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
Yesterday, 25th October 2019 was the first annual #PotsAwarenessDay! PoTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome also comes under the term Dysautonomia. PoTS is an abnormality of the functioning of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is in charge of all our bodily functions that we don’t have to think about including: heart rate regulation, blood pressure regulation, digestion, bladder control, sweating and stress … Continue reading PoTS Awareness Day 2019 – What is PoTS?
As a society we use our words and twist them to be something they’re not. We recreate the definition of a word to spite each other. Continue reading Disabled isn’t a Dirty Word
Up at The O2 Review Since James and I started dating we’ve really enjoyed purchasing an experience for one another for a Birthday or Christmas gift. So far we’ve done Go Ape, London Theatre and Gigs. I love doing this as these are things we may otherwise not spend our money on. These are things we can do together. In our unconventional busy life having … Continue reading Up at The O2 Wheelchair Review & How it Works
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