Monday, August 24, 2009

How Hard Can It Be? British Journalist's Experience In A Wheelchair

I found an article in a UK Newspaper Site The Independent written by their Business Editor. He had recently been injured in a cycling accident and broke his pelvis in three places. The doctors had told him that he will need to be off his feet for about six weeks so his only two options were either use a wheelchair or be on bedrest for that time. The journalist decided that using a wheelchair was the better option with his thoughts being along the lines of "How hard can it be?". Well, let us just say that the article he writes about his time in a wheelchair was a massive wake-up call for this guy and he rants about the many difficulties that he experienced as he went about his daily life while using a wheelchair. While the many issues that he raises are things that most wheelchair-bound users are already well-aware of, it is interesting to see how an able-bodied person reacts to the challenges that many of us endure on a daily basis. Enjoy!

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