Thursday, February 9, 2012
Using mobility aids was a big pill to swallow at the age of 33 when MS blew into my world. But you just have to keep plugging along in life, and my son wanted a paper route. He was shy, and unsure how to collect on collection day. He wanted me to come along and be there in case a customer had a concern or there was an issue with making change. |Getting around my house was a challenge some days, and there was no way I would be able to walk around the streets of our neighborhood.
So off I went to Shoppers Home Health, the only store around that had scooters available to try out on their store room floor. I picked one that was pretty zippy and was able to manage tight corners. It also fit quite nicely into the trunk of my car. It has two speeds indicated by a turtle, and a rabbit.
I got my new machine home and decided that I would remove the basket and there would be no flags on my scooter. These made it look much too fitted for a senior. On my first trip out my son had his paper cart stacked with papers, he was all bundled up and ready for his first day of work. I held the list with the addresses of his customers and together we figured out the best route to take.
As I was riding down my street I experienced a flood of different feelings. I was proud of my son, I was thankful to be able to go along with him until he felt he could manage, and I was mortified that I would be seen by someone I knew. As we buzzed along I felt the cold winter air on my face and it reminded me of long snow mobile runs I would take with my dad when I was young. Later I told my kids about it and we laughed.
Today, five years after buying my scooter my daughter emailed me this link. It brought the laughs we shared back to me. I thought I'd share it with you. Its really funny!
Click this link:
70MPH Mobility Scooter In The Snow | Break.com