I’m still the same person, too. I’m still smart and gorgeous. Men still flirt with me. I’m still a hard worker. I still love doing DIY projects, though I need to figure out workarounds sometimes. This past December, I went to my ten year reunion. People were curious, but it was great. On the dance floor, I spun around and around to Hey Ya, drink sloshing between my legs, a group of classmates circling me, yelling and clapping. Needing a wheelchair isn’t the end of life. It is the beginning of a newly mobile life. You may never need a wheelchair. Or, you might need one. But it will be okay. It will keep you in the game. It will help you keep disability from ruining your life.
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If there’s one answer of mine on here I wish people would read, it’s this. This is so important. This is my life, and I want people to get it right. To not view needing a wheelchair as some kind of loss or death. So that people like you don’t fear the chair, so new chair users understand what a miracle their it is. So ableds see how disabled people view their own lives, and so ableds stop creating their own narratives of disability. Fibromyalgia is primarily a neurological brain disorder. It is seven times more likely to strike women than men, and it doesn’t matter what nationality you are.