I am continually struggling these days, I struggle with people treating me like I’m broken. Ironically I feel pretty good about myself right now and what I’m doing and how I’m managing with things, but there a lot of people who don’t get that. Sometimes I’m even treated like I’m mentally deficient because clearly if I have a physical disability I must not be mentally capable either. Try as I might I can’t shrug these people off, the truth is they get to me and I don’t know how to stop them from getting to me.
The more people treat me like I am broken the more I start to believe that I am. I don’t mean people who are legitimately asking about my health or taking how I feel into account, those people are angels. I mean the people who assume I’m useless without ever bothering to get to know me. My body may be broken, but I am not because I am not my body. Inside I’m stronger then you can even imagine. I have been bent and stretched and expanded in every way but I have held strong and refused to break (not yet anyway).