For years whatever the weather I have had one speed, slow and incredibly painful just to get to and from the car. I hadn't realised my anxiety levels either. Just to get to the car was such an emotional ordeal, the fear of falling in the road, or of the draft of a car knocking me over. I used to worry about falling under a car and being really hurt.
Having absolutely no way of getting myself out of danger was just plain horrible. I had to put all my trust into my other half to help me across the road safely. To catch me if I stumbled which he mostly did, occasionally I would fall but luckily never too much damage occurred.
Tonight was so different I just put the chair on full speed off up the path across the road and into the car with a smile.