So, it’s Cerebral Palsy Awareness month. Believe or not, I’m not going to call out any ignorant old woman today! That said, there is still some stuff on the brain that needs to get out.
it’s hard not to think that my body hates me these days. I got my 2nd foot injury in two years . I’ve never had any otherwise, and that’s a major stroke of luck when your disability can be a factor in a multitude of other ailments and incidents. It feels like as I’m getting older, I’m running out of such luck. I guess I’d better buckle up for the ride I never asked go on. I did catch this thing earlier than my first problem though, so that’s a plus.
Number two on the list — oh boy! New viruses are scary. I know I’m probably one of the first to go, if things get worse. I’ve always known. I’m a little on edge, but I’m not going to let myself panic until I see my stepmom, (a RN) panic. I’ve been trying really hard to avoid media coverage, because it’s fear based right now. I wish I could say that I’ve been avoiding the comment sections, People seem to take a lot of comfort in pointing out that elderly, sick, and disabled are the first on the proverbial chopping block. While there is inescapable truth to that, it’s more than a little unsettling to be constantly reminded of it. It almost makes me feel less human in a way.
Yes there is some good here. First, if I’m not always supported in life, at least I know my boobs will be. You did read that right. I went shopping for a bra that was comfortable to wear sitting down. I found my proper size, and spent the afternoon with my best friend. Thankfully she made sure the whole process was easier than putting IKEA furniture together. I just have to wait for my order to come in.
HUGE SHOUTOUT to my friends who have been knowingly and unknowingly supportive and inclusive by inviting them over, or inviting me to events they know I can go to. I’m going to my first ever stag and doe on Saturday with a smorgasbord of good pals, AND I AM SO EXCITED I CAN GO! Considering a great many times I’ve had to remind people that inviting me to a place with stairs, and telling me about the stairs last minute, is crappy even if accidental — this is a major improvement. It helps me feel valued as a friend, and a person.
This month, and all the time, it’s important to keep an open mind and an open heart. Keep a cool head, watch your words, and wash your hands.