Today I am going to be grateful for my mobility. #babewithamobilityaid I am choosing to be positive about how much ability I have, instead of focusing on any #disability I deal with. I might be in my thirties (shut up AJ, you are too) and have a walker and a cane, but that means I can be safe. I walk. That’s so much more than some. And a lot of the time I don’t even fall over, or run into people. (Sorry mom) #givethanks #gratitude #ableism #disabilityawareness
This is what my "dizzy" feels like, and why a walker and cane is always a good idea now.... I run into things and fall over when I stand up from sitting or lying down. It's just my reality. If I'm super careful, sitting in stages over a few minutes, it helps. But *remembering to do it* is a major problem for me, because I'm also having memory issues, lol. So, the mobility aids are a godsend. I'm so happy to have them- they've saved me over an over again.
Violet has learned to remind me when I've been standing for too long that it's time to sit or lie down. She gets anxious and pats my ankles and calves, or if I'm not responding anymore she'll go find Tim and tell him that I'm being silly. It's amazing to see how smart she is. Dogs are so intuitive and helpful!