Drum Roll I can now confirm the rumors circulating in the tabloids that I am moving on Saturday to my first ever flat in Porthcawl. Yes it is only temporary with all amenities included until a permant property becomes available. I AM SO EXCITED THIS IS ALL I’VE EVER WANTED AND I OFFICIALLY GET GIVEN … Continue reading Me and my Disability: I’m moving out
Hello everybody! I’ve had a little think and I’ve decided to rebrand my social media presence and be seen more as a disability/mental health blogger. However, this does not mean I will stop writing, I just feel that raising awareness of the trials and tribulations of a disability is more important to me. So instead … Continue reading Rebranding: Welcome to Chickonwheelz!
Just because I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair 24/7 doesn’t mean I can’t have sex or have children. Not everybody needs to use a mobility aid full time. For example, my friend has Cerebral Palsy but is able to walk short distances with crutches/walker/can but some days for long distances she uses her … Continue reading Me and my Disability: Some misconceptions about having a disability
I watched the Harvey price documentary this morning about his transition into Adulthood and the tough choices Katie Price (Harvey’s mum) has to make about the next stage in her sons life. I loved that Harvey was involved in the whole process of finding his perfect residential college. I was disgusted to learn that Katie … Continue reading Me and My Disability: My thoughts on the Katie Price, Harvey and Me Documentary
*Again for comedy purposes only* Pass a drugs test - I am on wayyyy too much morphine for that to happen.Bunge jump or sky dive - people with cerebral palsy aren’t covered by insurance companies when skydiving and yet people think it’s okay to blast me with radiation that could leave me with Spider-Man powers … Continue reading Me and My disability: Things I can’t do because of my disability.
*This is for comedy purposes only* Eat a hobnob and pee in a bag at the same time.Skip queues.Take legal morphine and fly high as a kite. I have a key that opens all Uk toilets.Make cripple jokes about myself. Never needing to replace the sole on a shoe.Always have attractive Carers/medical staff.Have an encyclopaedic … Continue reading Me and My disability: Things I can do that other able bodied people can’t.
Exercise 1.3 The following story was written in 15 minutes in response to a prompt in my module syllabus, I was in allowed to stop writing until the time was up or edit; this is called free writing and I found was very cathartic even though I know some bits may be repetitive. I remember … Continue reading Scriptwriting Module Day 2: Free Writing Caravan Prompt
Physical disability or invisible disability; if you fit the criteria I would highly suggest you apply for a radar key which is free as long as you provide proof of your disability and this will allow you to access any disabled toilet within the UK. Similarly, if you have bowel or bladder issues you can … Continue reading Disability tips and tricks: What you need to know.
So as you’ll have learned from my last post on Monday we had a power cut and my mum must have put the hoist up too high after hoisting me on to my bedroom transfer chair and unfortunately it jammed. Also, because of the powercut the hoist needed to be reset. So of course, this … Continue reading Me and My Disability: Hoisting Horror & DPD Debarcle
On Monday night just as the final player on The Chase was doing the cash builder round, our whole street had a power cut. This meant my stairlift and hoists weren’t working as well as the heating and the cooker so the carers couldn’t put me to bed and we couldn’t cook any food. The … Continue reading Me and my disability: Power cut in Pyle