Ever felt trapped? What about?

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Ever felt trapped? What about?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), April 13, 2000


Wow - - - - Yes, oh yes. By little diplomatic problems which I sweated through bored stiff.

By working in a place I utterly despised with no job in sight and not being able to come up with something.

The whole group of problems which led to my 1986 - 1987 problems. Al You know the most of them. Yes before I went around the bend I was trapped and I knew it.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), April 14, 2000.

When I read the title of your entry I thought it was ironic timing. 24 credit hours of school this semester there have been many times in which I have physically been undernearth the piles of books which surrounded me. Manuevering through and around the mountains have taught me that stepping out of your comfort zone can cause high blood pressure and headaches but, it has yet to kill me.

-- Hogan (Hogan234@hotmail.com), April 14, 2000.

Okay, this is not to be taken the wrong way, I love all of my children, but there I times I feel trapped by my son's disabilities. We try to focos on all he CAN do, but there are times when what he CAN't do must be considered. The fact that anywhere we go should be handicap accessable, but isn't always, so we may have to carry him or he tires more easily and gets around VERY slowly and when you are trying to run a couple quick errands and he wants to ride along sometimes it's easier to say no. As well as physical activities, such as bike riding which I love to do and family trips are fun, but he can't ride (we do use a tow though) or just going out for a walk in the neighborhood is an event. There have been times that I have felt trapped, though not normally so I always try consider how HE must feel about it all. (Actually, he's pretty great, he doesn't complain about what he can't do (physically)). There are other little things, like birthday parties, he is rarely invited to any because they usually involve some activity that people assume he can't participate in (like soccer, but my theory is he could cheer on his friends and enjoy the cake). I dunno, maybe I am just used to figuring out ways to accomidate his needs. I guess I've gone waaaay on. Al, you have touched on the subject before of how difficult it can be when you were talking about trying to get out with just your wife so I am sure you know what I mean. It's certainly not a resentful feeling, but I think trapped kind of covers it.

-- Glenna B. Yarnot (glennab@home.com), April 14, 2000.

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