Updated: Dec 31, 2021
Today is Topic Tuesday!
A question had been posed, "How much of our identity is tied up in our disability, or our relationship with our disability?"
To begin to even process this, we must define disability: DISABILITY is a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.
Not everyone with Aortic disease had been left with a disability. But for those of you who have been significantly affected by aortic disease or it's repercussions, what is your relationship between yourself and your disability?
Some in the community prefer the term Less-Able vs Dis-Abled. Whenever possible, try to flip the script and it may change your mindset.
This article from Disabled World called Psychological and Social Aspects of Disability written by Wendy Taormina-Weiss, really breaks down the stages of self in relationship to a disability.