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Emrys.the.warrior

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The change from invisible to visible disability is rough. I’m going to be getting a mobility aid and I’m kind of nervous for what it will bring. Does anyone have anything to share from their experience with this transition? What should I be prepared for? Is there anything you with you knew before you became visibly disabled?

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    • bookbikecat

      766d

      something that helped me was making my mobility aid cute/personalized/fun. also, i was able to get used to how it worked in a safe uncrowded space like the sidewalks outside my house, so i would recommend that. it's gonna be awkward maybe and stretch your sense of comfort but it's so worth it and it does get easier with time

    • bookbikecat

      766d

      something that helped me was making my mobility aid cute/personalized/fun. also, i was able to get used to how it worked in a safe uncrowded space like the sidewalks outside my house, so i would recommend that. it's gonna be awkward maybe and stretch your sense of comfort but it's so worth it and it does get easier with time

    • Babypossum

      789d

      I just started using a wheelchair and the scariest part for me is when I’m alone and I can’t figure out how to open doors/get over curbs. Sometimes counters at stores high and hard to reach which makes paying for things harder. But, strangers have been consistently kind and people open doors for me all over the place lol. People also almost never stare which was a relief!

    • IzzyE

      790d

      I was about to post something similar to this. Elinor Brown on YouTube talks a lot about her experience with her transition into using a wheelchair, She has ME/CFS, if you wanted to watch.

    • spoonii

      790d

      i use a wheelchair sometimes and i was feeling super nervous the first time i was going to use it in public. something that made me feel a little better was putting stickers and stuff on it to make it more fun and less scary. and also, maybe this will make you feel better, when i first used it in public i was soooo nervous about people staring and stuff but once i was out it didn’t rlly happen. sure people looked but you can’t really control that and it was really A LOT less scary than what i thought it was going to be.

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