The reason to not stop telling children to stare at disabled people!

When you’re in a wheelchair or have a visible disability/impairment, it can feel like you’re wheeling around in a goldfish bowl when you’re out in public; ‘all eyes are on you’. It has become very much the ‘norm’ for me whether that’s down to my age or because my surroundings have become so transparent overContinue reading “The reason to not stop telling children to stare at disabled people!”

Can PA’s be friends?

A friend in need is a friend indeed When you think of the term ‘Personal Assistant’. What are your first thoughts? – ‘She’s a bit fancy, ok for some to be rolling around with PA wish I could afford one, I would save so much time! I was Watching the film ‘The Devil wears Prada’Continue reading “Can PA’s be friends?”

Being disabled and humour!

Being disabled doesn’t seem like it would be a laughing matter, and you would be right but in the same sentence I do think it has its place within certain aspects. Believe it or not it does have a degree of success as well, having that ability to laugh at myself not taking certain thingsContinue reading “Being disabled and humour!”

unhelpful and unwilling people

The yearly awaited text message pinged into my inbox Monday morning – ‘We would like to invite you for your annual flu vaccine. Please kindly call to make an appointment. Thank you’. That seems like a simple request yes? Call, book, get jabbed in the arm simples! I’ve been having the flu jab for overContinue reading “unhelpful and unwilling people”

My boobs and my disability

Well ladies let’s talk tits, boobs or breast. Whatever you like to call them it’s a subject we should definitely warm our hands up to and Cop-a-feel, well that’s what all the adverts and professionals say checking yourself regularly is a good thing but that’s all fair and well – unless you’re physically unable to,Continue reading “My boobs and my disability”

What my wheelchair has taught me about life.

Everyday is a life lesson some way or another. I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition I use a wheelchair 24/7, 365 days of the year unless we have a leap year of course. That has been my reality of more than two and a bit decades. But myContinue reading “What my wheelchair has taught me about life.”

Accepting a new normal

Accepting a new normal when I was just feeling like I had found my feet… well wheels! ‘Normal’ what does that even mean and does it really exist? Everyone’s normal is different or we would all be boring. plus life has this way of dealing us different cards of change from time to time whetherContinue reading “Accepting a new normal”

Freedom is more than Just a state of mind, it’s my wheelchair

Independence. What does that one single word mean to you? Most people take their Independence for granted – that’s ok because not everyone will stop and think about how in their every day life they are free to make decisions and act on them. Like being thirsty their ability to make themselves a drink, annoyedContinue reading “Freedom is more than Just a state of mind, it’s my wheelchair”