Saturday, 4 August 2012

Busy Week Ahead !!

I'm looking forward to this week. It's just under 2 weeks since my lung operation and I'm healing well, the wound is still a little sore and my chest is slightly tender, but every day there is an improvement, and I'm feeling good.

Monday sees us making a visit to the wheelchair service, where I have been summoned to attend an assessment to see if I qualify for a voucher to purchase a wheelchair. I recon that with only one leg I should, but you never know we'll have to wait and see. Check the blog for an update on Monday !!

Tuesday I need to visit the Garage where my new car is coming from as I need to show them my Blue Badge. I probably didn't mention it but Hyundai run a scheme called "Affinity" whereby certain sections of the public can purchase a new car at a considerable discount. This includes police, NHS staff, etc and also includes holders of Blue Badges. So I qualify, but I need to get to the garage to give them the details.

Big day for me, I collect my leg from Stanmore. I'm booked in for an hours physio at 1.30 with Jennifer. Due to the operation I haven't been on my leg for a while so I'll need some further practice with instruction from Jennifer before leaving for home. Once at home I can practice morning and afternoon at leisure.

Another big day !!  I collect my new car. I have bought a Hyundai i40 tourer automatic.

It was difficult to breakaway from Ford as I've had several over the years and been very pleased with them. However I couldn't find a suitable automatic so I took the plunge and went Korean. I checked it out on line and car for car, and value for money it came out well. So lets hope it proves to be as good as it appears.

It's got just about everything you want in a car, full leather, sunroof, touch screen navigation, key less entry, electronic handbrake, reversing camera etc.

Well, I bet you can guess what I'll be doing Friday. Going out for my first driving day since I had the amputation 2 months ago. Whilst I've had automatic cars before It's going to be a learning curve driving with my left leg, so I'll give you an update on what is was like next weekend.

Said it was a busy week !! but it's also a milestone week !!


  1. Wou hoo! It's independence week! Wheelie, leg, car, mmmmmmmm? does that sound like a recipe for a few little scrapes! Hope Jane has her camera at the ready.

    Looking forward to hearing about your escapades.

  2. Oh i forgot, nice car. Better looking than the Ford.

  3. That was indeed a busy week for you, David. But I think, of all the days of the week, Thursday is your most favorite! I can only imagine how you felt that day, seeing your new car for the first time. It is definitely a good find! The auto looks good! And this is a new experience for you, switching from Toyota to Hyundai. Hope you enjoy the new driving experience!