I've recently started working again after being diagnosed with several chronic illnesses three years ago. I'm really struggling conserving my energy at work. I'm in too much pain, feel too sick and exhausted to even shower when I get home.
I asked my mum what she thought about the idea of me getting a walker to help me at work so I can conserve my energy, and she laughed and didn't understand why I would need one.
It hurt me because my mum understands me and my condition more than anyone else so if she doesnt understand why I'd be using a mobility aid, how will anyone else? She then said it would be inconvenient, like it would get in the way.
Which just made me feel burdensome.
I live with my mother and she has been my biggest support since I became I'll but she doesn't really understand what I go through everyday.
I have fibro , iih, CFS, severe endometriosis and other illnesses and symptoms.
I just feel very disheartened and I guess looking to chat to someone who actually gets it.
Is it unreasonable for me to consider using mobility aids?
I was considering bringing this up with my GP but sine my mum reacted that way I don't think I will.
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