It was entirely new territory for me. I'd actually never had a serious injury before and I was in a lot of pain and also dealing with family/ emotional friction for being there - so I wasn't necessarily thinking on my toes so to speak and could've used an advocate myself at that time. Trying to "stay positive" and minimize the struggles I was having so others didn't have to notice or empathize wasn't a good strategy but it seemed like the only one.It sure seems to be the case. That sucks. With your mobility style, I would expect that you would be treated better. You were disrespected. You are an articulate intelligent woman capable of standing up for yourself. When I hear stories like this I do wonder about those who aren't able to communicate their needs.