So finally the surgeries come for me …

I haven’t written much on here recently;  instead I have been playing music and trying to stay dedicated to the twice weekly hydrotherapy and once weekly yoga classes I rely on to keep this arthritis-riddled body moving. Last month I saw an orthopaedic surgeon for the first time, who looked at my misshapen and barely […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Microaggressions

A headline from the New York Post (reprinted in Australia by news.com.au), January 5, 2017: ‘Disabled woman refused help by airline staff for not looking sick. A WOMAN with a chronic illness was reduced to tears after being refused help by airline staff because she “doesn’t look ill enough” to be disabled.’ ‘Nathalie Allport-Grantham, 23, […]

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Minority bashing and exhaustion

I have been wanting to write something like this for some time, but on reading Linda Wemyss’  post on a friend’s facebook feed,  I decided to reprint this here, with her permission. I couldn’t say it any better than she so eloquently has.  Life with chronic illness and disability is hard.  But the kind of […]

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