It’s All Different Now
Having an accident in which you will never fully recover is an extremely difficult thing to accept. Being able to recognise the change of life style is so hard to do.
What Makes Me Cranky
Ever since my accident and not being able to speak, one of the hardest things to get used to is having people anticipate what you’re thinking or about to spell out a comment on the communication board.
Not being able to speak has so many pitfalls people in general never think of. Just to convey in your own words a message has so much power. To take that away from you is something people never think about.
Phone, Fax, Internet, Social Media
These are my opinions of the major events to change communication. I remember as a youth having to walk to the corner approximately 200 yards or 183 meters from where I lived to use a public telephone box. In those years homes were not supplied with telephones.
When I came home from the nursing home I had no means of transport. I was supplied taxi vouchers by the Military, I was kept waiting for a cab frequently. A handicapped cab was harder to order due to the availability and many it was times late to arrive.
It ended up being an frustrating day. I had to plan my day around the availability of the taxi, which I was able to access in my wheelchair. The taxi could be very unreliable at times, leaving me to wait up to 3 hours. It made an enjoyable day out turn into a nightmare. Continue reading
Anticipation Of Your Answer
Not being able to speak has so many pit falls people never think of. Just to convey in your own words has so much power and to take that away from you is something people never think about. For a carer especially to constantly attempt to anticipate your answer to a question they have asked is so infuriating. If they’re not going to allow you time to answer why ask. Continue reading