But that day I was just in my wheelchair wearing a little skirt just above my knees.The blouse was a little on the tight side with pantyhose and my two inch platform style heels.The braces start at the tops of my thighs and go down to knee locks so I can bend my legs if I’m sitting.From there they go down to my ankles where I can attach any number of shoes I like to wear.I was on the way to the file room when I took a corner too fast and actually ran into this very handsome man in a suit. Not so much because I ran into him, but when I did, my right foot actually came off the footrest, knocking my shoe off.Not having any feeling in my legs or feet I didn’t know my shoe was off until I noticed the man kept looking down. They like to see how a handicapped girl moves her legs with her hands getting out of a car, and things like that. After the man noticed my red face, he quickly looked away, fumbling around reaching for my shoe. He looked so cute now blushing just as much as I was.
I guess it’s just hard for some men to commit to a relationship with a handicapped girl.
I’ve learned to use my leg braces pretty well and walk with a swing through gait.
That means I put both forearm crutches out in front of me and swing both legs through the middle.
About a year ago I started wearing long leg braces and using crutches to maneuver around the building.
It’s much easier than getting a wheelchair through crowded hallways and elevators.