DISABILITIES: HOW DO YOU COPE WITH YOURS??

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blue_ladybug

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Hello everyone, I decided to make this thread because I would like to know what disabilities you may have and how well (or badly) you cope with them. What are they? How do they make you feel? How do you tolerate having them?

I will begin with the story of my own disability. Around age 5 or so, I would wake up from naps drooling quite a bit and unable to talk straight. My parents took me to a neurologist, who diagnosed me with epilepsy. I grew up pretty much as an only child, because my two sisters and brother are so much older than me, and by the time I was ten or so, they had all moved out on their own. My childhood was hard, and for the huge part, very unhappy. I had seizures every day, both grand mal and petit mal. I even had seizures at school pretty much everyday also. My classmates had never seen anyone drop onto the floor and convulse into a grand mal seizure before, and they did'nt fully understand what I had. The other kids were very nasty to me--not because of my seizures, just because that's how kids act in high school!! LOL. I felt very ostracized and out of place. There was another girl at my school with epilepsy, but she never had seizures in school the way I did almost every single day.

I got shuttled from doctor to doctor, and each one put me on something different. I have been on several seizure meds in my life, and not even ONE of them worked really well. Some made me gain weight, others made me very sleepy. There was no tolerable in-between. As a child, and then a teenager, I HATED taking my meds with a passion!! I would pretend to take them if my mom was around, then I'd go downstairs to a little cubbyhole in the wall and spit them out and hide them. One day, my hiding place got discovered when my dad found it. I received quite the stern lecture from my mother about it too!!! LOL. :) She is a former nurse, and thought she always knew what was best. When we would go to the doctor's, if he or she asked me if I'd had any seizures, I would lie and say no, because I did'nt want them adding or changing my medicine. As I said, I hated taking pills.

Fast-forward a little to the year 1997. I was referred to a new neurologist, who promptly took me off Tegretol and Dilantin, and started me on Lamictal and Keppra. None of the other meds had worked, but the Lamictal and Keppra stopped my grand mals altogether!!!! I was sooo happy about that. To this day, I still have petit mals, or what I call "startle seizures" because loud, sudden noises usually trigger them. I know for some people, bright lights such as ambulance lights can trigger seizures. I've never had any problem with that. I am still on Lamictal and Keppra today. I am glad to say I am seizure-free except for the petit mals. I'm even happier because I was taking 7 pills a day a few months ago, but my doctor figured the dosage out so that now I'm only taking 3 pills a day!!! Yay!! :)

Whenever I went into a grand mal seizure, I remember thinking each time, "God please bring me out of this." And he always did. I have'nt always coped the best with my seizures. They embarass me, especially if I have one in front of somebody else. It might sound strange now, but if I did NOT have seizures anymore, it would feel strange. Strange in the sense that I've endured them since the age of five, and they are a part of me. Having epilepsy, having seizures, and even having had cancer four years ago, gives me a very compassionate, personal and first-hand stance on others who have the same disease(s). I know exactly how they feel, for I have been down that dark road of pain and loneliness and ridicule because I have a disease that no one understands. I can relate to others on a first-hand knowledge basis. Just as I know God gave me cancer for a specific reason, he also gave me epilepsy for a certain reason.

Please dont think I'm being bold or arrogant when I say I know his reasons, for I truly do know his logic behind it. :) We are all given certain crosses to bear. Depression, suicidal thoughts, epilepsy and cancer have been my crosses, and I am glad for each one. Each situation has given me insight and made me stronger, into the person I am today. The reason God gave me all this, is to see how well I cope with what I'm given. I have'nt always made the best decisions, but with God's grace and love, at least I'm still here to share my life's tales with all of you. :) I never once stopped believing that God loves me, and is with me. He gives me strength and courage to take on anything he throws my way!! This is my story, and I'm honored to be able to share it with you. May it give those of you with disabilities the courage to fight and rise above whatever you have. God bless you. :)




 
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jb800m

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Good thread

hope ppl will use it to show victories over their disablitiies and how god can even use them with their disablities


i am bipolar and when i first got diagnosed i got on a med tred wheel... the could help the ups but the depresspression was never really dealth with... course the help of the "ups" was be adding medication that made me a zombie... can you imagine jb so out of it he did not even throw a pie????? i had to get strength and thru time i was able to change things in my life ... i wont say i am off meds fully ( i advise that meds for a bipolar purpose are most always necessary don't take what i am saying as they are not needed pls pls) but i have found a better balance and learning more about jb daily

i dont know if i will ever be fully "healed" from it but i know that i use my humour to help ppl laugh even help them not focus on issues in their life....

Know that i still pray all the time about this

blessings
 

blue_ladybug

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Good thread

hope ppl will use it to show victories over their disablitiies and how god can even use them with their disablities


i am bipolar and when i first got diagnosed i got on a med tred wheel... the could help the ups but the depresspression was never really dealth with... course the help of the "ups" was be adding medication that made me a zombie... can you imagine jb so out of it he did not even throw a pie????? i had to get strength and thru time i was able to change things in my life ... i wont say i am off meds fully ( i advise that meds for a bipolar purpose are most always necessary don't take what i am saying as they are not needed pls pls) but i have found a better balance and learning more about jb daily

i dont know if i will ever be fully "healed" from it but i know that i use my humour to help ppl laugh even help them not focus on issues in their life....

Know that i still pray all the time about this

blessings
jb800m, yup the same happened to me with each medication change..Nope I can't imagine you not throwing pie!! LOL!! :pOur disabilities are only as bad as we make them. We can let them make us stronger, or we can throw in the towel and give up. I choose to stand strong!! Bless you for staying strong also. :) I truly believe the ONLY disability in life is a bad attitude. Attitude is important for how we choose to deal with our disabilities, and life in general. Thanks for sharing. :)
 
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jb800m

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jb800m, yup the same happened to me with each medication change..Nope I can't imagine you not throwing pie!! LOL!! :pOur disabilities are only as bad as we make them. We can let them make us stronger, or we can throw in the towel and give up. I choose to stand strong!! Bless you for staying strong also. :) I truly believe the ONLY disability in life is a bad attitude. Attitude is important for how we choose to deal with our disabilities, and life in general. Thanks for sharing. :)
by working with our strengths and not alwahys focusing on what limitations we have we do find strength and GOd is great at showing us that
 
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My mother became quite ill when I was 6 months old, I had go from a home with love to live the rest of my life without love to nurture me. It left me with disabilities in relating to other people.

I have spent a lot of time sort of spinning my wheels rather than coping by crying and with the poor me stuff. But every time I have pulled myself together to cope, every time I have turned to God to learn truth, it has made me stronger. I can even bless the trials of this. Facing them has been a blessing, too.

One day my sister who was so much younger she didn't have to face this told me "I have everything. A wonderful husband, home, and children and I am SO miserable". She has never had to grow.
 

blue_ladybug

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My mother became quite ill when I was 6 months old, I had go from a home with love to live the rest of my life without love to nurture me. It left me with disabilities in relating to other people.

I have spent a lot of time sort of spinning my wheels rather than coping by crying and with the poor me stuff. But every time I have pulled myself together to cope, every time I have turned to God to learn truth, it has made me stronger. I can even bless the trials of this. Facing them has been a blessing, too.

One day my sister who was so much younger she didn't have to face this told me "I have everything. A wonderful husband, home, and children and I am SO miserable". She has never had to grow.
redtent, crying and doing the "poor me" routine does'nt benefit the person with the disability. It simply makes them feel even more inadequate. Yes, trials are indeed blessings. It may not seem like it at the time, but they truly are blessings. The blessing comes in knowing that a trial is able to be coped with and overcome. Nothing is impossible with God's help!! Your sister sounds like she has no idea what happiness is. Some people refuse to grow in the face of their adversity. I hope someday she will realize her mistake. Thanks for sharing!! :)
 

Toska

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I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease over 17 years ago and had symptoms of the disease for several years before that. For anyone who has seen the commercials about Crohn's disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome--they are not exaggerating. Your life revolves around the restroom and it is a literal pain in the rear:)

Add to this the terrible abdominal pain (it feels like someone has a hand inside me and is squeezing my intestines as hard as they can) and it makes for some really bad days. Yes, I have gotten depressed about this. I have cried, both in pain and frustration. The frustration comes from feeling like I am ruining other people's fun when I have a flare up. Thankfully, my husband and family are very understanding and work with me when I am not feeling well. Also, the administration at my school has been wonderful about working with me--making sure my classroom is near a bathroom and that I have someone who can watch my kiddos if I need to leave urgently.

At one time, I was taking over 20 pills a day--yes, 20 pills. The problem was that they were not working. I finally told my doc that I was done with all of the meds. I only have one Rx that I take now and it is on an as needed basis. I do take OTC meds but, not all of the Rx's that my doc had me on. They made me feel even worse--there was one where I had to avoid sunlight, another made me loopy, another caused me to gain weight, and so on. Basically, the pills were keeping me from living my life. How can I go fishing and biking if I can't be in the sunlight? I can't drive if I am loopy and I surely don't like the weight gain.

My main triggers are stress, getting too hot or too cold, and food. The problem is that I cannot pinpoint any one thing in particular and remove it from my life. I wish it were that easy. I have tried so many different diets that have been recommended by people and none have worked. I just deal with it on a day to day basis and make sure there is a restroom nearby at all times. Since this deals with going #2, a lot of people do not want to hear about it. Since I look healthy, they do not understand when I am having a flare up and feel awful. I have even had people tell me that it is all in my head:mad:

But, I know I am a stronger person because of this disease. I have endured pain that other people could not handle. A woman I know who has the disease said the pain of Crohn's is worse than child birth. I have never had a child but, I can say the pain can be pretty intense so I will take her word for it. I know several people who have gotten on disability because of this disease. I have been told too many times to count that I should apply for disability. My answer is always the same--there is no way this disease is going to beat me. I am not going to give up because things can get tough at times.

I don't know if my story will encourage people or make the feel gross. I only ask that you don't feel sorry for me. God has given me something that He knows I can handle. It isn't always easy but, we get through it.

God Bless
 
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jkalyna

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Toska there's a book somewhere, I will look for it at home, about a healing this man recieved, through diet. Herbs, and vitamins. There are actual pictures of him, before and after. He said it was an autoimmune thing. So glad your saying you're not letting this get to you, believing you will get this out of your system, I'll look for it. Jesus Loves you.*
 

Toska

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Toska there's a book somewhere, I will look for it at home, about a healing this man recieved, through diet. Herbs, and vitamins. There are actual pictures of him, before and after. He said it was an autoimmune thing. So glad your saying you're not letting this get to you, believing you will get this out of your system, I'll look for it. Jesus Loves you.*
Thank you, Jkalyna. I appreciate anything that might help me with this. Jesus loves you, too:)
 
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Toska there's a book somewhere, I will look for it at home, about a healing this man recieved, through diet. Herbs, and vitamins. There are actual pictures of him, before and after. He said it was an autoimmune thing. So glad your saying you're not letting this get to you, believing you will get this out of your system, I'll look for it. Jesus Loves you.*
Perhaps you mean "The Maker's Diet" by Jordan Rubin. My Grandson cured his Crohn's with this diet. It took a long time, but better than those pit stops.

It is an expensive diet. It requires raw milk, meat from animals fed like they did years ago, eggs and chickens from free range, etc. It is still less expensive than doctor's fees and medications. Doctors say Crohns can't be cured, but my grandson cured his.
 

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Hello everyone, I decided to make this thread because I would like to know what disabilities you may have and how well (or badly) you cope with them. What are they? How do they make you feel? How do you tolerate having them?

I will begin with the story of my own disability. Around age 5 or so, I would wake up from naps drooling quite a bit and unable to talk straight. My parents took me to a neurologist, who diagnosed me with epilepsy. I grew up pretty much as an only child, because my two sisters and brother are so much older than me, and by the time I was ten or so, they had all moved out on their own. My childhood was hard, and for the huge part, very unhappy. I had seizures every day, both grand mal and petit mal. I even had seizures at school pretty much everyday also. My classmates had never seen anyone drop onto the floor and convulse into a grand mal seizure before, and they did'nt fully understand what I had. The other kids were very nasty to me--not because of my seizures, just because that's how kids act in high school!! LOL. I felt very ostracized and out of place. There was another girl at my school with epilepsy, but she never had seizures in school the way I did almost every single day.

I got shuttled from doctor to doctor, and each one put me on something different. I have been on several seizure meds in my life, and not even ONE of them worked really well. Some made me gain weight, others made me very sleepy. There was no tolerable in-between. As a child, and then a teenager, I HATED taking my meds with a passion!! I would pretend to take them if my mom was around, then I'd go downstairs to a little cubbyhole in the wall and spit them out and hide them. One day, my hiding place got discovered when my dad found it. I received quite the stern lecture from my mother about it too!!! LOL. :) She is a former nurse, and thought she always knew what was best. When we would go to the doctor's, if he or she asked me if I'd had any seizures, I would lie and say no, because I did'nt want them adding or changing my medicine. As I said, I hated taking pills.

Fast-forward a little to the year 1997. I was referred to a new neurologist, who promptly took me off Tegretol and Dilantin, and started me on Lamictal and Keppra. None of the other meds had worked, but the Lamictal and Keppra stopped my grand mals altogether!!!! I was sooo happy about that. To this day, I still have petit mals, or what I call "startle seizures" because loud, sudden noises usually trigger them. I know for some people, bright lights such as ambulance lights can trigger seizures. I've never had any problem with that. I am still on Lamictal and Keppra today. I am glad to say I am seizure-free except for the petit mals. I'm even happier because I was taking 7 pills a day a few months ago, but my doctor figured the dosage out so that now I'm only taking 3 pills a day!!! Yay!! :)

Whenever I went into a grand mal seizure, I remember thinking each time, "God please bring me out of this." And he always did. I have'nt always coped the best with my seizures. They embarass me, especially if I have one in front of somebody else. It might sound strange now, but if I did NOT have seizures anymore, it would feel strange. Strange in the sense that I've endured them since the age of five, and they are a part of me. Having epilepsy, having seizures, and even having had cancer four years ago, gives me a very compassionate, personal and first-hand stance on others who have the same disease(s). I know exactly how they feel, for I have been down that dark road of pain and loneliness and ridicule because I have a disease that no one understands. I can relate to others on a first-hand knowledge basis. Just as I know God gave me cancer for a specific reason, he also gave me epilepsy for a certain reason.

Please dont think I'm being bold or arrogant when I say I know his reasons, for I truly do know his logic behind it. :) We are all given certain crosses to bear. Depression, suicidal thoughts, epilepsy and cancer have been my crosses, and I am glad for each one. Each situation has given me insight and made me stronger, into the person I am today. The reason God gave me all this, is to see how well I cope with what I'm given. I have'nt always made the best decisions, but with God's grace and love, at least I'm still here to share my life's tales with all of you. :) I never once stopped believing that God loves me, and is with me. He gives me strength and courage to take on anything he throws my way!! This is my story, and I'm honored to be able to share it with you. May it give those of you with disabilities the courage to fight and rise above whatever you have. God bless you. :)




This was an another amazing chapter in your story on your struggles, and your faith in God that allowed you to overcome adversity. You are an inspiration to others.
 

blue_ladybug

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This was an another amazing chapter in your story on your struggles, and your faith in God that allowed you to overcome adversity. You are an inspiration to others.

tourist, thank you!! I have two other threads that I have yet to write, but am going to start working on them tomorrow. One is going to be on depression, the other on suicide. I am hoping my battles are inspiring others to keep on fighting!! :)
 
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jkalyna

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Perhaps you mean "The Maker's Diet" by Jordan Rubin. My Grandson cured his Crohn's with this diet. It took a long time, but better than those pit stops.

It is an expensive diet. It requires raw milk, meat from animals fed like they did years ago, eggs and chickens from free range, etc. It is still less expensive than doctor's fees and medications. Doctors say Crohns can't be cured, but my grandson cured his.
This is the one, Thank you RedTent. *WEll if it worked for 2 people then, it does work. *The thing I didn't like with the book is saying to eat like dirt, from the benefits, but there are dangers in this. Risky, it needs to be read up about eating that, and it is possible of course, with the right dirt. This is a combination of things, and not one specifically cures, as to *he mentions mushrooms, they could be bought in a supermarket, and they are not expensive, but possibly these could of cured it, as the diet is a combination of things, where half of the things would benefit, and some not, so it would be beneficial to try it, and see how the body responds to it. Thanks again, and maybe Toska and you can P.M. more info. as to everyone would want each of our brothers, and sisters to be healthy. God Bless you.*
 

angelpie

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Well I have Learning Disabilty , coping I try staying positive & learning new things. Try giving it up to God & mediate & keep smiling.
 
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persNickety

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Hello everyone, I decided to make this thread because I would like to know what disabilities you may have and how well (or badly) you cope with them. What are they? How do they make you feel? How do you tolerate having them?

I will begin with the story of my own disability. Around age 5 or so, I would wake up from naps drooling quite a bit and unable to talk straight. My parents took me to a neurologist, who diagnosed me with epilepsy. I grew up pretty much as an only child, because my two sisters and brother are so much older than me, and by the time I was ten or so, they had all moved out on their own. My childhood was hard, and for the huge part, very unhappy. I had seizures every day, both grand mal and petit mal. I even had seizures at school pretty much everyday also. My classmates had never seen anyone drop onto the floor and convulse into a grand mal seizure before, and they did'nt fully understand what I had. The other kids were very nasty to me--not because of my seizures, just because that's how kids act in high school!! LOL. I felt very ostracized and out of place. There was another girl at my school with epilepsy, but she never had seizures in school the way I did almost every single day.

I got shuttled from doctor to doctor, and each one put me on something different. I have been on several seizure meds in my life, and not even ONE of them worked really well. Some made me gain weight, others made me very sleepy. There was no tolerable in-between. As a child, and then a teenager, I HATED taking my meds with a passion!! I would pretend to take them if my mom was around, then I'd go downstairs to a little cubbyhole in the wall and spit them out and hide them. One day, my hiding place got discovered when my dad found it. I received quite the stern lecture from my mother about it too!!! LOL. :) She is a former nurse, and thought she always knew what was best. When we would go to the doctor's, if he or she asked me if I'd had any seizures, I would lie and say no, because I did'nt want them adding or changing my medicine. As I said, I hated taking pills.

Fast-forward a little to the year 1997. I was referred to a new neurologist, who promptly took me off Tegretol and Dilantin, and started me on Lamictal and Keppra. None of the other meds had worked, but the Lamictal and Keppra stopped my grand mals altogether!!!! I was sooo happy about that. To this day, I still have petit mals, or what I call "startle seizures" because loud, sudden noises usually trigger them. I know for some people, bright lights such as ambulance lights can trigger seizures. I've never had any problem with that. I am still on Lamictal and Keppra today. I am glad to say I am seizure-free except for the petit mals. I'm even happier because I was taking 7 pills a day a few months ago, but my doctor figured the dosage out so that now I'm only taking 3 pills a day!!! Yay!! :)

Whenever I went into a grand mal seizure, I remember thinking each time, "God please bring me out of this." And he always did. I have'nt always coped the best with my seizures. They embarass me, especially if I have one in front of somebody else. It might sound strange now, but if I did NOT have seizures anymore, it would feel strange. Strange in the sense that I've endured them since the age of five, and they are a part of me. Having epilepsy, having seizures, and even having had cancer four years ago, gives me a very compassionate, personal and first-hand stance on others who have the same disease(s). I know exactly how they feel, for I have been down that dark road of pain and loneliness and ridicule because I have a disease that no one understands. I can relate to others on a first-hand knowledge basis. Just as I know God gave me cancer for a specific reason, he also gave me epilepsy for a certain reason.

Please dont think I'm being bold or arrogant when I say I know his reasons, for I truly do know his logic behind it. :) We are all given certain crosses to bear. Depression, suicidal thoughts, epilepsy and cancer have been my crosses, and I am glad for each one. Each situation has given me insight and made me stronger, into the person I am today. The reason God gave me all this, is to see how well I cope with what I'm given. I have'nt always made the best decisions, but with God's grace and love, at least I'm still here to share my life's tales with all of you. :) I never once stopped believing that God loves me, and is with me. He gives me strength and courage to take on anything he throws my way!! This is my story, and I'm honored to be able to share it with you. May it give those of you with disabilities the courage to fight and rise above whatever you have. God bless you. :)




My goodness you were hit hard. I definitely identified with the Grand Mals- when I used to go into one most often I was alone, and I prayed to God that I get through it and wake out of it. There was one time, just before I went unconscious, I told God, 'OK I am in Your Hands now, I cannot help myself', and I had let go and went into the seizure. I have also struggled with suicidal thoughts and depression. Anxiety of having a seizure would keep me awake which would cause the seizure due to lack of sleep and stress. It was a bad cycle. I am so glad to hear that everything you've gone through helped you get stronger!
 

blue_ladybug

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My goodness you were hit hard. I definitely identified with the Grand Mals- when I used to go into one most often I was alone, and I prayed to God that I get through it and wake out of it. There was one time, just before I went unconscious, I told God, 'OK I am in Your Hands now, I cannot help myself', and I had let go and went into the seizure. I have also struggled with suicidal thoughts and depression. Anxiety of having a seizure would keep me awake which would cause the seizure due to lack of sleep and stress. It was a bad cycle. I am so glad to hear that everything you've gone through helped you get stronger!
persnickety, thank you!! Yeah, it was'nt until 1997 that I finally got put on the one medicine that was able to finally stop my grand mals once and for all. I still have the petit mals nearly every day, though. I dont know if you have read my other two threads, one on my battle with uterine cancer, and the other on my life-long battle with depression. Within the next few days, I am going to write about my battle with sucidal thoughts/attempts, as well as the loss of family and friends to suicide. If you have'nt already, please go and read them. They are both in the Miscellaneous forum, and are entitled "Depression: A Ladybug's True Story of Dark vs Light" and "blue_ladybug's uterine cancer battle." Thanks. :)
 

angelpie

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yes, I have LD but it does not stop me from trying everyday to Learn & stand of for myself & others.
 

jogoldie

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My disability was a result of a recent accident...i have broken my whole left side......from my eye to the top of my foot...
and everything in between....it has only been 6 months and now the only repairing needed is my knee wont bend....
Its getting there but it does cause me to be creative in my activity....you see ive been an athlete alll my life...
Constantly moving and looking for something to keep me busy....but now I have to use this cane...which makes
it dificult to get down the beach.....I refuse to stop going and I feel the swimming is good theraphy...
So I pack up all the children and we trudge down....makes me appreciate all the years ive been active....
taking it for granted at times....but I will continue to swim..and push this body till God says rest....
And then this golf cart my soninlaw got me.....im driving that thing everywhere.....its not my bike....
But it is fun.....so it sounds like I,m not suffering at all...even makes me feel like this doesnt even count as a
disability...God has managed to make this tragedy into blessings....because if I wasnt forced to slow down...
I woukd have never found this site...or got so much more beach time...and im even reading more scripture....
So im thanking God for my disability....and limping along.....
To all of my brothers and sisters with real disabling disabilities my prayers go out to you all...may you find
strength and joy.....God intend for you....because I have a new understanding for your struggles...
peace....jo
 

blue_ladybug

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yes, I have LD but it does not stop me from trying everyday to Learn & stand of for myself & others.
​angelpie, that's good. We can never ever give up even when we want to because God will ALWAYS bring us through our tough times. :)
 

blue_ladybug

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My disability was a result of a recent accident...i have broken my whole left side......from my eye to the top of my foot...
and everything in between....it has only been 6 months and now the only repairing needed is my knee wont bend....
Its getting there but it does cause me to be creative in my activity....you see ive been an athlete alll my life...
Constantly moving and looking for something to keep me busy....but now I have to use this cane...which makes
it dificult to get down the beach.....I refuse to stop going and I feel the swimming is good theraphy...
So I pack up all the children and we trudge down....makes me appreciate all the years ive been active....
taking it for granted at times....but I will continue to swim..and push this body till God says rest....
And then this golf cart my soninlaw got me.....im driving that thing everywhere.....its not my bike....
But it is fun.....so it sounds like I,m not suffering at all...even makes me feel like this doesnt even count as a
disability...God has managed to make this tragedy into blessings....because if I wasnt forced to slow down...
I woukd have never found this site...or got so much more beach time...and im even reading more scripture....
So im thanking God for my disability....and limping along.....
To all of my brothers and sisters with real disabling disabilities my prayers go out to you all...may you find
strength and joy.....God intend for you....because I have a new understanding for your struggles...
peace....jo
jogoldie, amen sister!! We need to keep trudging along as you said. God makes all tragedies into blessings. It may not seem that way at the time, though, but every hardship is a blessing. I believe the ONLY disability in a person's life is the bad attitude with which some approach their troubles. You gotta keep the positive thing goin' on!! :)