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Yes, People With Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities Can Be Jerks

I sat on the toilet backward, still trying to get it to stop running. I had just gotten through yelling at both of my children for not helping. Ashamed of my behavior, I looked at my kids and said, “I’m sorry for acting like a jerk and yelling at you.” My daughter looked at me and said, “Dad, it’s OK. It’s just the Parkinson’s talking.” I stopped and looked at her and said, “Don’t let me off that easy. This has nothing to do with Parkinson’s. I was just being a jerk.”

One of my heroes has always been Michael J. Fox. Even before I knew of my Parkinson’s diagnosis, I always looked up to him and respected the man he was and how he chose to view this struggle. One thing I have also respected from him is the honesty with which he spoke, never

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How many of you have ever had a headache? I’m not just talking about a little headache, but a pounding, overwhelming pain that would not stop? In this moment of pain, how many of you would have done anything to make it stop? Was it enjoyable? Was it painful? Did you lay there wishing and praying for the pain to just stop? Most of us have had a headache and know how miserable it makes us feel, but for some, the battle is so much more.
stressed and anxious most days, it could be your fears that are causing you much duress.It’s normal to have some anxieties in life as everyone is different, and you come with their own thoughts and belief system. However, for the person who struggles with inhibitions, you believe that you have the gift to read others’ minds, and you think they’re always having derogatory thoughts towards you.The good news is that you can let go of these hang-ups if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to work on you.

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