In the past five years, I have seen perceptions of those with disabilities change in society thanks to the likes of Australian Of The Year 2022 Dylan Alcott, funnyman Andrew Hills and his mates on ABC’s The Last Leg and people in the society who speak up about their experiences having a disability. But have things really changed?
Watching The Last Leg with Adam Hills (you can watch the episode on iVew) last night I realized I hadn’t really investigated the word “Ablism” before. I had heard of it, but I hadn’t really thought it would be applicable to me. However, when I came across this from HERE, it blew my mind. Since…… Continue reading Ablism – What Is It?
How are you feeling?Me, I’m very pissed especially at the Federal Government ie: the lack of vaccines And now there are variant strains! Until this lockdown, I was like it’s just the way it is (especially for people like myself) but now they have TWO vaccines but most people have to wait for more stock…… Continue reading Dear Victorians:
SEVEN MONTHS! Seven months since my last post! I would love to say I’ve been writing a book or poetry, but until October 3rd, I wasn’t a very well chicky. As months passed and the world turned into something we didn’t recognise, many days of mine were spent looking outside focusing on two trees, one…… Continue reading Seven months
2020 started with a different feeling. Maybe feeling disillusioned by the bushfires we had all around Australia which had especially around Christmas. For the first time in years, Mum and I didn’t watch the fireworks on TV (although around 9 pm we went outside and watched fireworks from nearby), but by fluke around midnight I…… Continue reading Choices
The other day I got in touch with one my old Tafe friends who has doing her own exhibitions of her illustrations around the state. I had intended to go to one to check her wonderful creative drawings out, but I won’t make it. So I inboxed her instead to congratulate her and told her…… Continue reading Silent Struggles
Sometimes life changes in an instant, making you really think “Life is precious”. Since June Mum and my lives have been shook upside down, but we’ve landed on our feet with Mum’s determination and my acceptance of our new situation we’ve found ourselves in. By the way, Mum is healthy. She had a fall and…… Continue reading Changes
We’re celebrating a huge achievement! I’m off all my drugs now! No Targin, no Lyrica, no Gabapentin… Only Endone occasionally on my really bad days! https://www.flickr.com/photos/58372737@N00/2123878490 It’s been a long journey, since December after my back stimulator operation. I had been on Lyrica and Gabapentin since my 20’s after having an incident causing nerve damage…… Continue reading Baby Steps
Last month was a difficult month. A friendship broke down (I don’t know why to this day, I haven’t even told Mum what went down because I would cry but I think she’s aware because mums know everything), then Roxy our dog gave us a big scare but thankfully she’s healthy for her age! Later…… Continue reading You Can’t Get What You Want, But You Always Get What You Need
I’ve been quiet for a couple of months because I was gearing up for two operations and they ended up being just under a month apart. Then after the second op I got bronchitis which I’m still getting over but I’m much better than I was thanks to some superdooper antibiotics. Thanks to my Neurologist…… Continue reading A Life-Changer Procedure