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Daily English 486 - Having Limited Mobility

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Gail: Oh!

Mike: Are you okay?

Gail: Yeah, I’m just not used to these crutches yet. The doctor said I should start using them if I ever want to get out of this wheelchair, but I don’t have the strength to stand up.

Mike: You’ll get the hang of it. Don’t lose heart.

Gail: It should be easy now that my arm is out of the cast, but it just seems impossible. I feel I’m going to lose my balance each time I try to stand up.

Mike: Try again, and this time lean on me and I’ll try to serve as your legs until you can find your balance.

Gail: I wish I didn’t feel so utterly useless. It’s so frustrating!

Mike: I know. Just keep your eye on the ball and give it another try. The next thing you know, you’ll be limping along and then running a marathon. It’s just a matter of time before you get your mobility back.

Gail: Yeah, right. Okay, first things first. Let’s see if these useless legs of mine will cooperate this time.

Category: Health + Medicine