Blog Archive

All of the blog posts, neatly arrange by year and category… neat

Archive of: 2021

Getting back on my wheels

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My plan to get back into cycling and mountain biking.

SpiderManning

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A new way of moving!

I don’t mind.

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Some thoughts on acceptance

I don’t understand. But it’s okay.

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Informed consent is hard when I don’t understand something.

Identity, Autism, Spinal Cord Injuries & Me

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A little blog post exploring the relationship between my impairments and my identity.

Engineering pain management

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How we are engineering my life to manage the pain I experience.

We know what’s wrong

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We know what’s wrong and I’ve chosen W lens for how to deal with it.

Engineering belonging.

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How I found belonging in my life.

Feeling unreal

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Feelings can be hard to explain.

Sitting up is tricky.

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Some of the issues I have with sitting and how we’re addressing them.

The mountain path

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An attempt to capture how I feel.

Setting up my daily routine

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How we’re reshaping my daily routine to help support my recovery.

Simplifying life

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A few ways I am simplifying my life as I work on my recovery.

Walking with Elephants

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Another trip to hospital and a better understanding of why my legs are messed up.

Flat redesign: benchmarks & barriers.

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How we’re addressing the barriers in my home.

I don’t feel safe

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Why I don’t feel safe at home and what we’re going to do about it.

How did I get so ill?

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How I ended up so I’ll and what we’re doing finorevenf if happening again.

My legs are very different.

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My legs have changed a lot in the last few weeks. This post explains what the change is, how it effects my life and the language I have chosen to describe what is happening and help me navigate my recovery.

The biggest flaw is the biggest strength of Neurodiversity

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What makes the ND lens great

I almost died last week: My new goals for 2021

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Almost dying has somewhat changed my plans for 2021. This post outlines my major goals.

Pain and me.

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My response to pain is unusual. This article focuses on the identification and communication of pain.

Underwear: nothing is quite right

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The types of underwear I use and why they are all terrible.

ADHD Meds Decision: Stop or keep going.

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Coming to a decision on if I keep going with meds, or stop using them.

New bike project.

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Our plan to replace the bike that was stolen recently.

Sleeping

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Everything about sleep. My bed, bedroom, routines, clothing and much much more :)

Speech and me

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A deep dive into my speech and how I communicate.

Lockdown adventures

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A look at some of what we’ve been doing to make lockdown easier with a range of adventures suitable if I am spaced out or not.

Babysitting returns

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It’s been a long time since my support could be described as babysitting. But it’s started to happen again.

Someone stole my bike.

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Someone came into my home and stole a bike. Here’s how we’re responding to it by considering our procedures and measures.

Early morning tigger.

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My new early morning routine. How it works, why I like it, and why I named it after tigger.

Accepting impairment

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My impairment varies a lot. More so than usual right now as I try different ADHD meds. In this post I explore how I think about impairment and why acceptance is critical tho not always easy.

Thoughts on a dual diagnoses (Autistic & ADHD)

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Some thoughts and perspectives relating to life with a dual diagnoses. A brief look at some of the ways I approach things and why that approach works doe me.

Pandemic Goals

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Some thoughts on the goals I’ve set during the most recent lockdown as part of the pandemic.

Bedroom Studio V2

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A few thoughts on my bedroom redesign. What we changed and why.

I’m not trying to be happy. Maybe you shouldn’t either.

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Why settle for being happy.

Revisiting Meds

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Some thoughts around ADHD meds and how they fit into my life.

Xbox Series S - Autistic & ADHD Perspective

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Some thoughts and perspective on the Xbox Series S and how gaming fits into my life during the pandemic.

Creating spaces - mancave

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How and why we redesign the storage space to build a somewhere to escape to.

Thoughts on Lockdown 3.0

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Some thoughts on the third UK national lockdown.

My 2021 theme: Year of taking part

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This post is a quick exploration of the theme and why I choose it. Plus a few early ideas for how it may manifest.

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