Definition of Ableist: Discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities characterizing them as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled. Pictures of Stephen Hawking walking away from his wheelchair, comments about his now being “freed” or “whole” are incredibly ableist and insulting to not only the man he was but also >> Read the full article here
When I saw this quote I couldn’t help but think of the BC Liberals. People with disabilities are currently being attacked by the very people who were voted in to look after our interests. Taking a program that works, the bus pass program, and making it almost 14x more expensive (from $45 a year to >> Read the full article here
Christmas can be a wonderful time of celebration, but it can also be a time of stress, depression and grief. Here are some tips to help with the holidays: Know that you are not alone. While much of what we hear and see about Christmas is joy, happiness and love, there are many who >> Read the full article here
I am currently experiencing higher than usual pain levels, and am unable to keep up the blog. I hope to return to writing regular blogs in December.
For an audio version go to: https://youtu.be/9tx3CihvP90 In 1989, The Golden Girls kicked off their fifth season with a two-part episode about Dorothy (Bea Arthur) trying to get a medical professional to take her mysterious fatigue and physical symptoms seriously. The story was based on the real life struggles of Golden Girls staff writer Susan >> Read the full article here
For an audio version go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBckiuxZNiM&feature=youtu.be As a patient I feel extremely vulnerable going to a doctor. In the outside world I am told verbally, and by way of silent societal pressures, that I should not talk about my chronic pain and health issues, and yet as soon as I enter a doctor’s >> Read the full article here
I apologize for not posting for the past couple of months, this blog is still active, but I am taking a forced break as I deal with a chronic pain flare that doesn’t seem to want to end. I hope to have new posts again starting in April. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
For an audio version go to http://youtu.be/kjWimbhj1I8 —– One of the most frustrating experiences of living with fatigue is the inability to help others truly understand what one lives with on a daily basis. Following is an analogy that I have found useful for describing how fatigue affects one’s life. First of all, what is >> Read the full article here
For an audio version of this blog go to: http://youtu.be/K_hii-laar0____ Like many Value Village customers, I was quite excited at the prospect of visiting their brand new location, a 30,000 square foot store in Queensborough, New Westminster. Upon my arrival I was utterly dismayed to pull into the brand new parking lot and see that >> Read the full article here
For an audio version go to: http://youtu.be/-PPdEjnBhjg —– I recently attended a talk given by Ron Coleman, from the Hearing Voices Network, an organization that is run by users, in a self-help capacity, for people who experience auditory hallucinations. This group teaches that people should explore, engage, and in some cases, negotiate with the voices >> Read the full article here