Will I ever be totally independent? I've finished university for the summer now and I don't go back until September- this means that I have a lot of time on hands and don't get me wrong, I've spent most of my first 3 weeks off being run down. So, I'm certainly in need of a… Continue reading Restricted Independence
Welcome to my driving blog post, despite saying that I wasn't going to write this post, 2 weeks later here I am... I've received a few comments saying that people would like to read this blog post as they find it very useful and insightful. Which made me think that, if I’d had read a… Continue reading My Driving Journey So Far
This blog is dedicated to my sister, best friend and the reason behind the name of my page, Matilda. As I have gone into occupational therapy and have got older, I am more aware that having a disability has an effect on other non-disabled siblings and I know that over the years my needs have… Continue reading Having a Little and a Big Sister!
At the moment, I am on my placement and going on placement and getting into a new routine has been extremely difficult as my body is adjusting to a new body clock! Therefore, energy levels are low and fatigue is making more of an appearance! Due to this fatigue, at times I just get more… Continue reading Saying No Is Not Always as Possible as It Seems
A few weeks ago, I realised that I've never shared my story on NSTP so I thought it was time and I couldn't think of a better time than National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. I was a premature baby by 5 weeks, it was apparent from birth that something was wrong as I was in… Continue reading National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day 2019!!
Challenge 4!!! Can't believe we're at the final challenge already!!! I decided to set myself this challenge, this is because cooking is a life skill, therefore, I thought it would be useful to know what I can and can't do within the kitchen to adapt for the future. Whilst cooking I did think of ways… Continue reading Cooking Dinner!
So here we go we're at challenge 3 already! Which yet again challenged my fine motor skills. Out of all 4 challenges, this has to be the one I was most nervous about because darts has always been the one thing I'd avoided. Whenever my family play darts I normally have a few shots and… Continue reading Attempting to Play Darts
Welcome back to challenge number 2 for Cerebral Palsy awareness month and as you can tell this was cutting the grass. When my friend first challenged me to cut the grass, I was up for it like I'm always up for anything when in fact I'd underestimated how challenging this was going to be. This… Continue reading Cutting the Grass!
HELLO AND HAPPY CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS MONTH!!! As some of you may know this year for CP awareness month I have decided to set myself challenges to raise awareness, improve my own confidence and just have some fun! I'm super excited to share what I've been up to with everyone so let's begin... So, as… Continue reading Ruby’s Makeup!
This week I'm turning 19 and around this time of year, I often find myself and my family asking the same questions. If I was born on time would things be different? Was it due to the fact I wasn't born early enough? Was I born too early? I often wonder what my life would… Continue reading Unexpected Battles