I am a writer and now write mostly in the bed, propped up. I do travel as part of a way to earn a living and with pain management medications, I am able to do this even if I can't sit all day. In addition, I had a serious brain injury several years ago and a recent concussion late last year, making life more difficult. It is hard to organize around myself, the house, paperwork. And yet I can write with no difficulty. Perhaps it is because I have been doing it since long before illness or accident. If not for that brain and heart work, I think I would be more disabled. It helped, in part, to bring back my mind although speaking, I have difficulty with word recall and other, visual, problems.
My attitude is usually one of loving the world around me, the environment where I live, animals, and studying each living thing I encounter. I find this world a fascinating place to live. Although I can not do as much as I did, I still try to live with a disability that I want to hide from others. Their responses can bother me and so I try to keep conversation without my disabilities or pain. (Everyone has a solution, too.)
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