Your rights and when they get taken away from you...


Eveybody is entitled to rights. It doesn't matter whether you're straight or you're gay. Black or white, male or female. It doesn't matter if you're old or you're young. It shouldn't matter if you're disabled or not. But it does In my opinion (not that that counts for very much either) you're discriminated against if you're disabled. I was banned from eating toast. I wouldn't mind but I'd been eating it for 3 years at the time so i thought "hey, this is wrong" and decided to appeal the verdict. I won, so the result was that it was overturned. The same thing happened with baked beans.....and toasties....and pastry....and cheesecake.....and wotsits. I am so fed up with the bans that I have decided to take legal action to try and win back my rights.v They (SALT) should first prove i can't eat something before banning it. That's all i'm asking for.
i'm still waiting for the case to happen. If i win i won't do things a lot differently. There are certain foods i won't attempt to eat, but there are certain foods i will. I'm not a risk take I know i've missed out on a lot of foods because of the decisions of SALT. They are a terrible organisation who thrive on affecting people's lives. A bit like the SS did in nazi Germany. I'm a grown man and they have made me ill many times. I hate to admit it,. The only reason i'm still here is because of Mandy and Jonny. If i was on my own i wouldn't have cared either way what happened to me.
I know that SALT have a job to do. They don't do it properly is what i'm saying. Enough is enough. it's just a matter of time before they push me too far.


Writing this blog and reading other peoples' blogs has helped me keep my sanity so far, but i feel like it's not enough. Everyday feels like Groundhog Day for me. Nothing has changed and everyday seems exactly like the one before it.
I now know what it's like to be a black man living in America. You'll either be in death row in prison or you'll have a cop using you for target practise. That's if six of them haven't strangled you already. I'm being punished as it is. The last thing i need is a bunch of smart arses telling me what they THINK i should be eating. Do you know what i think? Maybe you should try a few days in MY shoes! That's if you have what it takes.. i very much doubt that you do.

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  1. I am so sorry. Of course they should prove that foodstuffs are a problem before they take them away. And rights should be (but aren't) inalienable.
    Good luck with the court case. And huge sighs that it is necessary.

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  2. Seems like the weaker a person is the stronger and more militant they need to be. I think SALT may have met their match.

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    1. I'd rather I didn't have to take this course of action. SALT have made me so unhappy. I have to stand up and fight my corner because nobody else will.

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  3. EC . You don't have to apologise for anything. I hope the court is as sympathetic was you are though.

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  4. It definitely doesn't seem right that they withhold certain foods just because they 'think' you shouldn't eat them. Good luck to you! I hope things work out in your favour.

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    1. The wicked witch from Sleeping Beauty failed the auditions because she wasn't wicked enough.

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  5. What exactly is SALT! I'm trying to Google them. Salt is bad for you unless it is a film with Angelina Jolie, but not sure what your organisation is

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    1. I see on the side of your blog it stands for speech and language therapy but they seem to have some supreme power over you!

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    2. They're bad people. Worse than you can imagine.

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    3. SALT is a government quango that governs everything I eat (but badly).

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  6. What is your shoe size Terry? I'm a size eleven so if your feet are smaller there's no way I could spend a day in your shoes. Besides, I don't like wearing other blokes' shoes as they tend to be quite stinky and I prefer my own stinkiness.
    S.A.L.T = Sadistic And Lamentable Tyrants

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  7. Close but no cigar. Speech And Language Therapy.

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  8. The world is full of experts aka "drips under pressure", Treey ....all trying to tell us what to do and what not to do. And they change their tune every week!

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  9. I agree with you. Before taking something away they should have to prove you can't eat it. To just ban it without even trying is messed up. I hope you win your case.

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  10. I don't mind them banning ANYTHING if they prove I can't eat it.

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  11. They should prove it before forcing you to do it.
    Blogging helps me when I get depressed. Most likely it's the medication. I have a very good life and can't complain.

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  12. A familiar story! It's well known that the expert (who is the patient or their carer) is usually the last to get an input to what t heir best care might be.
    I'm so sorry you have to put up with it but go stick it to them!

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  13. I hope very much that you get a resolution to this issue, Terry. When so many abilities and joys are taken away, the everyday basic rights become even more important. Hang in there.

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    1. They make me feel like I'm a vegetable.

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  14. Oh...I'm on medication. Three times a day.

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  15. The patient is the obvious choice to ask.

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  16. I don't really understand the reasons for banning certain foods. They seem like normal foods to me, no hidden secret ingredients that are going to interact with medication.

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  17. I've argued th point, but they won't tell me why there is a ban.

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  18. Man can't live on toast alone so you keep fighting for your rights to eat what you wish to eat. Life is too short to not eat cheesecake!

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  19. I've eaten cheesecake before they decided to ban it. Good point Alicia

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  20. I'm doubtful too. I'm really sorry you have to fight so relentlessly for simple pleasures that are rightfully yours to enjoy.

    Will keep good thoughts for you, while sending them your way too.

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  21. The world of disability is overwhelming in its rules and regulations. Seems they make up things to cover their ass, not for the benefit of the disabled. Hope you have the strength to fight your way through this. Sometimes it just feels good to win a round with the system!

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  22. Hi Treey, nice to see you back in the blogosphere!

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  23. I tried to leave a comment on your newest post but the comment section never showed up for me.

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  24. I hate reading this kind of thing. I'm sorry you're being pushed around like that. I'd be very angry if any of my rights were taken away from me, I consider myself fortunate. Though my disability isn't visible, I still feel the prejudice every day in people's attitudes and judgments. I guess I've learned to live with it by distancing myself from society.

    I like that you put a Followers gadget on your blog! But like Mary above, I just tried to comment on your latest post and there was no link to the comments.

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    1. Hi Rain, if I don't win the court case I will be very disappointed. They haven't decided if it's going to court yet but I hope it does. They shouldn't be allowed to ban me eating stuff without testing me to see if I can eat it or not.

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  25. Did you mean to turn off the comments on your latest post? Or am I being technically stupid again.
    Progress is, like everything else, a bit of a mixed bag.

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  26. New post has no way to comment so just thought to say hello here. Sad to hear about your struggles, and on top of that being denied your rights. I hope you win every battle. Best wishes to you.

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  27. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Much appreciated.

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