I often say that I feel disabled lives are not valued by society as a whole. We are discriminated against, undervalued, not found as worthy, belittled, ignored, not accommodated for... and the list goes on and on. A society should be rated on how it treats its most vulnerable in it. And what does it … Continue reading Disability: What is the worth of a life?
I just want to share something that makes me think society doesn't value disabled people. I am very relieved to be on disability because I cannot function at the moment. It is necessary. However, one cannot help but notice it is not exactly a living wage, is it? So it sort of makes me wonder … Continue reading Living wage vs. Disability income
I applied for CPP disability (Canadian) when it became apparent this vertigo issue was going to last for some time... who knows how long. And the chronic migraines and fibromyalgia were already affecting my capacity to work part-time. The vertigo just killed the possibility of working at all. I got approved without having to endure … Continue reading Officially disabled
There is this lack of dependability and reliability that comes with being incapable of working. You prove it by trying and failing. Sometimes over and over again as I did. And failing and destroying your self-worth while you are at it. So you have to understand you can't do it. And you will the void … Continue reading Lack of reliability and disability
National Pain Report Research done at the University of Toronto surveyed approximately 67,000 Canadians, over 6,000 reporting they had been diagnosed with migraine by a healthcare professional. This study has been published in the online journal of Depression Research and Treatment. "Both women and men with migraine were more than twice as likely to suffer … Continue reading Depression Twice as Likely Among Migraine Sufferers Canadian study finds