What We Did (Answer To The Survey)

Thank you to all those who weighed in on the survey.  It seemed like most people were noncommittal, apparently feeling that there wouldn’t be a significant difference whether the painter would put my wheelchair in the picture or not.

Now I would like to speak my mind on the matter.

The question seems to be whether my wheelchair is part of my persona or not.

To answer this question, I want you to know that when I was driving my chair, I viewed my power chair as an extension of myself.

This is probably because I was mobile with my chair. I was moving around without the need of my useless legs!

Now that I am not driving, I no longer have that feeling. Therefore, I wouldn’t put my chair in the painting.

This feeling of extension of myself I have felt before.

Back in Minnesota when I would water ski, I came to view the skis as extensions of myself. This not only made it more enjoyable but I also felt more proficient because of it.

I also felt this way about other things.

When I played ball sports to make it easier to handle the ball, I utilized the same strategy.  I imagined that ball was a part of me.

On the other hand (because there’s always another hand), my chair goes with me where ever I go!

When I go to a show, I never have to worry about finding a seat! Not only that, but they always feel bad for quads like me and they give us front row seats!

In fact, when I went with a friend to an NHL hockey game, I told them that I didn’t want to sit in the designated disabled corral. Instead I wanted to sit in a regular section.

Not only did they accommodate me but they gave us our own row!

This side would imply that I would include my chair in the picture.

So what did we decide?

We went without my chair!


  1. Elisheva · · Reply

    Can’t wait to see the picture iyh

    1. Can’t wait to see you and your beautiful family!

  2. Sorry that i am commenting late. I personally would have voted for no chair.Loving your blog.

    1. Nice to hear from you! That is exactly what we did!

    2. Great minds think alike!

  3. Rina Lederman · · Reply

    Good choice.

    1. Thank Rina!

    2. G thanks a lot!

  4. Marge Kaplan · · Reply

    Leah and the kids have been here for the week so I am behind in my emails. They have been going to places where they have water slides and have been doing it with Ross’s kids. Nice opportunity for cousins to spend time together.

    Have a nice 4th.

    marge & harvey

    1. Wonderful to hear!

  5. Baruch Lederman · · Reply

    “Back in Minnesota when I would water ski”


    1. How I wonder!

  6. Rivki Lederface · · Reply

    Does your eyeball computer thing have a coin flip option? Would have made this decision much simpler.

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