Morning everyone. This post is really avoidance tactics on my part as i'm getting ready for a long drive and don't really want to face it.
I had an excange with Bev (bub124) about riduculous situations we find ourselves in because of our condition. I'll leave her to repost her story here but I thought it would give us all a laugh to share our experiences which can be so funny in retrospect (although not at the time).
My most recent one was when I was out shopping with my sister. I was looking for a relaxer chair for the garden. Finding one high enough and strong enough for my needs is actually quite difficult.
We went into her local hardware store and they had what seemed like the perfect chair for me so i tried it out. Unfortunately it was just a little too low and when I tried to get out my legs weren't strong enough to manage and I started to fall. I instinctively reached forward to grab a shelving rack but (as this was all in slow motion) I had time to realise that it was a free standing shelf that was full of saucepans which would not end well.
My stick wasn't man enough for the job so sadly I had no options other than to sink to the floor - more like a sack of potatoes than the dying swan I have to admit - graceful it wasn't!
As I was lying there prone on the floor with my sister and I deciding what to do next, the shop keeper happened to pass by.
"Are you alright?" he said, although I noticed he didn't try to rush forward to life me (I'm a big girl).
" Yes I'm absolutely fine", I replied, smiling up at him and leaning on one elbow like a Botticelli cherub, leaving him looking confused but convinced I was ok.
There was no way I wanted him to witness my bottoms up approach to getting off the floor. I can't lean on my wrists so have to use my forearms and stick my bum in the air before using the (now handier that I thought) garden chair to support me while my sister hung on like grim death.
How about you guys?