Yesterday, 7 years ago in 2014, I spent my last ever day as an ‘able bodied‘ woman and teacher. After a spontaneous Sacral spinal/pelvic fracture during lesson 5, my life would never be the same. […]
Social media ‘Chronic illness influencers’? Are they there to raise awareness or for more sinister reasons?
“A new kind of internet and social media influencer has been born, the ‘chronic illness influencer’ and some are attracting huge followings“ So says the Octavia Woodward on a BBC News article entitled “Sickness and […]
Freedom Day or captivity…?
Today marks the so called ‘Freedom Day‘ in England, the day when most of the social restrictions are to be lifted. This means an end to social distancing, the end to compulsory working from home […]
I can’t remember how to pace my life anymore! – Why pacing is so important in a post Covid world
The news that lockdown restrictions are easing and the world is opening up (albeit not as fast as many hoped) was great to hear and meant that for loads of us, things that we’ve been […]
When it comes to restrictions easing and things opening up, am I the only nervous one…..?
With the long wait to escape from some of the lockdown restrictions finally taking place, the world is beginning to look just a little bit more familiar. Which is fabulous; in Wales, gyms and swimming […]
How might the new NICE guidance affect people with chronic pain?
✴️New Blog Post ✴️
Following the publication of the new NICE guidance on how to treat Primary Chronic Pain, I report on the outpouring of concern from chronic pain sufferers….
Who decides if you get a ‘do not resuscitate’ order?
My New Blog
After hearing of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders being given without patients’s knowledge or consent, I had to respond…..😡
During this lockdown, where is the support and is help over the phone enough?
New Blog Post.
Even as we come slowly out of lockdown, we still have virtually no ‘hands on’ help available to those of us who might be struggling. In this post, I look at what help is available, where you can find it and if it can be of use.
How do people with disabilities view the lockdown?
Last week, I had a large response to my post “Are disabled people missing out when it comes to the COVID vaccine?” with many people expressing concerns about how the wider disabled community have been […]
Are disabled people slipping through the net when it comes to vaccinations?
Are disabled people slipping through the net when it comes to vaccinations? The other day, my attention was drawn by the tweet from radio DJ Jo Whiley (52) who had tweeted that she had been […]