reality


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it is what it is.

but it impacts on SO MUCH OF THE LIFE THAT REMAINS

yours and that of all your family.

the more you USE your wheelchair, the  less you can be social.

  • do you wanna come for a drink?
  • girls night out on cocktails?
  • an overnight with your dad and sister?
  • taxis?
  • public transport?
  • tablets?
  • RAIN? what if it rains? Can you use an umbrella too?
  • have you CLOTHES? for all the weather?
  • Bags for all the clothes…?
  • What if it’s cold?
  • have you enough blankets?? you did PACK blankets?
  • preparation to be made ALWAYS at your end…meets with what if on their end if someone is determined enough to go through with the invite and bring you OUT!
  • oh? how BIG is your BOOT?
  • Can there be someone there who will LIFT my WHEELCHAIR into the boot, and out? So that I can build it?
  • many shops in town – ruled out 😦
  • many toilets – not accessible 😦
  • spontaneous unknown accommodation? without phoning in advance for door measurements…
  • even shortest of holidays?
  • sand – no go.
  • grass – no go.
  • where’s the lift? seriously?? NO LIFT??
  • daytrips….. ??? seriously???
  • NOTHING just “happens” – it has to be strategically planned.
  • for ALL people with me.
  • i do NOT have a lotto win to buy a variety of chairs to cover all situations.
  • the expense of disability
  • so that’s it…
  • the reality.
  • the reality is you are LIMITED.
  • you are now DISABLED socially too.
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