I had no idea what to expect when I was admitted to hospital after having a seizure.
I had lost consciousness and had a coma.
As the doctors and nurses told me to get dressed, they kept asking me, “Are you okay?”
I thought they meant, Are you awake?
And when I realised what they were asking, I was, in fact, awake.
And I felt like my world was falling apart.
My friend was a young woman, so she was also in a comatose state, but her condition was different.
Her seizure was severe.
She had a seizure, not a coma; she had two seizures in a row, but they were not as severe as mine.
She told me she was going to die, and I thought, Well, she was right.
She was not just right, she had the worst possible time to die.
It was almost a year before she recovered from her seizures and she had a great recovery.
She said, “I am going to be here for five more years, but I can’t go back to work.
I can only work part-time.
I am not getting the pay I deserve, I’m not getting my education, and my disability benefits are completely cut off.”
I was shocked.
I didn’t know what to do.
I just wanted to get out of the hospital.
I said, I have to find work and then go home and have a family.
But I found that my friend had been on disability since she was 18 years old, when she was born.
Her father, a fisherman, worked on a fishing boat and she was the only child.
She never wanted to go back.
When she went back to school, she found that her classes were boring.
She also had severe learning disabilities, which meant she had to learn a lot of languages and to learn new ways of communicating with her mother.
She said, If I don’t have work, I won’t be able to pay my rent.
My friends’ story was not unique.
A new study published in The Lancet medical journal in February 2016 found that the rate of disability among people aged between 20 and 34 in the UK is rising, while the rate is falling among those over 65.
The study found that there were 1,811,824 people who are now on disability benefit, of whom 9,622,611 were aged between 50 and 64.
The study, which included data from the UK’s National Living Wage scheme, showed that among people on disability benefits, disability was the most common reason why they were unemployed.
A person on disability who was unemployed had a much lower likelihood of being classified as unemployed.
It is also the reason why people are working part- or full-time and earning less than their peers.
The Lancet study, the first of its kind in the world, found that people on benefits were more likely to be unemployed than people who were not on benefits.
People who were on disability also had a lower likelihood to be on employment support allowance, a payment that provides jobseeker’s allowance to help people in work.
It also had an impact on people’s ability to meet their basic needs, including food and rent, the study found.
It is a tragedy that disability benefits have been cut off in recent years, as the government has failed to ensure that disabled people are given adequate support to pay for housing and support to enable them to live independently.
The Department for Work and Pensions said that it is working to improve the quality of the disability benefit system.
It said that, over the past year, it has made a number of improvements to ensure more people are on benefits as they recover.
A Department of Health spokesperson said that since April 2019, people on disabled benefits have received more than £9bn in disability support payments.
They include a £1bn reduction in income tax credits, and a £500m reduction in Universal Credit.
It said that disability support is currently one of the fastest growing benefits for people on low incomes.