Answer: Eight, plus one husband, one attendant and one best friend
I’m not sure who came up with the name “joystick” for the device we use to drive and steer a motorized wheelchair, because it isn’t always a particularly joyful experience.
About a month ago, I was sitting at my desk in my home office as I normally do while on a conference call. I have to pull pretty far under my desk to use the phone, and the joystick is completely beneath the desk. There is usually enough space for me to put my hand over top of the joystick but somehow it got caught and the mode changed to tilt and recline. My chair started to tilt and it wouldn’t stop! It tilted all the way back until my legs were wedged into the wall and my knees into the bottom of the desk. The people on the phone had no idea what was going on as I