I received this question in an email. Here's my answer:
No, I no longer think about walking.
It simply does not occur to me to walk.
For example, when I'm about to get out of bed, I think about transferring as the next step. But I certainly don't think about getting out of bed and walking.
I haven't walked in almost two decades so this doesn't surprise me.
It sure seems to surprise a lot of folks who do walk however when I've answered this question before.
I was thinking about a video I watched yesterday of a quadriplegic getting out of bed. He uses a lift, then gets into his power chair and dresses. It's a two part video spanning what he does before he gets out of bed, but he also has a high speed version, which is below.For my visually impaired friends, he uses a sling and a lift to get out of bed into his power chair. The beginning of the video shows him getting into the sling.
So his process of moving around, getting from Point A to Point B is completely different than standing up and walking. As is mine.
I also don't think about walking during the day. I transfer here and there. I roll.
I move my body in other ways. It is that simple.