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The Body is Priceless

Sometimes people can take there bodies for granted. When I was younger I would love to walk for miles. I would walk to school, to uni, to work. I even walked while pregnant. Then once I gave birth and became unwell, I lost the ability to walk for more than a few seconds.

I’ve thought about going out in the wheelchair with my husband, simply to walk together but it’s not the same. I hate him having to push me. I’m heavy and the chair is big, pushing my chair is exhausting for my hubby. I can’t stand using a wheelchair but if I don’t I will get so far and then feel like collapsing. I really don’t have a choice.

I wonder what difference it would make if I bought an electric wheelchair? They cost a lot of money and it wouldn’t fit in our house or car. Eventually we will need to move to a more suitable property. My normal chair cant even fit through our doors in our home they are so slim. Using a chair or should I say – having to use a chair is annoying and frustrating and at times upsetting.

People stare and look at you. Others look away quickly. It’s as if i’m no longer normal and then others look and pull weird faces. i’m still the same person, I’m just ill and fatigued and unable to stand for too long.

I wonder what a difference it will be when I’ve lost more weight. Will I have more energy if my BMI is normal or will I be just as unwell? I guess I’ll find out as my weight goes down. One thing I know for sure is that people often don’t realise how blessed they are to be able to do everyday things without much effort. I guess until things change you don’t notice. Well I hope you like my quote for this week. It’s food for thought.

Your Body

Angela x

 

10 Comments

  1. So true – if we don’t look after our bodies, we will have nowhere to live!
    Just before my grandfather died, he had to use a wheelchair for a while. My pet hate was when one of us was pushing the chair and someone would come up, completely ignore him and say to us “How is he?” I lost count of the amount of times I had to bite my tongue. I just used to smile and say ask him, he’s there!#candidcuddles
    Debbie

    1. Yes. it’s annoying when people kind of ignore you int he chair and it does happen but then they may just feel awkward and not be used to the situation! Angela x

  2. That’s so true.. I took great care of my body whilst I was breastfeeding, but I seem to stop doing so as soon as I stopped feeding my baby. I’ve realised I’ve got to get back into my healthier eating for me as well as for my boy!

  3. Popping over from #candidcuddles link up =) Beautiful quote. I’d like to add to it… your body and mind are priceless. Take care of them. Come share your crafts, DIY’s, recipes & up-cycles at #2usestuesday (Mon PM to Fri PM) & your pinnable images at #Pinbellish (Fri AM to Tues AM) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

  4. I couldn’t agree more Angela. I think most people take their bodies & what they can do for granted. It’s too bad the way people react to you in the wheelchair, it’s not as if it’s uncommon to see someone in a wheelchair. This is a brilliant post for raising awareness. Thanks so much for sharing it with #candidcuddles x

  5. So true. And you’re right, it’s not until you go through it that you really, truly value life and health.

    I’m guilty of shifting my eyes away when I notice someone in a wheelchair. Why? Because I don’t want them to feel like I’m looking at them or make them uncomfortable. Yet in my attempt to not do that I end up acting unnatural and not sending the right message either.

    1. I do understand as I’ve shifted my own eyes when I see someone with a face disfigurement and then felt awkward. I guess it’s just we worry about people thinking we are staring. I see both sides of the coin but the message still stands. We don’t always realise what we have until it’s gone! Angela

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