I’ve been a wheelchair user for about 34 years. Ten years ago I had a leg amputated owing to MRSA but up to then I could walk a little and stand.
Never think you are ‘giving in’ more you use the chair to enable you to do what you want to do.
Something just crawled over my grave. I used the wheelchair in work at Heathrow in Baggage Tracing and sometimes went around the carousels to pick up light pieces and take them back to our office for registering.
The day the bomb went off in Terminal 2 I changed shifts with the person who brought the bag back to the office. That bomb may have gone off on my lap if I had not changed; shudder to think.
Anyway back on track your OT will get a handrail fitted in your bathroom and you will soon learn YOUR way to get on and off.
One thing do not have one of those flimsy toilet seats; get a nice solid wooden one bolted on.
PS My avatar is not me with a prison number; it’s me with a picture taken to do the knowledge.