Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Why Are You Questioning My Need for a Wheelchair?

One of the things that annoys me the most about having an invisible illness is when strangers come up to me and tell me I don’t need my wheelchair because they just saw me stand up or walk to my chair from the car. Too many times to count, I have been called a fraud or told I’m faking it just because I’m not paralyzed.

As part of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, I would like to raise awareness of wheelchair users who have an invisible illness, like I do, and to point out some of the challenges we come across.

Some wheelchair users can walk.

Fibromyalgia Sufferer

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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