I think it’s time for me to get a mobility aid. I struggle standing and walking due to dizziness and fatigue. I am afraid to bring it up to my mother because I don’t think I communicate the extent of my struggles. This also comes with a lot of imposter syndrome and I feel like I am over exaggerating if I use a mobility aid.Any tips on how to go about this?
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
I completely understand this. my mom kept me from getting one when I was a teen and i had to wait to move out first. it has made life so much easier ... I can actually function and live my life a lot more than I could have before. if you are dizzy and need to sit down, I would reccommend either a roller/walker with a seat or a cane that folds out into a seat. I use a cane and a wheelchair depending on how I feel. I would tell your mom about how hard you are struggling and that you think a mobility aid would help you be more active and keep you safe. the imposter syndrome will either go away with time or wax and wane from time to time. if you need to talk let me know ÷)
Having a mobility aid changed my life for the better, and the safer. My grandmother didn't understand, but I made it clear- I am using this to protect myself and prevent extra injury. She hasn't said anything since. Most people don't care, and the ones who do, I try to make fun of in my head to help me get past my anxieties. That, or imagining them trying to stand in a windy environment and knowing my cane would help me through, and my rollator would help me pass them!
I have been feeling the same way so you are not alone. I rarely leave my house lately and think it could be so much easier with an aid on my bad days. But a lot of my struggle I internalize which means people don’t understand the extent of my symptoms either. It’s definitely a hard thing to try and decide on but I think so many people have shared stories of how helpful they can be so I hope you are able to get one and find comfort in itn
I was the opposite, I didn’t want any aids because I wanted to be fine. My mom pushed for a wheelchair and let me tell you I could not be in college without one.
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