For me being disabled means a lot of things. It means I am reliant on my powered wheelchair to act as my legs for the rest of my life. It means I can often attend several hospital and physio appointments just in the space of a week. It means I use medical equipment to keep … Continue reading Is feeling like a second class citizen ok!?
It's been over a year in the making but we finely made it, as of the 7th January I set a new milestone in my life living with Muscular Dystrophy. It's only ever been hubby and I battling though learning and adjusting as my condition gradually progressives as the years go by. I have a … Continue reading Setting new milestone with a personal assistant.
Did you know that An estimated 1 in 4 people in the UK alone experience a mental health problem each year, the most common of which are forms of depression, stress, and anxiety. This time of year can be festive and cheery for some people but for others it can trigger unwanted and misunderstood feeling … Continue reading Tips for Christmas & your mental health.
As this year marks a 100 years since women won the right to vote as I was reading about the suffragette I found a story about Rosa May Billinghurst the disabled suffragette and women's rights activist she was known as the 'cripple suffragette' I found myself wanting to know more about Rosa may Billinghurst and … Continue reading New found heroine – The Disabled Suffragette.
what do you see when you look at me!? someone who alway's has a smile and looks like they have everything under control or someone who doesn't!? It's mental health awareness day So here's me laying it bare for all to read, I've not always been very open about my depression or anxiety, to look … Continue reading Laying it bare.
It's crazy to think that this funny looking green plant has so many healing ways, We've all heard of the aloe vera plant it really wouldn't surprise me if you have a plant called vera tucked away on a window sill somewhere, I was first introduced to this healing wonder by my mummy, "I've got … Continue reading How Aloe Vera help’s me.
I’ve not been disabled my entire life, Some people’s responses are often different some positive some sound condescending. I'm not one to generally bring up in conversation about being disabled with new groups of people, not because it bothers me more because it can create an awkward atmosphere for others. people can give you the "aww … Continue reading Being proud of who you are.
Theses days just wheeling out the door its a check list of have we got everything, before hubby Fort Knox the door behind us! kinda reminds me of a new mum packing half the house while muttering away at the baby we'll take this just incase...that's pretty much my life!! When your planning a lunch … Continue reading Most people take for granted but for some of us it’s the thing of nightmares!!