Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!

Wheels in uproar. Last week my eyes where in disbelief at what I was reading and I wasn’t alone! Did you hear about the ‘A Day In My Wheels Challenge’ TV presenter Lorraine Keane and 25-strong group made up of celebrities, businesspeople and politicians took part in the 24 hour challenge – Keane wanted toContinue reading “Let’s not pretend disability simulation works and is okay!”

The Effects of Guilt on My Body and Mind

Would it surprise you if I was to say the most basic emotions related to Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and other chronic illnesses was Guilt. We all know that Guilt occurs when a person feels regret or shame in response to their actions (or inactions) in a particular situation. The feeling that they have gone againstContinue reading “The Effects of Guilt on My Body and Mind”

Why It’s Important to Give Yourself resting time With Muscular Dystrophy

You may have noticed last that last week I didn’t post – I took a little nosedive off the side of my bed one morning two weeks ago, and even though I was battered and bruised, and took a little trip to A&E, felt terrible, and knew I needed to rest as much as possibleContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Give Yourself resting time With Muscular Dystrophy”

To Care is to share!

The best way to care about someone or something is to share knowledge with or about it. This is just one of the reasons I started writing. However, before I jump ahead I need to revisit the day I received my diagnosis’s. I was diagnosed with FHL1 Gene Mutation a rare form of Muscular DystrophyContinue reading “To Care is to share!”

Calling on all Local Authorities.

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. “Life changing” Would these two words automatically pop to mind when thinking or talking about a toilets? My guess is probably not and why would they – the ‘call of nature’ is a natural bodily function that happens multiple times aContinue reading “Calling on all Local Authorities.”

Talking about disability seen as a taboo topic!

Hi my name is Kerry. And yes, I am a disabled woman. And no, I’m not a taboo topic. An estimated 14 million disabled people in the UK, and yet talking about disability is still seen as a taboo topic in 2021. So is it really surprising that feelings of awkwardness is involved on bothContinue reading “Talking about disability seen as a taboo topic!”

Ignoring disabled customers

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article. All views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Have you ever taken much thought to when it coming to going shopping, eating out or going to watch a movie? No. And why would you, it’s almost easy to get lost in a world that’sContinue reading “Ignoring disabled customers”

Facing the physical transitions

Transitions are a part of life from the moment we’re born. We go through puberty as teenagers and our bodies change. We move out of our parents’ place to go to university or start a new job. We get older, some of us have kids, and our perspectives change. When living with Muscular Dystrophy weContinue reading “Facing the physical transitions”