The Story of Me
A number of people asking, "May I know what happened to you?" "Why are you on crutches?" "Are you having an accident?" "You had a fall?" .
Allow me to take this chance to answer all those inquiries received. No, I didn't have a fall nor an accident. It's a medical condition known as demyelinating disease, as well as spinal meningioma. Ascribably, I'm having loss of function of my lower limbs bilaterally - meaning weaknesses of both legs, also profound hearing loss of both ears, and impaired visual - causing difficulties in distinguishing colors and facial figures.
Many might wondering, what happens to be the cause of these? The answer is - I don't have any definitive one. As of currently, I'm still continuing treatments of overcoming pain, and rehabilitative processes in adapting towards daily living. Unknown to many, I should be moving around on wheelchair, but somehow confinement to wheelchairs isn't option taken for the time being. I prefer to be on crutches, though it's quite taxing and causing energy drainage at the end of the day.
But, how do I keep up with my life? Well, just adapting on daily basis, and frankly saying it has never been easy. You have to overcome pain endured, also daily prejudice even discriminative behavior of the public. Yet I face them with a smile because it's the challenge part and parcel. I believe that weeping tears and blood, regretting what had happened does bring me nowhere; only pathetically inflicting myself with pitifulness and disdain. It doesn't bring me anywhere near to my own best, so I have to stop feeling so and be the best I could be.
Being PWD (Person With Disabilities) is challenging, but would never let this stop me from having the life deserved. Still very grateful for such thoughtful concerns shown by many people. And all I could hope for that you guys would continuously provide support and prayers for me to stay strong and be brave, overcoming these hurdles and be the best I could be in life. I thank you all.