Oh, I'm too lazy to walk? Funny, I wish I COULD walk
A car accident pushed out 4 of my discs in my lower back. I have to live with the chronic pain, the pinched nerves, the fact that it's inoperable, and also - my "funny walk" due to the fact that the pinched nerves are too close to my spinal cord.
I managed to get off the opioids in spite of the pain, and I am now living a life that's completely different from what I had before. No more teaching, no more horseriding, no more long walks in the sun with my loved ones.
I am walking with a cane, crutches or sit in my wheelchair, depending on the day and the activities I am planning.
Today, I tested out my new mobility scooter, feeling blessed that it will give me a sense of freedom, and the possibility of enjoying a day out with my family without too much of a hassle.
I was shocked however, by the negative attitude of people in general! I have been told that "I'm too lazy to walk" and "I should get my fat arse moving".
Excuse me, but 1.) I wish I could 2.) it's none of your business why I'm sitting on a mobility scooter to start with!
Yes, I'm still young, looking "good" and spending time on myself to make myself look presentable, and feel confident. I do not need any negativity for being who I am - unfortunately disabled.
Chronic spine pain? What is your latest "go-to" item that helps you feel better?
Lotions, creams, heat, ice, meds, massage, gadget - name your current #1 below.
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