I have only had a conversation with my neighbor twice although I see her every day. The first time she was in a wheelchair with daughter pushing her. I was out with Maggie and they stopped to greet her. Today, I was out with Maggie who now sees her as a friend and strained to greet her and she stopped. I couldn't ignore her situation and I asked what happened. She had a condition where her veins are so tiny that she developed blood clots in one leg. She had several surgeries before they needed to amputate and it was only months later that the second leg developed the same problem, both less than a year ago. She has two prosthetics, metal things like you may have seen on wounded vets and is in the process of learning to walk. They enable her to get in the wheelchair she uses in the house or onto the scooter herself.
I doubt that she goes anywhere herself where she needs a car. Luckily we have a Publix close enough for her to get to with the scooter and there are buses and vans for the handicapped that will take you to medical appointments or a shopping center. They are wheelchair accessible. She said that mopping floors is the only thing she can't do so I'm guessing that she can stand long enough to reach appliances. She may have a cleaning person come in but that wasn't mentioned.
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