Blog Archive

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

Archive of: 2021

Trotter Chair First Impressions Review

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First impressions after a week with the new stroller.

Trying a Trotter Mobility Chair

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Trying out a different style of pushchair / wheelchair.

178 days: Grief, movement, environment & a new bedroom

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An update on how stuff is going and what we’re doing next.

131 days

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How does life look 131 days after my spinal cord injury.

Choose Pain

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Pain is complicated.

Where next with bikes

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We’ve achieved a great deal and learnt a lot. But where do we go next?

Functioning labels & me

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An exploration of functional labels and why i don’t use them.

Being bolder

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Life changes and it’s changing for me rapidly.

Littleness & Me

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A deeper dive into what it means to be ‘little’ and autistic.

All things. Safe & Soft.

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Identity can be a tricky thing. I was recently asked a very good question by a researcher researching autism and kink. I figured it was time I wrote about it :)

First trail ride!

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I got out on my bike. Here’s a post about how we made it happens and what we’re doing next.

100 days.

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First 100 days with a life changing spinal cord injury

Time for data

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It’s going to be a few horrible week. But it should be worth it.

12 weeks: Feeling Groovy

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It’s been 12 weeks since my injury and life is different. But not as different as it may seem.

Working from ‘not bed’

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A way to work from bed without ‘being in bed’

A simple system for tracking my work: I don’t.

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Task management is a common struggle for a huge number of ADHD folk. Here’s my approach.

Professional persona's

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Exploring the impact of personas on my work life.

Returning to work: Am I ready?

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Trying to work out when to return to work and what things I need to consider before I do so.

Move or move not.

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My thoughts on physical pacing. How I can pace my body to get the most out of each day but optimising a day for rest, or a day for adventure.

10 Weeks In

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It’s been 10 weeks since my body changed. This is a post about where we are. What is happening with my body, what things we’ve worked out how to do and what comes next.

I’m getting a wheelchair

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The wheelchair assessment took an unexpected direction.

The fight for cheerfulness.

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Why cheerfulness is critical in my life. How pain threatens my cheerfulness and what I am doing to manage the situation.

Sitting comfortably

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Where I am sitting has a huge impact on my day. With that in mind, I need a proper plan. This post covers a quick overview of my daily sitting routine and some of the thoughts that have gone into deciding it.

Rebuilding productivity: getting back to work

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My road map to getting back to work by the end of May.

Freedom & Adventure Delivered

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I am so damn happy.

New Trike(s) Day

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A plan comes together!

Protecting my mental health

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How we trying to keep my mental health stable as I adapt to a different life

My first trike adventure!

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I finally got outside an rode some trikes. I found one that worked perfectly for me.

Buggy life

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The two buggies I use everyday and how they are impacting my life.

Bikes, trikes, wheelchairs and the rest!

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It’s been a really busy week. Here’s a quick run through of the important bits.

Reframing as a choice.

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Protecting my mental health by reframing the chocked in my life.

Reasons it doesn’t feel real

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Some of the reasons my injury doesn’t feel real and some of the logical rebuttals as to why.

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.

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