Inventions & Interventions

Water Works

My neuro urology appointment (a specialism within medicine that looks after how the bladder and brain work together) got off to a very wet start this morning. But the liquid being spilt wasn’t wee, it was tears.

I’ve been having … read more

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Living My Best Birthday

Shortly after I woke this morning Joyce and Bovie came into my room singing Happy Birthday… It was definitely one of the nicest ways to wake up – ever!

They were soon followed in by another great double act by … read more

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Hot Tub Times

I’m currently taking a lot of medication for my pain and I’m always keen to find non-drug-based options that I can use as well.

Heat really helps, but I’ve had to stop using a hot water bottle because I’d been … read more

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#INeedStraws

Back in March I wrote about the threatened ban on plastic straws. In it I responded to a lot of the questions non-disabled people were asking when disabled people told them they really do need straws. So if you’re … read more

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Dreamy Beds

When we arrived in our hotel room a few days ago the two beds looked quite different from one another. Both were single beds and covered in the same sheets – this was clearly a twin room – but one … read more

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Body Cocktails

I’m currently on holiday with Fran. We’re staying at an all-inclusive resort in Spain with a large pool, clean accessible rooms, delicious food and drink available throughout the day, and it’s idyllic!

I’m here for a proper rest after months … read more

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Tens Machine

My body’s buzzing again, but not with the sensation of my bladder buzzer. This time it’s a new device that I’ve just been given by the pain clinic. I wasn’t able to use it straightaway because I’ve got a … read more

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Yellow Wins

A few weeks ago I went to speak at a National Trust event in Derby, which turned out to be a really interesting experience. Unexpectedly I also got to indulge one of my biggest passions – talking about wheelchairs.

The … read more

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A Close Shave

While we’re here in Portland, Leftwing Idiot, Lily and I are sharing an apartment-sized hotel suite. I wrote the other day about the difficulties I’ve been having weeing and the bladder stimulating device I’ve been given to try out.… read more

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In Praise of Gummies

Yesterday we flew for the few hours it takes to get from New York City to Portland. This is our first time in the state of Oregon and we passed over snow capped mountains and dense forests on the way. … read more

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