In a previous sharepost I talked about being judged for taking narcotics. Being judged for not working goes right along with it. There are lots of people who think I should still be working. I've been cut down because I'm now on disabilty. I guess I don't look like what they think disabled people should look like. I worked until 2005 when I just couldn't stand it anymore. Working made my pain much worse. I worked as a secretary in the ER and we worked 12 hour shifts. I don't know how I did it for as long as I did it. Pure stubborness, I guess. I don't understand why people don't just mind their own business. I also don't understand why people think they have the right to judge in the first place. They should all keep their opinions to themselves. I try to hide the fact that I'm in pain. Maybe that is why people think I'm "normal". Believe me I would rather not be in pain. I would go back to work in a heartbeat. Why would I choose to be on disability and have less money? I'm sure there are people who fake it and get disabilty because they are lazy and don't want to work. I'm not one of them. I was planning to work in the ER until I was retirement age.I loved my job and I still dream about it. I worked there for 20 years. I hate staying at home not being able to do much. We pain patients have enough problems to deal with without other people making it worse.
Published On: September 17, 2008