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PostSubject: Living with a disability?   Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:30 am

Do you or anyone you know live life with a disability?
Can you still live life to the full?
Do people with disabilities get enough support?
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:53 am

Missus bat has considerable joint pain, has a replacement hip and a knee and can only walk any distance with a stick.

Because she is able to breathe sitting-up they stopped her DLA over a year ago and she now gets no disability benefeit whatsoever and relies wholly on my support.
The whole disabled community is being made to pay to save the authorities the bother of rooting out the real cheats and scroungers and it looks like that is only going to get worse. Blue parking badges are the next thing they are about to grab back.
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Do you or anyone you know live life with a disability?
Yes. I have a friend that is confined to a wheel chair. And I have another friend that is disabled because of severe arthritis.
Can you still live life to the full?
Obviously not.
Do people with disabilities get enough support?
I believe they do ok in Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:44 pm

They are talking of charging you now for blue badges Mr Bat.
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:10 am

The blue badge not totally free now,
Just popped downstairs to ask missus bat she says it was £2-50 last time.
That probably doesn't even cover the admin costs in todays world and if it was simply an increase in price we would be happy to bear that.
What we really fear is that they are also talking about restricting who can get them.
The extra distance walking caused by not be able to park in reserved areas would be a huge limit for my wife to the point she would probably have to consider getting one of those horrible mobility scooters.

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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:05 pm

my husband and i cared for my severley disabled son at home up until he died in 2010.

He was 20 yrs old when he died and although we managed to get an extension and some equiptment to help take care of him, the actual hands on help didnt start until he was almost 19 yrs old.

The sad fact is you may wait a long time for equiptment for kids, but i was told once they hit adult hood the funds simply arnt there and they are put on the back burner, its a damned disgrace xxx
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:12 pm

I suffer with Schizophrenia and other mental health issues and also physical. But I got a lot of support from my dad who keeps me going living life through the fullest without feeling depressed like I used to thanks to him now that I'm doing much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:49 pm

pleased to here it tomanag Surprised xxx
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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:58 am

Having support is what can often make the difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Living with a disability?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:32 am

It does good to be able to talk about these things. thatnk you for sharing, Steel Bat, Woo and Tomonag.

I have suffered with knee joint problems, but my situation has improved a lot over the years. I recommend Udo's Oil, available in health stores - to use as a salad oil and to rub in. It needs to be kept in a fridge. Also flax-seed oil is very good.

It's possible to see quite a lot of improvement in just two weeks, using the Udos' oil. Also good for arthritis is to make sure to avoid foods that cause inflammation and concentrate on the good ones. Foods that make the system more alkaline such as fruits and veg. Cabbage and broccoli are good for combating inflammatory conditions. Acid-forming foods, such as sugary, cakes pies etc are not good. i went off eating meat and am almost toatllly vegetarian , except for loads of fish. I do think that has helped too. Also, every so often, I go on gluten-free bread. I think that's good too,as it gives the system a rest from having to digest bread that is high in gluten, which can be acid-forming.


There's a book called "The Perricone Promise" by Nicholas Perricone, that explains a lot about foods that can make inflammatory conditions worse. It's probably the most boring book that has ever been written, but the information in it is brilliant. Smile
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