“You’re the client.” I have heard this said to me several times by care companies as an explanation of why
“Did you have a nice sleep?”, he said it as a jokey comment, meaning to make light of the fact
Chips, chips and more chips. I really love a bag of chip shop chips. After her stroke a couple of
There is a mystery I have yet to solve. Where do the crumbs come from in my bed? Some people
(A theological musing about healing) “You were on your feet once; you can do it again.” What great, encouraging words.
I didn’t plan on giving Mary a big shock that morning, in fact really it was 111 that should bear
When I was younger, I studied social work as an ‘A’ level at night school. My enduring memory is of
It’s an odd situation we are in. On the surface everything has gone wrong. I lost my independence, mobility, ability
I discovered the other day that it’s physically possible to fly in my condition. I don’t yet know if it’s
Mary is my wife, but she is also my most amazing carer. The other day I realised that in my
Most people celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by having a big family party or going on a cruise. In 2007
I realise my recent blog posts have been a bit serious. Actually, I’ve a lot of fun with my carers.
Care companies come in all shapes, sizes and qualities. I’ve had excellent experiences, bad experiences and yes ugly experiences. Ugly
“Help, mummy, help me.” The shouting had been going on so long I finally began to switch off to it.
Have you ever heard of body mapping? Neither had I before I was ill. My first experience of it came
Have you ever said something and then realised it could be misunderstood? I find that happens all the time with
Why is it that so much stuff designed for the disabled are either called by baby names or have a
When I was well and, on my feet, I was extremely active. I never used to lie in bed in
I am fortunate to live in a country and a time with the NHS. It is a brilliant institution. Any
“You look so well.” Those wonderful words that everyone with a life limiting illness or any illness really enjoys hearing.