Hi there folks.
I was diagnosed with PPMS nearly 8 years ago. Lost my job & driving licence. Now I have people claiming I can’t class myself as disabled, if I got my driving licence back & still walk with walking sticks.
Apparently I have a wheelchair & a rollator to pretend. A disabled person, should be someone who has a carer & others to do things for them. This came from someone diagnosed with RRMS 35 years ago & still able to walk without a stick. Someone who gets others to do everything for them & pretends NOT to be disabled!!! Claiming it belittles them, to be classed as disabled.
Being disabled, doesn’t make me ashamed. When I fall, I tell people I have Multiple Sclerosis. I help out at the local MS group, plus raise money & awareness. Be loud & proud of your problems. Hiding it, helps nobody! Those who think they are more or less disabled, are misleading themselves.
Terry is disabled & proud!