Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trouble with transfer and hot weather

Perhaps you all know I am not a kind of A/C person, but these days I really went against this attitude since nature doesn’t show me favor on weather. Ever like before I am taking shelter into our AC room and coming out only in evening.  The weather is extraordinarily hot in Chennai and the sea breeze sets in very lately, make sure house exit in evening to breathe fresh air. The water is naturally boiled and hot water is used for entire purpose without electric charge or gas usage. What a natural phenomenal! Lol 

Last year the vacation for schools was extended by government due to hot weather, but I felt only hotter this year where schools opened as early as 2nd June. Glad at least the 11th standard students enjoyed holiday till Monday and there is a reason for me to be happy since one of my dear cousins is entering 11th, I got enough time to spend with him.  He was a great company for me these days and aided me in getting small works done and we also enjoyed playing cards, dice and going out in evening and night and moreover had a vacation together in hill-stations.

We were going through some difficult phase these days, shifting me from either wheelchair to car or car to wheelchair.  Since we own SUV, my father couldn’t put me into the SUV unlike post fracture in my femur and the lack of ability to stand now make it troublesome; and only my brother could carry me in and out of the SUV. But we couldn’t always depend on him to travel, so we were looking for alternate ways to make shifting. We approached few mobility aids manufactures in Chennai to help with transferring devices, but each have different ideas which has nothing to do with our SUV.

Actually I don’t have a mind to give away my favorite car (Mahindra Scorpio) which takes me anywhere I want and I also couldn’t find a comfort seating like Scorpio in which I could take long drives without trouble. I was anticipated to fit with a Turny swivel seat for the transfer, but when enquired with a company in CBE, it seems to cost more than buying a car. Later I find the ‘person hoist’ which I though could be lesser in amount… but it is only available in foreign and there isn’t sure about the parts getting here if it went wrong.

To breathe little, one of the mobility aids manufacturer has assured to do something without exchanging my favorite car and he is already in progress with a wheelchair seat transfer into the car and he has asked to check with the device next week when it completes. In-between we test drive the Maruti Ertiga (a neighbor’s car) which I think could be the last solution if nothing works above. You may ask why Ertiga? Because it is the only MPV that resemble a car in every aspect and also no need climbing in and out of the car. It is a 7 seater which could reduce to 5 if wheelchair is placed on the boot. It has lot of features and option for a family car… a small seat turner could make seat into the car.

The thing compact is something always get me into it and no matter what, I like things that are compact and neat. The power wheelchair I use is very compact that nowhere in production now.  Just like that Ertiga is a compact MPV that attract me lot! Back to weather condition, the hot atmosphere has put me always tiresome which could be one of the reasons for the lesser post in my blog. It also prevent me from eating well and waking up early in morning (usually never less than 8.am), and having throat trouble due to over dryness at night. Wish there was showing! 

16 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Jeevan I hope the transportation issues are solved soon and that a suitable solution is found. I know it must be frustrating not to be able to travel comfortably - especially if there are long drives. And I hope the weather cools down!! Does it get cool at any time of the year there?

TexWisGirl said...

i am so sorry for the extreme heat! in texas, we get that warm water straight from the taps in summer, too. and we live thanks to a/c. however, i know it is even more uncomfortable for you, and i do hope the mobility and transfer between chair and vehicle can be worked out!

Pooja Mittal said...

Jeevan can't even tell you how how it is in delhi, it's like a tandoor , burning hot cannt even imagine chennai , it must be worse
a/c , I cannt stand it for long as it give me body pain, but can't do within it these days..
Hope you get your new mobility device soon so that you can continue with your travel trips easily and bring us pics and stories if beautiful south India
Scorpio is really spaceois but here in delhi it's regarded as gunda 's car , hehe
By the way, how is weather in end of July in south india. Planning a trip wanted to know weather it rains a lot or it will be fine
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Jeevan said...

Keith - Only during monsoon and winter (Sept. to Feb.) the temperature comes down… winter morning are cool enough.

Pooja - It is almost hot until Sep-Oct when the northeast monsoon begins... but the end of July would be much better than now. If you panned to visit Kerala and Karnataka, you would be experiencing rain since those states are covered by southwest monsoon. AP and Tamil Nadu continue to be mild hot. It’s better to visit south India between Sept to Feb when the weather was pleasant and cool.

Renu said...

Weather has no pity for us.

about vehicles..in this regard, abroad one gets everything.to suit everyone..wish our manufacturers look into this problem.

Destination Infinity said...

I guess Ertiga is also good. The heat is something that makes me less efficient too, but I've learned to work and live with it, now. But the heat will only recede from now on and I am sure we'll feel better in a couple of weeks.

Destination Infinity

ashok said...

Jeevan, even Bangalore touched extreme heat this summer...I can imagine Chennai! Keep cool!

Sandhya said...

Every year we think that this year is hotter than last year, but Chennai's weather is the same every year at this time. This weather makes everybody short tempered too!

Hope you get a good gadget for shifting into a car. Yes, Ertiga is good, my niece has got one and I have travelled in that car.

Indrani said...

This summer was bad for Bangalore too. Hope it rains for long this season.

L. D. said...

I do hope you get the problem solved. It is hard not to have mobility. We are so hot today that I hate to go outside.

Rajesh said...

I agree with you, this year it is more hotter than earlier. I am glad a mobility service provider is working on things that will make you comfortable.

ladyfi said...

Sounds extremely hot! Hope it cools off soon and I hope you can get your wheelchair transfer sorted out soon too.

George said...

We're also having some very hot weather here in Tennessee this week. It is really too hot and uncomfortable to work in the yard much of the day. I hope we both get some relief soon!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Sorry about your transportation problem. I hope something can be worked out so that you can get out and travel again...

It's hot here ---but probably not as hot as it is there. It still feels kinda miserable when working in the yard SWEATING... ha

Take care of YOU.
Hugs,
Betsy

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Hot everywhere... starting form this month small rain is in kerala

thanks for sharing....

Karyn Bryson said...

I just sat and watched your slideshow. There is a moody sunset I liked and the pink hibiscus is lovely. I think you are a fine photographer.