I visited Valencia in Spain and I was really impressed by how wheelchair friendly it was! I expected the new buildings to have wheelchair access but I was really impressed to find that the pedestrianized walkway along the seafront had many restaurants that were not just wheelchair accessible but also had a disabled toilet on … Continue reading Valencia, the home of paella in Spain is incredibly wheelchair accessible
The green man has gone! Yes, There is. no more green man when you want to cross the road. But fear not, he seems to have beem replaced by a...blue man???!!! Apart from that, the new sunglasses, which I was given by my local visually impaired team, were fantastic. Not only do they serve as … Continue reading What will the sunny world look like when I venture out for the first time in my special visually impaired sunglasses. ?
Everyone with MS knows that bladder problems can be the bane of your life . However, I recently read about how one MS sufferer has used a Japanese-style washer dryer toilet to help her maintain her independence. I never thought of that! What a great idea! Basically, you don't need anybody else to help you … Continue reading A Japanese-style toilet- could it be a game changer?
Be prepared to be flabbergasted. You may want to have a mirror by you so that you can see exactly what 'flabbergasted' looks like. Because that is the expression that you will be wearing when you finish reading about my experience yesterday. You must book assistance a minimum 24-hour's before travel. As with nearly all wheelchair … Continue reading Why is it always such a palaver when you take the train?
Remap custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives http://www.remap.org.uk/ my physio told me about them, and they are an excellent resource in the UK, they seem to be ex-or retired engineers that really enjoy creating solutions. Look them up!
Visiting the Rwandan Mountain gorillas in my wheelchair! I saw 2 things in Rwanda that I never dreamt I would see-one of course was the mountain gorillas but the second was cyclists that held onto the back of lorries to help pull them and their load up the hills! Yes, those 4 yellow containers are … Continue reading Today’s question: will I be able to visit the mountain gorillas?
Picture this: There are three steps inside the house.. The three steps are located just after the bathroom door, and the bathroom door is next to but at right angles to the kitchen door. In order to get from the bedroom, which is up the 3 steps, my husband has to balance a ramp precariously … Continue reading today’s question: is there really no good way to find, sell or rent an accessible property?
I travelled to Japan in 2016 . This was my very positive experience... Japan was absolutely fantastic. As someone who depends heavily on the availability of an accessible toilet, I found huge freedom from the fact that every single station has an accessible toilet. They call them universal toilets because they can be used by … Continue reading today’s question: how wheelchair accessible is Japan?
34.6 degrees. That is generally. the temperature of someone with hypothermia. The nurses thought the thermometer was broken the first time they took my temperature but after 3 consistent. readings from three separate thermometers. they had to accept that. perhaps the reading was true. and my temperature really was 34.6. The fact that I wasn't … Continue reading today’s question: why is my body temperature so shockingly low?
In November 2012 I did 2 very unexpected things. 1st of all I went into rehab. I left work as a walker, albeit double walking stick dependent, person, and came out, 2 weeks later, as a wheelchair user. Not the usual outcome from rehab, which is meant to make you better, not worse! (I should … Continue reading Today’s question: I’ve just started using a wheelchair. How is my holiday to Barbados going to be?