i was JUDGED last week by a disability officer…and forgot to tell you all.
i was out with my OT …and we literally MET the lady.
within minutes the “lady” asked me if i could go on a fundraising walk with “us”…i told her that my legs were crap, would take me to the car and then home to sleep….
and she didn’t take me seriously…so i had to tell her that i was serious!
her answer…and i joke you not…”but look at you! you have your make -up on and all? I thought you don’t look that disabled!”.
i was so GUNKED it was less energy to let it go.
she then got right into my face about you need to hire a mobility scooter…told me where…how great they were….(all the time me cringing, as a motorised scooter is a LATER option for me, and have my wheelchair, but choose to try to keep it for away days for as long as can.
now i am SHOCKED when i replay the event.
although my OT knew how overwhelmed i was by the person.
THIS was my “glam” look on the day.
i find instant JUDGMENTS or ASSESSMENTS on my condition best done by my neurosurgeon…and usually unrelated to the make up i have on that day…