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gothcowboy

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For a majority of my early adulthood and teen years, i’ve dealt with chronic pain, dizzy spells, asthma, joint paint, and the works. Today I finally got myself a mobility aid. It’s a rollator, or sitting walker, and i feel burdened by it. I feel like i don’t “need” it. I look fine. I’m not diagnosed with anything that I think would make me need it. I’m worried i dropped the money on it to never use it, and when i do use it i’m going to look stupid and like i’m looking for attention. All my life i’ve just dismissed my problems like my parents have taught me to. Ever since reaching adulthood i have been taking care of myself in ways i feel like i should. But i can’t help but doubt every little thing.

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    • Gabi_and_Citrene

      774d

      genuinely I dont know, it depends, my dad is like 0% supportive of me using a mobility aid so I usually just pack it in a bag bc its foldable, if she was supportive or understanding then try explaining why you need it and how itll help you

    • Gabi_and_Citrene

      774d

      genuinely I dont know, it depends, my dad is like 0% supportive of me using a mobility aid so I usually just pack it in a bag bc its foldable, if she was supportive or understanding then try explaining why you need it and how itll help you

    • Gabi_and_Citrene

      775d

      I got a cane recently (im 17) and I am the same way, just remember, if it helps you, it's needed.

      • Emrys.the.warrior

        775d

        @Gabi_and_Citrene I’ve been needing a mobility aid but I am also 17 and and unsure how to bring it up to my mother without seeming like I’m exaggerating. Do u have any tips on how to bring it up?

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