Sunday, July 12, 2015

Equipment Evaluations

I have done several evaluations towards getting the wheelchair now.  I let the guy who wanted to do the office evaluation come to my job.  He was very thorough.  He was very kind.  I cried any way.  It is so upsetting to realize how much help you need.

One of the up sides was that he was able too see and suggest so many different types of equipment which would and will make work easier and healthier.  There is a special office chair.  A specially designed key board and mouse.  

Then using the key board will position me farther from the desk so an adjustable arm and longer key board.  He suggested a pen that could record sound.  There is also a small stool so I can raise the leg that has the vascular problems.

I had to travel all the way to Ruston for the wheel chair evaluation and the transportation evaluation.   That was a 4 hour trip one way.  I opted to spend the night before in Ruston at a hotel.  It was exhausting any way.  I was away from my CPAP machine.  I also did not get to sleep on my couch at the right angle.

The team did prove to me that a scooter was not the best choice.  It is difficult to turn.  I felt bad.  I realized that I would not be able to take apart a scooter either.  The person who did the transportation evaluation did have an idea of a type of lift would work for my car.  My car is an older model.  It depended on keeping the weight of the device down.  Again the wheel chair was light enough to do .  it. 

Then we had to go through the whole packet.  That part took for ever.  They asked questions and luckily made suggestions.  I got to choose and say what I wanted.  But truthfully I went with their suggestions the majority of the time.  

Then I still had that 4 hour drive home.  I was hurting and exhausted for days.  All I did was go to work and sleep.  They all let me know when they had done their reports.  I believe the last report was finished and sent in last week.  I need to call the LRS (Vocational Rehabilation) Counselor to figure out the next step.  

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