Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The little things!

It has been a couple of days since I have been on to write anything. There have been quite a few things going through my mind. I have been working with my thoughts so that's why I haven't written. I am in about the same place, but am working so when I work, it forces me to get back to things that I hold important to me.

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with someone newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What a wonderful conversation it was - at least for me. I don't know what she took from it, but it is amazing how much I gained from her. Each person with MS gets it in a different way than the other. I think the hardest thing for her as well as myself was the fact that others don't understand it. I was telling her how I myself feel when I go out to WalMart and park in a handicap parking space and see people behind me drive my and later get out of there car with a wheelchair. The looks on their face is that of - You aren't disabled because I don't see your wheelchair. It is amazing to me how people who are total strangers are able to be so insensitive. It is also amazing that people who care and love us most are also insensitive as they don't have the slightest clue of it all! Well, considering I am at work, I will finish this post later on, but I had to get this much out!


  1. Just so long as you have a disabled parking permit you are entitled to park in those convenient spots. If you don't have one, no matter what your disability, you are not. For many years my MS was invisible to others, but I had my permit and I parked close. Remember, it's not how tired you are going IN to the store, but how tired you are coming OUT that matters. And for a person in a wheelchair it really is easier than walking. I know that too, from experience. So don't worry about what others think - just be legal about it.

    Besides, you're still working. You have to conserve your energy!

  2. Lol, thanks Webster! You are right! I shouldn't care about what others think. I have had my decal for almost four years and just started to utilize it this past year out of the fear of falling down or draining myself of what energy I had available. Legal is the only way to go!

    Here in SC it is very, very hot right now as well as most areas. You won't have to tell me twice these days to use it as I do almost every chance I get (which by the way is very few - there aren't many parks it seems and the ones that there are are always taken lol).