My Gastroscopy Experience – What is a Gastroscopy?

Last Saturday I had a Gastroscopy. Yes, on a Saturday! That possibly felt the most unfair of all of it. What is a Gastroscopy? For a Gastroscopy they used something called a Gastroscope which has a camera attached to look at the inside of the food pipe, the stomach and the first part of the…

Things to Know About M.E./CFS

May is M.E./CFS Awareness Month and I had been planning to write at least one but hopefully three blog posts as well as many Instagram posts. However, ironically I have been too fatigued to do so. I have been sat here for at least a week trying to give you the facts and figures to…

Naidex 2019

Naidex 2019 What is Naidex?  Naidex is a trade, professional and public event which is dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. Which has now been running for 45 years and is Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event for care and rehabilitation for disability and impairment….

One Year with the Alber E-Fix

Today marks 1 Year with my Alber E-Fix. I cannot believe it has been a whole year. I feel like I have done so much thanks to the E-Fix in not much time at all. On the other hand, I feel like I’ve have the E-Fix forever. I feel like I know the E-Fix, what it…

An Intro to AccessAble

*A quick disclaimer before we get started. I am an AccessAble Champion however, any thoughts/opinions in this post are entirely my own. I haven’t been paid or asked to do this in anyway. I am genuinely a big fan of the work AccessAble do and anything that can help make disabled life a little easier I…

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…