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I'm not sick! I am Super Cool!

my friend and I using filters from snap chat.  two smiling girls with flowers in their hair.
Super Cool!

I'm not sick

Just for the record, I'm not sick, useless you mean that I am super cool! For some reason, parents of small children think I am sick. I have heard them say, to stay away from me because I am sick. The word sick has different meanings depending on the context it is used in. It usually describes how we feel. It can also be used to describe an object, action, or place; to say how super cool it is. We have all been asked by someone if we are sick. We usually don’t question what they mean because we know they are curious about how we feel. When I am sick I don’t feel well. I may have a headache, runny nose, or body aches. If someone refers to my car or house as being sick, are they asking me if it has a fever? I should think not. They are redefining the word sick to mean it's super cool.

me at my cousins wedding waiting to catch the bouquet.
Super Cool!

There is nothing wrong with me

On several occasions, I have overheard children ask their parents if I am sick. Are they asking if I don’t feel well or do they think I am super cool? I have come to realize that they mean something totally different. They are asking what is wrong with me, and why I am in a wheelchair. I would prefer they ask me why I am in the chair for the truth instead of their parents pulling them away from me as fast as they can. When children ask their parents about me their reply is almost always the same. They tell them I am sick as they are pulling them quickly away from me. Like somehow if they get close to me they too will be in a wheelchair. That’s when sick gets a whole new meaning. To be sick is to have something wrong with you or to be different. It is very important that you understand the context the word sick is being used in. Otherwise, you would question not only how you feel, but how other people feel about you. Now that’s sick!

me wearing a oversized cat face mask in the chiropractor's office
One Super Cool Cat!

Thank you for reading until the end!

This is the view from my wheelchair, where miracles can make a difference. Always Strive for the Impossible. Come back next week to see why petting this dog is not acceptable and The View From My Wheelchair.

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