Originally Posted by sickandtired99
maybe it should be titled how do you cope or survive with a disability?
I do not know what your disability is but I myself is disabled due to several different conditions. Coping with a disability is difficult to say the least.
I was humbled the first time after I was discharged out of the military when I took a class for disabled people. Some of my classmates were much more disabled than me and our class counsler was a quadraplegic. I learned that I was fortunate to have many years of normal life until 25 while some of these people had been dealing with their disabilities all of their lives.
I was able to get a job and continue my life in a mostly normal fashion until I suffered a setback and lost my job to my disability. At this point I was declared fully disabled. I deal with mobility issues and pain daily.
I believe that I am fortunate to have a faithful wife and can wake up every day and not wonder where my next meal is comming from. I also am thankful that I can still get around and participate in life within my limitations.
I try to stay active in a church and participate there knowing that if I need assistance some of the people there would be ready to help me out.
My doctor says my job today is to stay in the best shape possible so I work out within my limitations. This helps me mentally also.
I live each day as it comes and do get down, usually when the pain is at it's worst. I just try to believe tomorrow will be better and I will be pain free.