I had read Dressing While Disabled by JustStimming a while back, and it had nudged me into seeing how much we “able-bodied” take for granted about pretty much everything. Seriously, we do. We wake up, get out of bed (with varying degrees of ease, but it’s usually easy), shower, dress, eat, etc., without thinking about it. We just DO things as we move through our day. Because of this post, it’s something I’m now aware of – but it’s a spotty, temporary awareness, that pops in and out of consciousness based on what’s going on around me. It’s not something I’m conscious of 100% of my waking hours.
Recently, there was a reply to my reblog that added another dimension to the Dressing While Disabled post, from tpcoughlinhomespunyarns.wordpress.com: