Originally Posted by localfreerider
I'm a little late to the party but my advice is go for it and damn the naysayers! Anyone who laughs at someone with a physical disability has a mental deficiency/inferiority complex.
Most important thing is to not take it to heart. You have friends who will laugh with you if you fall or fumble. And you have "friends" who laugh AT you when you mess up. Know between the two because that could make or break your night because not everyone who laughs with you is your friend.
You know your limits. So I don't know how comfortable you are with joking around about it, but being able to have a sense of humor makes night and day in getting to know people especially if they never met someone with a disability before. They might be tense/uncomfortable to interact with you.