On Tuesday they came to fit two new hoists; one to get me on the stairlift and one on a gantry to get me above the step into the bathroom. It took seven hours but it was worth it and as I was constipated I needn't feel guilty about needing to use the toilet several … Continue reading Diary of a Chick On Wheelz: Physio and overcoming Catheter Anxiety.
Orange juice may as well be acid. When it's changed every month it's like your guts are going to explode. You constantly wonder if you smell of asparagus. Periods and catheters don't mix. You become an expert at unblocking. It blocks after you use the bathroom. You will bypass the catheter when your on the … Continue reading 16 things they don’t tell you about having a catheter
Skinny jeans aren't your friend. Shoe shopping is a nightmare. You're bladder is the size of a pea. Startle Reflex is a bitch. Good luck trying to apply makeup. Muscle spasms. Having to be carried. You have handwriting like a spider. When you find the right caregiver it's like magic. You have weird areas of … Continue reading Things you need to know if you have Cerebral Palsy
1) When you take your wheelchair for repair, you won’t see it again for 300 years. 2) people immediately use singsong tone of voice when they see a person using wheels. 3) You always have to act grateful for help you didn’t need. 4) A shop isn’t accessible if it’s got a tiny step at … Continue reading Things you need to know about life in a wheelchair.
Silks of red and burnt orange hang in between windows like a staged sunset. Hindi floats in the air as they converse the daily struggles. Their hands are worn and so are their eyes. Even as they beat their washing against uneven stones that stands at banks of rivers the long travelled dust settles on … Continue reading Red sunsets by the River
So over the past couple of days I've given my social media profiles a spring clean. I've also given the blog a new title and theme. Let me know what you think!