I’ve tried to focus on the things I CAN do, I can walk, I can enjoy a lazy river at a water park, I can stand up without grunting most of the time, but this week the “cant’s” have gotten me. I went to a theme park with my daughters and couldn’t ride anything but my scooter. I was supposed to go on a team outing from work today and couldn’t because something went wrong with my scooter and I couldn’t fix it alone in a parking lot. I dropped my keys and couldn’t pick them up, had to wait for a kind soul to help.
How do you handle it when the can’ts threaten to overwhelm you? I’m already struggling dealing with work people who don’t understand what it’s like to go through 2 surgeries and 6 months off work in the last year, and today probably was perceived as a “cop out”. They don’t understand how hard it is to be on the sidelines and not able to participate in the fun stuff yet.