Today Jan achieved one of his small goals. For some time now, he has been mentioning that he wishes to see the S-Bahn. If you want to watch Berlin trains (called S-Bahn) you must leave the hospital and walk around 2 km. Last week we saw trains from a distance because Jan was using a different wheelchair and we couldn’t reach the station easily. But today Jan was truly determined to conquer his goal, even though after the first 50 meters I started to complain that it was really cold and the path was not straight enough for a wheelchair.
I am keep being paranoid about Jan becoming sick again or that the wheelchair would broke and how the hell I would bring him back to hospital. I know that this is not really reasonable, but I have this fear and I must to deal with it, because in the future we gonna make longer trips then this.
It was quite a simple road towards the station, in the end, however, there were points where small barriers were unavoidable. Even the square in front of the hospital is decorated with rough stone. Those who walk wouldn’t even notice, but people in wheelchairs are shaken when driving over the rough stone. It is funny that the hospital architects didn’t think about that during construction, as there are so many patients in wheelchairs driving around.
Easily accessible places and nice paths to drive on in the city will be quite an important topic for us from now on.