Yesterday, I was reading R.G. Maines’s Medicare “Shut-In” The story can be found at her blog site: Chirpings From The Nest. I have to sympathize with the author’s struggle with getting a power wheelchair. It seems Medicare has a preconceived notion that a quality of life equals getting around in one’s own home. It seems to have escaped their notice that one’s life is more than just their house or apartment. It is also important that one is able to be interact in a community. As I read of her struggles, I am quietly thankful for my own community of friends and family. As it happens, the author seems to share a similar view.