Skallagrigg by William Horwood - A story about a boy with Cerebral Palsy in the 1930's and a girl in 1970 who also has Cerebral Palsy and their search for the mystical skallagrigg sees their worlds collide. It's also a look at the evolution of people's attitudes towards people with disabilities. Plus Esther is badass! … Continue reading My top 5 books that feature a disabled character/ Theme
Hello readers!! So yesterday I had my bone scan for my arthritis. I can confirm that I now know how it feels to have radioactive dye in me, being strapped down to a bed and rotated like a rotisserie chicken!! I lit up like a glow worm on steroids. I now have to wait for … Continue reading Bone scan
If like me you have a catheter and it can get on your nerves, I thought I'd share some of the pearls of wisdom I've picked up over the last three years that might help: Don't rely on the bag, if you can use the flip flow instead otherwise you'll lose strength in your bladder … Continue reading Catheter tips
Dear Diary, Hello and welcome to my blog! So this morning I got my appointment through to have the steroid injections in my back, it's next Monday. It can't come soon enough! I just hope they work, I'm sick of taking morphine with it not doing anything. Hopefully after that my GP will finally put … Continue reading Arthritis update.
So on October 24th 2018 marks two years since my discectomy. The pain wasn't half as bad in my back but obviously now with my pelvis being under investigation it's flared up again... I was sitting up and doing gruelling physio within two weeks as well as being back in college too. It was lovely … Continue reading Post surgery: Two years on
Okay, I've cheated and taken this from my old blog Wheelzandheelz (don't judge me. Sometimes it's tiresome to type the same story thrice over.) It was December 14th (I remember because it was my nan's birthday) and my usual bus driver was off sick. So, it was up to the escort to strap me and … Continue reading How I injured my back
Pros Skipping lines Concessions Great parking spaces Exclusive toilets that have better hygiene Great painkillers Learn tons of medical tips Catheters Cons People taking up blue badge spaces Catheter blockages Pain Physio therapy Startle reflex Wheelchair breakdowns Bullying/ patronising commentsDo you have any personal pros and cons of life with Cerebral Palsy? Let me know … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of having Cerebral Palsy