Category: Experiences

Experiences

Ablism – What Is It?

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 […]

jacquijames 
Experiences

Dear Victorians:

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 […]

jacquijames 
Electronic Devices Experiences

Choices

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 […]

jacquijames 
Experiences The Good, Bad and Ugly

Silent Struggles

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 […]

jacquijames 
Experiences The Good, Bad and Ugly

Changes

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 […]

jacquijames 
Experiences

Baby Steps

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! 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 in […]

jacquijames