Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to my partner. Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to anyone! Lets call it the B-Word I've never approach this subject ￼￼before so why now; I think it's probably a word I know I've felt many time before as I'm sure many other disabled people … Continue reading Being Disabled does not make me a burden to my partner
Back in August the brown envelope of doom came throw my letter box (thanks Mr Postie!), I wasn't expecting it so at first my anxiety was fine then I opened it read the first few lines and boom the panic set in. Not going to lie how much fear the thought of the assessment process … Continue reading My personal Independence payment and decision￼￼￼￼
Living with a disability can mean a whole mixture of things; but yes, you actually do have a disability or a list as long as your arm, you find ways of adapting your life and how you do things. One big down side of having a disability you also have to handle how others comment … Continue reading I’m not a wheelchair!
A lot of information that's put out into the world is about the stigma wheelchair users face. I myself have written the dramas of getting a new wheelchair or not being able to access the simplest ￼things like restaurant's, toilets or Cinemas. As much as it's true and very common theses days to read the … Continue reading Giving a positive message for new wheelchair users
It's often looked at when your bum sits in a wheelchair it's a negative thing by some non-disabled people, of course there are barriers and challenges everyday be silly not to say that, but focusing on the positives rather than the negatives. When life gives you lemons, make a gin and tonic and use the … Continue reading Benefits of being in a wheelchair
It's been a few years since I went to a muscular Dystrophy uk conference but this one will always hold special place in my heart for many reasons. I totally feel like I've stolen somebody else's life and someone's going to pop up from behind the bushes saying I'd like my life back now please! … Continue reading MDUK President’s Award ~ Campaigner of the year 2019.
I don't know is how many times I've looked at the title thinking how do I even start writing this, as I'm struggling verbally with my words and anyone that knows me knows I definitely don't struggle with words! I've been sitting (pun intended) on this little secret for a few weeks now, I was … Continue reading 2019 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List
It doesn't matter whether your able-bodied or disabled you want to look your best or at least half decent. The Daily routine wake up, get up, shower, wash hair, dry hair, get dressed, make up Job done! Easy right. Now that was my routine when I was able-bodied now let's compare that to my reality … Continue reading Trying to look good in a wheelchair!
We all get stressed at some point or another everyone has their own ways of de-stressing, you can find a lot online that helps you like going to the gym, jogging, walking etc but when your in a wheelchair a little bit difficult to jump up stick your joggers on and run it off, not … Continue reading How to De~Stress when you can’t walk it off
I was extremely lucky to get to write for Disability Living here's what I wrote for them. Adding to my accessible home post! Many of us fondly remember the image of a young farm girl, clicking the heels of her sparkling, ruby red slippers and longingly chanting the words, “There’s no place like home, there’s … Continue reading No place like an Accessible home!