I have used my rollator for the first time outside today. I took some containers back to a neighbour. A good test as it is up and down hill. The worst bit is getting it back through the door. Trying to work out a way to store it outside by the front door. Once again brought back how reliant I was on my husband and how much I miss him. Not just for practical every day things. My lovely neighbour walked back with me and waited whilst I man handled the device through the door and stored it. He was dying to help but I must do it myself.
Well done to you Sandra. I am so pleased to hear that you were able to use your rollator and you got on alright going outside with it.
Your neighbour sounds so kind and caring. I know you have said before what good neighbours you have, it makes such a difference having good people around you.
I can imagine how you felt not having your husband to help you but I bet he is proud of how well you are doing and what you have achieved so far. xx
I should have known Pete would be ok as he is effectively his wife’s carer I have found out. She too has difficulty walking far. If I use the rollator everyday except when the weather doesn’t allow I should be able to go a little further each time. No way I will get into town. It is a very steep, very long hill.
He sounds nice and at least he understands, having a wife who also has difficulty.
I think that is a good idea, going out a bit further each day. It’s a shame that the walk to town is not possible. At least you will see people on your walks out and get to talk to them.
It is better now that the weather has cooled down but I hope we are not going to have constant rain again.
I am o.k walking most of the time but sometimes a little unsteady. I never go out if it is icy though. Like you, I miss my husband’s strong arm to support me. xx
I am sure to meet people as just at the end of our road is Bincomb Beeches where a lot of people take their dogs to walk. I won’t do it when the school is kicking out. Lots of people but a bit manic.
What a great name, Bincomb Beeches, it sounds lovely there. Sounds like a good place to go and as you say, if there are a lot of people about there is always someone to say hello to or to fuss one of the dogs. It would be better when it is quieter, like you say.
Lots of great names round here. There is merriott pronounced mert. Martock pronounced mark. And of course Frome which nobody knows how to pronounce. South Petherton which is nowhere near North Petherton. No wonder people get lost when on holiday.
Great stuff, Sandra. The world is now your oyster, or will be soon! Go for it!
I must admit I surprised myself. It was harder work than I expected. It will make life easier.
I made it to U3A this morning and thoroughly enjoyed my class. I have lacked confidence since losing my husband and felt rather nervous, but everyone was so very friendly. Joining the Out and About group who arrange day trips and theatre evenings.
@tykey, I think you said you played the ukulele at your U3A, well they have one at mine, too. Not sure I would be any good with it!
Well done Rosemary. Sounds like you will really enjoy this group. The chaos up here has just started as people park up to wait for their little darlings. I live near a school. Last year the number of pupils doubled as we moved from a 3 tier to 2 tier system with this being the only secondary. Most of them live in walking distance but of course can’t possibly walk. I am amazed at how long before school kick out some cars arrive.
Hi , @Rome18. Dont worry about not being any good at playing a ukulele. We have good players. average players and many players who are rubbish. Nobody cares, we all just have a bash laughing and smiling. Great fun! Great place to make new pals!
Hello @tykey. I might surprise myself one day and have a go, but only if there’s other women there.
@Rome18.There are normally a lot more women than men!
@tykey. I will have to investigate who attends then.