Here’s a story about the NHS that’s very unlikely to make it into the mainstream media.
This afternoon Leftwing Idiot was taking me to our local hospital for a non-urgent appointment. I was in my regular wheelchair so he was… read more
A few days ago I heard about an article in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and it was something I was very pleased to read.
The piece was reporting on a study carried out at St… read more
Remember how my wheelchair broke at the beginning of the summer? Wheelchair Services declared it a write-off, and ordered an almost identical new one for me. But it took ages to come and well before it did, the… read more
OK, so it’s not entirely related to Tourettes but I thought I’d share a funny experience I had with Leftwing Idiot at a hospital yesterday. Don’t worry, it wasn’t an emergency – I’d gone in for my pacemaker’s annual check.… read more
A year ago today I went to protest outside the offices of the private healthcare company Atos – you’ll find more about that protest here. We were drawing attention to the inhumane Work Capability Assessment (WCA) that… read more
I had a check up at the dentist yesterday. He couldn’t see any obvious problems but thought I needed a scale and polish. This might not sound particularly newsworthy, but going to the dentist isn’t a straightforward process when you’ve… read more
Earlier this week I wrote with excitement about test-driving some new, powered wheelchair wheels. They could potentially give me much greater independence because I’d be able to push myself around much more easily.
An unexpected turn of events on… read more
About two years ago when it was first suggested I should have a wheelchair, I found the whole idea upsetting to think about, let alone talk about. Now though, I love thinking and talking about my chair and how… read more
A couple of weeks ago I saw a post by a friend on Facebook that made me stop and think. The post was by Georgie who, like me, has Tourettes. Georgie has recently undergone neurosurgery as part of a trial… read more
This morning I woke to the news that our beloved Chancellor George Osborne has been caught parking in a bay reserved for disabled people – my heart sank.
“What’s the harm in that?” you might ask, “we all… read more