Hi Katie, Firstly, I want to say that I am really sorry about your accident, what you are going through and the strain that has also put on your mental health. I personally don’t think it matters how it all came about because the pain and trauma you have felt/ will feel are your experiences. I read your interview with OK! Magazine as many within … Continue reading An Open Letter to Katie Price
I’ve been asked by a few people lately why I add an image description to the bottom of my Instagram posts. So I thought I would answer that question today. I didn’t fully understand Alt Text/Image Descriptions (ID) until about a year ago and it wasn’t until more recently that I knew how they worked or how to add them to my social media/blog. What … Continue reading Why I Add Alt Text/Image Descriptions to My Posts
To , I have to ask, your email is a joke, right? I contacted the concerns team and health board to discuss how poorly I was treated by one of your doctors. His views on me and lack of understanding for my other health conditions has meant that I have no support in managing this condition. I live with … Continue reading The Letter I Wish I Could Send The Hospital Health Board
Today I went to a local high-street to collect an order I had placed. Once I came out of the shop I stopped to put my bags on the back of my chair. Whilst I was doing this a man probably in his fifties walked up to me and asked ‘why are you in a wheelchair’. I am 100% aware that I don’t owe anyone … Continue reading My Disability is None of Your Damn Business
*CW: Brief mention of missed periods. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am discussing my own experience.* Here is the story of when a Doctor told me I had a benign Brain Tumour. Spoiler, I (probably) don’t actually have a brain tumour. What is a benign brain tumour A benign brain tumour is a growth on the brain. The definition of a benign … Continue reading They Told Me I had a (benign) Brain Tumour
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 intestine (duodenum). Doing this allows them to diagnose some conditions … Continue reading My Gastroscopy Experience – What is a Gastroscopy?
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. Naidex is held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham … Continue reading Naidex 2019
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 can and can’t do and how to manoeuvre it. Surprisingly … Continue reading One Year with the Alber E-Fix
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 to help me with a door, reaching for my bag … Continue reading Does Helping Me Make You Feel Good?
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 Department of Work and Pensions. Purple Tuesday is also supported … Continue reading Accessibility to Retail Shops – Purple Tuesday