I’ve been contemplating how to write this blog for a few days. Instinctively I find myself wheeling on eggshells over this topic when I really shouldn’t. As disabled people we’re expected to answer everyone’s questions with a smile, always be polite even when people are being rude and offensive and we’re expected to never show any sort of anger or resentment. If we do, we’re labeled as ungrateful.
This post may be triggering for those of you who grew up in hospitals like I did.
The phrases in quotes are directly from my childhood medical records.
My diagnosis is actually C-PTSD, which is a more complex version of PTSD, but for this post I have just used the term PTSD to explain things.