My local shopping centre has a 'Shopmobility' scheme running and I decided that today I would take advantage of that to see if it would make going into town a bit less of an ordeal, I tend to become a bit snappy when I'm in pain but I'm a teenage girl and I was starting to really miss out on shopping! They offer mobility scooters, powered wheelchairs and manual ones for a very small hire fee, it was £3 for me to borrow a manual chair for as long as I wanted.
I now have the utmost respect for those of you that use a self-propelled wheelchair! I realise that you must build up the muscles over time but it still must be really hard, particularly until you get used to it, my shoulders and arms hurt so much right now.
Oh and as soon as I took the chair back to the office and started using my stick to get back to the train I found that my knees and hips started playing up so I have nothing really to show for it, although it did make getting around a bit easier I suppose and my friend liked having somewhere to store all the bags
... Thinking I might try a powered chair next time I have to spend an real amount of time in the town centre, what do people think?Modnote: Merged with existing topic as per forum rules