What is interesting here is on the form I had to complete, one question asked if I believed that the physio and massage would help my condition - on a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being extremely - yes). From past experience and hard work I had successful rehab on my tennis elbow, so I checked off #5.
In passing conversation with my masseuse, I asked her many questions about how I should handle self-massage at home - when she asked me how did I answer that particular question on the form. I replied that I believed with hard work I would improve and probably get back to normal quickly, which I am doing, as well as working at the same time.
She then stated that quite a few people come into rehab with the belief that they will never get better and remain disabled for the remainder of their lives. These people, she stated, always chose #1 on the form.
I have been wondering if these people can be classified as 'fake' disabled because they have mentally given up and, to me, seem to not want to try. What do you all think?
Also, in discussing this topic with hubby this morning, he stated that he had a conversation with his doctor who told him that many people come into his office looking for him to diagnose them as disabled so they don't have to work any more.
Then again, we have disabled people that are working have this to say.....
Quote:On the 8th of September, Dr Stephen Duckworth, the head of the Personal Independence Payment provider Capita, gave a number of interviews which built on his previous assertions in March that the new disability benefit package designed by the ConDem’s is liberating and enabling. The paralysed Capita boss believes that because he himself is disabled and can work so can 1 million other disabled people and by society expecting and accepting anything less, it is doing disabled people a disservice. Stephen who currently claims DLA himself believes that more than 1 million current recipients of DLA receive the benefit due to system failure and the way society is organised and proposes that people shouldn’t wait to get better before returning to work but should use work as some form of ‘therapeutic intervention’.
Do you think Stephen (disabled author of article) is kicking the disabled when they are down, or trying to empower them via suggesting they look for therapeutic work?