Monthly Archives: July 2016

Big Men Who Are Disabled

I struggled getting my thoughts together for this post. My brother who is disabled and also a big man confined to a wheelchair, is my inspiration for this post.                                                                                                                             165901_2183163316654_746447898_n                                                                             My brother is the man in the wheel chair, my sister-in-law, and my three hundred pound husband who is in better physical shape than I am. Still, he knows it is wise for him to lose weight. He’s going back on the New Aikins Diet.                                                                                                                       Let me be clear, I know their are big healthy, happy men out there who enjoy life and are very satisfied with their bodies. Men and women who are probably in better health than we are, they just happen to be big, same as some of us, have a great looking body, or what we label as great looking and are in very poor physical health.  There’s also the disabled or ones with limitations who are in the very best physical shape that they are able to be and then there are the ones who suffer very poor physical health.                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are things that as humans we take for granted, things we never give a second thought about. Every day things such as, needing a drink of water, brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a shower, using the restroom, finding that perfect spot or position to sleep or rest comfortably, this is just a few, the list is long. What if you are unable to do any of these things for yourself and depended entirely on someone else to do them for you?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I live this life everyday. I am blessed with fairly good health which enables me to be able to do these things for my brother. He has depended on someone doing all of these things and more his entire life. He suffers with epilepsy and delayed development. I am aware that people who suffer with epilepsy can and do live normal lives, treatment and medication for this illness have come a long way since 1944.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             There are a lot of reasons my brother is in the condition he is today but that is another story, no fault of anyone, just life circumstances. But he is the way he is and have to be taken care of. Up until now we’ve managed not to have to put him in a fulltime  facility mainly because my parents did not entertain it as an option when they were alive and now. me being his caretaker, know that most places are too understaffed to provide the twentyfour hour care that it would take for him. I am also aware that there may come a time when I will have no choice because his condition could worsen wherein they would provide the better care,  I know, sounds backwards, but if you ever go through this experience then you’ll understand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I am thankful for the care facilities we have access to in this great country of ours, I’ve worked in some and if I live long enough I will probably spend the last part of my life in one. Some reasons I hesitate to put him in one are, we’ve coddled, catered to him and unknowingly spoiled him his entire life, his ability to understand what goes on around him is slow, but he eventually understands, his ability to verbalize is very limited, if he hurts, he is not able to tell you where, sometimes you have to feed him, he have mood swings and does not have the ability to control his emotions, the list goes on and on.                                                                                                                                       On a happier note, my brother is in a wonderful adult day care facility. This facility is a Godsend for my husband and I. It frees up a part of our day and they are equipped and staffed wherein they are able to take excellent care of him. They have an inhouse Doctor, certified nurses and trained health care workers. I would recommend them to anyone needing special care. For more info about them, just e-mail me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Everyday Free Shipping from Belk.com on Orders $99+ or more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You may wonder why I am writing this post in Big Men Fashion Footwear, well nothing makes my brother happier than being dressed up. He love clothes, he like to think he’s dressed in the best fashion and he is a big man also, over two hundred pounds.  I am going to be using him as one of my models when I learn how to post my pictures and videos to my site.                                                                                                                               trendy-1030996_640                                                                                                                                                                                                             I would love to hear from anyone who would like to comment on my post, add to it or ask questions about it. Holla at me.                                 https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com

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