This past week has been exhausting. From stomach bugs to back pain. I’m so glad it’s the weekend and I can relax! My birthday celebration starts tomorrow at an Italian restaurant with James’ family – I cannot wait!
From the age of 14 maybe even younger, I’ve known you can get a disability freedom pass. Me being stubborn as a mule didn’t want to get one. Now that I work and earn my own money. Travelling into London is bloody expensive! So I caved in and applied for a pass back in November, I still haven’t received it and they emailed me last week saying they needed evidence. So, I rang up the audiology department and from the second they know who I am, theeeeeey taaaaaaalk tooooooo yooooou liiiiiike thiiiiiiiis and it’s excruciatingly painful, I actually said ‘ I can hear you perfectly fine, please don’t talk like that.’
They sent me a letter of evidence, I read it and this bit here, made me think and chuckle, they have no idea what I’ve done with my life…They have no idea what I have achieved.
I travelled to Australia on my own when I was 16, I travelled and lived in Cape Town on my own when I was 19 for 3 weeks. I CAN DO ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!
Yes, I may not hear all sounds, but crossing the road you turn your head left and right and at a crossing if I’m not with James and I don’t want to risk it I wait for the green man. I don’t ever walk out of the door without my hearing aid, if my battery runs out ( the amount of times I leave my batteries at home is shocking ) and it’s dark outside I’ll get an Uber home. With my hearing aid I can hear if someone is behind me, I can hear if a car is coming.
From audiology departments to schools d/Deaf children and adults are already under the “they cannot do it” “they are underachievers anyway” label and I call that absolutely RIDICULOUS! Anyone can do anything if they set their mind to it.