Finally, the first installment of AWD after I came back from Europe. My dad is slowly getting better, but he’s decided that it was best to buy a wheelchair. Special thanks to Hawaiian Medical Supply store for hooking us up! They were all so helpful and nice.
We bought a wheelchair where he couldn’t push himself. So, that means I am his driver. So, far we had one spill at the park, but we are okay now.
As a person pushing a wheelchair, I started to realize how small the world is. Slowly I started realizing how small the grocery store’s aisle and sidewalks are. Rolling into an elevator is always a challenge, because the doors are sometime quick to shut or there is not enough room for a wheelchair. At the same time, I realized how amazingly nice strangers can be. People are quick to give up their spot on the sidewalk, so we can pass by. Or holding the door open for a long time, while I’m trying to get him inside a building.
After buying his wheelchair, we ate at my dad’s favorite Korean restaurant, Jong Ga. Walking inside the small (tight!) restaurant realizing that I have to wheel my dad in here was NOT going to happen. The owner was nice enough to give us a 6 top by the door. Jong Ga is quite expensive, but if you eat from their “specials”, it’s quite cheap. I got Bim Bim Bap for $5 (normally $8) and my dad got some kind of soup for $6. The best part of Korean cuisine…all these free side orders.
Since my dad is pretty much bed ridden, he wanted to go to the park. Ala Moana Beach park was oddly not crowded for a sunny day. It was nice to be at the beach. Sadly to say, Ala Moana Beach park is not built for wheelchairs, which is a pity.
A view of Diamond Head is just what a wheelchair daddy needs.