Monday, May 2, 2011
Rolling in heels
Just a couple years or so ago I decided that I'm going to wear high heels. I've never been able to wear them because I can't walk in them. When I figured out...why the hell not, I'm sitting 98% of the time?? I'm going to give it a try.
My criteria for high heels is the heel can't be super spikey because they will fall through the foot plate of my wheelchair. Also they can't have a strap because they have to be easy to just slip off quickly in case I need to stand at a moments notice. Another requirement is that they can't have too much of a slope (or too high) because my toes have been fused and can't bend very much.
All that said, here is the issue I ran into this weekend. I had to be a little innovative/ crazy (which comes pretty easy for me) Most people wouldn't go this far for vanity, but I guess I would.
Being at weddings and receptions in casinos for many hours at a time this past weekend made my camel like abilities nearly impossible.
I had to come up with something because guess what? You have to stand up to sit down to potty. In order for me to stand up I have to take my shoes (high heels) off. Okay, I'm not walking or standing on the floor of a public restroom in my bare feet. EEEEwwww.
So I came up with two things. The first being a washcloth I took from the hotel and a paper placemat from a restaurant placesetting. I could use them to put on the ground in front of me to step on and them I could take my shoes off in front of the toilet.
I guess we could call this survival of the fittest or just down right cheesy, but sometimes you do what you gotta do.
Why am I writing about my bathroom issues. Well it's not just bathroom issues, it's the battle of being as feminine as I can. It doesn't come easy as it sometimes appears. I just want people to know we all have things that we must adjust, to get out of life what we want. Even if it is as stupid as putting a piece of paper on a bathroom floor to stand on.