Any physically disabled brides to be out there?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi, i am a physically disabled bride.  I have a mild form of muscular dystrophy and i walk with a slight limp.  It makes me really self concious about walking down the aisle.  I am practicing walking without a limp as much as possible and plan to go see a physical therapist

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes. I have a neuromuscular disease and wear leg braces. I have muscle atrophy in my lower legs, arms and hands along with numbness and falling a lot.

We had a courthouse wedding and are having a private Jamaica vow renewal. My challenges are finding dressy flat shoes I can wear with braces and I can’t balance for twenty seconds without them. Every step of our trip my limitations are my first thought. I am determined to make the accommodations I need to so my Darling Husband and I both have a wonderful time.

Yet I do feel envious of all the beautiful shoes!!!!!!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You asked about married life. This is my second marriage. My ex barely acknowledged my disability, much less help. My new husband is wonderful. He has lovingly encouraged me to use a cane when I’m not with him.

What are you concerns? Can you elaborate about your disability? You can PM me if you like. I understand.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am a physically disabled bride to be. Ive been on crutches, in a walker, and even had a hweelchair for about 6 months. But now, I walk! I have  fused knee due to a bad infection/Avascular Necrosis. Its a long story, but I went through a lot to get here. So if I can WALK down in aisle…even if t will  be flats (I can wear heels but not for long)…Im happy πŸ™‚

 

Anyone worried their disbailty will get worse before the wedding? I most likely will need both hips and knees replaced in my life time and its hard to say when. I have pain in my hip and a doctor watching it, but he cant give me a time frame. I dont want to rush my SO, but I dont want to be on crutche son my wedding day πŸ™

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have mild Cerbral Palsey. I walk with a limp and my balance is almost non existent.  For that reason its always been difficult to walk in heels and makes my gate even more obvious. I’ve always thought I was gonna wear tennis shoes and be comfortable on my wedding day. But it’s getting to the point where I have to decide on something and I’m envious of the beautiful shoes I see other brides wearing.  I’m 5’1 and I’ve always been told i look a lot younger than I am.  I suppose thats a good thing but its hard to feel like an elegant sophisticated woman When people look at you as a kid  So I got to thinking that for one day I want to wear the beautiful heels and feel elegant but does that automatically mean uncomfortable and unsteady? is there a happy medium between tennis shoes and heels? Something dressy but still comfortable and easy to walk in? 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsNunnally:  I have spinal cord damage and lots of damage to my legs and feet. I’m unable to wear narrow shoes or a shoe with any type of heel, so I’ve always felt a little bummed out looking at all of the beautiful heels other ladies on this site wear. I’m planning to wear flats. I’m going to test-drive a bunch to find the ones that are most comfortable, but one idea I have is to find the comfiest (which may also mean ugliest) flats I can find and cover them in glitter like this: http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2010/12/make-your-own-glitter-flats/

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@bearbear1:  In response to your original question, I have noticed a decrease in overall functioning over time, and I worry about the possibility that I will need organ transplants, hip replacements, or other very serious surgeries in the future. My Fiance has always said he’s in this for the long haul, but I’m not sure he’s totally prepared for how hard this all might be, especially if I start to really lose mobility in my 30s or 40s, rather than 80s. I’m also really worried about how my disability will play out as we explore pregnancy/adoption/options for parenting.

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Wannabee

Pamelor55:  Sounds like we have the same or similar thing, I have CMT. Getting married in 2 weeks and just feeling sad that I can’t enjoy my day like a ‘normal’ bride. I am worried my legs will be tired and my fatigue will be overwhelming. I will try to manage one dance with my husband, but I don’t know if I can manage more. I’m afraid my weak fingers will drop his ring and that I’ll trip on my gown.

 

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