DON'T TOUCH MY CHAIR, IT IS AN EXTENSION OF ME?
Hi Everyone!

The other day I was watching a Instagram page and I saw a video of a guy who said that his chair was an extension of him and that unless he gave you permission expressly; to not touch his chair.

This was to me, the first time I have ever heard of this type of relationship with a wheelchair and I wanted to know if you all feel the same? I surely do not, I see my wheelchair as an adaptive tool to help me do the things I need to and to get around but not as another part of myself. This also made me question what happens when your chair breaks down or you need a new one? does this type of thinking create an attachment to an object that would create sadness when its broken or when you have to get a new one. And if so how do you cope? This was very interesting to me and I want to know more.

NL