When I first started having mobility problems, I had the full range of emotion to go alongside it. I felt angry it was happening, frustrated that I couldn't do things I used and even felt embarrassed that I wasn't seen as "normal" anymore. It took me several years to become more comfortable with the fact that I was a wheelchair user. I have always tried to get on with my life, without causing a fuss or bothering people. At times I made life harder for myself than it need to be, simply because I didn't like asking for help in case people thought that I was a nuisance.
Recently thanks to the coalition government planned cuts, services around me are weary at committing to helping due to worry about funds. To get some help now I have had to actively chase up and even pester people and departments to make sure they don't forget that I exist!
Even more worrying is the planned cuts to the disability benefits, it is sad seeing and hearing disabled people
scared about the future. We are lucky in this modern age through the social media etc, that people are standing up and shouting for the lives of these people.
I don't know if these concerns that people are expressing are all in vain, sadly I think it may be. What I do know is that I'm very very proud of these people who are passionate enough to stand up and fight for everyone who is being affected in these cruel cuts.
Its just sad that people are having to get worried about these cuts, its really unfair to put this on people who have already got huge challenges in life. I always thought the governments would protect the vulnerable people but at the moment it just seems as though they are cannon fodder for David Cameron, Nick Clegg and this Government.