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Every Super Hero family has its thorn(s) in the side.

For us, it is my husband’s chronic pain, in multiple body areas. The pain affects his ability to think, sleep, remember, and walk. The former are okay when you are on vacation. The latter… not so much.

A staff member at His Mansion gracefully lent Professor X his all-terrain power wheel chair for a campus tour.

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Professor X said it was amazing the freedom that assistive technology provided for him.

Any one have a super-powered, weather-resistant power chair for us?

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24 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be to live with constant pain. That is a fantastic picture and I hope by some miracle your hubby gets a new set of wheels!

    Happy WW!

  2. I’m sure there is an all-terrain chair out there for him–or at least you would think with all the technology these days. Hope he gets one soon!

  3. Professor X looks dashing in the chair. I’m praying for y’all that this can happen soon.

  4. That picture touches my heart!! Keep me in the loop on what you guys find/want for a chair — I’ll keep my ears open!

  5. Assistive Technology rocks. I hope you can get a helping hand.

  6. Technology is great. I am glad that helped you guys.

  7. That is awesome! I am so glad he got to try it out and that it was beneficial. I hope he can get one. I am sure that would help with the pain a great deal. *hugs*

  8. I can’t imagine living with chronic pain. Wish I had a chair with super powers to send your way.

  9. Karen Griffith Gryga says:

    Hey — let us all help you! Set up a Paypal account and, like “It’s a Wonderful Life”, we can all give back to you. You have helped me with your suggestions and advice — it would be great to return the favor. It is amazing how much money you could raise for a chair a couple of bucks at a time!

    Give it some thought — I would happily contribute.

    Karen
    http://www.lipstickwisdom.com
    http://www.twitter.com/lipstickwisdom

  10. I live with chronic pain (neck, back and hips) but thankfully haven’t had to look for alternate methods of getting around.

    I’m sorry your (what do you call him? Professor X?) is in so much pain. I hope you can find a chair for him to make things easier on him.

  11. I really hope there is a way he’ll find one right for him. I can only imagine how hard it is to suffer with pain constantly.

  12. There is nothing like good equipment to manage the challenge of a chronic condition. I’m sorry your husband is in so much pain. Does he qualify for Dept of Rehab? Perhaps they can help him find what he needs.

    Good luck. If I think of anything else I’ll let you know.

  13. You very beautifully related a tough situation that your family is in. I pray for your husband’s healing and peace.
    Wonderful that you got to visit His Mansion. It’s a gem on the east coast.

  14. thanks for the link. I like the title to your post. As beautiful as the rose is, those darn thorns can sure inflict a wound. We just purchased a power chair for my mom. The company we went through actually did all the paperwork and leg work for us. The doctor wrote a perscription for us and they did all the dancing with the insurance companies and in a few days time they delivered a nice shiny red Jazzy to my mother. I’m sure if you checked with your health care provider they could recommend a company to you too.

  15. I actually do have a chair that was left behind in my home when I moved in. It might need some TLC and a tune-up… the only problem being I live in the bay area 🙁 If you’re interested, let me know! I was just planning on donating it somewhere.

    – A fellow speechie

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