Cerebral Palsy

Bearing Disability: Cerebral Palsy Changing Seasons

One thing I have noticed over the years is that as someone with Cerebral Palsy, I don’t do well in heat. And I suffer in cold.

My type of Cerebral Palsy is know as Right Hemiplegia. This means that my right side is affected and is prone to ache at random times in my life for unknown periods of time (I’ve had pain for three weeks at the time I am writing this post). However, it differs on the temperature front too.

This post is my experience with the changing temperatures with the seasons. Something I have not really seen talk about much in terms of disability.

Bearing Disability: 3 frustrations the disabled face

Ok, I’ve been wanting to do this kind of post for a while now but feared I might get the tone wrong. I don’t want to sound angry, though this […]

Bearing Disability: A Recently Distant Cinema Visit

Everyone loves the cinema. But do they always make you feel loved back? Recently, a friend of mine posted a link to this article on her facebook page. It discusses […]

Bearing Disability: Good News! You’re Cured!

I know this is not normally the day or time that I post but I need to write this. There have been two times in my life that have made […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Assessment —An Interrogation

On Tuesday, I went to an assessment centre for my PIP assessment (Personal Independent Payment). Some of you who have been following me for quite awhile now will know I […]

The Permanent Bow

Recently, I told you the ways that I spend my DLA Care Component. This post gives a perfect example. Shoelaces. Most people – most adults – can tie their own shoes. […]

The Disabled Writer

I’m not well today due to a cold. I was going to write a post on one of my new pieces of equipment but cannot focus enough to write a […]

Care Component – What does it mean?

This is the second of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the Care part of […]

Disability Education – My Educational Journey

A great post from my friend Sophie on the view of disability and education in schools. Well worth a read and well written. Sometimes the professionals are wrong. In fact… […]

Bearing Disability: Me & Cerebral Palsy

I have a congenital disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Congenital means I have had this disability from birth. My branch of Cerebral Palsy is Right-Hemiplegia, which translates to mean: right-side […]

Duvet, Pegs and One Hand

I’ve not hidden that I have cerebral palsy. As you can probably imagine, it does bring challenges to my life. They are usually around tasks that are typically done with […]

Bearing Disability|Jar Opener: Lid Superglued Shut

Everyone has had that one jar or bottle that cannot be opened by hand, whether you are disabled or not. You know the situation. You fancied that Bolognese sauce that […]

Bearing Disability: Parking Barriers and Disabled Bays

Today I want to talk about two issues: Disabled Bays and Parking Barriers. Both are issues I deal with on a regular basis. One of them has a fix with […]

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