These are responses to a post from Rhonda. To read the original post, go to:
My Friend Is Not My Yardstick, and I Shouldn't Be Yours
From Fran R:
These [Rhonda's] comments are right on target. I intend to keep walking when and where I can too. Depending on my level of pain on a given day - I may make a quick trip on foot into a store to pick up a few items. But other days - there is no way I would try to do that and my TS saves the day. There are some stores that don't lend themselves to using my TS - they may be small enough to allow me to navigate on foot - or maybe their layout doesn't accommodate a scooter well. I wait to go to those places when I have a day where the pain of walking is more tolerable. But give up my TravelScoot ?? No way !! I think most of us will keep walking when we can but make no apologies when we opt to ride.
From Peggy R:
I agree completely with Rhonda. I have been packing up my classroom and normally do not ride my scooter to my classroom instead opting to walk. The packing is taking a toll on my back. By using the scooter I conserve my energy and can do more physical labor in the classroom. Some days you feel like a scootin' some days you don't. Peggy