Often I’d rather dream than face reality. I reflect on this most mornings, when the sun rises enough to turn the sky pinkish-blue and my eyes flutter open.
Typically, I wake up on my left side and have to turn myself over to get out of bed. But turning over isn’t as easy as it once was. I reach for the trusty SuperPole, which not only allows me to transfer into and out of bed independently, but also provides a handy grip when I need to turn over.
After I turn over, I grip the SuperPole’s handle tightly and sit up with my legs dangling off the edge of the bed. I try to keep my uncooperative feet squarely on the floor for support, then hoist myself from the bed to the seat of my wheelchair, landing on the seat cushion with an awkward thud.
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