Author: jacquijames

Experiences

Medical Cannabis

When you depend on strong nerve and muscle relaxant medications to continue to live as comfortable as you can be, you constantly ask yourself “how did I become like this?” Up until I was about 26, after four years of excruciating pain from an incident which caused nerve damage, soft tissue damage and a lower […]

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The Good, Bad and Ugly

Spontaneity And Pain

‌I gotta admit, this year hasn’t played out how I invisioned it. Sure, I’m still recovering from major surgery in August last year, and I’m still healing (probably for another six months, but in my head I knew that would be a twelve months recovery period.) However, this isn’t slowing me down… It’s my chronic […]

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Experiences

They Joys Of Shopping

I LOVE to shop! Many women and men do! There’s nothing better than browsing with a friend and/or window shopping. In January I met a friend at Chaddy (aka Chadstone which “claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere”)  when we saw a movie. Afterwards strolling through Chaddy I drooled looking at the dresses […]

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Experiences

Inclusion Not Exclusion

Regularly a group of family, friends and I love days like these; good music, good company and good food! Two Sundays ago, January 22nd, 2017 Mum, Aunty and our close friends were excited to go to the Red Hot Summer Concert at Mornington Racecourse. This was our second gig there with the same promoters. Two […]

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Electronic Devices

Eric and I

Eric and I first met each other in February 2010! Using my eyes to type was something I had actually envisioned about for many years, even before “eyegaze systems” were invented. So when I trialled an Intelligaze from Alea Technologies supplied by Zyteq suddenly my whole life changed! Soon after buying Eric through fundraising, I […]

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Poetry

Just Because….

Just because I have a severe disability Doesn’t mean you have to speak loudly and slowly, I comprehend everything you say. Just because I have a severe disability Doesn’t mean I’m unable to communicate with you, Simply look at my computer screen; you’ll see what I’m saying. Just because I have a severe disability Doesn’t […]

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