"It can be volatile. Next week I might be so much more vulnerable than I am now. I could have a few nights of bad sleep because of pain and after that be more likely to die from the virus than now. That's how autoimmune disorders work, seemingly inconsequential things can change the whole course of a simple virus."
The year was 1985, when my Mum was 15, the year of Back To The Future, Walkmans, scrunchies, and powerful shoulder pads. However, it was also the year of Hope '85: Operation Self Help Schools Farm, where a group of youths would be sent to India on behalf of a professor ...
...If that means making one small change to your diet, you'll be making a positive change to the planet and all of the beings that exist within it...
I am here to tell you as an undeniable fact that disabled people have romantic relationships. It might not always look like The Notebook, but it's definitely real.
Today I got the results from my second year at university. Initially I was thrown when I saw the phrase at the top ‘You have failed to complete Stage 2’ but after reading the rest of the page, I understand better! In my coursework, I averaged a 2.1. In my exams I averaged a first! However,… Continue reading The results are in!
On Thursday, I welcomed a shiny new addition to the household. The beautiful I-go Crest Powerchair (in GOLD no less) arrived at my door in a box so big that Nia can hide in it to scare me. I was amazed at how quickly it arrived - we had only ordered it the day before… Continue reading What has 4 wheels, great boobs and a big smile? Me!
I don't want your pity. Or your guilt, your bad feelings, your condolences, or anything else that you think is appropriate. It's not appropriate. I'm not dead. I'm far from it.