Hello to all my Fybro Friends and hope you had a great bank holiday.
I went to a Summer Show on Monday, the first in years. I used a mobility scooter so that I was not in too much pain. For the first time I was out with my hubby and friends and I was not suffering with chronic lower back pain. It was great,
One problem I found that I became "invisible", yes to the able bodied I seemed to vanish. 2 young girls walked right in front of me whilst I was watching a lady demonstrating her rug making techniques. It was not as though I left a large gap between me and the lady sitting down. I felt as though I was being pushed aside. It was as though they did not even see me sitting there. I can not believe how rude people are. Just one stall holder came over to me and asked if I wanted assistance, such a nice man. People did not give way to me, they seem to walk into me, I had to stop and start so many time, that I ran my battery completely flat and my friend pushed it back to our car. What a day.
I have watched when out shopping too, able bodied people have no patience with disabled people. It is as though you become unimportant, a second class citizen and INVISIBLE . We don't use mobility aids for no reason. If you look all right and you sport a bit of a tan, there is nothing wrong with you. If you are trying to live a relatively normal life, you are not ill AND why is it every able bodied person is an expert on your help.
Frustration is the norm I think for all of us Fybro Sufferers. Take care and see if you are "Invisible" next time you are out.
Bye for now