- 28 Jan 08, 8:23 PM
... it defiantly has its down sides, today for the first time in ages (ok, not that long really) I fell over and it reminded me of how much I HATE falling over.
I haven’t had a “floor incident” in quite a while, if you don’t count the many on my silver Duke of Edinburgh; 11 in one day IS quite impressive! So to fall over whilst simply walking down the road today was a little distressing. The most irritating thing is that it’s a road I walk down on a regular basis and I have no idea what made me go down. I blame my floppy ankles they are so double jointed and strange that they can turn over, not hurt at all but I just end up on the floor.
Of course the worst thing about the whole incident was that I put my elbow through my pizza, very traumatic stuff.
I am defiantly in need of some sympathy, I managed to take a small chunk out of my knee on one side of it and graze the other, and of course I had to walk home with muddy, bloody knees which just isn’t a good look.
I fear I may have ruined yet another pair of trousers; I melted some playing Goalball last week, possibly some shopping is in order.
Now all though this post is mostly about me feeling extremely sorry for myself, there is another thing I wanted to write about today.
There are plans to completely overhaul the current system of blue badges, AKA: disabled parking badges. Under the current rules I am not entitled to a blue badge, if I was registered blind I would be, but being partially sighted is not enough alone. Equally I am not entitled for a badge purely on strange biomechanics that create incidents like todays.
I think it’s a bit bizarre, I’m entitled to DLA and all the other perks to being disabled but I’m not allowed a blue badge, but my mum is because she is registered blind, sounds to me like the system does need a little bit of work.
I know that a lot of disabled people feel that blind people should not be eligible for blue badges; needless to say I don’t agree with this, there are times especially as a guide dog owner when having a blue badge is an essential.
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