Disability is not a vacation

It is amazing to me how many people assume if you are on disability you are lazy and are available to do things for them or others.

Most people would rather work than lie around in pain all day and night. This is not how I would spend my vacation.

Remember people disability is not a vacation. Be it mental or physical disability most of us aren’t able to be someone’s back up plan or even the first thought when something comes up.

Use your head and have sympathy and don’t expect your family or friends on disability to be your go to person when things come up.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems



2 thoughts on “Disability is not a vacation

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Sporks up for this post. I can’t count the number of times R has asked things of me and said, “Not like you work.” But then if I am having a bad mental day and I snap or burst into tears, he plays victim to my ‘moodiness’.
    My own father calls my disability my ‘nitwit pension’.
    Not surrounded by any empathy at all but I’m the monster for being moody.

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