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    ...people use phrases of speech like "hit the ground running" or "stand up for yourself" around/to you? Or when people ask if you want to "walk" around the mall or to the coffee shop or whatever.

    Just curious as someone said something to me regarding this today, but I will withhold my personal opinion for the moment.
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    Yes, if they catch and correct themselves
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    Last edited by funklab; 06-07-2017, 09:13 PM. Reason: Poll is private no one can see your response

  • #2
    My husband asks if I want to run to the store with him, I normally sarcastically say I'd love to walk anywhere let alone run!!!

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    • #3
      Personally, I think that such use of language shows that the person is not totally focused on your disability and is seeing you as a "regular" person.

      I think it is similar to a blind friend of mine, who always says "see you soon" and whom I have teased when saying "Joe, can't you see the point I am trying to make?"!!! Of course I am AB, so it will be interesting to see what others here think.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        Personally, I think that such use of language shows that the person is not totally focused on your disability and is seeing you as a "regular" person.

        I think it is similar to a blind friend of mine, who always says "see you soon" and whom I have teased when saying "Joe, can't you see the point I am trying to make?"!!! Of course I am AB, so it will be interesting to see what others here think.

        (KLD)
        "Regular person," how pejorative is that on your part!!!!

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        • #5
          Not at all. I think it indicates that the person is not just seeing you as a person with a disability...but as a human being. If all they are thinking about is using what they think is PC language, and avoiding the use of the words like "walk", "run", "stand", (or "see" for someone who is blind), I think it is an indication that they can't get past seeing the disability more than the person.

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
            Not at all. I think it indicates that the person is not just seeing you as a person with a disability...but as a human being. If all they are thinking about is using what they think is PC language, and avoiding the use of the words like "walk", "run", "stand", (or "see" for someone who is blind), I think it is an indication that they can't get past seeing the disability more than the person.

            (KLD)
            Don't get me wrong, I understand that you have many years as a nurse caring for people with spinal cord injuries and you have many years dealing with your parents who have had disabilities of their own. All of that acknowledged, YOU don't have a disability and can not walk in the moccasins of those of us who tread this road every day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gjnl View Post
              Don't get me wrong, I understand that you have many years as a nurse caring for people with spinal cord injuries and you have many years dealing with your parents who have had disabilities of their own. All of that acknowledged, YOU don't have a disability and can not walk in the moccasins of those of us who tread this road every day.
              If you will actually read my post, you will see that I already said this (and I do have a disability which I have not shared with you).

              (KLD)
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                Don't get me wrong, I understand that you have many years as a nurse caring for people with spinal cord injuries and you have many years dealing with your parents who have had disabilities of their own. All of that acknowledged, YOU don't have a disability and can not walk in the moccasins of those of us who tread this road every day.
                KLD and Wise have dedicated the better part of their lives to those of us with disabilities. Of course they don't know exactly what it is like, but they have directly experienced the pain and suffering 1000 times more than any of us. They get it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  If you will actually read my post, you will see that I already said this (and I do have a disability which I have not shared with you).

                  (KLD)
                  Then share, please share.

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                  • #10
                    Removed by author as inappropriate to this topic.
                    Last edited by gjnl; 06-08-2017, 11:30 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                      Then share, please share.
                      Why should I? You would probably use it against me. Don't know what I ever did to you, but you need to deal with your hostility!!!

                      (KLD)
                      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      • #12
                        Removed by author as inappropriate to this topic.
                        Last edited by gjnl; 06-08-2017, 11:30 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Post removed by author as unnecessary once other posts removed.
                          Last edited by gjnl; 06-08-2017, 11:30 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                            In future, I will try very hard not to engage in any way with you. It just isn't worth my time.
                            I can only hope that you keep that promise.

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                              If you think I need to deal with my hostility, then I think you need to deal with your lack of empathy and understanding of what it means to live a life with a spinal cord injury and not just pack it up after your shift and go home and live a normal life.
                              Wow! And by "Wow!" I mean WOW!! And by WOW!! I mean what a bunch of bunk!!

                              You're more than OK with me, KLD! I know that you get it.
                              stephen@bike-on.com

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