Well having watched that bias so called documentary about aided suicide from a company in Switzerland called 'Dignitas' I seemed to be getting slightly more attention from friends and strangers let alone relatives!
Well within a day of the broadcast I was texted by two female friends who wanted to meet up for a meal. My sister called me to see if I'd made a will and were her daughters included in it as I have no direct family eg wife or kids.
But the strangest thing has been the amount of attention I attract in a public area. I get extra special service in coffee shops - no standing in queues for me - sit down sir, we'll bring it over. People rush to open doors for me - which I politely thank them for. But I'm walking 20 yards from the shop entrance to my car tonight and a charming lady approaches me and asks out of the blue - 'don't be offended but I thought I'd ask to see if you needed any help' - oh good grief - I obviously look a wreck! I thanked her for her offer but I didn't as I was by my car.
I'll have to say it's mainly women who want to offer assistance - almost on a daily basis!
On Wednesday my cleaner came - I pay her for two hours work but she stayed for four. I told her that she was running late but she didn't mind as she enjoyed the work!
I did watch the TV programme about assisted suicide and realised that I'm physically worst off than the two guys who opted for suicide! But I don't think like that at all. I appreciate every day. I take pleasure in the simple things in life, I never complain or talk about my aches and pains - why should I as they are there all the time - I know nothing different.
I sometimes wonder if people are curious about me as I'm quite confident, independent, profoundly disabled but I'm more concerned about others well-being rather than my own.
I'll have to say my face could be said to look 'interesting' as I do have visible scars on my face, head and back of neck. I may come across as looking like I've been dragged from a battlefield - a bit rugged but handsome. lol.
It seems scars on both sides of my cheeks appear more attractive than your average unblemished 'joe'. I assume people think I'm an ex-serving soldier. I do get approached by ex-service men's ex-wives The difference being 'I'm all there' - no post traumatic stress disorder - although in theory there should be.
I guess I must look approachable and vulnerable
What's your experience?