are you comfortable sharing how youre disabled/mobility impaired? its ok if youre not, i was just wondering because physical disability is very varied and affects different things for different people, and if i could offer insight for my own disabilities if they were different enough from yours/others. i hope this message makes sense!
i have scoliosis and plica syndrome. i dont currently use any mobility devices but i’m planning on getting a cane w my next paycheck to correct my lean/posture when i walk! i also have orthostatic hypotension.
i cannot walk more than 25 minutes on an average day w/o very bad pain; good days that can go up to 45 if we’re walking at a normal pace. on hot, humid, cold, or rainy (or before rain) days that gets cut down to like 15. i can’t walk uphill for more than like 5 minutes w/o needing to stop and sit/lay down, and the hills have to be pretty flat. also any time i walk (but especially on hot or cold days), my legs become painfully numb as well, which makes walking harder. i also cannot bend down to pick stuff up w/o getting lightheaded/almost blacking out.
i would love input from others who are more severely mobility impaired than i am!