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 believe we should share with each other.* Who are AccessAble … Continue reading An Intro to AccessAble

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 to help me with a door, reaching for my bag … Continue reading Does Helping Me Make You Feel Good?

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 Department of Work and Pensions. Purple Tuesday is also supported … Continue reading Accessibility to Retail Shops – Purple Tuesday

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?