Like most people I have always wondered what would happen if someone broke into our property, I have never been worried because I have always believed that I could take on an intruder. I stand (or at least I used to) 6′ 4″ tall, have shaven hair, a grade one and a goatee beard. My hair is kept like this as I get a very dry scalp and when my hair gets longer it gets bad and I have a short goatee because my wife won’t let me grow a long one!
However even when I lost my mobility, using a wheelchair didn’t stop me feeling like I could tackle an intruder, even my family still believed that should it happen, I would take care of it.
Did you hear that bang?

However my health has taken a tumble, my pain levels are very high and nothing is helping, I used to be able to keep my pain levels down to a 5 and using oramorph when they do get high. My way of thinking has also changed over the past few months, I’m not as confident now and a burglary or the thought of a burglary has me worried. We live in a bungalow and our bedrooms are at the front and so I hear car doors being opened and closed and I lay there waiting to see if there are any other noises, luckily it is a quiet road and so its rare to hear people walking past but I still lay there listening out.

I have a wife, two daughters of 22 and 20 and a grandson of 4 months, its my job to protect my family and now my concern is that I can’t do that. I realise that we might never be put in that situation but I can’t seem to shake this worry.

Until next time!


By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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