I guess I have a slightly different outlook on disabilities and bad health problems than most. I was declared "totally disabled" and retired from the work force in 1994. I read about people suffering from various pains and I think to myself, I brought that up 5 years ago and no one gave a shit. No one had kind words for me? But now, oh my god you poor soul! How awful it must be to suffer so!
Do I sound bitter you ask? Fuck yes, I'm bitter! I have never wanted to be a member of the mutual pity party and spend my days comparing symptoms but some plain old fashioned human kindness would have been nice. NO! I get accused of lying, of faking it, trying to cheat the government out of benefits! NO sympathy for the old rat. Disabled veteran my ass! He probably lied about that too!
Well, I didn't lie. I am disabled. I take 11 pills a day. I suffer sometimes. Getting out of bed and making it to the toilet to pee is sometimes a major achievement! So pardon me if I find it difficult to feel sorry for you now that you are suffering too! I grit my teeth, I drink bourbon, I deal with my pain the best way I can.
Trust me. No one cares when you whine! Deal with it..........