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Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone

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Unread 10-03-2001, 06:39 AM
Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone

Just a note of warning to those of you who felt like I did last week. I was SOOO looking forward to my first trip to the grocery store by myself (I have DEFINITELY been inside too much!). I was cleared to drive after four weeks and went to the grocery store the next day. I only had a small list but found more things that I needed along the way. Half way through the store I found out that was NOT a good idea. I was getting dizzy and exhausted. The cart seemed twice as heavy as it really was. I picked up the last of the "necessities" and walked slowly to the check out. Luckily, I was thinking enough to ask them to put the perishables in one bag. They also loaded all of the groceries in the car for me. I drove home (20 minute drive) and brought in only the perishable bag, leaving the rest for the kids and DH when they got home. I put the whole bag in the fridge and went to bed for the rest of the afternoon!

Another lesson in taking it SLOW when we start to do more.

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Unread 10-03-2001, 09:57 AM
Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone

Hi Jeanu!

Glad to know that when you saw you had made a mistake you did the best you could to not complicate things further. A lot of ladies would have dragged all the groceries in and really been in trouble.

Good catch!

Unread 10-03-2001, 12:12 PM
Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone

Don't be shy about using the little drivable carts if your store has them. Pushing a cart is hard work! Our own KimM tried one after a surgery. Watch you don't run into people, thoughl

Just a thought. Of course you still need to keep your own doctor's restrictions in mind on bending and lifting. Some (like mine) specifically forbid grocery shopping for a while.

I'm glad you kept your sense of humor.
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Unread 10-03-2001, 12:48 PM
Tips for the first trip to grocery store alone

Hi Jeanu,
My friend brought me to the grocery store, and yes I did use one of those nifty motorized wheelchairs. I got a few stares but I didn't care because I didn't feel much worse than when I left to go to the store. Take care of yourself and take it easy. Love to all

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