(Adapted from “When is it time to upgrade?” by Tumblr user imzadde*)
Depending on the condition(s) you’re dealing with, you may find yourself in need of a mobility aid. This is a big step from an emotional standpoint, as it requires admitting to yourself that you need help. It may also be difficult to go out with a visible medical device. However, a lot of spoonies say that they’re glad to have their mobility device—both for what it does for them, and for how it works as a signal to others that they have special needs.
Since we’re young and not expected to end up with mobility devices, it can be hard to determine when it’s time to start using one. There isn’t a simple answer to this question. It really depends on your needs and comfort levels, and it’s an entirely personal choice; that is, if you feel like it’ll be useful to you, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.