Emotional adjustment issues

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DMF
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted Today 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

Well yesterday I had my first interaction (battle) with a wheelchair sad It was pretty ugly, I couldn't reconcile being independent and walking my whole life to now relying on others and in a wheelchair.
I knew that the adjustments would be a stressful situation but this was terrible, my moods went haywire...crying to wanting to throw the chair thru a window. My husband is very supportive but I am having trouble accepting the fact that I need help to do something like grocery shopping. Please how have any of you dealt with things emotionally? Loss of mobility has always been a fear of mine, now I'm face to face with it at 44 years old. I am so unsure how or even if I can handle the changes. Any advice would be appreciated, my nerves are shot and the upset has made sleeping almost impossible.

redrose77
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   Posted Today 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to use the wheel chair the store provides to go shopping. At first I wanted to cry every time. Now I just accept that what is is and if I want to do things I have to work with my limitation. It took a long time to get to that point though. I think you will find time is the best adjustment you can give yourself. Forgive yourself because this is not your fault.
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 9/24/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dawn! Just wanted to say hi and i share you fears. I can't relate right now but know I will be thinking about you. As redrose said, it is not your fault so don't hold this against yourself! I sure hope some other people come along that can share the way they have dealt with emotions such as you are having right now!!
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