Disablility · Writing

My Disability, invisible illness and Me: CBD Oil – It works!

Okay, this is going to be like ripping off a bandaid... I take cannabis oil. It is legal and is sold as a food supplement but it is a great muscle relaxer. I'm not ashamed when you have my levels of pain you'd want anything to stop it. There's no high with it. It's the… Continue reading My Disability, invisible illness and Me: CBD Oil – It works!

Disablility · Reading · Writing

Book Review: Overcoming Big Obstacles by Bill and Jenifer Klein

Non fiction Bestselling authors of Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages us to reach for our dreams, no matter what obstacles we may face. (From Amazon) My verdict: This is a self help book filled with personal anecdotes - not my… Continue reading Book Review: Overcoming Big Obstacles by Bill and Jenifer Klein

Disablility · Reading · Writing

Book Review: Life is short by Bill and Jenifer Kline

Non fiction From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they… Continue reading Book Review: Life is short by Bill and Jenifer Kline

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Book Review: Sally Nicholls Bright things a girl can do

Fiction Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that… Continue reading Book Review: Sally Nicholls Bright things a girl can do

Disablility · Writing

My Disability and Me: Why aren’t there more public disabled toilets with hoists?

Yes, I know I have a catheter but there have been times out on trips with Carers and I need a number two. (I’m human after all) So when you find a disabled toilet you expect there to be equipment to help facilitate your needs right? Uh uh. Wrong. Sometimes the disabled bathrooms are too… Continue reading My Disability and Me: Why aren’t there more public disabled toilets with hoists?

Disablility · Writing

Why aren’t there more public disabled toilets with hoists?

Yes, I know I have a catheter but there have been times out on trips with Carers and I need a number two. (I’m human after all) So when you find a disabled toilet you expect there to be equipment to help facilitate your needs right? Uh uh. Wrong. Sometimes the disabled bathrooms are too… Continue reading Why aren’t there more public disabled toilets with hoists?

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My Disability and Me: Staying cool in your wheelchair during the heat

We all know that the majority of wheelchair cushions are made of black right? This attracts heat. My advice is to put cool packs under your cushions and down your side supports. This will help and make you feel a little more comfortable. Attach an umbrella to your headrest. when not using your chair, park… Continue reading My Disability and Me: Staying cool in your wheelchair during the heat