I have my legs back!

Ten months ago i wrote an article called ‘you stole my legs’. After being so sick and tired of being lied to and treated like i was ‘less than’ by a company that has contact with the disabled community every single day. There is a huge misconception that most people believe that when you haveContinue reading “I have my legs back!”

Muscular Dystrophy and fatigue

Fatigue is the bane of my life! Having a rare form of muscular dystrophy that’s a progressive muscle wasting condition fatigue can be a huge part of my life but what is fatigue and how does it affect people with Muscular Dystrophy. It’s a feeling of extreme tiredness, exhaustion and a lack of energy. ButContinue reading “Muscular Dystrophy and fatigue”

Creating a good support system

As i am sure most disabled people will tell you creating a good support system is crucial, especially when life can sometimes feel like one big roller coaster ride we call life, whether you have an illness or not – without the right support system around you it can make a huge impact if it’sContinue reading “Creating a good support system”

As an adult with Muscular dystrophy, i have a responsibility.

I have always said our superpower is having the ability to share our experiences. The older i get i feel a sense of responsibility to the next generation growing up. Or not yet living with Muscular dystrophy. As an adults with myofibrillar myopathy a rare form of muscular dystrophy I do believe we should helpContinue reading “As an adult with Muscular dystrophy, i have a responsibility.”

Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled

Spoiler alert: Being disabled means living in a society that wasn’t designed with mine or other disabled people’s needs in mind. That first sentence may sound rather harsh but in reality very true, there is no other way to describe it from a disabled person’s point of view – It can create difficult situations, andContinue reading “Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled”

Mental health – let’s talk

Mental health is something that I have spoken about and been very open and honest about my own struggles but it has been awhile – Right now our mental health and wellbeing is a topic that we really need to be addressing, so with no better time like the present. Let’s talk. Unfortunately mental healthContinue reading “Mental health – let’s talk”

Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!

Exercising, easy right? – as simple as putting on your lycra outfit, sweat bands and saying ‘okay let’s do this’ with Olivia Newton-John ‘let’s get physical’ playing in the background. But how realistic is that for many disabled people right now? Especially at the moment if your unable to do any exercise or get outsideContinue reading “Muscular Dystrophy – keeping your muscles moving!”

What advice do you wish someone would’ve given you as a disabled person?

It’s a question i have sat (pun intended) pondering about many times, what advice could i give myself or wish someone would have given me when navigating or transitioning from the non-disabled into the disabled world and in all honestly even now. There is no wrong or right answer as the advice can be given,Continue reading “What advice do you wish someone would’ve given you as a disabled person?”