“Why do you walk weirdly?” “What’s the matter with your legs?” “Why do you use crutches?” “Does it hurt?” “Can I get it?” “How come you’re in a wheelchair?” “Did you have an accident?” “Will you always walk like that?” “Can’t you take some medicine to make it better?” “Why do you take so long to go to the toilet?” “Can you … Continue reading Spina Bifida – Questions, Questions, Questions
2017 is a very exciting year for me, but goodness has it started on a low having lost an incredibly special member of our family. On Monday my Granny left this world aged 90 after a ten year battle with dementia – she fought a very good fight and is now at peace, no doubt drinking some sherry with Poppa, the love of her life! … Continue reading Trying To Keep Up With The Joneses
Today’s post takes on a slightly different tone to my previous written rambles. When I was first encouraged to write this blog I wanted from the outset for it to be a true and honest reflection of what life with a disability is like. I wanted it to cover the highs and lows that people with disabilities (and their nearest and dearest) experience. I wanted … Continue reading Ouch.
Let me pick up the story from where my last post ended… To recap, I’d had a series of disastrous dates with guys I had met via Tinder. I was about to abandon all hope of finding my One True Love and was planning my life as a reclusive Cat Lady. That is, until George’s face appeared on my app. As they say, the rest is … Continue reading "You’ll Do"
Update After a long hiatus from writing “The Girl With The Pearl Scooter”, I am making my glorious return to your computer screens! The reasons for my absence are plentiful. During the last 18 months I have met a guy, got engaged, and started a new job. To add to the grown up-ness we even bought and moved into our first home together this month! … Continue reading Disability Dating
In April of this year hundreds of people across Facebook took to their timelines to celebrate “National Siblings Day” by posting photos of themselves with their brother or sister and declaring reasons why their sibling is the best. This got me thinking about my own family… Siblings in the family of an individual with a disability sometimes get a rough deal. Routine hospital appointments, illnesses … Continue reading An Ode to Siblings
For a change, this blog is about an adventure had without Pearl. Sometimes with disability comes an issue with chronic pain. For me, chronic pain has developed over the last five years in part from complications from surgery and also as a result of wear and tear on my body in general. Although chronic pain isn’t funny in itself, some of the … Continue reading Tramadol Nights