By Dr. Julie Ann Allender
|Dr. Julie Ann Allender with Sasha and Bailey!|
It is a strange way to think for many, but being disabled means I must be able to face challenges that others never face. I once said to a friend that I can spend 2-3 hours a day just doing things that need to be done for whatever I need to do: special drops in the eyes, massaging my neuropathy, eating special foods, preparing special foods, using a medical device, etc. Each time I am doing one of these extra things I know it is part of my day, but also taking away time I could be walking, reading a book, talking on the phone, emailing, etc. That means also that I have to get everything else done that people who are not disabled get done with fewer hours to do it.