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The Dentist

On June 28th last year I wrote about the start of something that wasn’t finally finished until today. What was this lengthy process? It was getting my teeth cleaned and polished by the special care dentistry team at my… read more

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Snap Goes The Handle Pt. 2

Leftwing Idiot and I were at Tate Britain this afternoon, continuing with our preparations for We Forgot The Lot!’ While we were there I had a ‘ticcing fit’. It started just as I was… read more

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Speak to Me

The other day I described how I’d needed to make yet another trip to hospital after tipping my wheelchair over and fracturing my elbow.

The hospital staff were great – friendly, efficient and skilled. But I… read more

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Kerb Your Enthusiasm

It’s been a bumpy start to the year so far but things have finally started getting back on track. My hands are doing much better and on Wednesday I was able to start using… read more

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Tooth Delay

Last June I wrote about going to the dentist for a check-up – I explained that he’d decided my teeth needed a scale and polish but that it’d have to be done under sedation because I move around so much… read more

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Magic Movement

Yesterday got off to an upsetting start. My hands were stiff and unresponsive and I felt utterly worn out, both because I hadn’t slept much and because of the on-going uncertainty about my hands.

Poppy comforted… read more

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Hands that go Hard in the Night

Exactly a week ago I had Botox injections in my arms and they’ve given me back the use of my hands after they’d suddenly locked up on Boxingread more

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The Animals Fly the Nest

This morning Leftwing Idiot and I headed to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery for an appointment with a specialist in treating Dystonia with Botox injections!

Some hours later we emerged in a slight daze… read more

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Upper Limbs Update

It’s New Year’s Eve and a time when I usually reflect on the outgoing year – I’m going to save that for tomorrow.

Today I thought I’d share my trip to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.… read more

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Making Animals Out of Stone

It’s 3:30am. After struggling for hours to get to sleep because of the pain in my hands, which inexplicably locked up yesterday, I eventually drifted off. When I woke up an hour later… read more

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