Edited from the Preface of Richard's Book 'Reflections of a Chair Man' Richard P. Eason.
I decided to put a book together in the hope that if it got published it might help others treading the same rocky path. Also to try to give the able bodied a small insight into our world and with luck promote better understanding, to laugh and cry with us as fellow human beings.

Selections of Richard's 'Reflections' will be extracted from his book and featured in SCAN's future newsletters
Don't you get sick of hearing it said,
'There's someone else worse off than you.
' I know, I know, I've heard it all before,
it doesn't help even though it’s true.

It's well meant but it’s usually said
by a healthy able-bodied type,
whose never been sick or had a bad day
in the whole of their jammy life.

If you were worse off than all others,
there's one thing you wouldn't have to endure,
That's some silly ******, patting your head
saying 'There's someone worse off than you.'