Chronic_In_College

278d

Any tips for adjusting to life with a mobility aid? Hopefully getting mine tomorrow 🤞

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • Chronic_In_College

    278d

    Follow up question: how long did it take to get the handicapped parking pass?

  • DysUnicorn

    278d

    Stopped thinking about what others thought. It was tough at first, especially when people twice my age could move faster but after 2 years…

  • BoomerangValentine

    278d

    I decorated both of mine which helps because I think they look nice and because usually if people comment on them they say they’re pretty. The first few times I went out with one I had someone go with me. Also a cool thing I’ve experienced is that I’ve gotten to have great interactions with other youngish people with mobility aids while out in public. Oh and I’ve found that sometimes if I feel uncomfortable I put in headphones and/or just avoid making eye contact so I can just live in my little bubble haha. I really hope your aid helps!! Mine have been super beneficial

  • Junemarie

    278d

    If it's a cane or walker you're using, I would start using a small backpack to carry things in. Not only are you reduced to just one or no hands now, but purses are harder to manage

  • Java

    277d

    I had my friends come help me have a photo shoot with my mobility aids to help me feel less embarrassed and to embrace my new normal. It helped a lot

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