Ive only been on a bis in my wheels once.I made a mess of that one.The weather has wrmed up here in Camarthenshire so I dedcided to attemp the bus in my wheels again and take my girl shopping to the local town centre its only a small area but it is good practice.
Got to the bus stop and the bus driver undid the ramp but silly man would not move out of the way of the ramp I had to ask him to move 3 times.Anyway my fear of buses is getting trapped and hurting my legs again.Since I ran into the slide at the park crushing both legs and the left leg took weeks to heal.
So I put the foot rests up and tuck my feet under my wheels.As the bus area is very tight to move around.Well I shocked myself and got on the bus and parked up with no problerms.
Getting off the bus is easier than getting on.
So we did a little shopping and both had a cooked breakfast.
We ended up with two back packs full of stuff mainly for my child.
Well then it was time to go home the heat was to much for me.Well the next bus driver was a little chubby and a jolly man.He got the ramp out and was chatty.I said you have to be patient as this is only the third time I have tried to get on the bus with my wheels.
As I got on the bus he said something about women drivers,I giggled.Well I got on the bus in one go and parked up.OMG I was so ashamed but laughed,he said well done you made it in one and I went bright red as the bus driver and about 10 people in the que clapped me.
Then the driver notcied my L plates well then there was fits of giggles.
I felt so good my heart did swell.
I though you could NOT make up such a story.All true and a lot of fun.
Then a well dressed man who was very neat and looked well to do.He walks with a cane and struggles to walk,yes I have facial piercings and tattoo,s and this well to do guy is chatting away.He said he was considering in getting some wheels and he had tried a scooter and an electric wheelchair and failed terribly and spun out of control.I then explained he needed to start on a very slow speed and watch drop curbs and so on.I now think he is confident enough to also get a set of wheels.He asked how long I had been in my wheels and he was shocked it had only been a matter of weeks.
So fingers crossed he will get himself some wheels and have a little more freedom.
I am amazed before I got my wheels and after how many people actualy stop and chat even though I look so diffrent.
I plan a longer journey to a bigger shopping centre with a lot more people around very soon.I feel confident enough to do so.
Life is so much better and I can live a little now with my wheels.I recommend a scooter or an electric wheelchair for others.
I hope you all have a great Sunday and enjoy the weather.