Disability Awareness Day - (Belated) - RSD2This is for rydi1689's Disability Awareness Journal and Nichrysalis's Glossary project.Disability Awareness Day - (Belated) - RSD2 by 1pen
I stand in the corner of the rink photographing every game for ten different professional teams and several United States national teams, with only one real working arm, and yet to all others I appear to use both. Few notice that I frequently wrap the strap of the camera snugly around either arm to keep the camera in place and to try to avoid as much blur as possible. Sometimes I lean heavily against the glass, risking the lens, but needing the extra support. Sometimes those who do know about the arm assume that it no longer hurts or troubles me, unaware that the pain is unrelenting and that it takes constant concentrated effort on my part to get it to function at all. My husband can testify to the number of things I drop on a regular basis, to the number of times the arm is a great bloody mess because I was unaware I had cut it open, to the days it
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