Clinic Check-Up and the Infection Ordeal

Around once every year I have a full check-up at my clinic. I may receive physiotherapy, ergotherapy or psychological therapy every week throughout the year, but the yearly check-up is a special six-hour session spread out over two days which tests me against all the different divisions at the clinic including logopedie (speech therapy), a… Continue reading Clinic Check-Up and the Infection Ordeal

My 5 Tips to Authors Who Write Disabled Characters

I am most definitely a disabled book nerd – One of my most favourite things to do is read and write poetry and stories. My older sister is a book blogger and has managed over the years to drag me down into her crazy, wonderful world of literary obsession. Even though it can often take… Continue reading My 5 Tips to Authors Who Write Disabled Characters

‘Disabled’ vs. ‘Physically-Challenged’ and Other Such Terms

Don’t roll your eyes, I know that the issue of how to refer to people with a disability is one that the disabled community is tired of debating. But as well as simply sharing my own opinion on the matter, I thought I’d do something slightly different by also sharing my personal experience with different… Continue reading ‘Disabled’ vs. ‘Physically-Challenged’ and Other Such Terms

Talking to Someone in a Wheelchair Dos and Don’ts

Having conversations with someone in a wheelchair can sometimes be difficult if you don’t know the appropriate etiquette for doing so. We may be people, same as everyone else, just people who are sitting rather than standing – but things are admittedly a little different down here at waist height when it comes to the… Continue reading Talking to Someone in a Wheelchair Dos and Don’ts