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August 25, 2017


I have just returned from an amazing trip to America. New York had been on my bucket list for forever and while I was in the area I decided to go to Washington too. My daughter was travelling around America with her half-sister and the plan was for us to meet up in New York. I could have chosen just to do New York but I thought, well I'm paying for the flight anyway, why don't I tag somewhere else on? Simple eh???!!!


Up until this point I had never been away on my own 'post illness', I don't think that I actually did it 'pre illness' either, to be quite honest. However, post illness was whole other issue; I felt safe when I was away with other people, if something happened, then I knew that I would be ok because someone else was with me, but on my own, I would be isolated. So why did I choose to go? Because I am fed up of being restricted; restricted by my physical limitations, restricted because I am single and restricted because I am scared. 


So how did I get on? Well far better than I expected. Being on my own meant that; I didn't have to push myself, to keep up with whoever I was with, I could linger in museums as long as I liked and I could go to bed as early as I wanted, without anyone complaining! So all good BUT on the other hand; I was limited to how much I could do because of my tiredness, I had to cherry pick what I did, I had to make sure that I was able to get about and I had to carefully plan out my routes, so they weren't too long.


I didn't have an electric wheelchair or someone to push me in one but when I do it isn't plain sailing anyway, because surprisingly few places are actually wheelchair friendly; even new builds!! Anyone who has ever been in a wheelchair or pushed one knows that pavements aren't level, curbs are rarely smooth transitions, cobbles seem to be everywhere, doors are too narrow and tubes stations are frankly a nightmare!! So going away and having a successful trip in or out of a wheelchair when you are physically challenged, takes some thought and determination. Some people probably don't bother because it is all a lot of effort but I have no choice; I think that I would wither and die without trips and holidays to look forward to. So for me I will continue to explore the world and all it's wonders, however and whenever I can!!

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