Monthly Archives: October 2013

#stubbornnessisdetermination

At a party I attended two weeks ago, an editor said to me, ‘You’re very bright and very determined.’   Late this afternoon, I had a massage complemented with needling. My therapist used both dry needling techniques and acupressure methods, … Continue reading

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#vulnerable

When I was little, I used to say, ‘Why did this have to happen to me?’ I was unaware that cerebral palsy is more common than I believed; it affects three in every thousand live births. I was the only … Continue reading

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#moaningmyrtle

I just saw on Twitter that The Mobility Resource posted a list titled ’11 Things That Make a Wheelchair User Go “Ugh”’ so I thought I would make my own list of eleven disability-related things that make me go ‘ugh.’ … Continue reading

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#wakeupcall

I have a friend who knows I have a disability but she has never treated me like I am special. She helps me when I need it, looks out for me, and makes sure I’m okay, but she has never … Continue reading

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#selfcare

This afternoon, a different physiotherapist did some dry needling for me. She needled the same place the previous therapist did, telling me that the first round of needles had caused bruising (but didn’t seem concerned). She explained that dry needling … Continue reading

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#itsaritualandiknowyoufeelit

Two nights ago, I saw Ellie Goulding play the Hammersmith Apollo. When I bought the tickets, I was worried about the accessibility of the venue but I decided not to ask for any help or for any exceptions or alterations … Continue reading

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#gettingbetter

This afternoon, I had a twenty minute massage from a therapist who correctly diagnosed my leg pain as a shin splint. A couple of days ago, I jammed my foot the ‘wrong way’ into my shoe and walked like that … Continue reading

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