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Laughing at My Nightmare: Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse – The Morning Call


I found an interesting piece today by collumnist Shane Burcaw about common misperceptions of people with disabilities and relationships. It’s well worth a look:

Laughing at My Nightmare: Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse – The Morning Call.

Laughing at My Nightmare  Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse   The Morning Call

Any stories, thoughts?

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Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

5 Comments on Laughing at My Nightmare: Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse – The Morning Call

  1. I can totally relate to this story. I was married to a guy to was a double amputee paraplegic. The most common question was “did you meet him before or after his accident?”

    I remember pumping gas and going to pay and there was a lady who made a comment that she would have her man pumping the gas. I plainly said “He ain’t got no legs.”

    Kevin and I eventually divorced after 9 yrs of dating and 2 yrs married. It had nothing to do with his condition.

    Love is love…

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  2. I understand this even though I’m not disabled. My husband and I are sufficiently different I’m positive people stare, but I’ve long passed the point where I notice.

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