Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wednesday wheels |
I may start a new feature – Wednesday Wheels – in praise of wheelchairs, that piece of equipment that can make, or break, our independence. Wheelchairs are more than equipment, and therein lies the problem; the powers that be see them as mobility aids. We know our wheelchairs are more […]

Wednesday Wheels

NHS wheelchair provision is hamstrung by incompetence
Your wheelchair is your life. You depend upon it to move from room to room, to go outside, to go further than your  front door. However, NHS wheelchair provision is hamstrung by incompetence, and this wastes money and time on a grand scale, while denying me mobility and independence. My […]

NHS Wheelchair Provision is Hamstrung by Incompetence

Use a disabled loo in peace?
Sam Cleasby’s heartfelt question, “Invisible disabilities at gigs – Why can’t I use the disabled loos in peace?”  is one many people might echo. Coupled with trying to use ramps, or the only set of automatically opening doors, battling against people using two fully working legs, this question has been […]

Use a Disabled Loo in Peace? Not Likely, Love

Ten Years With Arthrogryposis
The first ten years with Arthrogryposis meant hospital, operations and walking with calipers. I didn’t know anything different and didn’t give it that much thought. This is my life, like your life is yours, and we just get on with it. I remember nothing of early operations; odd flashbacks to […]

Ten Years with Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis History
First of all, a little Arthrogryposis history. The word derives from Greek, meaning “curved joint”.  Multiplex Congenita describes having more than one curved joint, or contracture at birth. I have the “classic” form of Arthrogryposis, or amyoplasia, affecting both arms and legs. Arthrogryposis History In Arthrogryposis, A Text Atlas1 (edited […]

Arthrogryposis History

The Best Photobook - Probably |
I didn’t expect to find the best photo book in the world this month but I did. After my great experience using the FreePrints App for 6 x 4 inch photos I tried out their Photo Book App for my Week In The Life™ pages. PlanetArt’s Photo Book App allows […]

The Best Photo Book In The World – Probably