For those of you who don"t know my circumstances, my right arm is permanently paralysed. Duncan and Paul (Raistlin) had previously moderated my lighting controls, to operate via a remote control, with a foot operated dip switch.
At the last Nano meet, they updated the seat controls to function similarly, as my mobility worsened. Just getting in and out of the car had become increasingly irksome!
Legions of so called mobility specialists, auto electricians and other time-wasters had accorded the common view that my ideas (as above) were beyond reality, - Wo! Wo!, it can't be done ...
Today, I attended hospital for an appointment with a Neurological Consultant. In formative terms, after 36 years of "carrying" the right arm, my frame, as originally supplied, had distorted following the persistent imbalance.
An abdominal hernia as a corollary of straining to alight the car was diagnosed and operated upon last year.
Contemporaneously a degradation to the left side sacroiliac joint, (a life changing scenario believe me), had also elevated significantly. Following another scan early this morning, this last symptom has regressed markedly, since my previous such event a little over a month ago!
Nonplussed at the improvement, I was asked what I'd been doing to reverse this position?
When I'd explained, how previously I struggled to get in and out of the car, prior to 'electrickal' intervention the comment was;
"Completely contrary to what you should be doing, how long had this been going on". Six years I replied.
"Wish I"d known that Martin, I"d have advised you to re-think the whole driving thing - I"m afraid?"
When I told him of recent automotive innovations, he'd insisted upon a physical demonstration.
"Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!" was the exclamation, accompanied by spontaneous applause from a couple of amazed porters!
Of all the things the 'Dynamic Duo' have done for me, this latest conversion has truly improved my quality of life beyond my wildest imagination. I can now get in easily, with the seat right back and set low on Memory 2, and remotely alter it to the 'drive' position by operating Memory 1. A physical impossibility prior to the alteration.
Suddenly its a pleasure to use the car again, in place of an engagement with pain.
My eternal thanks chaps ...