Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blocking Accessibility: We’re Still Human

All I wanted to do was get my mail. It’s a simple thing, really. It’s as simple as most domestic chores should be. Get mail, go to the grocery store, pick up stamps, stop at the bank, and so on … Continue reading

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The I Am God Syndrome

I fear I haven’t been very nice to doctors lately. I’m afraid that I must admit that it has taken me awhile to understand that a very large number of them have been struck with a most terrible illness. Something … Continue reading

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Because Sometimes I Just Don’t Look Disabled

Some days, I feel like being as pretty as I possibly can be. I carefully put on make-up, straighten my hair and tie it up, put on earrings, and choose my outfit (most often a pair of tight jeans that … Continue reading

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Can Do

It was the end of my first class of Tai Chi. My arms that were generally tense from constant use of wheeling and crutching were more relaxed than they had ever been in the last two years. My overactive mind … Continue reading

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In Time

When I first began adjusting to life as a disabled person, I read somewhere that ‘disability is a continuing process of acceptance’. The person wrote that you have to keep accepting disability and that it’s really not something that’s black … Continue reading

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One Less Battle

It’s fascinating how very different two towns can be when they’re only a half hour away from each other. My first two years of being disabled were spent living in one town. During those two years I went from doctor … Continue reading

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