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.
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 topic annoys and frustrates me. I want to build awareness. This post will be in a minimum of […]
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 the discrimination disabled people face when getting to venues for concerts, live performances, etc. And it seems the […]
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 me ashamed to be British… Brexit PIP Disability Benefit cuts That shame has come back today. What is […]
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 have Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that does NOT change but the symptoms […]
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 decent post so I am going to reblog this post and give you guys a post worth waiting […]
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… that seems to be the case a lot of the time. I was put in foundation classes at school, […]
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 half-paralysed. I also get the occasional spasm which makes it Right-Hemiplegia Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Childhood As a child, […]
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 you have stuffed in a jar, or that nice Balti Curry, in a jar, at the back of […]
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 the right investment; the other requires stricter laws. I have a type of congenital cerebral palsy known as […]