All posts tagged: understanding

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 260

I feel like way too often we as people with differences or people with disabilities are misunderstood and the things that we may get a kick out of or celebrate like being able to dry your own hair other people just don’t quite get it. So though I see The intended message of this image, be around people who are positive and make you happy rather than those who are negative and suck the energy out of you. I also see be around the people who celebrate the little things with you who understand why and how, getting assistive technology can change your life. I think it’s universally known that people who live with challenges whatever they may be whether physical or not have it harder in one way or another or several ways than other people and I think it’s time that we as those people, Acknowledge that and society does as well. Understanding makes a huge difference and often is And the difference between our friendships and non-friendships. I’ll end by saying this: …

365 Days: Living In The Moment: Day 147

I have always said when it comes to life in general would just like to be treated like everyone else and respected as such. A lot of times that doesn’t necessarily have been and it’s OK because it’s for a good reason, like, when I used transit I am in the front of the bus. This makes it easier for everyone to use this service and for me to get on and off. Somewhere like within my leg please wear with my friends through if I’m not treated like everyone else I do take offence to that. Only because I see myself like it but now and I feel like people should too. I know I cannot impart my own thoughts on other people they have their thoughts and that is completely fine but it’s nice to be thought of as equal, with nothing held against you, only necessary accommodations made for you, and the knowledge that you to have knowledge, and are a part of the team. On the same token it’s nice that …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 145

We all need people to vent to and people who understand. For me that was people come through friendships I have made with other person to have disabilities. Mind you, it depends on what I want to talk about. But, for the most part if I need to vent about something that is at disability related or that’s something that affects my life on the daily I will choose one of these people. It’s nice to know that many of these people are very open and honest as well and able to give me the time that I and they need to fully understand me in the situation and where I’m coming from. I am not a brief person LOL. I was able to have a conversation/venting session today with one of those people and I am so glad that we got to chat for as long as we did. About all the things we were able to, because many times I feel like people with disabilities are often isolated or they may feel that …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 89

Well, my house was messy as it has ever been in a while today. Or at least my room was. I don’t normally leave it like this, But I had to run down to catch my ride to the mall. Where I bought a lot of things that I have been putting off for a very long time. The miraculous thing though is I went with someone I have been to the mall with before and it usually ends well but with some kind of memorable accident sometimes funny sometimes not so funny. But today everything seemed to go well. She seems to understand all of my knees didn’t make any backhanded insults disguised as compliments and we had a really good day. The mess only got worse once I got home with all of my purchases just to drop them off eat takeout food and go back to her house for the evening. And even though this day was busy and messy and completely chaotic. I wouldn’t have had it any other way because I …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 33

I was at my tattoo parlour for consultation today when I saw this. It just spoke to me on every level so I figure I have to share when that happens. What I find interesting, is I grew up in a Buddhist inspired household and have always believed in those principles, I am not here to convert anybody, but what I find interesting is that after all this time and starting the journey of finding my true self and who I really am I end up back at my roots. When I thought that through finding myself I would move away from who are used to be to become who I should be. Don’t let go of your roots completely, you may stray, leave them for a while but I guess what they say is true what will be will be.

Surgery Anxiety, 5 Easy Tips to make your experience go smoother (hopefully)

Going in for surgery or procedure is stressful and scary. To those who think it’s not stop kidding yourself it is. Though we may not be able to control everything and we may not even have a choice in the matter. One thing we can Control is our mindset going into what is bound to be a stressful experience. Tip 1: Knowledge is Power Ask all your questions before hand to the medical team and or Doctor Who is going to be taking care of you. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions a good doctor should be able to make you feel comfortable and answer whatever questions you have in ways that you will understand them. But if you don’t understand something don’t be afraid to ask for clarification. If this is your first surgery let them know that. Most doctors, that I know of in that case will take a little extra time and make sure that you are comfortable not only with the surgery but at the hospital before surgery day. know …

Getting Real: The Part of Cerebral Palsy I would Change

The most annoying thing about having Cerebral Palsy for me is The frustration that comes when you can tangibly understand how to do something but when your body goes to do it the movement or task does not come out as smooth if at all. I hope this video can give some insight into the emotional toll that something like this can be on someone. Imagine not being able to participate fully in family activities, or things with your friends. Maybe you can force yourself to do something with the best intentions but the entire time you are doing said well-intentioned thing, like an experience with your family or friends you have to put on a front. “It’s fine,” I can do this”.  Even though your body may protest. But because you do not want to miss out you go and do it anyway. I think this video just broaches to surface of the attitude people have two words the “Inbetweeners” DisableBut not looking it.Disabled but not enough to warrants health or attention in some peoples minds; as well …

These Hips Don’t Lie, They Just Dislocate All The Time: My Experience Cortizone shot and Cerebral Palsy

People who  know me know that I am not the kind of person to turn to medication when treating illnesses. Whether are the common cold or something to do with my CP I usually will go the all-natural root or as natural as I can. That said I realize sometimes modern medicine is the best way to go and so after talking with my doctor, Cortizone shots, or at least trying to Cortizone shot, sounded like the best treatment to start with when treating my hip dysplasia. This was my first experience with anything like this and for that reason, I’m glad it happened the way it did. (next time I’ll be sure to take you in) I feel like this way with no time to think about it. In a way, I was less nervous. Which also meant I had less time to get worked up and stress about it which would be my regular reaction. The even better part, I thought immediate relief. I did make sure though to ask all of the …