No more desperately holding on to the small handle above the door whilst your wheelchair slides around every time the driver takes a corner at speed, applies the brakes heavily or hurtles round a bend! No longer do you need to feel unvalued because whilst everybody else has to wear a seatbelt by law, wheelchairs … Continue reading Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?
I started taking clonazepam a couple of weeks ago and the first week I had a really good week but the second week was nowhere near as good so now I'm wondering if I have developed a tolerancy so quickly ? my husband is frustrated because I was given absolutely no information how or when … Continue reading Can you develop medicine tolerancy within 2 weeks?
In April 2014, I visited Disneyland Paris in a Power wheelchair. Disneyland Paris is totally accessible for all types of wheelchairs and there are a number of disabled toilets. You can get a special FastPass ticket which will allow you to often take a different entry path to a number of the rides so you … Continue reading How wheelchair accessible is Disneyland Paris?
On Saturday 28 April, I went with my cousin’s family to see the Bluebells in the woods at Ashridge Estate. They really were amazing, there must be something in the soil that makes them clustered together in such a way because sometimes it was like a field. My cousin's husband spent a short time in … Continue reading Will the bluebell woods be wheelchair accessible?
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?