My new fleece Podlett came in the mail today--the first thing I've bought for myself since I can remember (before the layoff; reimbursed medical products excepted). The Podlett can be used as a wheelchair blanket and there's a pocket for your feet that comes up behind the knees. No more hypothermia on campouts and fall events and getting blankets muddy and grassy as they fall off my lap, while the back of my legs and my feet still freeze. I'll still have to wear thermal underwear when it's really cold. I love it! You could probably also fit another lightweight layer/blanket inside it if you needed.
I bought this with our ebay money--maybe I shouldn't have, but I would have to stay at home a lot otherwise. The scooter wheels do not like blankets, and I can't steer and hold one in place. It will be used--at home too. On last year's annual campout I got hypothermia quickly and could not get completely warm the whole weekend. This time, I sweat in my long johns on the way down rather than waiting to change, and the Podlett will be on immediately and can be used in the tent. My husband will also go down earlier with someone else to set up the tent and start a fire.
The new doctor/internist: I like her a lot. The door in her office was hung on the wrong end of the door frame so it's *very* difficult to get in and out of the patient room because it can't be opened all the way--wondering if I should suggest that this be moved to the other part of the door frame. Yes, we called first.
High pain/going. I will catch up on emails to several of you soon.