- I'm healthy, wealthy and successful with everything one could ever want in life, take 4 foreign holidays in the sun a year, and have several overseas properties...... blah de blah.
Not his doesn't really do it for friends. So I could try the honesty is the best policy line
- I'm crippled, have 2 kids, no job, and my husband looks after us.
No that's not inspiring either. In fact I have had people never bother to reply if I drop the disabled bit in, so now I sort of don't mention it for a while and if they e mail me back I hint at some sort of problem until they get the idea.
Its hard to mention it to people, on the one hand I don't want to be a real harbinger of doom but by telling people I'm really trying to say its OK, I'm fine with it and hope you are to. Its that simple really, how can it be any more difficult?