Jul 29, 2009
This is my new mantra. Yesterday I went to the local amusment park (Kennywood) it is an old fashioned style very "green" park with lots of antique rides and meandering paths. Lots of walking even for the able bodied. I was so torn because I didn't want to miss out on this family tradition with the kids but I knew just walking from the lot to the admission gate would do me in with the level of leg and back pain I still get.
So, after much deliberation- I got wheelchair. I just kept reminding myself it was "just this one time" and I am not a freak....and much to my suprise we had alot of fun. My poor husband had to push me but at least he had my son to help sometimes. For the most part though, it was better than missing out, or "pushing myself" beyond my limits....and it is faulty logic on my part to think too much about the past and long for how I used to be or project into the future and think that this is a permanent situation...I needed it this time...thats all. I can deal with that.