Blood test deja vous!!

Yet again two days ago saw me off to the hospital with mum for yet more blood tests!! We have researched and found out the quieter times because of my sensory problems and problems with crowds so late morning saw mum and me at the local hospital for my blood tests. Seems however that most … Continue reading Blood test deja vous!!

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??

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!!!

Blood pooling, and pregnancy looking swellings .

On the whole I avoid contact with mirrors and cameras, they are evil things that show up the slightest of floors. I even only look at the bit I'm doing in a mirror on those rare occasions I wear make-up, I've perfected the just looking at an eye or my lips and not seeing my … Continue reading Blood pooling, and pregnancy looking swellings .

Boring days and isolation!!

I've had a yet another boring day today so thought it seemed the perfect time to share about how isolating disability can be. Since becoming disabled my social circle has become very small anyways, not necessarily through anyone's fault but more because going out full stop is rarer. Before my disability I was training to … Continue reading Boring days and isolation!!