However, there is the other side to this story. It's the side about bowel and bladder issues. The side about putting other people in a position of caregiver. The side about putting others at risk; requiring them to do things they didn't predict could or would happen. The side about physical pain and struggle. The side that very little of the world is accessible with the kind of deficits specific to me.
I have been severely disabled for 22 years. I have done the "I'm gonna do this whatever it takes". I have my battle scars. I have my successes and my failures. Rest assured, if it is a priority for me, I'll put a plan together and take the risks. For now, I am very content to enjoy the comfort and safety of home.
I am grateful to my friends and family who are eager and willing to do whatever it takes to enable me to continue to enjoy life. That love keeps me going.
I'm not housebound, I enjoy being at home...