My mobility is very bad as a result of my “emuggerance” ((c) Sir Terry Pratchett) and is getting worse and worse.
In the past 3 years, I have gone FROM
Using a single stick (95% of the time)
Sometimes using a single crutch instead of the stick
Always using the single crutch
Sometimes needing a pair of crutches
ALWAYS needing the pair of crutches
Sometimes needing a wheelchair (if I am having to go more than 100m because I am so slow and need frequent stops if I try to walk that distance.)
I have been fighting the possibility of using a mobility scooter but, as the current position is that, if I want to go somewhere a bit further than the (very nice) coffee shop down my road I can’t do it independently of my husband we have been talking very seriously about my getting a mobility scooter.
THE TROUBLE IS, I AM TERRIFIED OF USING ONE
I stopped driving a few years back after an incident where I “forgot” how to drive and I have not applied to renew my licence. I am terrified that I will be dangerous to other people (and myself) if I use a scooter.
I know that they stop the moment that you release your grip but I am terrified about steering and reversing.
How long did other people take to master their scooters? Did anyone not manage it at all?
I really don’t want to spend a lot of money on a shiny scooter that just ends up as a very expensive coat rack in the hall because I am unable to master it.