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Monday, 2 September 2013

Using Mobility Aids with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you generally can still use your legs. It might hurt, and it might wear you out, but you're able to walk and we're all conditioned by society to think that mobility aids are for people with paralysis or severe injuries. Same goes for handicapped parking spaces - if you're not in a wheelchair or on oxygen, most people will say you shouldn't be parking there.

Society's image of what "disabled" means is really messed up. Those of us living with chronic, disabling illnesses need to recognize that and move beyond it.

Using Mobility Aids with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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