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  • matthew55
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    Okay so you saying I have been offensive and most of your posts are about you and your issues. When they relate to your caring no worries but the other ones I find offensive. I may feel differently tomorrow because I have MND.

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  • matthew55
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    Which bit?

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  • denise
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    What are you talking about

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  • matthew55
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    I'm sorry you feel that way. After all I have tried to do for you. Please leave me alone from here on in.

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  • denise
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    Matthew there are more than just mnd people in wheelchairs. I wasn't trying to pretend I have mnd. That's not what I was referring to. Just why people treat wheelchair users that way.
    YES I am a carer and I am allowed to present my thoughts just as much as anyone else. As a carer I find your comments offensive and I think others will feel the same.

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  • matthew55
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    Look looking after someone with MND does not mean you understand what it's like to live with it. Please understand.

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  • denise
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    There must be a reason why this happens. Do we just associate wheelchairs with pushchairs or prams. It's very odd. ๐Ÿค”

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  • Mary C
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    When I first went out in my wheelchair one neighbour spoke to my husband and patted me on the head.He looked embarrassed when I laughed.At that time I was Suprised and couldnโ€™t think what to say.It hasnโ€™t happened since then .Best wishes Mary

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  • Deb
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    Like Matthew, I'd love to see you in action too, Ellie.

    Last time we were at the airport I went through security in my powerchair. The security person looked at Stuart and said... can she walk at all ?

    I won't share our reaction ! When we complained to special assistance they said it was typical and they were working on it.

    Love Debbie x

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  • matthew55
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    I would so love to see you in action! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜x

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  • Ellie
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    No, it's not your face Matthew, it comes with the territory.

    I refuse point blankly to engage with anyone who doesn't engage directly with me and have bluntly asked others as to why they're talking to me as if I were a 4yo - I take no prisoners. I never get used to it either....

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  • matthew55
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    Well that's exactly what I thought you'd say.

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  • denise
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    I've found that the older I get everyone thinks I'm deaf and stupid. Who cares! It's what I think that matters ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Bowler
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    Yeah and then thereโ€™s the bit when you suddenly become almost deaf the moment you have to start using a wheelchair. HELLO Iโ€™M JJST GOING TO CHANGE YOUR DRESSING. ๐Ÿ™„

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  • matthew55
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    Considering Professor Hawkins I have found it disturbing how many people who after talking to me express suprise that I am very intelligent. Maybe it's my face? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜x
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