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Mar 11, 2019 11:21 PM

So, I’m 33. When you look at me and it’s a good day I can just about walk slowly. Now let’s be honest it’s pretty shitty having the mind of a 33 year old with a body of a 90 year old. So your brain thinks you can go kayaking and your body’s like f* that right off.

So when I’m having a crap day... which means I’m totally high on painkillers, I’ve not slept a wink, I’ve spent the entire night walking around the street like a crazy person and done so much darn meditation, yoga that I’m on my last legs. And nothing’s stopping the stabbing, piercing, gnawing pain that is very much my existence at the time . The last thing I need is some twit looking at me like why are you in a disabled parking spot

Don’t fecking judge me!!!
if I don’t fall out of my car onto my face and crawl across the floor it does not mean I’m not suffering or not classed as disabled.

Some people wear their disability others hide it well. Some times it’s obvious other times you wouldn’t have a clue.

We as humans are so unbelievably un compassionate it’s shocking. If you can’t help someone, or ease someone’s suffering then mind your damn business.

Sorry had to get that off my chest.
Had some dipshit lay into me today about my use of a disabled parking bay.

Am I disabled yes. Did I ask for it! No
Do I want to get better and be able to walk from the furthest parking space available in the supermarket.. hell yes.

We all suffer in our own way. Give a smile, some love and be kind. Simples.

Mar 12, 2019 8:11 AM

I hear you & completely understand! I'm 57 and have been disabled since I was in my late 40's. It sucks feeling so old at "such a young age." It sucks when I'm slowly moving and a 80-90 year old breezes past me like the wind! It sucks having others judge me with their skeptical glances as I park in handicapped parking spaces, or get into the motorized carts. But I've learned, or should say I'm learning, to dismiss them with a glance just as easily and go about doing what I need to do. Sending you gentle hugs and a smile to help you through your day today! 🙂❤🙏🌼

Mar 12, 2019 8:40 PM

It’s so hard though sometimes.I usually ignore the whole patronising look I often get. But when your in agony it’s the last thing you need.

Thank you for your kindness.
May your pain ease and you find comfort in knowing that your not alone

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