thankfully, Mama did not wet her pants from laughing at me on the motorized scooter and thankfully, I didn’t take out any small children or slow walkers.  It was touch and go with a box of cinnamon-scented pine cones though.

As I scooted around the store, handling the curves like a pro, I noticed that people were incredibly friendly and helpful to me while in the scooter.  I’m sure there’ve been hundreds of sociological experiements devoted to that notion but it was kind of interesting to see first-hand.

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5 Comments »

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That bootie is hilarious. And that picture of you in the scooter is pretty cute. I am looking forward to watching you scoot around with the knee walker. It’s lucky that I have video capabilities now.

    Comment by Susie — November 16, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  2. This is so funny! I can’t wait to see you with the knee walker! I’m glad you’re getting around and that your toes are getting some cover…this is the best update ever!

    Comment by rachel — November 16, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

  3. I’m so confused about how the knee scooter works! I guess you stand like the guy does, and then kinda lean your weight onto that knee while you “hop” forward with your other leg? I’m glad you’ve found something that will make it easier to carry things! Ps: you look cute on the scooter!

    Comment by Leah — November 17, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

  4. Gotta love crochet.

    Comment by feefifoto — November 19, 2009 @ 11:28 am

  5. That sock/bootie your gma made you makes me want to sing “God Bless the USA”. Also I wanted to note that you do look quite stylish in the scooter. Props.

    Comment by Jennifer — December 2, 2009 @ 9:24 am


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