All Hallow's... Month


Despite the sudden appearance of a nasty sinus infection here at PSS headquarters- we're so pleased that we've all made it through September!


In co-creator news... Kris made it safely through Hurricane Florence evacuation and she and the floofs have arrived safely back at home with only minimal damage from the storms, for which we're all very grateful.


Here in Texas, I've had a very busy September! My godmother whom I've lived with since 2007 got married and moved to a condo with her new husband. Which means for now, it's just me and the animals in the house- getting by the best we can. My disability appeal is still... happening? I'm choosing to go with no news is good news (although I do have a phone confirmation that it IS in progress, so that's a big relief). I'll know on the 10th if my checks got caught to continue with auto-deposit or if I have to go BACK to the office to have the next one issued manually... at which point I'll also have to RE-Sign up for medicare so cross your fingers that it goes smoothly and that isn't a necessary step.


In happier news: I FINALLY HAVE A POWERCHAIR!! I've been looking and shopping for chairs for at least a year and a half- but never bit the bullet. I tried fundraising for one last year (or the year before?) but fell short of my goal, and ended up having to use the acquired funds for other necessary medical expenses at the time. But after finding the perfect chair, and a few very frank discussions with my doctor- I gathered my courage at asked for it as a birthday gift from one of my dads. And he was kind enough and generous enough to go for it. It arrived a little over a week ago and has been absolutely INCREDIBLE. (Of course I promptly got the sinus infection from hell so I still haven't used it as much as I'd like yet!)


I ended up going with a Fold&Go wheelchair (which I'll be linking in the featured shops section below this month) and for November's homepage I'll work up a comprehensive review of the chair since I'll have had more than a month to really put it through its paces. But in just the short time i've had and used it- it has made such an amazing difference in my ability to do things on my own especially out of the house.


Other than that- it's still mostly survival mode around here for both Kris and I- which is part of why this month's update is running a bit behind schedule. As always, we thank you for your patience! And if you're new to PrettySick Supply- WELCOME! Let us know if there are resources you need that aren't here or that you've had trouble hunting down. After all, ultimately that's what we're here for!


--Have a terrible photo of me in my new chair the night it arrived... hopefully better photos to follow next month!

A photo of a fat white woman in a navy blue tanktop sitting in a bright turquoise power chair.  She has an intricate tree tattoo on her arm, and is clearly taking a mirror selfie with her phone.


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AUGUST'S FEATURED SHOPS


2 power wheelchairs, one bright green, one bright pink.  Folded is a blue version of the same chair.  At the top is a row of color swatches.

Fold&Go Wheelchairs

Weatherproof, Foldable Electric Wheelchairs | Ships Worldwide from US | $2395+






8 individuals of varying ethnicities and abilities.  They are wearing shirts, pants, jeans, jackets and suits designed to be worn with various mobility aids.

IZ Adaptive Wear

Fashionable Adaptive Clothing

Ships to US & CAN from US | $16 +







7 handmade fabric patches with embroidered designs.  They read, "Nothing About Us Without Us," "Please Do Not Touch Me," "Ask me why Autism Speaks is a HATE group," "Flappy Hands are Happy Hands," "Stim freely," and Space Autistic".  Space Autistic patch has a small green stsitched alien on it.  At the top left corner i a square patch with the word "QUIET" stitched in white crossed out with red thread, and the rest of the patch reads "LOUD HANDS"

SAPPHIC STITCHES

Handmade patches that show off the best of you. | Ships Worldwide from US | $8+