Hire a limo and driver, that would work for me.
I don't go like I use to but it is more of a energy problem than pain. All winter my DH has taken me to one of the bigger cities around us when I want to shop. Drops me off at the door and picks me up so I don't have to walk in the cold and I do appreciate that cause the last thing he enjoys doing, besides painting, is shopping.
I hope now that the weather is getting better I will feel like going more by myself. I may talk to my doc about a handicap card on days when I don't feel like walking, every step taken is energy used, and can't find a parking place close.
But for everyday things here in our little town I always have a plan when I need to run errands and map out my stops in my head before I go and write them down in order so I'm not back tracking and wasting time and energy. There are days when I can do more than others so I do the important things and then if I have a little energy left I will stop at a store for fun but I can't make too many stops in one day either.
The term 'shop to you drop' has taken on a whole new meaning since fibro came into my life. It does get frustrating when you go to the city with all these stores and you can only do two at the most and you have driven 45 min to get there.
Karen, I hope you have a step to get into your truck. If I didn't have a step I don't think I could get in DH's truck.
If your are traveling you have to stop and get out and stretch often. This isn't a problem for me cause my body tells me loud and clear when I have to get out for awhile.
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