Hope you all are feeling OK today. I just thought I’d run this past you…
I’ve been travelling through to the City centre hoping to do some much needed clothes shopping and although I feel fine when I leave the house, by the time I get there and walk to the particular store I want to visit (it’s in the centre of town in a pedestrianised area and not too close to a taxi drop off zone) I become horribly weak and exhausted. If I do manage to pick something up then, all too often, I have to put it back and leave as my legs start to buckle and I just feel I could collapse. It’s the same at the supermarket.
I’m feeling down about not being able to stay out all day shopping like I used to and coming home with a bag full of stuff, it takes all my energy sometimes to just stand and pick out a birthday card and with Christmas looming up I’m going to have to sort something out or no-one will be getting any gifts.
Does anyone have any tips about how to go out shopping? I’m wondering if any of you think it OK for me to make use of the Shopmobility scheme by getting a wheelchair or scooter for a couple of hours, only, the last thing I want is for someone to think I’m faking things, I am getting higher rate mobility DLA.