I don’t know about you, but sometimes my body just refuses to listen to me. As much as I want to believe I can do it all by myself, let’s face it, sometimes it just isn’t happening. So when should you ask for help? When are you giving in to your disease? That’s the question I ask myself quite often.
Well, I wish I had some incredibly brilliant answers, but guess what, I don’t. All I can do is tell you a few things I do in my own life.
1. When my legs begin acting like their being controlled by an evil puppet master, I try to do activities that keep me in the sitting position. That is not always possible, but it is definitely what I shoot for. It’s amazing what you can get accomplished sitting down. You haven't lived until you cleaned a litter-box sitting down.
2. When I go grocery shopping I have certain parking spots I always try to get and they’re not always handicapped. I try to park near the cart returns, that way I can hold on to a cart when walking into the store.
3. When people ask if they can help me I always try to smile and accept or decline in a gracious manner. Let’s face it, most people want to help.
4. I shop online, a lot! (And I have the bills to prove it!)
5. And when I need some help, I try to swallow my pride, and ask for the help I need. I hope you noticed I said, "TRY!" It’s a process, what can I say.
These are some of the things I do in my life. Do you ask for help when you need it?