I can’t walk well right now because of my numb and untrustworthy left foot and ankle; because I get big dizzy spells when I try to walk after sitting for 45 minutes or more; and because I get out of breath from just the effort of walking.

A few days ago I scolded myself silently, again, for being so darn stubborn, and used a motorized cart at the grocery for the first time. I don’t want to be seen as someone who needs one of these at the store.  But now I am.  It was helpful and I got to do the shopping with my friend Lisa instead of either wearing myself out trying to walk the whole store or waiting in the car.  And on my maiden voyage, aka learn to drive this weird vehicle, I only ran in to one thing.

Giving in to the cart
Giving in to the cart



And, and, and I actually ordered a walker today.  I was convinced to try it once I saw a model with a built-in seat–handy for dizzy spells–and made of purple anodized aluminum.

Mobility being my biggest challenge right now, I guess I will throw tech at it.

Last Modified on April 25, 2016
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5 thoughts on “Mobility

  1. Now is the time to use all the helpers you can get! Even if they’re just motorized carts at the grocery store.

  2. Shelly

    Purple! You will be the coolest cat with a walker ever!

  3. Will it have wheels, too? Then you can sit and push yourself around sometimes too 🙂

  4. Susanrachel Condon

    This is awesome! Throw tech at it for sure. Then, chocolate.

  5. Dorian

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

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