About me, generally

Since developing a problem with my pelvic joints during my pregnancy, I have been a wheelchair user. I am currently on maternity leave, and was previously employed as an OT in your local NHS Foundation Trust.

This blog documents some of the highlights and lowlights of my changed status- from service provider to service user, from therapist to patient, from OT to wheelie.

In it, I talk about my personal experiences of using “accessible” services, of the challenges of parenting when disabled, my hopes and fears for the future.

Occasionally I deploy humour as a coping strategy, so I have been told.

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3 Comments

  1. gulam robbani

     /  April 23, 2011

    I just want to say how wonderful of you to still encourage and inspire others to be independent..reading your blog was quite inspiring..
    By the way having Deploy humour is part of coping mechanisim.and me being A OT can understand where your coming from.I would like to say all my wishes and kind regards to you and your families for future..hoping the NHS is looking and caring for you. as you once did when you were a part of the team.

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    • That’s a very kind comment, Gulam! Thank you very much.
      I’m hoping to go back to work in August- so watch this space- I’m down, but not out yet!!

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  2. gulam robbani

     /  April 24, 2011

    its saying: you can never keep good women down..lol

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