Does Helping Me Make You Feel Good?

As someone with a disability,  previous crutches user, walking stick user and now a wheelchair user I can tell you that the offers of help I get or have had when out and about are a little like marmite. People either really go for it or they stay well clear. Quite often people will offer…

Accessibility to Retail Shops – Purple Tuesday

What is Purple Tuesday? Purple Tuesday is a UK accessible shopping day to recognise and raise awareness of the needs of disabled consumers with the aim to promote inclusive shopping. Purple Tuesday takes place Tuesday 13th November 2018 i.e. Today! Purple Tuesday is Coordinated by the UK disability charity ‘Purple’ and is endorsed by the…

My New Pain Management Plan

Back in June I saw my new Pain Management Consultant(s). I have to say I was extremely worried before this appointment as I didn’t really know what to ask for anymore especially after a very unsuccessful appointment in my previous hospital. I went in with no expectations and I left with more than I was…

It Only Takes One Person (+ Subluxing My Shoulder)

UGGHH TO HYPERMOBILITY! Last week I had a lot of odd feelings and pains in my arm/shoulder. It felt really heavy, tingly, loose etc I’m pretty sure it has been slipping and been close to subluxing or has been subluxing. When I woke up on Sunday morning I felt as though I couldn’t breathe as…

Regaining my Independence with the Alber E-Fix!

I know this post should have been up a long time ago and for that I do apologise. Particularly as if it weren’t for all the wonderful people in my life and the people that read my blogs I wouldn’t have the E-Fix or the independence I now have. From the very second I sat…

Does My Disability Define Me & Am I Ashamed?

Does my disability define me? Yes, I think it does. My disability is the reason I am who I am. However, it is not all that I am. Let me guess, you were expecting some my disability does not define me crap? Of course it does but as I say it is not all that…

Country Side Mobility

I thought it was time I shared my experience with Country Side Mobility. Country Side Mobility is a not-for-profit mobility equipment hire scheme. They work to improve access to the country side for people with limited mobility with Trampers (a type of mobility scooter) and Wheelchairs with off road wheels. The scheme runs within the…

I’m Moving!

Good Afternoon Everyone, I hope you are all as well as can be. Well, there is no point in me blabbering on given the title of this blog post I might as well tell you now that I AM MOVING!! I will put it out there now that I am extremely excited and I haven’t…