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Public transport and going back to work

jessica2000
jessica2000 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
I have gone back to work after a hip replacement I have a walker because my balance isn't great after my operation I got one leg longer also have clubfoot but am so grateful and happy that I've got myself back to where I need to be and started getting around again and enjoying the freedom again, the only thing I would say is when I'm trying to get off the bus now if you don't get off fast enough the bus driver closes the door on you which is frustrating god knows how wheelchair users feel, so I use the front so they see me also the lack of step free at our train stations still never thought about until I got my walker. But like I said thankful every day.

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello there @jessica2000 and welcome to the online community :)

    Thanks for sharing your update with us that's so positive to hear. I'm glad you've been able to return to work with the help of your walker. 

    I certainly share some of your frustrations with public transport as a wheelchair user myself. It's interesting you say that you never thought about it until you got your walker. I think that's a very common feeling for a lot of people who would otherwise have no experience of disability. 

    Do you think that because the majority of people don't have to think about these things, that adds to the problems with accessibility?

    If you haven't already, do have a look around the rest of the forum. Here's a few of the best places to get started:
    • Recent discussions is where you'll find all the latest conversations our members are having
    • The categories page shows all the different topics for discussion
    • The virtual coffee lounge is a place to chat, get to know other members, and play games too


    I hope this community can act as a place of support for you, and please don't hesitate to reach out of you need anything :)

    Alex

    Online Community Coordinator
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