My hubby bought me a Zimmer frame with wheel for my 66th bithday last month - not my ideal gift !, but he knew just how much I missed going for a walk round a park not far from us after I had major spine surgery 2 years ago (Lupus related). I joind the Sheffield Lupus group and attended both the new meetings. It gave me so much confidence to go out on my own. Had not done that for over 6 years.
Any way back to the Zimmer. I went to the park yesterday and used my 'wheelie', bit of a job getting it out of the car and had to use it to sit on to just get my breath! Off I went round the smaller of the Lakes which is about 1 mile. I MADE IT right round and back to the car. I did have to sit on the seat 4 times and did panic a bit half way round in case I could not get back, but Oh how GOOD did I feel, I can not describe how great it was. Totaly knackered but happy. I just wanted to let you all know.
Join a Lupus group if you can, at the Sheffield one, people come from all over by train some of them from Hull and Grimsby and if someone offers you a Zimmer, GET ONE. Oh the FREEDOM. I must admit I did feel a bit self conscious at first but I got over that by smiling and saying Hello to everyone I passed.
Laughter and Love Hazel with the Zimmer.xx