[Noisebridge-discuss] Hacking disability
nana at yak.net
Tue Jan 21 08:50:57 UTC 2014
hi, Nana here:
broken hip 2 year ago, titanium implant. Wheelchair then 1.5 yr on
crutches, now 6 mo w/ cane. (plus emphysema) Lots of tiredness. Also
Unable to access NBridge unless elevator running. (frequently isn't).
We (Jake, Liz, Me} made some attempts to fix a found scooter w/o success.
I need a scooter at least part-time, & to figure out the logistics of
living up some stairs. Someone recently showed me picture
www.travelscoot.com & want to price and try one out. Other interesting
questions ie moped = bicycle so legal on sidewalk, etc.
welcome to the club ;--)
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM, bandit <bandit at cruzio.com> wrote:
> > I just double fractured my ankle and will be implanted with metal plates
> > like the terminator soon!
> ouch. good job! Do it *right*!
> > I'll be testing knee scooters & hands free crutches as i go non weight
> > bearing ..
> Need to change your name to peg-leg...
> > For lack if better semantics has anyone else hacked their legs? Made
> > their own crutches or wheelchairs at noisebridge ?
> > I'm tentatively labeling this hacking disability :: sorry if I offend
> > anyone. I'm able bodied so I feel like a tourist although my myopia is so
> > bad I'm legally blind without my coke bottle glasses so maybe I am
> > disabled visually at least :)
> Na.. welcome to the cripple club. Always like to see temporary members -
> keeps folks humble.
> I am interested in any experience with the "hand-free" crutch for a knee
> injury- seems would put a lot of pressure in the knee joint, unless the
> stress was on the thigh. That was the most pain-in-the-ass part of
> breaking my left knee, and no left hand. I lashed the crutch to my arm,
> but it was not an optimal solution.
> I's so blind I can't see my left hand, and I need new glasses - I see two
> right hands. (hehe...)
> ... bandit
> > Sent from my iPhone
> bandit at cruzio.com
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