Tag Archives: Disability

National Cycle Collection

The National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells is housed in the Automobile Palace, a 1909 car showroom converted into offices and a display area for bikes. The eclectic collection contains examples of the earliest two wheeled hobby horses, penny farthings, … Continue reading

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Disabled?

Realisation took a while to arrive but it occurred to me one day that I may be disabled.  The circumstances of my life crept up on me so insidiously that I didn’t even know what I was. I mean am.  … Continue reading

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Pain

Do you remember: the last time you banged your shin, the initial sensation was so sharp then it started to throb? when you burned your hand on the oven and your skin seared? how it felt when you accidentally walked … Continue reading

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Of Alps and Sirens

We packed the car on a September Friday morning and set off in the afternoon with me cushioned into comfort on the back seat, my legs stretched out in front of me using the flattened back of the front passenger … Continue reading

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The Last Resort Clinic

After months of waiting and several phone calls to the appointments office my husband and I entered the outpatient department of the oldest Royal Orthopeadic Hospital in the UK to see, well I’ve nicknamed him Dr G, a musculo-skeletal specialist … Continue reading

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My Back Story

Pain Management is now my full time job. I am in a degree of pain ALL OF THE TIME! I have to monitor what I do every hour of every day. If I concentrate thoroughly on avoiding the activities that … Continue reading

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