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
Sorry for the radio silence of late – it has been a challenging year both medically and academically so my blog has been a little neglected! First off, I’ll get my one moment of self-congratulation out of the way and let you all know that I am now officially a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with First Class Honours! So now to catch up on … Continue reading Six Millie’s Cookies, One Police Dog and an Amorous Drunk
Let me pick up where we left off, back in October 2012… To recap, my beloved Pearl had been taken ill on the roads of central London sparking a rescue mission by a lovely bunch of strangers. Due to the kindness of my new friends, Pearl and I made it home safely and the next day, Pearl’s supplier was phoned to see if a Scooter … Continue reading Oh boy, what a first term!
Allow me to fast-forward a few years through the story of our Big Adventure and tell you about the events of this week for they show humankind at its very best. Something I think is important to share with you all. However, do not fear for we will head back to the early days of our Adventure in the next post.This week Pearl and I … Continue reading Who Said Londoners Were Grumpy?
My first post harks back to the very beginning of my University career and will introduce you to two key characters in my life – Pippy, my first ever mobility scooter and Pearl, her little sister. Those of you who know me from secondary school no doubt remember my whopper of a granny scooter, known to the world as Pippy. She was beautiful, red, shiny, … Continue reading An Ode To Mobility Scooters
Welcome to my blog! I’m Emily – a 22 year old, final year student living, studying and doing life in London…with the added adventure of having Spina Bifida. The last three years have been pretty full on with successive surgeries and numerous physical challenges (more on that later) but they have certainly yielded many funny and defining moments which my friends and I think are … Continue reading Welcome