Do You Accept Your Disability
I used to be able to do sport
Now I watch from the side lines very jealous that I can’t join in
I used to walk & run
I took this for granted, without a second thought for those who couldn’t
I used to work and lead people
I was a Manager in a leading multi-national company
I used to go out without taking necessary aids with me
I could go to the pub clubs or friends without a thought
I used to drive
I once had total freedom
II used to have a life
Now I have a very different life
I find it very difficult to accept my life, I feel cheated. I miss my old life, my so-called friends all dwindled off to other ventures, those I could not attend because of my disability. I need to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter when out. I have to be mindful about eating out. I can only stay local on my mobility scooter. I miss interacting with people. I miss the drive I once had when working. I miss my old life.
How do you feel?