My Seat Doesn’t Like Sitting

I have tried to get comfortable so writing can begin, or continue; however, my seat doesn’t like sitting.

Yes, I sit a lot.  I am in a power wheelchair and it is my legs and sometimes my bed.  Sometimes the bottom has a way of getting upset, and once it is upset it does not appreciate any sort of sitting.  I bet there have been hundreds of position changes today and they all last for about fifteen minutes at a time.  I am lucky, though, because I don’t have any pressure sores or problem areas I can call attention to directly.  Still, when you can’t sit comfortably for any length of time you can’t read, write, watch TV, play a video game, or even just relax.

A few minutes ago I stood and rearranged the skid cloth in the bottom of my chair and made sure there weren’t any wrinkles.  Wrinkles are the worst.  When you sit on a wrinkle in a piece of fabric it feels as if you are sitting on a big stick you can’t shift from!

Standing in general helps, and I made sure to stand up several times through today, as I usually do.  I even stood longer to see if that would help.  It hasn’t, because I have to sit right back down.

Lay down, you say?  Yes, I could lie down, but I can’t type from a prone position.

Tomorrow, fingers crossed, will be a better sitting day.


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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1 Response to My Seat Doesn’t Like Sitting

  1. I hope today is a better day for you. Sometimes things get better for me, when I write or verbalize my feelings. Hope it works for you. Thank you for sharing.


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