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And now, for my latest trick

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I am the lucky owner of a fab new powered wheelchair. And my new trick is that I am an ambulatory wheelchair user.

That means, sometimes you'll see me sitting in my wheelchair, and sometimes you'll see me walking.

This causes a great deal of social awkwardness, consternation and even shock. People seem to think I'm leading a double life. So I'll explain how it works.



If you see my in my chair, thank you for your concern, but I have not just had an accident or broken any bones. And, thankfully, my condition is no worse than it has been for the past few years.

If you see me walking, I have not suddenly been graced by a miraculous recovery. I still have the same crappy chronic illness I've had for 30 years. Neither am I using my chair to get attention or to pretend to be more disabled than I am in order to get some kind of advantage over everyone else - like a parking spot or a free ride.

No. I use my powerchair in the same way people use their car - for greater freed…