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other peoples perception of illness

Feb 16, 2013 - 2 comments
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Without a bandage or crutches or walking stick apparently the world will not be polite and kind to me !

It would seem with no physical evidence (Other than my obvious struggleing to walk) people dont allow me time to cross the road or time to get out their way in tesco.

I had a very frustrasting day yesturday when i attempted to do my shopping by myself (usually id wait for the fella to help) i ended up in floods of tears, after grumpy shoppers huffed and puffed round me, or simply walked into me and then to my surprise THREE cars nearly ran me over as they didnt feel the need to slow down when i was half way across the road. I had waited a long while until there were no cars in sight to cross the road but they still managed to speed up on me and allow me no time what so ever to hobble across.

As a young girl that looks physically able when not moving it is astonishing how people wont even entertain the idea that i might need the seat at the front of the bus. Older people would actually stand and stare at me as if to force me out of the seat!

If i tripped trying to walk from the very back of the bus that trip to work would end in a trip to A+E


Peoples perceptions of back problems needs to change !

It is degrading and upsetting to encounter such ignorance when struggling to do things !

Asking for help

Feb 15, 2013 - 0 comments

Tonight i actually had to ask my boyfriend for help getting my jarmers on. i felt rather pethetic until he assured me that its okay and said that iv got thruogh it once and that im bound to do it again as we will do it together.
He is a one off, i know !

Having someone there can really make the difference.

Deffinatly needed the emotional support this time round !