I love this post. It suits me to a T. My rheumatoid arthritis is just such a disease. I don’t “look sick”. But I may have a hard time walking, especially after getting out of a vehicle.
I will use the handicap stall in the ladies room, so that I can hold the handrails to get up and down, and have more space to maneuver.
I will always use a cart in the store so I can put my handbag in it and hold onto to the handle bar. And use a cushion when I kneel (if I can get down to the ground) in the garden. And get a step stool rather than reach up over my head for something on a shelf. And maybe I will ask for help.
So when you see someone in the handicap parking spot, or in the handicap bathroom stall, or using a ramp rather than the stairs, do not assume they are lazy.
What would you have to do differently if you only had 12 spoons today?
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