While that may be true of the people you saw..
by Harleycat - Posted Thu November 5, 2009 @ 5:31 PM
not all disabilities are visible. To look at me you would not think I was disabled but I am. I can walk but I am in almost constant pain and long distances and stairs bother me even more. By the end of our last cruise, I needed my cane everyday because of all the walking I did.
Because I'm stubborn I try not to let my disability hold me back which is why I don't take a wheelchair with me when I travel. If I was flying home after this last cruise I may have called for a wheelchair at the airport, especially if it was a large airport like MSP or JFK.
I've had 7 surgeries on my legs including 3 joint replacements. I'm scheduled for my 8th on Jan 12th to replace my left knee. If I feel I need a wheelchair, I'm going to request one no matter if I look disabled or not.