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Jan 21, 2016 11:38 PM

Have you ever realized how slowly you are moving compared to someone without the pain of arthritis. Yet moving at your own pace seems perfectly normal until your with somebody and keeping up with them in places like a grocery store is a challenge.

Why does everybody walk so fast?

Im always having to say slow down!!!

They're already at the front door and you just got out of the car..


Jan 22, 2016 1:37 AM

Lol. That's why I use the electronic csrts ..lol but I understand exactly how u feel. It's the same with excerise for me. They walking three mie in minutes but I'm done after 12 mins of yoga

Jan 22, 2016 7:16 AM

Same here, tortoise rules lol. My hubbie is like speedy Gonzalez so much if I'm in my chair I actually suffer g force effects lol. What takes others 15 minutes takes me hour and 15 but never mind , I don't try to keep up anymore as last time I tried that I threw my hip our of action for 4 weeks. Another thing I find is that people will not think of moving if I'm in my chair or on a scooter , is it the same where you are? Think I need to invest in one of these 📢 and some of these 🔋🔋🔋
Gentle hugs 🐢

Jan 22, 2016 8:34 AM

Lol.. Nope when I'm driving the scooter I can take corner like an endy driver.lol they be watching me and getting out the way. And those that want to be hard headed.I'll get right behind they like on they. Butt and be like cuse me..lol.. They move..lol

Jan 22, 2016 8:47 AM

I love it, Newfibrogirl!!! LOL!! I walk slowly most of the time because of the pain. If I'm taking my Dad who is 86 somewhere, I have to move even slower. If I'm with my Mom, who is 80, I can't keep up with her.. LOL!!! When I took my Dad grocery shopping (which I detest!!) he'd be in the cart telling me to slow down because the cart didn't keep up with me.. LOL!! I knew where everything was in the store, went from the aisles I need to the next without looking around. I guess the thing that gave me the impetus to move so fast is just how much I hate to shop... LOL!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Jan 22, 2016 8:50 AM

Newfibrogirl Lol I can just visualise you tearing down the road and people diving left and right for for the sakes of their legs lol. Sadly I haven't got my scooter anymore (just need a lotto win to get a much needed new one) but hubbie isn't shy at asking people to budge over if they don't think to move, give it two attempts at getting past or through and he will act like my horn anyway lol and also a rammer on occasion 😁

Jan 22, 2016 8:54 AM

Alwayzinpain most things are a blur to me if shopping with hubbie as be goes that fast I just see blazes of colour wizzing past . think he needs speed limit on the aisles 😜

Jan 22, 2016 9:01 AM

Cnan.. LOL!!! That's too funny. Usually I'm the one moving at a snail's pace but not when shopping, I just want to get the hell out of there. 💕😂😂

Jan 22, 2016 9:04 AM

Not my fav waste of time either hun. 💖

Jan 22, 2016 9:10 AM

Online ordering is a god send , that's if I can remember what I'm looking for most of the time anyway. And then remember where the note is with the time the delivery is due so I don't forget to open the door 😁

Jan 22, 2016 9:37 AM

Lol..it's funny.. I hated the scooter at first. But now its a GOD send... It makes shopping more enjoyable.. I'm a browser even for normal items I'm always looking for the best deal. Gotta save as much money for the most items as possible. And my walking is so ify.. I could be fine one minute and then suddenly I'm trembling and sweating or shaking and falling with no warning.. And the stress of the unknown just makes it all worse. So the cart is a good thing for me.

Jan 22, 2016 9:40 AM

Oh..and I've learned how to do a zero turn with electronic carts at Walmart.. Lol no need to go all the way around just to turn..nope

Jan 22, 2016 9:49 AM

LOL!!! Oh I'd love to go shopping with you Newfibrogirl!! We'd get kicked out for sure!! Any time I've gone with my family to visit someone in the hospital we get in trouble because we take the wheelchairs and race down the hallway... (My Dad started that one!!) I'm bad, I'm always getting in trouble somewhere.. LOL!!😂😂

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