angelcoed1980 37F
128 posts
5/4/2005 7:08 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm


I just wanted to vent out my frustrations here. Every day I happen to be confronted by the idea that many people just don't care about anything but themselves. I wish just one time that somebody could surprise me. Ok here is a little background. I was born with a genetic brain disorder called Ataxia, which is mainly deteriorating my cerebellum (deals with balance and coordination, hence the fact that I have very little of either). I am a very clumsy. In the year of 2003 I had a right knee ACL and repair and four months after that I had a right ankle reconstruction (tendons, ligaments all of it). To make matters worse, if they could get worse, I broke my left fibula in February.

Anyway I was walking around my colleges’ campus when I stepped off a curb and my knee decided to not hold me. I biffed it, hit my left knee (which swelled to the size of a grapefruit) did a face plant (road rash all up the side of my face). I sat there for a while to catch my breath; mind you half the football team was up the sidewalk talking, no one came to my aid so I decided to get up. Falling again, this time I decide to scoot my way to a wall. Once I finally caught my breath I got up and walked away shaking my head at the total lack of human decency.

Tell me what you think and help me to restore my faith in humanity.

lupon_69 44M

5/4/2005 8:46 pm

well all I can say is that I wish I was there, I would have helped you. and I can't understand why no one helped you. It sounds like you got the crappy end of the stick, and for that I'm so sorry. I just wish I had a reason for my coordination, but I don't I'm just a cluts. ok I'll just leave it at that.

DW_in_TN 52M

5/4/2005 8:48 pm

I am sorry they were so uncaring I would have helped you had I been there. You are right though people are no longer caring for each other I am not that old but when I was younger I can remember when people used to help and look out for each other, but those days are gone I believe, and its a sad thing. Keep your chin up there are still good people out here. I hope everything heals up ok.

rm_txrose4uNTX 59F
3289 posts
5/4/2005 9:40 pm

Dang, Angel... I don't know who has been bumped along in life -- you or me??? lol... I think it is high time that you sit back and relax for a spell and allow yourself to heal.

There are good people all around you. They will be popping out of the woodwork soon for you!!! Cheers....

rm_sharksnsails 47M
738 posts
5/11/2005 9:39 pm

Is there anything I can do to help?

rm_sharksnsails 47M
738 posts
5/11/2005 9:48 pm

I was going to post something here (to follow last post)about you being in my prayers, and behold, I get blasted by the strangest thing. You see I always put my antispam number at the bottom of my posts, been doing it for a while, waiting to get 420 or 911 or something cool. but this time I got 666. had this been a post on metallords blog, that would rock, but it feels odd here. still you are in my prayers, despite that wicked number,
I would have helped you up, ive always been like that, (I too have had ACL reconstruction, not fun)
good luck

NightOfPassion2 59M

5/12/2005 2:52 pm

Can't and at the same time can believe it...I'm a parent who is desperately trying to change the tide in my own back yard. Oldest is
joining search and rescue...its a start.

There are good people still around... Who don't just look out for numero uno....

TakesTeatsStood 51M
505 posts
5/12/2005 10:28 pm

Well, what can I say? Part of me just felt like clicking along and shaking my head because there really is nothing I can say to make things better for you.

For what it is worth I would have been right there to help you and I just remembered this as an example...

A few months ago I was walking to my car when I saw an older woman sitting on the ground for no apparent reason 15 or so yards away, then I realized she was struggling, turns out she had slipped on some ice and, being she was quite a bit overweight, was unable to get up (this was outside her chiropractor's office, I kid you not). She had young boy with her and between the two of us we got her up but it wasn't easy. I helped her into the doctors office and went on my way.

It is of no help to you of course and I am NOT telling you this looking for a pat on the back, but wanted you to know that not everyone would have ignored your plight. I hope it helps a little to restore your faith.

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