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  1. Rebecca Beesley

    It must be so tricky to plan ahead. I know the days my arthritis is bad i find myself thinking i will never have a good day again, and when it is feeling really good, i find it hard to think i will ever be in pain again. Whereas the reality is that there will be ups and downs. I think your other half is wise to be thinking of contingency if it will make things easier for you but of course it's brilliant to be staying positive to be walking by then. I'm sure you've probably considered it but if there was somewhere to loan or borrow one to lower the cost if it is a temporary solution? x

    • Anne Stone Sweet

      yes, we've thought about it, but the deposit most places ask for is really expensive. I have a manual on loan from a friend at the moment because even loaning them is expensive. You can't afford to be disabled these days. I know what you mean about good days and bad days too, that's what it's like with Star. Sometimes she seems perfectly fine, but others we just strike off as she's not going anywhere. xx

  2. Steph Curtis

    Never give up is a good motto, but be kind to yourself is another 😉 there's no harm saying that you may be more recovered but not fully recovered, so the electric wheelchair is just a bit of comfort for times of need… of course we all hope there is no need for it, but be like a scout – be prepared 😉 x

  3. Sarah Ebner

    I agree with Steph that you shouldn't give up, but you also need to think of your own needs and be kind to yourself. I also don't think acceptance means giving up in any way and wish you all the very best.

  4. Savannah Noe

    What a wonderful attitude to have! You seem so positive and I know it must be difficult to see the realities of your condition. Purchasing something to help you when you need it is in no way giving up! Sure, you may be walking in 2 months time, but it's good to have the help when you need it. I've come to the realization that 'It's better to be safe than sorry' is quite true. Be kind to yourself x #binkylinky

  5. angela hamilton

    My mum has to use a wheelchair but recently she has been using it less but knows there will be days she needs it. At first she didnt like it but she accepted it thing is, she used it every day for months until recently so I wouldnt say acceptance is giving up I like to think its a case of "right this is how things are but here is what I can do to keep going" you have a fantastic attitude keep going xx

  6. Kara Guppy

    I am so sorry to hear that you are unwell. Have you thought about renting a wheechair – My dad works for the red cross and they hire out all sorts of equipment for a minimal charge. It came in very handy when I needed wheels and crutches for a while. Hope you get something sorted soon, it is best to be prepared!

  7. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily

    I definitely don't think you're giving up but I would imagine you'd feel a lot better knowing you had the electric wheelchair just in case you needed it. I'd do anything I could to try and make my life easier while trying to beat it if I was in your shoes x

  8. Lucy Grace Healey

    You have an amazing strength of attitude! Positivity can be hard to hold on to but it is essential in helping yourself to feel better. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, with or without the electric wheelchair! Xxx #binkylinky

  9. Sonia

    You have to look after yourself and do what is best for you, accepting that you need help is all part of that and it is definitely not giving up! I really hope that you do start to get better very soon xx

  10. Sonya Cisco

    I think you have to have a positive outlook like yours, but with a backup plan like your husbands! I hope you dont need the chair by your holiday, but if it gives you the ability to enjoy yourself more than you would otherwise then go for it – it doesnt mean its forever!

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