Posts tagged disabled
Posts tagged disabled
” It is now widely accepted that the Work Capability Assessment is deeply flawed and is causing harm to many vulnerable people.
Countless articles and reports have been written, statistics quoted, consultations, debates and discussions held, all to no avail. The WCA continues.
The People’s Review is presented in order to show the reality of going through the Work Capability Assessment for those who are living with sickness and disability every day. In their own words.
Real people, real experiences, real illnesses and disabilities. And very real and serious consequences.
This Review is dedicated to all those who are suffering, have suffered and those who have died whilst going through this inhumane process.”
Click image to download a full copy of The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment.
This article is very interesting and highlights that M.E/CFS isn’t just ‘feeling a bit tired all the time’. It also shows there is light at the end of the tunnel for some sufferers. As we know some of us do recover from the illness, some have periods of remission then flare ups, some have it all the time but to varying degrees and some of us have it full on, unrelenting and constant.
I fall into the third category, but when I have ‘lighter’ M.E periods my other illnesses pick up the slack, which my neurologist says is typical of those of us who have other integrated illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, IBS etc..
So sadly her story isn’t typical (especially as she was a top athlete prior to the CFS hitting) is inspirational and goes further to prove the validity of the condition and how it can affect people.
Hope you find it as interesting as I do, whether your interest is M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cycling, Paralympics, or just sport in general.
I’m absolutely disgusted with Melanie Phillips and her bigoted, small minded and quite frankly reprehensible comments in her article about Disability in the Daily Mail. Here comes the start of the ‘If those disabled people can become Paralympians then why can’t the rest of you?’ along with the fact that she basically calls anyone who isn’t a paralympian or in full time work a lazy, worthless scrounger….oh and most of us are faking being to ill to work, apparently all we need is determination and then we will achieve ‘great things’ and will be back being ‘worthwhile’ members of society.
As much as the Paralympics are breaking down barriers and helping the general public revise their view of disability, the likes of this pathetic woman are building them back up and reinforcing them with lies and exaggerations which just go to demonise people like me!
I could write an entire thesis on this topic but I think I’ve made my point…for the moment ;)
What if you’re embarrassed or in denial about your chronic illness? I receive this question all the time. What do you do when you’re embarrassed by your body’s ailments? What do you do?
Chronic illness brings about new insecurities that healthy individuals don’t have to battle, new…