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Having a bad day :(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by feather and mountain man, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    I can barely type today. Having 3 debilitating diseases has been really hard on me and I have lost so much of myself. I am admitting that when I was younger person I was not very understanding of people with disabilities and sometimes feel as though I am being punished by karma for this. I try to make the best of my life but I am having a really hard time today and I just want to go back to my normal self. I need more encouragement today than normal. I am not asking for your sympathy or having a pity party. I just want to reach out to people to be more understanding of those who are less fortunate. It may not be there fault and it does not make them less valuable as a person. Since my disabilities have gotten to the point that I can no longer work or drive it seems that I have lost so many of my friends. Yet I have realized who my true friends are. I am just asking for everyone to think about it. Have you lost touch with someone who may have really needed you for what ever the reason? Have you been impatient with someone because they can't move as fast as you wanted them to? Then keep in mind that one day it might be you or a loved one needing compassion. Thanks for listening!
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Im sorry about that! Feel better [​IMG]
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    So sorry about your health issues...I have no diseases but old age is getting to be a drag! One very old little lady told me once that "Old age aint for sissies!" I laughed at the time, but man, she was right! And I'm not that old!
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] Sorry you are having a hard time. Great message you are send though.
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    It is a great point you have made. More people need to be made aware of how people in your shoes feel. My son has some physical disabilities due to a near fatal accident. I see people get soe frustrated with him because he moves slower and only has one hand so other tasks take more time. For example he was trying to put change back in his wallet and one man grabbed it and did for him, shoving his wallet at him because he didn't have the extra 30 seconds it would have taken my DS to do it himself. Please every one remember the person with the disability, KNOWS it! They don't need you to remind them how their lives have changed. Feather and Mountian man, thanks you for using your experience to teach people a lesson or two. [​IMG]
     
  6. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry to hear that your having a bad day.

    I do my best to be respectful to anyone that is maybe a little slower than I am or can't quite do something. I will ask if they would like help before I do it. I also understand about people having disabilities that can't be seen, I have menieres, which is a inner ear disease, mine is in both ears which is rare.
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Your not being punished....
    So times things just happen that we can't explain.

    I hope you start feeling better and that tommorow is a better day.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Thanks every one. I am very fortunate to have such considerate and helpfull family to lean on. But it meant a lot to me to read your caring responces!
     
  9. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Have you heard of "The Spoon Theory"?

    It's a good read for anyone with a disability - especially an "invisible" disability (like Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyaglia, Lupus, etc), and an excellent read for those healthy folks who don't have to live with a disability all day, every day.

    http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/the_spoon_theory/

    I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, along with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatige, POTS, POH, bleeding disorder, and other things that make life challenging too, and the last few years have been racking up the surgeries to keep me upright and alive. Some days suck, and some days don't.

    As for karma (which I personally believe through and through in), I just look at it as a way to not only amend for past lives and errors, but to test my character and ability for the future. Each setback and complication is another opportunity for me to practice keeping a positive attitude and remain calm about something I have absolutely no control over. Sometimes I do good and sail through the bad times, sometimes I don't and I get stuck - and that's where friends (personal life and online) and family come in [​IMG]
     
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am sorry you are having a bad day.

    Bad things happen to good people. Keep your chin up and I hope yo feel better soon.

    Hanging with my peeps helps me to feel better on rotten days.

    Deb
     

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