I’ve been doing some research and sadly the NHS will not supply me with a walking frame that’s fit for purpose. They’ll only help me with one that is for indoor use only which is no freaking help for me.
They also want their crutches back, which is sort of fine because they’re two or so inches too short and im usually twisted off to one side using them.
So…. I made a GoFundMe page so I can raise some cash to get myself a decent walking frame that’s gonna last and a set of custom crutches that are long enough for my height.
It’s amazing how the NHS are all about helping until you desperately need that help, then suddenly you’re too you and they have no money. Though they were happy to supply me with a fucking wheelchair. No. I want to keep my independence as long as I can.
So here’s the important bit. I’m aiming to raise £200, it’s enough for me to get what I need. I don’t want to be greedy.
The link is http://www.gofundme.com/kazmobilitymission if you cant give that’s fine, all I ask is for you to share my story by sharing the link.
For the newcomers to my blog; I am 29 in March and have a chronic pain condition called fibromyalgia. I also have arthritis. Due to both these illnesses I’m stuck in the house without walking aids and I want to be able to get out and about. I like my independence very much.
The NHS claim I am too young to get the mobility help I need so I have to buy it all myself. My parents are doing the best they can but we just can’t afford to get what I need.
I really hate having to ask for help from people I don’t even know irl but right now, I have no choice. Without my crutches I’m stuck and they aren’t very stable if my head spins and I feel faint so for long haul I need my frame. The one I’m looking at folds up, has four wheels, a seat that lifts to reveal a storage compartment and has brakes too. I’ll try and insert a pic but I’m doing this from my phone so it may not work haha.
I really appreciate whatever help you guys can give me. I’m gonna do a vlog later today to hit my YouTube followers.
Again the link is http://www.gofundme.com/kazmobilitymission