They found it fascinating that I could drive, and even walk short distances and yet I use a wheelchair - but because they were free to ask, they were able to understand. Falling over at the smallest distraction isn't exactly constructive. Neither is getting stroke-like symptoms from being upright too long! So hopefully that is 6 more people on the planet who don't assume that all wheelchair users are paralysed.
Anyways, when asked I told them that I walk like a drunk string puppet. I was just reminded of this by a friend (truffle) who says she walks like a drunk gazelle! - She also has HMS/EDS.
So, in aid of dispelling the myth that wheelchair users are all completely incapable of walking, here is 'My Walk' (note, this is a few years old, so some bits are now worse and other bits are better!)
Funnily enough my physio has currently banned me from walking in public until I have made significant progress :D