Posts Tagged ‘disability’

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Writing love stories in the sky

  It is hard a bit at the minute. I have to admit it has been hard a bit for a while. We knew there would be twists and turns on this journey of raising Gabe, a boy that refuses to fit into any box. The endless square peg for the round hole. We’ve had so […] Read more…

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Me Before You and the big disability debate

Alex Bailey/Warner Bros Warning: contains film spoilers If you have met one person in a wheelchair. You have met one person in a wheelchair. When I was in Sixth Form studying hard for my A-levels (cough), me and my friends would sit around the common room having deep philosophical debates like: “which teacher would you snog […] Read more…

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Life with the backward lad

You got something going on with the MILF music teacher with the backward lad?” What would you do if you overheard this little gem of a conversation? Laugh? Not blink an eyelid? Bop them over the head with a heavy book? It is not big, funny or clever really. Yet this is what someone said just last […] Read more…

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Deep, deep breaths

This is the first in a series of blog posts to mark the fourth Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day, which takes place on  Friday 29th April.  Each one will highlight different aspects of raising a child with complex medical needs of unknown cause – the good, the bad and the blooming lovely. Dear me from four years ago I stumbled across the photo below from Christmas […] Read more…

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Monsters under the bed

  It was at my 12-week routine pregnancy scan that I found out that Gabriel was high risk for a chromosomal disorder. The two days we had to wait before we saw the fetal medicine team for a detailed ultrasound were a blur of frightened tears. “We’re the monsters under the bed. The nightmares that keep […] Read more…

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Women on the edge

In Liverpool where I grew up the phrase “I am on the edge” is much bandied about. It is a brilliant statement that has evolved to comedy status over the years. The chippy was shut and I was starving. Then he couldn’t decide on Maccies or Chinese. I was on the bloody edge. There were […] Read more…