I am at a loss on this one.
Disabled people are reported not be getting anything like the support they should be getting in … Scotland?!
I find this odd and it’s going to become clear I am right and why this is with the very next post.
I find it hard to believe.
I’ve been blogging for nearly five years, in four months time, and one of the subjects I focus on is the treatment of disabled people … by everyone. Including those that portray a message that they actually help disabled people and even those that take donations for doing this … even though they actually don’t. Or do but only in the most obvious cases. Like those disabled people with missing limbs for instance.
It’s a bitter taste I experience when I think about this. I’ll get into this in more detail and depth around the five year point.
There has been a very obvious drive, week it is to me, to remove the term of ‘disability’ from everyone that still has all their limbs.
Yeah … that’s not what the word disability means. It means someone is not able to do something because of a health condition that most people are capable of.
But they want the term restricted to amputees, those with atrophies, those with missing or shrunken limbs (amelia).
Makes things difficult for others like this suffering from neuropathy but OK for household names like multiple sclerosis. Unless they have started attacking those with the more well known names like MS.
A friend of mine died of cancer and I helped him and looked after him the best I could. He was not treated or cared for very well, not at all really, and there was no Macmillan anywhere to be seen either.
Yet despite a list of organisations as long as your arm all I saw was a nurse of a particular origin that walked so slow I thought she had broken a leg and kept taking away his spoons and not bringing them back.
This was why when he was first having his odd nursing problem he begged people to get me round to his house.
She was clearly shocked on her second visit when she found me in Ken’s garden.
Except … he was upstairs almost entirely confined to his bedroom and had difficulties getting to his lavatory right in the next room.
Ergo his spoons were being taken away and hidden just as he had claimed. The look on his friends faces when I told them that Old Ken wasn’t losing it and the spoons were indeed being taken away.
I’ll never forget what my doing friend said to the nurse when I forced her to let me in the house and walked into his bedroom.
I was begged bit too get her fired.
Outside of the fact that a pensioner was slowly dying in pain and was being messed with by a crap and lazy nurse … I was not surprised. Only of the treatment, or lack thereof, towards a man dying in pain with barely a few days to live.
He is a big loss on my life still to this day.
So no, cancer sufferers don’t appear to get the treatment and support they should get. Certainly not always.