Observations after Wheel Chair

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The thing about having a temporary setback (like my broken foot) is when you start telling someone about your situation, many of them will start telling you their experiences with broken bones that make yours seem trivial. I was in a wheel chair for about 4 months. During that time, some people totally ignored me. Wouldn’t even look at me. When we would see people we know they would go right to my wife Susan instead of me and ask, “What happened?” Sometimes she would reply, “Ask him.” Occasionally someone would ask, “Did she kick you?” I can’t believe so many people asked that. Some asked, “Wanna play soccer?” “Wanna kick some field goals?”

My wardrobe changed during that period. I found out about pressure socks. I also learned that there is no pair of pants made specifically for someone with a cast. We improvised with some pants that had zippers at the bottom of the legs. The shower was the hardest part. We bought a plastic sleeve that fit over my leg then secured it with tape. I felt so helpless, having

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