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 have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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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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