disABILITY

AndrewA clever marketer came up with the concept of disABILITY.

Most of the time I would agree that to focus on the ability of people who have a disability is a good thing. Yet, there are times when the disability really has to be acknowledged for the hideous and limiting thing that it is.

Losing more function can be frightening, depressing, soul-destroying, frustrating, not to mention bloody impractical! At the end of several weeks which included all of those things, there ARE some things to be thankful for.

1) I have an amazing partner who despite losing the last remnants of his ‘walking’ and ‘standing’, only managed to lose his sense of humour for a day here and there. Without that wit and comic relief, I’m not sure where we would be right now.

2) We are fortunate to have supportive family, friends and workmates.

3) There are some bloody awesome Norweigans out there who made the molift hoist equipment.

and finally…

4) It doesn’t matter how stressed you become, the cats still give you cuddles. Sometimes two at a time.

Double trouble on the couch

Andrew and Pickle

Posted on April 17, 2014, in Cats, Disability, Life and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I currently have a temporary disability due to breaking my wrist. I am so glad it is not permanent. Coping with one hand is a challenge. It has been a useful insight into how easily we can lose our independence. Most people have been helpful and friends have been astonishingly generous.
    I don’t know how I should have reacted if the suspected nerve damage had materialised. Probably not with with wit and humour.

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