Went out first time in a very long time bit anxiety breathing well up and all the things you have to look out for very nervous as I thought people looking at me but did it felt exhausted afrter
@Mickyboy wahoooo well done really chuffed for you. Who cares if anyone looks at you they probably just admiring you and your scooter. Keep going out for short times and rest when you get home. Massive pat on your back and a big hug Loraine
Pleased you went out @Mickyboy, the first time is a little trying and exhausting, but you did it. Each time will get a little easier.
Best wishes, take care
So glad you are out in the world again! I bet you were exhausted–not only the physical part, but the emotional, as well, is tiring. It’ll become easier each time. Good for you! Jeanne
Hi Micky , not sure if you went out on scooter? 3 days ago went on mine . 3/4 hour .only ! NO effort, just sitting & going very slowly , along path , in Worcester, by river. Now 3 days, in bed , absolutely wiped me out . Always surprises , how so little can effect me . However I can accept it , if not often. Very conscious of almost becoming nearly house bound , & my little world becoming even smaller. Yes people definitely looking at me , reason probably the fluorescent yellow scooter I bought, on the cheap, second hand . 2.5 years on from stroke, definitely don’t worry what others think. Look after yourself, David.
@Mickyboy go you. Am so pleased for you. Each time should get that bit easier. My dad used to pull funny faces at anyone he thought was looking at him……it made him feel better …he was disabled for many years. Well done x
When I was embarrassed about going out in my wheelchair I was given the advice:
If people stare it’s because you’re so beautiful.
Glad to hear you did it haven’t beeen out today as anxiety got better of me why does it do that don’t go far as scared get lost sorry it wiped you out get well soon mic
Hi Micky, sun’s out, more positive. David.
Did it again today and went inside Co op actually brought something just have to go bit further now.
Well done @Mickyboy you’re making progress, it will get easier each time
Wow @Mickyboy you’re doing great. Well done. Have a good weekend x
Hi @Mickyboy , I just wanted to say I think you are doing brilliantly - keep it up
I’m going to tell my Mum (who is coming up to two years post stroke) of your progress - and hope she will be inspired to try some new things as well
@Mickyboy well done you. You’ll be zipping up and down to your coop in no time. Just think every time you go out on your scooter give yourself a hi five or pat on the back. I’m over the moon and stars for you keep going especially on this sunny weekend. All the people you will be able to chat with on route or shop will be so great fir your confidence. Best wishes to you Loraine.