The Giraffe and the Wheelchair

Plain and simple: I just do not fit in my wheelchair, aka, Mr. Miyagi. I have ridiculously long legs. I’ve always known this and as a child, I was called “praying mantis.” But, it wasn’t until the wheelchair that I really realized how unnaturally long my stems are.

My wheelchair is sized for my height and weight. What they didn’t take into account was my torso is built for a little person, and my legs actually belong to a 6’4 man.

Exhibit A: Looks like Cinderella’s step-sister’s foot

Exhibit B: A giant sitting in a booster seat.

But, no fear… The wheelchair company is bringing me seat and leg extensions. Yay! There is a lesson to be learned here, if you need a wheelchair in the near future, be sure they measure your stems from the get-go.

And yes, yoga pants are the very best for life in a wheelchair! They are comfy and work well with the sliding board… (seen in the background) which helps get me from point A to point B.

Thanks to Nance for taking these ridiculous pictures. She laughed her booty off taking them, considering I look like a giraffe jammed into a child’s car seat. Happy to provide some humor for the evening.
 
Shanisty

Shanisty

Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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