• friends,  things people say,  Uncategorized

    >*shakes head*

    >This is one of those things that I want to share but borderline crosses my “don’t blog about people you know in a way they could be identified and upset” rule for myself. But here goes. I saw someone in town earlier today. They were catching me up on various people we both know. And they told me that a guy we both vaguely knew (only really to say hi too) but hadn’t seen for a long time had died a while back. Very sad but I think from what she said it was expected. I believe it was months ago. He had downs syndrome and belonged to a group…

  • disability,  things people say,  Uncategorized

    >The Things People Say

    >People sometimes ask if I’m “getting better” or if I will get better or what happened to me. At CAB I’ve had several clients ask if I have MS and more than one client has wondered “did you have polio?” One time a client asked “what happened to you?” and I seriously was all confused by what he meant. I’d just been drinking water before I went to see him and I was looking down and checking my top and thinking I’d spilt it all over myself. He then gestured at my walker and I knew what he meant. I don’t think he got why I didn’t realise what I…