Hi, I haven't posted on here for a long time but do drop in and read what's going on from time to time with other people. I have had COPD for 24 years FEV 38 (I think!) . This is going down annually and I am starting to struggle quite a bit sometimes, if I'm honest, quit a bit of the time. I still work in an office bit have cut my hours down and have been given permission to park in disabled car park so I don't have too far to walk . I have applied for a blue badge and still awaiting the outcome of that. I also have IBS which is not well controlled at the moment. I seem to be exhausted most of the time - unless I'm just sitting down doing nothing - which I don't want spend the rest of my life doing. My husband and I go abroad a couple of times a year and airports are becoming so difficult. Next year is our ruby wedding anniversary and we are hoping to do a road trip around spain.
Now, to get to my problem, lsorry it's taken a while, I don't think I will be able to do all the walking entailed to see all the places we want to. An hours shopping trip exhausts me at the moment so a few hours wandering around Spanish towns is scaring me. My husband wants to get me a wheelchair or small mobility scooter so that I don't struggle and we can do what we're planning. I know it makes sense but I don't know if I am psychologically ready to take that step. How have others approached his stage? I keep thinking that life would be so much easier if I did but still can't take that step. My husband is a golfer and can walk for miles along beaches when we're away but always says to me to say when I want to turn back - usually after about five minutes!
I really do feel that I'm missing out on family things now but really can't resolve this is my own head.