[personal profile] jazzyjj
Hello folks. I have been meaning to post this for a little while, but never got around to it until now. Not only that, but to be honest I was a bit weary of posting something which has apparently become so controversial to some. But I figure why not give it a try. After all this is Dw, and anything goes so long as it's not attacking another person or group of people or violating copyright. Rest assured attacking is not what I'm about to do in this entry. Nor is it something which I ever intend to do. The same holds true for copyright violations. Having said that though, here goes!



I'm not naming names, but I have repeatedly been told that I should be more independent. Specifically, that I should be more independent with financial matters and with handling my medication. I should mention before proceeding any further with this, that I am to an extent pretty independent with my medication. I know when I need to take it each day plus the correct dosages, and I just do it by myself. I've been self-medicating for many years and now I just consider it part of my daily routine. I'd also like to point out that I'm not referring to things like pot or marijuana. I have never done drugs of that sort, and I'm never going to. I've recently started ordering my own meds. This has thus far presented no problems. I am not, however, currently in a position to have my meds delivered directly to my apartment or mailed to my building. I vaguely recall hearing several years ago on the radio, a story about a mother who allowed her son to take his prescription medication only on the weekends. I don't remember all the details, but I can assure all readers of these pages that my parents would never even think of allowing me to take my meds only when I felt like it, let alone my mother. Heck, the doctors and nurses most probably wouldn't allow me to take my meds only when I wanted to although I do suppose they're not obligated to tell me what to do. My meds are, after all, too important to be neglected like that. The exact same thing is true of my body. As it stands right now, my parents handle all medication shipments and most if not all of my financial matters. But this will change eventually. When exactly it will change I can't say for certain though.



My point in giving this example is to illustrate that everyone has something with which they need help. Some of us just can't be quite as independent as others, and that's fine. I'm talking about people with disabilities for the most part, but there might be some people without disabilities who for whatever reason are still reliant on their parents or what have you. I titled this entry the way I did for a reason. I truly believe that advocacy for people with disabilities has gone a bit too far in some respects, and I can't help but wonder if this is in some ways influencing the direction of our government. I mean, is there too much fighting in order to get things passed? For instance, is there too much pressure being put on the US government in an attempt to get the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities passed?

Financial autonomy

Date: 2014-07-10 11:56 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Be very careful allowing your parents in total charge of your finances. I'm now 59 years old, and my parents still control various legacies and require receipts for reimbursement of approved items/expenses. ! I fear my Dad will deploy his spread sheet in perpetuity
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