I messed up

I messed up recently. I lost my brand new prescription renewing my pills. I called the doctor's office to get a copy sent to my pharmacy only to learn that she is on vacation until the end of the month. I'm okay until then for most of my medications, but I'm already out of my... Continue Reading →

Going the distance

As much as you may be doubting it right now, you are going the distance. You are much stronger than you give yourself credit for. When mental or physical health issues consumes your life and breaks you down. When you are in so much pain that you are nearly drowning. When you wonder how bad... Continue Reading →

Health is not a virtue

Health is not a virtue. Health is not simply a result of your good choices. It is luck. The biggest factors when it comes to health is genetics, income and trauma. Our control over our health is limited. Not all disabilities are visible, some people may be upset for being criticized for not being ‘good... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I hate people

Sometimes I hate people. Sometimes my fate in humanity is dangerously close to nil. This week it's not the news or my social media feeds that are getting to me. This week it's the people I crossed paths with while shopping for school supplies and clothes with my teenage daughter that have me feeling discouraged.... Continue Reading →

We are not faking

We are not faking. We really need to stop assuming the worst of everyone. We've become so skeptic of everything and everyone that it's turning us into bad people. I think we all need a bit more faith in humanity. I know it's difficult right now. Many wheelchair users can walk and no that doesn't... Continue Reading →

Waking up in pain

Waking up in pain is now routine for me. This is due to Fibromyalgia. It's not uncommon to be waken up with severe pain, unable to move or breath. Getting out of bed is torture. Reaching for a piece of clothing left on the floor I almost fell unconscious. I took my pain pills and... Continue Reading →

A world created by able-bodied individuals

We live in a world created by able-bodied individuals for able-bodied individuals. Architecture, urban planning and the layout of public spaces are obviously a source of difficulties and concerns for people with reduced mobility. Steps in front of the elevators or bathrooms in the basement only accessible by stairs make travel impossible. I remember stopping... Continue Reading →

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