Dynamic/Invisible Disability

HAVING BEEN DECLARED DISABLED—I FOUGHT IT FOR TWO YEARS UNTIL I COULDN’T DO THE NEXT AVAILABLE JOB ANYMORE—I STILL HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE WHY I CAN’T DRIVE (PARKINSON’S, DIABETES, EYESIGHT). BUT THEY DO SEE MY CANE AND HOW I WALK AND BREATHE. EXPLAINING CHRONIC DEPRESSION, HOWEVER—IS MY DYNAMIC DISABILITY! WE FEEL FOR YOU, ABIGAIL!

No Half Measures

I’ve written a lot about labels and fitting into groups of people or feeling a part of a group of people. I think that means I think about it a lot. Bottom line, as I’ve said over and over, belonging and feeling accepted is fundamental and words/labels really do matter, especially when you are a person who doesn’t fit neatly into a category.

Who fits neatly into a category?

Anyway, I digress but the obvious answer is NO, no person fits neatly into one category unless they create that category specifically for themselves.

In 2017, after I had lived with MBC for 90 days, I qualified for private disability income under an insurance policy that we’d purchased when I was still young and healthy. In 2018, after I had lived with MBC for five (5) months, I qualified for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income because of all the funds…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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