Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Everyone has a spirit but it is other people sometimes do not think about how they act and that can effect other people's spirits.
5 years ago I went to get out of bed to collapse on the floor in excruciating back pain and loss of feelings in my legs. Half an hour later I went to work for another bout to start again when I started working as a cleaner.
I had to be driven home but a fellow working, and my wife phoned the doctor, who arranged a appointment with a consultant the following day.
After X-rays and MRI he told me straight that my lumbar spinal discs no longer existed and nerves were now being crushed; which was causing the severe pain. He told me that he had never seen anyone with this degree of damage in a person was still walking around.
A you can imagine I was devastated; I had gone from being person who had worked non-stop from the age of 14 in the forces and civilian jobs to being a person who would now have to depend on others to do things for me.
Then my angel spoke up; this was my wife who 5 years before had suffered the same great shock of being a bread winner to become a dependant. She looked me straight in the face, and told me that I was the same person who she had married and that would never change.
But I soon found out that not everyone was of the same mind
When we had to move because of lack of income and we then met some individuals who show the opposite side of humanity. These people who nothing about who I was or what I had done in my life looked at me as if I was dirt on their shoes, because I had gain weight quickly so was getting bulky and ‘I did not work’. I even heard two saying under their breaths that ‘why should they support lazy sods, who had never worked a day in their life’ and the other joked that’ they should bring back workhouses, where fat and lazy sods would have to work or would not be feed so would lose weight’
There is always going to people like this two but I have the best spirit lifter in the body of my angel wife. I hope all of you out there can find someone that sees them for who they are inside and not what they look like on the outside. It does not matter if a person is 4ft/ 6ft or thin as a rake or with more flesh; if you find others to support you whether a personal friend or group you can put up with the ones who put you down.
Good luck to you all to reach your goals.