Thankyou for looking at my art work . Hope you like it .
Thankyou for looking at my art work . Hope you like it .
The gifts to celebrate twenty years off marriage
Are china, platinum or the gemstone emerald if you’re rich.
I’m just grateful we got to this day
As twenty years ago, the whole day nearly got thrown away.
You see thirty four weeks pregnant and I was waddling around
Contractions clearly on the monitor going up and down
Stuck in the hospital on the eve of my wedding
Uncertainty, however I was determined legs crossed it would be happening
The Doctors said we will see how you go
Then I slipped in the bathroom trying to shave my legs oh no !
Luckily there was no further injuries
Just a waiting game to see if I was going to become a mum or a Mrs
The morning came the Dr said, “there’s not much happening below love you’d better go get into your dress !”
I waddled along and got in a taxi
Thankfully my sister in law was there to help dress me.
A simple wedding on such a beautiful, glorious day
I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
March 11th 2020
How does that make YOU feel?
Trapped in their homes, not allowed out to enjoy their independence spending time with loved ones.
Teenagers that can’t socialize with friends.
Parents who can’t take their children to school or watch that school play.
Families that can’t spend time together enjoying a nice day out.
Academics that can’t apply for that job they want.
How would you feel if all of a sudden you were stopped from following YOUR dreams ?
What about if you couldn’t spend time with your family.
Who would take your children to school or the park.
What would you do all day ?
How would you earn money to pay the mortgage and bills?
What about food shopping?
The British Red Cross warned in 2018 that a UK-wide shortage of wheelchairs was leaving as many as 4 million people a year housebound and isolated, some of whom are terminally ill and are spending the last few months of their life trapped at home.
Below is the equity law put in place to make sure disabled people could live their life the same as everyone else . Somehow it’s not working , the chain is broken and we need to find that link and put it back together.
Up to 4 years someone can wait for an NHS electric wheelchair and that is if they qualify for one.
It’s heartbreaking to say that most people isolated at home , prisoners in their homes because they dont have access to a wheelchair or electric wheelchair.
They haven’t had a care worker to support them to use public transport.
Or a companion to go with them to a group to introduce them to everyone.
PRISONERS GET MORE RIGHTS THAN DISABLED PEOPLE.
They get their hour outside in the fresh air everyday.
They have activities, courses etc etc
I’ve had no heating or hot water in my property since September 24th .
There’s a lady who can’t find suitable affordable accommodation so it means she is stuck in all the time.
It just doesn’t seem right or fair.
I don’t want to do self pity and I’m sure the people I talk about wouldn’t either……. I’m just saying we got the crappy deal in life ,we are just trying to get on with it in the best way we can. Don’t we deserve the right to access the world outside in an appropriate vehicle.
My goodness let’s cut the budget for ministers cars or second homes etc . Let us get our priorities right.
LET’S RELEASE THESE PRISONERS!!
LET’S GIVE THEM FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE (oh my lord I’m sounding like William Wallace!)
LET’S HELP THEM GET OUT INTO THE WORLD SO THEY CAN LIVE THEIR LIVES HOW THEY WANT TO.
WHEELS FOR ALL
Can’t see properly
Need someone just next to me
Trying to move forwards
The wheels stubbornly follow the slope to the left of us
I stop in time
Steer back up the incline
Watch out for where the road is cracked
It takes great skill to survive the journey intact
Once my wheels got stuck in a worn cracked grid
Out my chair I flew , face planted and slid
Avoiding getting poop on the wheels
Dog owners pick it up, think how it feels
The hardest task is finding the slopes
Too cross the road without falling out and a bone getting broke.
Some roads don’t have good enough slopes
So you play chicken with the cars by going on the roads
People with a pram coming up
Not enough space for two so I need to back up
Cars flying past on the main road
My head is pounding hard like it may explode
Sometimes I think it’s easier to stay at home
But then I’d be sad , depressed and very much alone
Driving in my chair is a skill I’ve got to learn
Meeting people, confidence, activities is an extra I can earn
Almost there at the shop
Feel like my hearts going to pop
Oh no I can’t get it up
Come on ,push harder it’ll work with a shove.
The ramps too steep and I don’t have the power
No I can’t get out and walk up ,I’m disabled flower !!
Never thought I’d be climbing a mountain to get on a train
I need an electric wheelchair that’s all terrain.
At last …We’re on and parked in our space
My son shouts out “What’s that smell!” with a frown on his face.
Although conveniently situated is space we have
Is right by the toilet so the whole journey smells bad.
We arrive at our station, I’m worried about getting off.
Why aren’t the ramps longer no more adventure please I’ve had enough.
I slid down the ramp like tony hawk on his skateboard
Hard to control, but impressive where’s my round of applause.
I start to relax thinking the next stage is easier
Pavements in comparison are a heck of a lot flatter.
Out of the station I gasped with dread
Give it an hour I think I’ll be dead !!!
The pavements are cobbled with no lowered Kerbs
For fuck sake it’s 2020 things should be accessible it’s absurd!
It’s pitch black and I’m having to drive on the road
A cars coming towards me ,I have nowhere to go.
Trying to stay calm as my kids are with me
Feeling anxious now and needing a wee.
The cobbles don’t help they hurt to drive over
My body in pain, where is my future grandsons baby shower??
Ducking under bushes like we’re on Bear grylls
We were having a laugh too but I could have been killed.
Got to the baby shower we all had and amazing night
Celebrating the imminent birth of my grandson, i can’t wait.
Party’s over we set off , the journey back to the station filled me with dread
Some good news ,my train replaced by a bus I can’t access so they’ll get me a taxi instead.
I just drove right in and sat in the back
Driven straight to my front door I couldn’t ask for better than that.
We pulled up and the kids got out first
Come on mr taxi driver open my door so I can reverse!!!
I’m so tired and I really want to go to bed
This challenging journey has given a sore head.
He’s pulling the handle but nothing is happening
I’m locked in the taxi you’ve got to be joking.
I really thought he was taking the piss
It could only happen to me this.
He called his boss and asked for advice
Can we put the heating on ,I’m turning to ice !!
Kids are inside watching the tv
I can’t believe this is happening to me.
His boss called back and said call roadside assistance
They are sending someone out but at the moment he’s some distance
I started laughing when they mentioned calling the firemen
It would be hilarious if I’d have to be cut out by them
My eldest son brought us a brew
Then I had a thought, what if I need to use the loo
I don’t know why but I laughed even more
At the thought of just wetting myself all over his floor
Three hours later the roadside assistance arrived
I was so glad that I held my bladder as he had to get close and lay on the floor by my side
He took off the panel and fiddled with the lever
It had come apart he fixed it what an amazing geezer
The back door was open and I was finally set free
I think the taxi driver was also really happy to get rid of me
Going to the baby shower was totally exhausting
It was scary but we survived we’ll feel better in the morning.
It’s not fair!
There’s all these lovely community support wellbeing groups but people can’t get there.
If you qualify for an NHS wheelchair then the waiting list is 3 to 4 years
Stuck inside your house going insane, lonely ,crying lots of tears.
Parents not able to go out with their children
Children with their friends
Where’s the quality of life in this.
It needs fixing, this has to end.