Today, I felt like popping into town. As I was going into Marks and Spencers I met someone I know from the fybro support group who was using a mobility scooter. She decided to park it outside and try and walk round the store using the trolley as an 'aid'. I thought nothing of this but admired her for trying to excercise even though she is in a great deal of pain. We went our seperate ways in store and as I was coming out I noticed her scooter was where she had left it. There was an elderley lady stood close by (late 70's early 80's) and she had the vindictiveness to say, '' I don't know who has left that scooter their but they musn't need it and must be defrauding the benefit system''!!!!!I was absolutely sick to my heart that the rhetoric vitriolically spilled by the goverment and the D.W.P. is even seeping into brains of retired folk and they believe everyone is a scrounger who needs help to get by.
It truly truly saddens me that anyone and everyone are now scapegoats because the government have done such a hatchet job on the sick and disabled. I hate being this way, I hate being unable to work (I have a long career as a nurse behind me) and I suffer
from depression because I can see no end to this but how fit and well people can be so hurtful is beyond my comprehension. Rant over