The Three "R's"

Ramblings, Reflections, Reviews … From the "Pen" of William Land

Category Archives: Physical Disabilities

Living with Chronic Pain

Since 1994, I have lived with chronic pain due to physical issues. Since birth (1959), I have lived with pain issues. I was born with cerebral palsy; fortunately, it is mild in comparison to what this disability could be. With this condition, I lived my life as fully and as richly as possible. I learned …

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Why I Need to be Six People!

Life is to be lived, embraced, experienced, enjoyed … but all that we, as human beings, must do, should do and want to do to enrich our lives must fit into 24 hours each day, seven days each week, 365 days each year (excepting for Leap Year – once every four years!). I don’t have …

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I Need More Spoons: Coping with Physical Challenges, Chronic Pain and Wanting to Die

Preface This essay discusses themes which may be disturbing to some readers: chronic pain, depression, suicide. I suggest one should stop reading it when he (or she) is becoming upset. I am not trying to upset anyone, but I offer an honest perspective of how difficult it is, at times, to live with physical challenges …

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A Discussion: People Living with Disabilities …

A Discussion: People Living with Disabilities From the JudyBoltonFans Discussion Forum 2006 Introduction The discussion from the JudyBoltonFans discussion forum around attitudes of people living with mental and physical disabilities prompted me to write a detailed reply chronicling my own experiences as a person living with disabilities. This article summarizes the relevant responses from the …

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Living with Chronic Pain

From the date (2009), I recognize it an essay I wrote as an assignment for a chronic pain management program in which I was a participant. I recognize that they words, today in 2015, are even more relevant now than they were when I first wrote them. These words still strongly resonate with me. New …

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