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by Buddy
4 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The stress in my househld is about to do me in!
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

The stress in my househld is about to do me in!

Perhaps I should take this into the chatroom, but I have a hard time getting the details off my chest in a dialogue. Lately, Ive realized that my attempts to lose weight have gone in the opposite direction. I can't let this happen, my wheelchair is at the limit for the doors in my house. The only be...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what next?
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: what next?

I so identify with your poem, and as much as I loathe the idea that we all think alike, I suspect that a number of people dealing with a disability would/will identify, too. Only after some reflection, I've decided that I don't think ignorance should be defined as being without knowledge, since igno...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouraging people to come to the forums
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re: Encouraging people to come to the forums

Ragman,
Thank you for sharing so much. I find the forums very helpful when I need to vent, scream, cry, what ever.
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adaptive Home Solutions
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: Adaptive Home Solutions

This website was a pleasure to read. I rent a bedroom in my mother's bunglow-style house. The only modification has been a wooden deck and key-operated wheelchair lift installed in front. It has proven to be well worth it, even though there's annual maintenance, and neighborhood toddlers being disap...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Financial Abuse of Elders and the Vulnerable
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: Financial Abuse of Elders and the Vulnerable

Thank you for this post. I, too, have witnessed such abuse, some financial, some emotional, even from the children of some of my loved ones. Sometimes I wonder if I would be so aware if I wasn't also disabled and vulnerable, and can at least partially relate. I had a relative whose life savings was ...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: Happiness

Thank you for this post. Very often, I need this reminder. Sometimes there are circumstances beyond our disabilities that prevent us (at the moment) from pulling up stakes and moving to a better situation. That's when I plug in headphones and play angry rock music or lose myself in a funny book or a...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do/where to go, when the medical system tosses you to the wind?
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

Re: What to do/where to go, when the medical system tosses you to the wind?

Durzo,

First, I'm sorry that I didn't respond sooner, I've been offline a while. Second, I am so sorry about the treatment you're getting. It sounds like a nightmare. My heart truly goes out to you.
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presumptions and the Ignorant
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Presumptions and the Ignorant

Durzo, thank you so much for your response; it really helps me feel not so alone in my frustrations.
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presumptions and the Ignorant
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Presumptions and the Ignorant

When I was a child, my family could only afford one car, which my father drove to work every day, including weekends, when he worked a second job. Thus, we had to rely on the city bus a lot, and more often, we walked. Years later, I remember an instance when a friend of my mother's drove past us as ...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouraging each other
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Encouraging each other

What a beautiful expression! Thank you very much!
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouraging each other
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Encouraging each other

Yesterday, while I was on my weekly trek through the supermarket to buy weekly groceries for my household, pushing a shopping cart with my wheelchair, a woman with a walker approached me and said seeing me was inspiring, because she'd been sitting at home, feeling sorry for herself, because she was ...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: Philosophy, sociology, and psychology.
Topic: Optimist or Pessimist
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: Optimist or Pessimist

I so enjoyed your post! I recently (like, this morning), realized that my constant contact with a hater (that is, a pessimist who refused to keep it to himself), had begun turning me into a pessimist. Although the only step I've taken to turn things around is to break off that damaging influence, th...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: Humor
Topic: Catch Phrase Competition
Replies: 5
Views: 7304

Re: Catch Phrase Competition

I don't visit the chat room as often as I'd like, but I've discovered that instead of posting individual hellos to everyone (I'm so afraid I'll miss someone), that I've been saying, "Hi' everybody!" No big deal, right? Except it occurs to me that the voice in my head is that of Jennifer Coolidge fro...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Public Transport
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Public Transport

Locally, I use a paratransit service that, nine times out of ten, has been good for me and my wheelchair. I must admit, the idea of travelling outside of my city hasn't even occurred to me in the six years I've been disabled, probably because I'm too broke to go anywhere. :( But, the biggest problem...
by Buddy
5 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting again; I feel scared, helpless, and p*ssed!
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: Venting again; I feel scared, helpless, and p*ssed!

I want to thank y'all for your more-than-encouraging responses. I'm so thankful for this site, forum, and chat room.

I hope I can be as helpful to others, too.

Take care.