Surveys surveys surveys!!

When I became disabled I was training for a teaching degree, which after postponements and an awful lot of trials and tribulations I achieved.  However since that time my health has become steadily worse and so I've been unable to work.  Life on benefits is far from what the media can make it out to … Continue reading Surveys surveys surveys!!

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Phew, that wasn’t as bad as expected!! But has anyone seen my knuckle??

Today was D-Day, my first appointment with my new doctor.  I can't say that I was looking forward to it.  My brain was in total overdrive and the two nightmares I had last night definitely didn't help.  I had written my list, an essential piece of my doctors appointment equipment for without it I am … Continue reading Phew, that wasn’t as bad as expected!! But has anyone seen my knuckle??

My first ever disabled dream.

So the other night I had my first ever (or that I can remember) disabled dream.  I think that having been able bodied before and having not used a wheelchair for a lot of my life I have always dreamt that I was still able to walk about.  My dreams seemed to be an escape … Continue reading My first ever disabled dream.

Migraines and Mishaps

I've suffered with migraines since I was approximately 4 years old,  but you try telling the schools nurse (we had school nurses when I was at school) that you have a migraine and that you can't do anything about them when you're that age.  I heard that I was making them up, or it was … Continue reading Migraines and Mishaps

Naps are important!!

I have again had real problems with trying to think about what to write.  I have been aware that while I really wanted to connect to people about my disability and issues that I and other disabled people have, I also wanted to review products and share useful things that I have and use to … Continue reading Naps are important!!

An unusual request to put the crafty back into the CraftyInsomniac

Well today I've been getting back to being a bit more crafty, it's always hard for me now to admit that I cannot do as much crafting as I would like to but with a lot of adaptation I can still do some things.  Cake baking and decorating is one of my loves, I love … Continue reading An unusual request to put the crafty back into the CraftyInsomniac

Appointments, pacing and “The Unmentionable problem!!!”

This week I have had two hospital appointments, both at our local hospital which has meant that I have been able to get to them in my mobility scooter.  It's meant though that for the rest of the week I've not really done anything, I've not been able to go out in between because for … Continue reading Appointments, pacing and “The Unmentionable problem!!!”

Wet days and mobility scooters!! 

When you have a disability you know that things are often not that easy. Almost everything had to be adapted to fit.  One thing I never even considered would be an issue though is rain covers, I mean they have rain covers for prams so why not wheelchairs right (OK so I don't particularly want … Continue reading Wet days and mobility scooters!! 

Why my not accepting the label “disabled” doesn’t mean I’m on a crusade. 

Now while I know that I am in fact disabled and live everyday with my disabilities I still don't necessarily consider myself to be "disabled". I'm not deluding myself I know I am not able bodied, but having been a fairly "normal" abled bodied person until I was in my late 20's I still struggle … Continue reading Why my not accepting the label “disabled” doesn’t mean I’m on a crusade. 

Plant delivery on a mobility scooter!!!

I've been thinking long and hard about what to write. I have realised that much as I want to keep up with my blog on the whole my life just isn't that interesting!!! However yesterday after looking back my trip to the garden centre was actually quite amusing, although it may not be so much … Continue reading Plant delivery on a mobility scooter!!!