Living with chronic pain

This is so my story in so many parts, the disability issues here are lasting me over 3 years of living at my Mom’s, and being almost 50, and living on $200 food stamps. I also have the Lupus, and severe knee issues which need surgery.

Stop the Stigma

b me november 3It was 1987.

I had just started studying at Concordia University.  I had already earned a certificate in Gerontology and worked as a personal support worker in home care.

Married 16 years, working part-time,  raising 2 children in elementary school, the typical life of suburbia…2 kids, 2 working parents, owner of a bungalow, a summer camp, catamaran (not noisy motor boat),  except we had 2 small cars and not the station wagon and 2 small dogs and not the huge canine.  It was just plain old suburbia.

I earned just enough to pay little extras, my car, my tuition, books and personal expenses.  My going back to school was a bit of a prickle, my family was somewhat inconvenienced at times.

Life was pretty good.  Summers were a nice break as school was out for Mommy and the children.  I had 4 weeks’ vacation, the children’s father had 5 weeks, so we would…

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