A little roll around the block

Ambulatory wheelchair users exist. And I am one of them.

“The term refers to individuals who are disabled and use wheelchairs, but are capable of walking in some circumstances.”

At the moment, with this relapse, if I want to leave the house it has to be in a wheelchair. I’m not well enough to use my faithful mobility scooter but it’s ready and waiting for me for when things ease again.

I got my first wheelchair in early 2011. It was a no-brainer. I couldn’t walk to the bathroom. In 2016 I was ‘well enough’ to switch my wheelchair for a mobility scooter. In September 2020 I had to switch back.

I am rarely able to use my wheelchair at the moment. (Spoiler Alert: one needs a certain level of wellness to use mobility aids.) And I’ve never been able to self-propel (ie. I need someone to push me). But yesterday we managed a wheel around the block. I’m needing some time to readjust to it to be honest which is okay but more on that later.

Published by Anna Redshaw

Blogging about life in the slow lane with an invisible, chronic illness. I wasn't always a sick chick so this is somewhat of a life changing experience!

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