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Old 10 November 2011, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by geminilee View Post
I sometimes feel like people feel they have the right to make snarky comments because I had the bad fortune to be hit with a non-disfiguring disability.
My stepmother has really bad arthritis in her feet and knees and walking distances is painful. She doesn't have a handicapped sticker yet nor does she use a cart - she just takes a lot of Advil and is stoic about it - but if she continues to degenerate I think she might need some assistance for the long walks she likes to take through fairs and shopping places like Canton. She can stand and reach quite easily but lots of people will be pretty much homebound if they can't walk further than a few steps.

She's a little overweight but not especially. I think she would have had this arthritis no matter what she had done.
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