Hi, sorry haven’t been on here in ages, hope your all doing ok, I have a question about hecklers, After a huge bout of depression last year I started getting my courage up to use my power chair if we were out, its just proved easier than me scrabbling about like Bambi on ice and I get to keep up with everyone and enjoy my time out instead of ending it early and regretting it for days after.
Last Sunday I had a great day out and we just got back to the car, and I got off my scooter to get in the car, when a group of lads yelled across the car park " oy lard#ss if you can walk what the hell are you doing in that".
I was mortified and over the last week my confidence has just hurtled to the ground, I can’t stop crying and haven’t been out on my scooter or chair since. I used my crutches yesterday and today, absolutely exhausted now but I couldn’t cope with any more comments, I think I would have just burst out crying.
I feel like I’m right back to square one, why does it seem that people accept you on crutches if it looks like your struggling, some sort of justification for your blue badge but smiling and enjoying the day in a wheelchair is being lazy, especially when I dare to get out of it and step 2 metres to the car. Really haven’t got the energy for this rubbish, I can’t help being able to walk a small distance, surely that should be a good thing or does that make me a benefit cheat.
How do you deal with this, I just don’t know if I have the energy to pick my self up again.Think I would rather stay home
Best wishes to you all xxx