Monthly Archives: December 2013

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. Leftwing Idiot … read more

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The Elephant in the Other Room

There’s something in my living room that I’m finding upsetting to look at.

Every time catch sight of it, every time I think about it, and every time someone mentions it, I feel impossibly sad. It’s something that until three … read more


Catching Curls

I’ve got curly hair, but when it’s wet it’s straight. As a child I wanted straight hair, and when I got out of the bath I’d sit and hold the ends of my hair, hoping to stop it curling up … read more


Changing Hands

Whenever I’m faced with a new challenge I spend the first few days working out what’s possible, what’s not, and how things can be adapted to make a task or situation easier.

Two days ago I lost the use of … 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 my hands had softened and I … read more


An Unwanted Gift from my Brain

Writing this post feels like a race against time. Just before 11:00 this morning I started to feel a pins-and-needles sensation in my left hand. My thumb was strangely stiff and stuck to the side of my hand, I could … read more

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Ballooning at Christmas

I’ve just settled down at Fat Sister’s after an amazing and relaxing time eating, drinking and opening presents. I spent the first part of the day with Leftwing Idiot and his parents before braving the stairs up to Fat Sister’s … read more

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Accessible Christmas Wrapping

Last Christmas I wrote a post about my accessible Christmas essentials. One of the discoveries I shared was paper tape. This easy-to-tear alternative to regular sticky tape eliminated the need for scissors, which I can’t use safely, and meant … read more

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Squiggle on the Edgware Road

Yesterday Fat Sister, King Russell and I drove to my parents’ house for a family get-together. We had delicious food, enjoyable conversation, and a lovely time.

The traffic on the way home was as slow as it usually is on … read more

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World of the Zodiac - Capricorn

We’re just days from Christmas and all its frivolity, but I know that’s not what’s exciting the Capricorns. They are in a frenzy of anticipation for this month’s ticced horoscope. Thankfully, the wait is over – so enjoy it, Capricorns.… read more

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