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My main goal right now is getting mobility aids so I can exist with slightly less pain, does anyone have any tips for getting doctors to listen and get over how young I am and how "awkward" the aids may be?

    • blue89

      592d

      I would say be prepared for having doctors who say "mobility aids are a crutch and should be avoided" as those professionals will recommend that across the board. I've had a doctor tell me to not use my compression gloves while my physical therapist and occupational therapist saw them as a positive thing Finding professionals you listen to you is really important, but knowing your needs and stating those needs is important especially when dealing with doctors who are against mobility aids (and knowing that mobility aides aren't bad despite what one doctor says)

    • Music_System

      592d

      I don't have advice on doctors but I can help with the awkwardness. Yes you get the stares, maybe some people will ask intrusive questions. You get used to it. You have to be confident to use it no matter who looks at you or says something. It's an extension of you and it makes you stronger. That's how I got over the awkwardness. It takes time but don't let people get to you. Your aids are for you, no one else.

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