10 Disadvantages To Being Disabled

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My name is Mike and here are  10 Disadvantages To Being Disabled. There are obviously loads more. I couldn’t name them all as the humungous number would break the Internet. In an attempt to be fair I have also posted here 10 Advantages of Being Disabled.

I have been disabled for over 25 years. For the last 10, I have been paralysed from the neck down. So I have an idea of the daily challenges faced by the disabled. I think it’s essential to have a sense of humour. I use it as a coping mechanism. Making people smile gives me great pleasure. So this article is written tongue in cheek. Serious content matter delivered with a smile.  

1) I can’t scratch my nose
This really does drive me crazy

2)  Adult naptime is somewhat awkward.
Pity really as I was getting quite good at it

3) Pitying looks from passers-by
I’ve even heard people saying “Aw isn’t it a shame”.

4)  People assume I’m stupid

They see that I am physically disabled and assume my brain is too

5)  I can’t go for a walk on the beach when I’m stressed  

I come from a coastal town called Southport. I used to love walking down the beach. Unfortunately, my current method of perambulation is a big heavy electric wheelchair. Now I would like to make it clear taking such a behemoth on to soft sand is a really bad idea. 

6) Unable to play with the latest gadgets
I cannot push buttons et cetera so why can do is stare at the latest tech.

7) My medication interferes with my ablutions

8)  Unable to go out on a whim
I can’t suddenly decide that I want to go out for a curry. I would have to organise an adapted taxi and cancel the carers and so on

9)  Going on holiday is very difficult and expensive
I require carers, a hoist and air mattress which works out to cost a fortune.

10) I have to go to bed at the same time every night
I have to be hoisted into bed which requires the assistance of a carer. Of course, these things have to be scheduled in advance.

The 10 disadvantages above are my opinions regarding my disability. I hope you have learnt a few things and smiled a few times. Please take a look at our other disabled related articles here

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