I agree with you about the kids. They are so precious and should not have to go through the things they do.
As for the comment ( you can handle it ) I too hate that statement and have come to figure out that the ones that say it have never gone through anything like we are.
I have never done anything to hurt my body - drugs, alchohol etc. I was always one of the good kids - which sometimes I think I should have really lived it up when I could have. Any way I always thought I was doing the right thing.
I still do think that but this is what I was dealt -Mild MD as a child -weak 20s and 30s (didn't know it was MD til I was late 20s after I had kids - my mother was in denial)-bad 40s and explodded in the 50s-1st child a miscarriage-2nd child ok -3rd has MD, 4th born with Cystic Fibrosis (this came out of know where) I was 24 - My dad died when I was 30 of heart attack he was 51. Daughter passed away after many years of illness in 1996 at age 19. This was May 13th -same day my mom had alcohol seisure and was put in the hospital same floor that my daughter had been in-intervention followed the next week. same week my mother-in-law passed away after a 2 month coma(aneurism) on May 16th.Then in 1997 father-in-law moved in with us-he passed away a year later in our home Lung disease - then on May 14th 2003 my husband, mom, brother and I were in an auto accident in South Carolina(brother driving)my mom was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out the back window and died - in 2008 this same brother died of a heart attack at age 58 - wow but I handled it ok?????? I'm sure I forgot some but you get the picture. We call may-13th to the 18th our week from hell!!!!
Oh and lets not forget speaking of children. My grandson born in 2006-has cerebral palsy-not birth defect-delivery gone wrong. Then in 2008 his mother (my 1st daughter)
was hit by a snowmobile driven by a 10 year old and almost died ( broken back,ribs and left arm, and messed up leg that eventually sent a clot to her lung that would not dissolve- had an operation in San diego in 2010-on lungs from that accident. She's ok so to speak but still messed up.
My daughter with CF figured out long ago -either you can laugh or you can cry and we chose laughter(at least most of the time).
As for the parking thing. I get the same thing - I can't get in and out of our car anymore by my self but I can walk(with 1 or 2 arm crutches) some distance and can do farely well if I have a cart to push. But people are still cruel-they usually don't see the crutch in the cart. And then you have the ones that will sit in their cars till you get out to see if you are handicapped. OMG Really????
Anyway-now I got my vent out for my May week from hell among other days. Even if no one reads this I feel better.
Mandy-thank you from one who understands and your posts certainly have helped me-there is nothing like someone who really understands.Especially the things that you think- am I the only one -like walking better bare foot etc.
Any way I hope I didn't ramble on too long - Later Dreaman