I have a new job, but my mobility is making it difficult. In this post I share why I have decided to get a mobility scooter.
In the last few days the government of Ireland announced its goals in tackling Climate Change. They ranged from the use of plastics to home insulation, all to reduce the damage we are doing to the environment. One area of interest to me is transport, especially for those of us Continue Reading
Everyone you meet in life has a lesson or two that you can learn from them. People living with disabilities are particularly influential. After all, the hardships that they face in life aren’t as easily forgotten as some others. They have to go through each day with strength and determination, Continue Reading
Everyone wants to live as happy a life as possible. But it is one thing wanting this, and quite another to know what is actually involved in making it happen. There are many things that can get in the way of your happiness, and the more aware you are of Continue Reading
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Mornings are the best part of my day, when the realisation of my physical state has not registered. Eating a leisurely breakfast, followed by coffee, brewed from just ground coffee. The morning is full of promise, and my day is undecided. After this meal, I put my dishes in the Continue Reading
Adjusting to life with a disability is hard, but something that more and more people are having to to do as of late. There are so many things that can change your life in seconds, such as being involved in a car crash, or the sudden onset of an illness Continue Reading
Angry doesn’t even begin to describe my emotion. Frustrated, disappointed, bewildered, and exhausted can be added to this list. What is causing me to feel this way? The policies of the Irish government, as implemented by the Department of Health, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and the Department of Continue Reading
Chronic illnesses are no joke. They have the ability to bring people to their knees, to make life exponentially more difficult, and to cause serious emotional and psychological turmoil, in addition to the physical constraints that might come along with them. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple “solution” for dealing with Continue Reading
There is no escape from the pain!! For nearly 5 years I have had a constant throbbing, stabbing and pulsing pain in my right temple extending to my whole head frequently. It does not stop. Every waking moment is accompanied by this sensation. Sitting on the couch this morning I Continue Reading