I’ve just been in to town in my new powerchair on the Access Bus. Last week I went to Morrisons with all the old ladies or should I say OAP Mafia. Boy how those old dears grumble if their schedule is slightly interrupted. This week they sent a bus just for me, in-between 2 supermarket runs so I didn’t have to put up with the killing looks as the driver took time to fasten me and the chair in.
It was fun in town in my chair but it was very busy. I am getting better at driving and most people are lovely and helpful but I find that I still lack confidence. I would like to go for a coffee but it just seems too daunting, asking someone to carry my cup and finding a place at a table. I keep telling myself that I have as much right to be there as anyone else but I am still hesitant.
When I go out with my daughter she just takes charge and we do all sorts but I’m a bit of a ditherer on my own. I’m going to keep plugging away at it though because I really want the independence of going to town on my own. Have other newish w/chair users experienced the same lack of confidence and how did you overcome it?