Is anyone else here disabled?
I have been disabled since I was 26 years old. I am 31 now. I have a lot to be thankful for. Do not pity me. I am just wondering if any of u can relate.
I am shocked at how some show no feeling or concern for others’ feeling. Social Security is for all disabilities . People who receive it should not be shamed or put down for receiving the benefits of the program .
I really find it hard to relate to those that seem to have so little feeling for others.
The vast majority of people really want the best for those with disabilities .
Life is difficult enough for people with health issues.
kemiqueen ~ This post really touched me (your story and the positive remarks from others). I haven’t been on much lately and just saw this post. You keep that pretty little head up, stand strong and hold to faith sweetie! Never feel alone…many suffer they just aren’t as brave as you to speak about it. I can relate, I’m homebound due to my disability and have no life outside my hubby and sons. Consider me a friend and contact me anytime in a message. I’d be tickled to have a friend as honest and sincere as you…Will keep you in my prayeres…Hope to hear from you! God bless! :heart:
I am so sorry that I have not gotten back to this thread sooner.I have only been able to post a little the last few days because 1 of my illnesses has decided to rare back up big time..:womanfrustrated:
Kemi,I am so sorry that you and others were made to feel bad.You and others paid into SS,so that is not money that makes you live off the govt.You paid that money in for retirement or disability.So please don’t let others remarks lessen your enthusiasm at getting what you rightfully deserve.:heart:
It saddens me that many do not understand the different forms of disability and how it affects our lives.What others in good health take for granted,we long for and if we have a good day,,it is rare and something to be shared and cherished.:womanhappy:
I told my dr the other day that I grieve for the life I used to have:womansad: and he said that is normal.So I feel sure many of you feel the same…It took me several yrs to know that some do not or will not ever understand what my life is like,so those I simply avoid.I need no negative people in my life and neither do any of you.
The question was asked if any of us are happy.I am happy for each day,good or bad,that God gives me.I am happy when my hubby walks in the door each day or my basset has a little better day…But I am not happy about my disabilities.But I just do the best I can each day and hope the next day will be better.I know it could always be worse and might be 1 day.
Many on this board make me happy with a kind word,a funny picture or just words of comfort..I have found that most posters here are sweet understanding people.
I hope that the hurtful remarks do not cause others to fear posting about their disabilities.This is like a big support group where we know others posting should understand…I have read noone wanting pity,just a place to vent somewhat but mostly share.:heart:
I wanted to reply to each post but I am just not able.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.:heart:..I hope each day gets a little better for everyone and that someday the stigma of disability will be gone.None of us deserve any type disability and we certainly do not need to be questioned or looked down on because of it..We just cope with it the best we can.
Sorry for the long post:womanembarrassed:.May God bless each of you.:heart:
I am disabled due to spinal stenosis and extreme osteoarthritis. So far I have been through seven joint replacement surgeries plus a few minor surgeries. All of this since I semi-retired at 65 almost 14 years ago. I can walk just far enough to get from the disabled parking into the grocery store, Walmart, Sam’s Club, etc. to get to one of the riding motorized shopping carts. Since standing more than one or two minutes at a time is the maximum for me cleaning my own house isn’t something I can do either. I can get to the basement for laundry only on good days and that is three trips, one to roll the basket down the stairs then put it into the wash, second trip to put it into the dryer and the third to remove and carry back upstairs. The hardest part is getting the clean stuff back up the stairs so the loads are kept very small. It could be worse and I thank God every day that it isn’t. Fortunately, I have two beautiful little papillons to keep me entertained and thinking about them and their antics rather than myself.
Just some statistics from the 2000 Census. At that time, about 23% of Americans were disabled with 50% of Americans over the age of 50 disabled. Difficult to think that there’s even one American who doesn’t have a family member or a friend who is disabled!!! Then again, how many “friends” have those with diabilities lost due to their inability to understand or sympathize? Too many….
Community members and fellow posters. This particular thread was started for a reason. It is a place to go to talk about disabilities. No one should come here to be judgemental or negative. This is a place for understanding and compassion. If you can not be that then this is not the thread for you to post on.
I don’t understand any of this. I will say this to you STAY STRONG:heart:
“Leave People to their opinions and judgements. They cannot harm you; it is their underdstanding that is faulty, not yours.”
WOW! After reading this, I now regret my posting that I am disabled. I was so nervous about writing it and then when I saw people putting it out there I did, now I regret it. Before I became ill, I worked for over 35 years. I paid more than enough taxes, when I was single I worked 60-72 hours a week and no one paid my rent, bought my food or gave me any help at all. I have been on my own since I was 18 that is the way it went in my family- 18 and you were out. After being married, I still worked plenty of overtime and traveled icy roads and traveled a long distance to my work & I went to work a lot of days when I didn’t feel well as we couldn’t call in sick as we would get occurrences and if you got too many you lost your job. I worked until I was too ill. I don’ t even know why I am writing this as I don’t have to justify myself. And I started working when I was 12 in the family business so actually I have been working longer than I just stated. While I worked I always gave to charities and had it taken monthly out of my check and always gave to toy drives and clothing drives.How is it figured that it is “bilking taxpayers” when I paid into the system??????? for waaaaay more years than some have even been alive????? Also, I still give to charities and to food drives. I enjoy posting and interracting with people on the forum as I have met so many lovely people all over the US but now this has me thinking about this forum……
Very Very sorry I ever let anyone know I am ill & will not discuss it ever again. Be thankful you have your health as you never know when it will be taken from you. I was very athletic & jogged weekly for years. On a Saturday I was at the gym lifting weights & jogging on the treadmill and on the following Monday I was in the hospital & great health was destroyed….. Be careful my friends
I have some good news that I want to share. I applied for disability recently, bc I have been too ill up until now to do all the paperwork and interviews required. Well, social security just called me ahead of schedule to tell me that my case was APPROVED!!!
I was told by a bitter person not to get my hopes up – that I was gonna get turned down at least twice and then have to get an attorney and take it to court, that it would take at least a year, that this is how it works for someone under age 35, etc.
I was so discouraged after hearing this, but it turns out that my medical records were enough to prove that I am indeed disabled and should be compensated. I’m never gonna let someone else’s negativity make me worry ever again. I will put my faith and trust in God, for He is good. :heart:
I like this. :heart:
? I just wanted to let u know that I did see your adorable pics on the 2nd to last page! Since this thread has grown, I don’t think u saw my replies to u on that page. :smileyvery-happy:
Good Monday morning lovely people!:womanlol: It’s time to start another week and say goodbye to another month. Happy Halloween to all and may your day be spooktacular!:heart:
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11.14.16 6:53 PM