Hey! I have a question that is both practical and emotionally challenging for me. How do/did you go about concluding that you needed a wheelchair to function better? How did you overcome the emotional 'trauma' (for lack of better phrasing), and how did you get support for using a chair from your clinician (or not, as the case may be)? I'm having a great deal of difficulty walking much less than a block outside my door, which means that quite often, I'm winded, exhausted, heaving for breath and getting faint if I try to walk further than..(gawd only know)...some days it's hard to tell. Aside from the insurance issues of covering the cost, has anyone managed to have the choice of using a personal mobility device with the support of their doctor? I'm going to ask my doctor to refer me to physiatry or occupational therapy for a functional assessment and support for resources, adaptive devices and other assistance to conduct activities of daily living, which I hope will help with my SSDI claim. I was also hoping that an assessment might showcase my limits with mobility. But, I'm interested in hearing from others about your experience with this type of thing. I'm also really reluctant to accept needing a wheelchair on an emotional level (feels a bit like giving up or giving in) but that's my personal bias regarding labels. But at this point, I can only go downstairs in my house when I need to go to the doctor appointment, and then I can barely make it out to the car! My life has to get bigger than this!