Almost 1 week ago, I may have had a mild heart-attack. I'm still in the middle of tests to see what the issue truly may have been. I also gets great deal of lower pack pain when I walk and my knees grind as well as I have bone spurs and a achilles tendonitis. I swear, I hit 40 and my "use by date" expired. I'll bring a cane and when I'm pushing a stroller, I can put a lot of weight on it to take the stress off of my body a bit. BUT, I'm concerned that may not be enough this time. Knowing how mean, heartless and cruel people are to persons in scooters, particularly if they are overweight, I'm deathly scared to even try a scooter. I mean really, REALLY scared. It's easy to say not to pay attention to others because they don't matter, but honestly, we're not all able to do that as easily as others. I'm one that has an incredibly hard time w/ it. Does anyone have any advice or support that might help me feel a little less frightened? I'm already dealing w/ a great deal of shame w/ this. I KNOW I shouldn't be as shame only ever serves to worsen a situation and not ever fix one. But still, I'm working on it. This is the only forum I felt I could come to and hopefully not get summarily judged and shamed.