A person can get used to a lot. A person can tolerate a lot. And when you become passive and used to a certain treatment, well, it can be used against you. Maybe you blame yourself. Maybe you're trying to push through the pain for a job to keep that job so you put up … Continue reading Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you
I am on a pain killer. I know. The horror of it. I must be some sort of addict or something. Well, fuck that. I have no quality of life without them. And I have a right to quality of life and proper pain treatment. If I don't I do nothing. Doing nothing causes muscles … Continue reading Chronic pain: Don’t steal lives, doc
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?
There are times when people judge us for being ill. We are just lazy. We just need to exercise. We are not trying hard enough really. We just do not want to work. All sorts of judgements. Here are some ways you can reply Well, aren't you the Judge McJudgyPants. But yell it so everybody … Continue reading Chronic illness: Some thoughts on Judgements
There is something that is really beginning to frustrate me about the label of disabled when it comes to invisible disabilities. And that is there is no winning with other people. No matter what you do, or don't do, you will fit in some sort of stigma thinking that just makes no sense. There is … Continue reading What does disability look like anyway?
I know in the past my workplace has been downright illegal when dealing with me and my disability, which was obviously compounding stress for me and a real drag that they could not compromise and did not want to help motivate me in different methods of coping with a disability in the workplace. They did … Continue reading Working with migraine: discrimination