Update on Renovation
The contractor came and made a list and measured so he could order all the handicap stuff, the shower, pedistal sink and handicap commode and measured the storm door to get ready for the ramp. He said it takes about a week for the handicap stuff to come in and that he should be starting the next week. All I can say is thank you Lord and thank you for the prayers.
It was hard to explain to someone who is not disabled or chronically ill why this hurt me so. It was treating disabled, chronically ill, and seniors as if they were not important. It was an attitude of making it where I could take a shower or helping another senior have a new porch and ramp because theirs was so rickety it was like it might fall in and other jobs for the disabled and chronically ill…were just not important. It diminished me and diminishes others like me and made me feel unworthy and I had to fight hard to not let it do that to me.
Those that are disabled and chronically ill can tell you that it is hard enough losing part of the control in your life and depending on others and not being able to do for yourself a lot of things. But, then to be treated like second class people is devastating. I have had people tell me in the past that we disabled and chronically ill should just get over losing control in our lives. And my experience has been that those are the very people that will have the hardest time when they get where they can not do because they think that is so easy to do. It is a pervasive attitude with some people concerning the disabled, chronically ill or seniors and it is sad that people do not take the time to try to understand.
And it showed me how much the prayers affected this situation when the man told my son that he was lucky because the job he was doing now…not a COG job for the disabled…just a regular construction job…when he told them that COG wanted him to start now and explained what the job was, the person the work was being done for told him to go ahead and take off and knock this job out at my house. It says to me that the power of prayer is very strong and it also says that the man the work is being done for has a heart and cares about disabled and chronically ill and seniors and is willing to let them be taken care of first. I know God will bless him for that too.
- Through The Eyes Of The Chronically Ill or Disabled (workthedream.wordpress.com)
- Chronic Illness Is A Roller Coaster Ride (workthedream.wordpress.com)
- Chronic Illness Tip: Pick your support system carefully (theadventuresofarthritisnfibromyalgia.wordpress.com)
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