Ah the ignorance of society!!!!
As one who has never had the pleasure of fitting into that box labelled "normal" & am findingthe recent increase of hate towards sick & disabled a bitter pill to swallow indeed so imagine if you will my FURY yesterday, after my son helping my into the bathroom after Ive taken my pain meds, where as usual hes already set up the shower board & hot shower running for me to soak away a bit more pain... this is. 7am
After lying on the bed kinda wrapped in towels cos it takes too much out of me to physically dry myself after that I call the unisex salon cos my sons hair desperatlyneeded cutting 2weeks ago but can I have a late afternoon appointment as there is much prep I need to do before I can contemplate leaving the house. The morning is taken up with slowly dressing with help then down to the sofafeeling ill cos I still havent been able to face food, need more pain meds but need to eat first so I struggle to my feet & painfully shuffle a few steps.
My son bless him, orders me to sit down - he will make lunch.
He returned with more coffee, then scrambled egg on toast and dessert (PAIN MEDS!!) & I once again feel guilty that his childhood is being wasted looking after me, cooking & cleaning should be what I do for HIM.
3:30 we have to leave to go for his haircut in town & joy of joys theres a disabled bay vacant in the carpark opposite and its the one closest - all I have to do is get out of the car & cross the road, the girls know me and are used to guiding me to a seat once Im in there.
Im smiling with genuine happiness at my good fortune for the first time since I dont know when, park up set out blue badge & clock.
Vanity consumes me, my sons with me, the girls are waiting across the road - I leave my crutches in the car as my hands are paining me awful. I use the car to help me mamoever and thats when my hyper hearing ears pick it up.
The woman passing turns to her grown up kids & says "Oh yeah, because shes really disabled. She should try losing weight, she obese not disabled."
No, I did not lower my voice when I turned to my son & said that the ignorance of the able bodies makes my blood boil, not everybody born disabled is confined to a WHEELCHAIR."
SO annoyed. I think with all the benefit changed & sick/disabled being forced off benefits the attitude in society is getting so much more hateful its actually scarey!!