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OK so I have been told I'm lucky to have been granted the enhanced rate of Motability with 18 points and be able to have a car,
I'm not so sure that I see it in quite the same way.
Lucky to not be able to walk?
Lucky to not be able to just get up from my chair when I fancy a cuppa?
Lucky not to be able to do the hobbies I love like walking the dogs?
Lucky not being able to curl up in my own bed with my partner due to the pain and inability to find a comfortable position?
Lucky not being able to have the dignity of going loo in private
Lucky not to be able to have a shower on my own
Lucky that friends and family see me differently now
I suppose I could go on but I want as no one wants to know how lucky I am, everyone sees the fact that I am being allowed to have this lovely new car as "your so lucky" well I'm not, I had a perfectly good car that got me from A to B without problem, I don't want to be in a situation where I have had to ask for this charity, I would give it all up and more to be mobile again.
Prior to this horrendous situation becoming worse I claimed low rate DLA have done for a few years due to having Rheumatoid Arthritis, 12 years +, Osteoarthritis years, Spondilitis years, Ulcerative Colitis 7 years, Microscopic Colitis 7 years, Fibromyalgia 40 years, IBS 40 years, so I suppose I could have claimed high rate DLA years ago but I didn't because I didn't need it and didnt want it,
I worked all my life, raised my kids and paid my way.
Be honest and ask yourself, would you sooner support yourself or live off the state, I know which I would sooner do.
Have My independence.
You will maybe ask why I have written this post, there will also be those out there who take offence at my post, its because I'm angry that someone who I thought cared about me is peeved because I have been awarded this benefit, would I sooner give it back and have my life back, you bet I would.
Why would anyone want to be disabled, before this happened I wasn't disabled, I was slightly incapasatated, even on days when it would take me an hour and a hot bath to get moving, I still wasn't disabled, I have friends who also have really bad incurable diseases who are not disabled just having a bit of an off day.
So to everyone out there who considers me "lucky"
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