Being Disabled: Healthcare and Gender

{This series is based on my personal experiences re. living with disability, in my case Chiari & Intracranial Hypertension with Migraine & assorted comorbid unpleasantness, that has kept me housebound for several years.) If you've ever alluded to holding feminist beliefs or mentioned gender biases in our society on social media, you'll know that there… Continue reading Being Disabled: Healthcare and Gender

Being Disabled: Success, Failure and The Lies We Tell Ourselves

{This series is based on my personal experiences re. living with disability, in my case Chiari & Intracranial Hypertension with Migraine & assorted comorbid unpleasantness, that has kept me housebound for several years.} One of the dubious truths we pass on to our children as we try to guide them into becoming happy, fulfilled adults… Continue reading Being Disabled: Success, Failure and The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters

My maternal grandmother was a bold, stubborn, hilarious woman. She loved her family passionately and voiced her opinions loudly; we miss her very much. About 16 years ago, my beloved auntie became very unwell with TB. She was hospitalised and spent months convalescing. I was close to both my nan and my aunt (they lived… Continue reading Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters

Brain Surgery: My VP Shunt

{This post includes a photo of a stapled surgical incision} When I was preparing myself for my VP (Ventricular Peritoneal) shunt surgery, I had a look via Google for any articles or blog posts that would give me some idea of what to expect. I was able to locate basic information on the surgery itself… Continue reading Brain Surgery: My VP Shunt