The author released himself from cords and backpack vacs when he discovered the Dyson handheld.

The author released himself from cords and backpack vacs when he discovered the Dyson handheld.

We hope for recovery, but settle for rehab. The rehab hospital from which I graduated, Class of ’90, prepared me for life as a newly minted crip by, for instance, teaching me how to drive my car with hand controls. Once home, however, I grappled with another monstrous machine for which I had not trained in rehab. The behemoth was my vacuum c