Blogger, wheelchair user, newly formed disability activist and general lover of all things Prosecco-like! https://topladytalks.com/
Lately disabled due to a spinal fracture, I now blog about my life, disability issues and anything else I see from beneath what I lovingly call my 'invisibility cloak'. (So-called as nobody notices me in my power chair, so I can see what others often miss....)
As a wheelchair user due to chronic pain, I find the self same discrimination within my own social circle. They sometimes make comments about the appearance of a disabled person in the news and make assumptions about them based on their appearance.
In many ways, the meaning of the word 'cost' to me is the 'cost' of losing my independence, my ability to walk, my hard-earned career and the 'cost' to my partner and family of my intense, chronic pain needing continuous care. But there is also a financial cost to being disabled that I never even thought about before, but that very quickly became apparent.
23/07/2017 19:07 BST
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