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    New Story: 8 Weird Things That Can Happen When You Are a Wheelchair User Please Read & Share!


    #Disability #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #LymeDisease #DisabilityRights #Wheelchair #WheelchairUser #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease

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    Accepting an electric wheelchair

    I recently purchased a Golden Technologies Literider Envy green power chair. Since I use various mobility aids (been using the walker pretty often), so it has been getting very hard to get around large places with just a walker. I attended an air show that involved a ton of walking, so my dad had me take my power chair. At first, I was embarrassed because I viewed wheelchairs are for those who are paralyzed, but when I saw ambulatory users my embarrassment was gone and I received compliments on my new chair. It helps me get around with less pain, less fatigue and my symptoms were not as bad. I can say that I accept my new mobility aid because it is a tool to help me get around. And I can enjoy events without paying the price later.

    #Disability #Wheelchair #polyarthralgia #Fibromyalgia #AmbulatoryWheelchairUser #HypermobilitySyndrome #dynamicallydisabled #MobilityAids #Acceptance

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    You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes…you get what you need

    I asked the universe for a motorcycle this year, and they gave me a wheelchair instead 🦽

    Grateful I can get to the bathroom on my own now with the help of new wheels

    #MightyTogether #Wheelchair #bedbound #Undiagnosed #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Dysautonomia

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    What small things could restaurants do to better accommodate your disability?

    I live with bilateral vestibular loss and oscillopsia which means my disability manifests in unstable walking/mobility as well as near-constant bouncing vision.

    To be honest, eating in most restaurants is really taxing for me. Whether it’s because of the flooring patterns (a nightmare with bouncing vision) or due to how tightly spaced the tables are together. (Have I fallen in a restaurant and even on top of another eatery patron before because the tables were too close together? YOU BETCHA.)

    So I’m curious, what small things could restaurants do to make dining out a better, more accessible experience for people with disabilities?

    #Disability #Wheelchair #Spoonie #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Migraine #MobilityAids #Accessibility #ChronicPain

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    Sometimes we think we shouldn't feel the #pain the way we do. ... but then 👇#ChronicPain #Polio #PostPolioSyndrome #Wheelchair

    #ChronicPain #PostPolioSyndrome #Polio #Wheelchair


    Finally a wheelchair!

    My first wheelchair arrived today and I'm so thrilled. I want to scream it into the world, because it will make my life so much easier and means less pain. I just wanted to share this #happymoment 🤩
    #Wheelchair #AmbulatoryWheelchairUser #WheelchairUser #happy #Disabled #Disability #ChronicIllness #chronicallyill #ChronicPain #teenager #disabledteenager

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    Grieving my old self 😢

    Today I got yet another IV infusion - one of many. I have had to use a wheelchair 🦽 and walker to get around, and it’s been so hard!!! I’m only 22. I’ve just been feeling really depressed and grieving my older self (before I got sick) 😷 I used to be a very active person. I used to have a job, went to school, and ran cross country and track 🏃‍♀️. Did I still struggle - yes, but I recently had to quit my job, and my parents told me today that I have to move out of my apartment and come back home :( I’m just in so much pain and don’t know what to do that I’m feeling suicidal again 😭 I need some hope and a light at the end of the tunnel! I just want to be better more than anything! #LymeDisease #Wheelchair #Disability #Depression #SuicidalThoughts #PsychogenicNonepilepticSeizures #PsychogenicMovementDisorder #IfYouFeelHopeless