Well it’s been a busy week 😥
I’m shattered trying to raise awareness for Young Carers in Fleetwood Wyre and Fylde. I’d been going to the gym. Obviously doing what i can at home etc.
I was starting to struggle with my right arm on Monday as im due a steroid injection in my elbow .
On Tuesday I had a lovely lunch with my daughter Olivia, she is almost 18
I’d tried to hide my feelings about being ill from my children. I never spoke to many people about it. I didn’t want to . I saw it as a sign of weakness , i was wrong about that but it still makes me uncomfortable. I’m only doing this to raise awareness.
The children have sometimes seen me crying in pain and obviously ill but i never have gone into much depth.
I’m not sure if that was a mistake. But since Olivia has read my Blogs she has a much greater understanding. We have had a slightly strained relationship at moments but hopefully this with help us to communicate better with each other.
I’m so proud of my kids and that’s including my stepson too as i love him as my own , he’s been part of my life for 19+ years .
Back to superhero talk 😁 . I mentioned that my wheelchair (even though it is supposed to be able to cope with more uneven ground etc )it struggles around here.This wheelchair I purchased myself as I can’t push the NHS one. Infact the terrain, paths , roads ,lanes and so on are all uneven. The lowered kerbs aren’t fully lowered. We are also in a Village so to get anywhere to socialise to avoid being isolated in my home I’d have to travel.
There is only one route I will go by myself. Everywhere else I have someone with me ,it may just be a child so they can knock on a door or get help if needed etc but i don’t feel safe because of the terrain .
The route I go myself is 2minutes away (if that) just to Slimming World.
I got my Silver Body Magic award this week because I’ve done 8 weeks continuous exercise. I was so proud of myself. Then it happened.
What comes after pride?…….
My Wheechair 👆…….
The pothole on the path😲…..
Me flying out of my chair because i never put my seatbelt back on after being weighed, very stupid🙈 😬
All’s good just really bruised all over. Think I’ve broken my knuckle on my little finger. Everything sore . But…… Redbull gave me wings and I’m gonna come back even stronger 🤗💪💪💪💪
Joking apart, this highlights two problems. The first is that the pavements and roads don’t just affect car drivers and a fall like i had in reality could have been fatal. I was lucky that there were two strong men who saw me and scooped me off the floor.
(I was so thankful I’d not landed in dog poo !!!! Even though it would have been a softer landing 🤣🤣🤣)
The next thing is mobility aids that you are provided with. I think it’s disgraceful that there’s so much profit made on them and they are so expensive i mean it’s not like it’s a fashion accessory 😠
It’s one type for all so weight and height are taken into consideration but not your lifestyle or the area where you live .
For example you wouldn’t ride a racer bike on a mountain bike course or vice versa.
Like I said these things are necessity for us yet why is it so difficult for us to get them? Just a thought…🤔.
Well It could have been worse. At least i got to fly 👐. Thanks Red bull 😁 F1 Starts soon…… so excited 😉😎👈🤙👊👍
Ps don’t forget support group for parents with long term illnesses and disabilities
Please raise awareness share so that disabled people get the same opportunities as everyone else 😁
Ps Jeremy Hunt I still think you need to accept my challenge of using the wheelchair you said was good enough for me around my area for a couple of hours. You have an advantage too as you don’t have any disabilities.
Hardly seems fair that you can all claim for expenses of meals out and second homes but we can’t have support for our children, families or proper equipment.