Complimentary Companion Cinema ticket for the Disabled – What is a CEA Card?

What is a CEA Card? The CEA Card is a national scheme that was developed for the UK by UKCA (the UK Cinema Association). The scheme helps to enable disabled people to access the cinema firstly, by providing you with a complimentary ticket for the person who goes with you i.e. a friend, family member, carer or personal assistant. Secondly, it can help enhance your … Continue reading Complimentary Companion Cinema ticket for the Disabled – What is a CEA Card?

What does Oesophageal Dysmotility Consist of For Me & Do I have a Plan?

Simply, no we don’t really. I know this post is a little over due but I thought I still may as well write it as I’d like to try to keep you all as up to date as I can through my medical life. Back in May I had my much awaited first Gastro Appointment in Cardiff with my new Consultant. Before I go into … Continue reading What does Oesophageal Dysmotility Consist of For Me & Do I have a Plan?

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 expecting. I will try my best to write out my … Continue reading My New Pain Management Plan

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 my pain was so intense. I assume I subluxed my … Continue reading It Only Takes One Person (+ Subluxing My Shoulder)

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 in my chair with new, fancy, motorised wheels it has … Continue reading Regaining my Independence with the Alber E-Fix!

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 I am. I am a girlfriend, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, … Continue reading Does My Disability Define Me & Am I Ashamed?

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 South West Region, for those living within the South West … Continue reading Country Side Mobility

My Goal for Independence.

Due to the support I have received I will assume that my regular viewers are all aware that I am currently fundraising for a Power Assist Add On for my wheelchair. The Alber E-Fix 35 (You can find out more about this piece of equipment here). I thought I should take some time to explain why raising the money for this amazing piece of equipment … Continue reading My Goal for Independence.

Let’s Talk – Cauliflower & Being Independent whilst Disabled.

I think it is safe to say that most of us are aware of the ‘cauliflower steak’ fiasco that went viral last week. To sum it up quickly for those that may not know a tweet was posted on Twitter shaming Marks and Spencer for the half cut cauliflower in a plastic container, which was being sold at £2.00 (normally £2.50). Now there were several … Continue reading Let’s Talk – Cauliflower & Being Independent whilst Disabled.